Friday, December 19, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: March of the Metal Horde is now available!

March of the Metal Horde, the first expansion of the In Harm's Way Tactics wargame, is now available!

March of the Metal Horde (MotMH) expands the original game with additional character classes, abilities, weapons, and enemies to fight.


  • Three new character classes (Brawler, Elementalist, & Gunslinger)
  • Over 30 character abilities
  • Thirty new enemies including two new factions
  • Three new skirmishes with three full-sized skirmish maps
  • New rules for expanded game play

Note: You will need the In Harm's Way Tactics rulebook to use this expansion.

A bundle, containing both the original rules and the expansion is also available.

Monday, December 08, 2014

Monday, December 01, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Accessory Products

Along with In Harm's Way Tactics, I'm also selling two accessories: paper miniatures and stat cards. These are optional, but they give players some additional content they might enjoy. You also have the option of buying them pre-printed!

In Harms Way Tactics: Paper-Miniatures

In Harm's Way Tactics: Enemy Stat Cards

Friday, November 28, 2014

Announcing the release of In Harm's Way Tactics

In Harm's Way Tactics is a turn-based tactical combat game set in a science fantasy universe called the Imperium Chronicles. Up to five players choose from six different characters, each representing a class: Assassin, Duelist, Grunt, Medic, Officer, and Psi Mage. Each character class has at least ten abilities (powers) from which the player can pick up to five before each game.

The game includes at least three ways to play, including quick skirmishes, missions, or a campaign. Solo play is also supported.


  • Six unique character classes
  • Over 70 class abilities
  • Thirty enemies (with individual stats) organized into three factions
  • Thirty different weapons
  • Nine types of armor and personal force fields
  • Four sample skirmishes and missions
  • Over 140 one-inch counters
  • Thirty two-inch counters
  • One blank 7"x10" grid map
  • One 21"x20" Battle Map (divided into six 7"x10" sections)

Now at an introductory price for a limited time only:



@Wargame Vault

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

March of the Metal Horde: Skirmish Maps

For March of the Metal Horde, I plan on including 3 skirmish maps (see below). Their themes are Cyber Collective, Ferans, and Forest respectively. Each map will be 14" x 10" (split into two 7" x 10" sections).

Saturday, November 22, 2014

March of the Metal Horde: Counters

Here's one of the counter sheets for March of the Metal Horde. On the top row are the three new character classes and three of the bosses. The rest are samples from the Cyber Collective and Feran factions. Besides 1" counters, there's also going to be 2" ones for the larger creatures/robots.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Cyber Collective Bosses

Here are a couple of the Cyber Collective bosses featured in March of the Metal Horde. They are 4B6172656C (Karel) and 526F7373756D (Rossum), respectively in "machine language" and English.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Expansion Cover & Title

Here's the preliminary cover for the In Harm's Way Tactics expansion, which I'm calling March of the Metal Horde (alluding to the Cyber Collective faction). In the cover you see, from left to right, an Avatar Cutter, Sentinel, and a Ratling Thumper (the latter a member of the Feran faction).

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics Expansion

Although I haven't released In Harm's Way Tactics yet, I have enough material that I've started putting together the first expansion. It will include three new classes: Gordian Brawler, Dahl Elementalist (see pictured), and Human Gunslinger. It will also have two new factions, the Ferans and Cyber Collective, as well as more neutral enemies.

I haven't completely decided when I'm releasing IHWT, but I may wait until the Thanksgiving weekend to give it more exposure. The expansion then would come out during Christmas.

Friday, November 07, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Separate Skirmish Maps

Along with the maps that are included with In Harm's Way Tactics, I wanted to also sell a set of separate skirmish maps. I've been playing around with a stylized look with these (see the WIP below). What do you think of this look so far? Is a more "realistic" look better?

Friday, October 31, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics Features and Pricing

I've been preparing the product pages for In Harm's Way Tactics and optional accessories. Here are the features and pricing (subject to change):

In Harm's Way Tactics (PDF $10.99):

  • Six unique character classes
  • Over 70 class abilities
  • Thirty enemies (with individual stats) organized into three factions
  • Thirty different weapons
  • Nine types of armor and personal force fields
  • Four sample skirmishes and missions
  • Over 140 one-inch counters
  • Thirty two-inch counters
  • One blank 7"x10" grid map
  • One 21"x20" Battle Map (divided into six 7"x10" sections)

In Harm's Way Tactics: Paper Miniatures (PDF $3.99; Printed $9.99)

  • 104 stand-up 1" miniatures
  • 30 stand-up 2" miniatures

In Harm's Way Tactics: Enemy Cards (Printed Cards + PDF $4.99)

  • 30 full-color stat cards (divided between three factions)

Thursday, October 30, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Metamind image

As I'm getting feedback from my playtesters, I'm also creating artwork for the rulebook itself. Here's an image I created showing a Warlock Metamind and his psionic powers.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Halloween Sale: Only Four Days Left!

Final reminder: Only 4 more days until the end of our store-wide Halloween sale! Use the code OCT31 during checkout to get 31% off anything from our online store (including bundles).

Check it out at:

Sunday, October 19, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Paper Miniatures

Along with the In Harm's Way Tactics rulebook, I'm also publishing seperate stand-up paper miniatures for the game. The rulebook includes flat counters, but I wanted to offer stand-up miniatures too for those interested.

Friday, October 17, 2014

Ramus: Order of the Stick Style

I don't know if you're familiar with the Order of the Stick, but I had some free time today, so I made a version of my character Ramus (from The Crimson Kiss) in the style of OOTS. Good, bad, or just stupid?

Friday, October 03, 2014

Halloween Sale (31% Off Everything)!

We're celebrating Halloween (October 31st) all month long with a store-wide promotion. Use the code OCT31 and get 31% off any and all products in the store. You can even use them on bundles which are already at least 25% off!

How to use code: On the checkout page, above the credit card images, look for "Have a discount code?" and click the link. Enter OCT31, hit Apply, and you'll get 31% off every product in your basket.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Character Sheet

For In Harm's Way Tactics, here's the character sheet players can use. I based it loosely on the one from for my Imperium Chronicles RPG.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Another Sample Page: Warlock Ind. Boss

Here's another page, this one showing a Warlock Industries boss. Btw, I'm getting close to starting play testing so if you're interested in taking part, let me know...

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Friday, September 26, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Three Ways to Play

In Harm's Way Tactics can be played in at least three ways: skirmish, missions, and campaigns. The first two are available (with examples) "out of the box", while campaigns will be sold separately.

Skirmishes are stand-alone battles similar to the scenarios from my Fleets at War! and Fighter Wing games. Missions are more like mini-adventures with greater detail and which may take longer than a single session to play. Campaigns, on the other hand, will involve linked missions and/or story arcs. They will also include character advancement by increasing attributes and the number of abilities that can be used as they complete missions.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Another Counter Sheet

Here's another counter sheet, this time showing some of the larger 2" counters. Note, I changed the numbers (incl. the ones on the previous sheet) so they'd have a white outline, which makes them easier to read. I'd love any feedback if you have any!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Counter Sheet (Low Rez)

Here's the first sheet of counters for In Harm's Way Tactics. The top row are the six playable classes, while the rest belong to the Ougluk faction. Note, since this is a low resolution image, it looks a little crappy...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Mission Map Two (Slave Pens)

The second mission will take place in the Ougluk slave pens. This map features columns, stairs, a fighting pit, and several cells (with bars). It's not as colorful as the previous map, but hopefully you'll like it. I'd appreciate any feedback you'd care to give!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: the Magician

I'm at the point in writing the In Harm's Way rulebook that I've begun working on the two missions that will be included. This map is from one of them, a Warlock Industries starship called the Magician...

Monday, September 08, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Character Backgrounds

As part of In Harm's Way Tactics, each class is represented by a named character. I'm including descriptions/backgrounds for each character to give the game more flavor. Here are two of them: Lord Newcastle (Officer) and Vanya Templa (Psi Mage).

Tuesday, September 02, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Stat Cards

In Harm's Way Tactics will include optional stat cards (see below). I'm using the same design for these as I did with my idea for an Imperium card game. While that project is on indefinite hold, at least I can cannibalize some of it for IHWT.

Monday, September 01, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Counters

After taking a short break after publishing Planetary Defense, I started doing some more work on In Harm's Way Tactics. The game will include 1" tokens/counters (see below). I've included here two of the player classes (Assassin and Grunt) and two samples from each faction (Ougluk and Warlock Industries).

Btw, I'm also working on a short story focusing on a heavy cruiser, the Baron Braunfels, and its captain in the Imperial Navy. It's called "Newcastle: The Slave Pens of Oras Dracilor". It's an idea I've been thinking about for awhile so we'll see how it turns out. :-)

Friday, August 29, 2014

Fighter Wing Bundle (26% Off)

For anyone who'd like to try Fighter Wing and the new expansion, I'm offering a bundle of those two titles at 26% off. The bundle is available on my site and the DriveThruRPG sites.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Fighter Wing: Planetary Defense Is Now Available!

Planetary Defense, the first expansion for the Fighter Wing tactical combat game, is now available for purchase at my website (as well as DriveThruRPG & Wargame Vault!


Planetary Defense is the first expansion for the Fleets at War: Fighter Wing tactical fighter combat game.  Fighter Wing (and this expansion) focuses on fighters and other small craft as they engage in dogfights among the stars.


  • New Factions: Celadon Pirates and Warlock Industries
  • New ships: Attack craft, corvettes, patrol frigates, police interceptors, and sentry platforms
  • New weapons: Anti-sensor missiles (ASM), aphid missiles, phalanx (anti-missile gun), and rapid pulse plasma cannons (RPP)
  • Full-color ship counters + additional counters for fighters & missiles
  • Stat Cards (one for each ship class)
  • Eight new scenarios

Note: You will need to have the Fighter Wing rulebook to use this expansion.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Battlemap: Ashetown

This is another battle map, called Ashetown. This is a low rez version compared to the original, but unlike the map I showed last week, I tried to make this one a little bigger so you can see some of the detail.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Battle Maps

After I publish Planetary Defense, I'll begin working on Theater of Operations and In Harm's Way Tactics. As for the latter, I've been playing around with releasing battle maps that can be used with it (or any other game in 1" scale). This example is called the Botanical Gardens which is a location on Aldorus.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Imperium Wiki Updates

I've had a wiki for the Imperium Chronicles for quite a while but I haven't done much with it until recently. I've updated the locations and lore, including the origin of the Imperium which some of you might find interesting.  Please take a look...

Thursday, August 07, 2014

The Pirate's Prey

Here is the art du jour for Planetary Defense. It shows a Pirate Clan snub fighter (from the original Fighter Wing game) trying to outrun three Talion Zakon police interceptors. In the background was the pirate's prey, a Lembu Heavy Barge.

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Planetary Defense: Molotok Heavy Fighter

I did this artwork today for Planetary Defense. It shows a Talion Molotok heavy fighter. Not sure if I like it or not...

Friday, July 25, 2014

In Harm's Way Tactics: Cover WIP

Here is a cover WIP for what I'm currently calling "In Harm's Way Tactics". Tell me what you think of it...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Sample Counter Sheets for Planetary Defense

I'm pretty much done doing the counter sheets for Fighter Wing: Planetary Defense. There's going to be 7 sheets total including ships and missiles. Here's 3 sample sheets including the Talions (orange), Celadon Pirates (green), and Warlock Industries (blue).

Monday, July 21, 2014

Christmas in July Sale!

Starting today and until July 29th, all Imperium Chronicles products are 25% off for the DriveThruRPG/WargameVault's Christmas in July promotion. Again, EVERYTHING is 25% OFF!!

Click ME!!

Monday, July 14, 2014

Planetary Defense: Sample Stat Cards

For Fighter Wing: Planetary Defense, I've been working on the stat cards. Here's four examples, including the Imperial Hellion fighter and Paladin patrol frigate, and the Talion Zakon police interceptor and Vartovyk corvette.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Promotion: 40% off Fleets at War! & Expansions

Hi, my name is William, creator of the Imperium Chronicles line of games. From now until the end of next week, I'm offering 40% off my wargame Fleets at War! and its expansions and spin-offs. By going to my online store and using the code 40%F@W! during checkout, you'll  get 40% off any of the following:

Fleets at War!
Fleets at War: Claws of Chaos
Fleets at War: Fighter Wing
The Complete Fleets at War [Bundle]

The promotion lasts to the end of July 19th.

Information about my game:

Fleets at War! is a tactical starship combat game played on the floor or a large table with cardboard counters representing capital ships, fighters, and other space craft. Simplified game mechanics let players engage in small skirmishes all the way up to large-scale battles involving dozens of ships.


  • Three factions: the Imperium, the Magna Supremacy, and the Pirate Clans
  • 235 full-color ship counters + additional counters for fighters & missiles
  • 27 Stat Cards (one for each ship class)
  • 10 Scenarios introducing players to the game

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Planetary Defense: Ship Renders

I haven't forgotten about Fighter Wing: Planetary Defense. As part of working on the cover, I made several renders. Here are a few: a Warlock Batwing Fighter, Warlock Harbinger Corvette, and a Celadon Kafak Hvy Fighter.

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Theater of Operations: Sample Map

The strategic map for Theater of Operations will be divided into 6 pieces (A-F), each roughly the size of a 8.5x11" piece of paper. This sample is Map D, showing part of the border between the Imperium (blue) and Magna Supremacy (red) with the DMZ (grey) in between.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Theater of Operations: Counter WIPs

Here are some preliminary counters for Theater of Operations. Note, the stats are just placeholders. These counters will be supplied with the game, but people who already own Fleets at War! can use those counters instead if they prefer greater detail during battles.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Announcing: Fleets at War: Theater of Operations

There's another project I'm working on that I'm calling Fleets at War: Theater of Operations. It basically adds a strategic element to the Fleets at War line of games, allowing players to move fleets (or at least task forces) around a map of the Imperium-Magna border. Then, when the two sides meet on the strategic map, they can either play out the battle on a tactical map using the counters provided, or use the counters from the original Fleets at War! game.

I'm also including a mechanism for calculating the amount of resources available to each side, based on how many planets they control, which they can then use to purchase additional ships. This will allow players to decide which types of ships they want and organize them as they see fit.

Essentially, Theater of Operations will create a strategic tier, with Fleets at War! in the middle and Fighter Wing in the lowest (most detailed) tier.  If players are especially ambitious, they could play a campaign game with all three levels.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Hero Tiles: Toxic Tunnels Now Available

You can now buy the final (for now) product in my Hero Tiles line. Called Toxic Tunnels, it includes 2D rooms and corridors for your RPG and miniature adventures.

It's available alone and in a bundle with the rest of the Hero Tile products.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Totals for the New Expansion

I think I've pretty much finalized how many ships Planetary Defense will feature. Just like in Fighter Wing, I'll be using variants for some of the combat ships. Including those, there's going to be 22 new ships including fighters, heavy fighters, attack craft, corvettes, and patrol frigates. There's also two weapon platforms/turrets and two new merchant vessels. I'm also introducing three new weapons: the aphid light missile, anti-sensor missile (ASM), and the Rapid Pulse Plasma (RPP) cannon. Hopefully that'll be enough content... :-)

Friday, June 13, 2014

Planetary Defense: Two Factions; Six Ships

Here are six ships from the Fighter Wing expansion, Planetary Defense. The Warlock Industry faction is at the top and the Celadon Pirates are on the bottom. They include fighters, heavy fighters, and attack craft. Note, some of this might change of course, but I wanted to show what I've been working on...

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Celadon Pirates

I was working on the stats for the ships featured in the Fighter Wing expansion. One of the new factions is called the Celadon Pirates. These "goblins" are associated with the Ougluks, green-skinned slavers I included in my Heroes of the Imperium game. Anyway, I worked on a faction emblem for the Celadons and came up with  this. It's not actually celadon-colored because I decided I hate that color. However, I did include the Ougluk logo in the skull to show their association.

Friday, May 23, 2014

Imperium Chronicles - Hero Tiles: The Feran Burrows

The Imperium Chronicles is happy to announce the release of our newest product line, Hero Tiles. Each product contains easy-to-use 2D tiles (in 1-inch scale) that can be printed out and combined to form rooms and corridors for your role playing adventures. Each tile comes in two different patterns for even greater variety.

The first of this line, The Feran Burrows, features 23 pages of high resolution (300 dpi) paper tiles with an earthy, underground theme for journeys into dirty, garbage-cluttered tunnels.

On sale now at DriveThruRPG and WarGameVault.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Side project: Imperium Chronicles card game...

Along side working on the Fighter Wing expansion, I've also been playing with the idea of a card game. This is all very preliminary, but here's a sample of what I've done so far. It's all a WIP so any of it may change moving forward, from the way the cards look to their stats. Basically, I've used art assets from my failed board game to create the cards. Any opinions?

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Fighter Wing expansion in the works

Sales for Fighter Wing have been doing pretty well so I've been increasing my work on its first expansion, Planetary Defense. At the  moment I have 12 brand new ships planned and might include more. The expansion will include ships for the Imperium and Talion planetary defense forces, plus vessels for two new factions: the Celadon Pirates and the Warlock Industries Megacorporation.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Complete Fleets at War! Bundle

I'm now offering the Complete Fleets at War! Bundle, which includes not only the original Fleets at War!, but also its expansion (Claws of Chaos) and spin-off (Fighter Wing). All of this for over 25% off the regular price, just $21.00!