Sunday, February 10, 2013

Planning for War!

Given the size of my Space 1889 collection, I decided I better do something with it. So, I put in to run a Soldier's Companion Game at CanGames 2013 in May of this year. This will be the first time I have run a proper convention game.  I have been doing a fair bit of painting but nothing really worth putting up yet. Given that the Soldier's Companion rules are a little old school for modern gamers and that I wanted to run an introductory level game, I have been working on a number of play aids.

Below is a draft Unit Card:

A little plain right now but it captures most of the information the player will need to manoeuvre their unit on the table. Each card will have a picture of the actual miniatures in the unit as well as a national flag to identify what side it is on. The Oenotrian flag above is not canon, just something I threw together in Gimp.

Once I finalize the data I will add some decoration and other fluff. Then they will be printed on heavy card and laminated. The players will be given erasable markers to track casualties, morale levels and other changeable information. 

I am also working on quick reference sheets and movement sticks.

More to follow


kmfrye said...

Unit card looks grand! I like the flag, canon or not.

I don't know that I've ever seen an example of an OEnotrian flag - maybe simply add a sixth star for the six cities?

Excellent stuff, Pat!

Pat G said...

Thank you. I couldn't find an Oenotrian, or any martian flag either. The five stars are in a star pattern making the sixth star - yeah let's go with that because otherwise I would have to admit I missed one. ;)

J Womack, Esq. said...

Nice work.

I found a utility online that is designed for Magic the Gathering custom cards, but I use it to make cards for GASLIGHT and When the Navy Walked.

Pat G said...

Thanks I will have to take a look for it.

Anonymous said...


Nice card. But why do you have an irregular unit listed as able to become Shaken in SC rules (irregulars go from Steady morale to Demoralized; only Regulars become Shaken)?


Pat G said...

Hi Bob - The cards are draft. I'll make sure they get fixed in the final version.