Steampunk Skirmishing: The German Invasion of Tampa Bay 1905 Pt. 1

Posted: August 4, 2012 by Big Rich in Reblogged

Steampunking Skirmish Game.

The Skirmish Line

My current project is to design and stage a Steampunk Skirmish Game. This is how I am doing it.
First of all, the game is based on one of the most popular genres of writing during the period (1870 – 1914) Invasion Literature. The first and one of the best in my opinion was “The Battle of Dorking” by George C. Tompkins. It was originally published in 1871 by Blackwoods Magazine and told the story of a successful invasion of England by a Foreign Power. It was very popular and controversial in its day and led to a host of other such stories including another one of my favorites “The Riddle of the Sands”. In almost all of these stories, the invading force was usually the German Empire although in several it was a Franco-Russian alliance. The choice of invader was generally dictated by the political leanings of the author.

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