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Wednesday, 30 January 2019

USEME Science Fiction Book plus Two Starter Sets and new Free 13 Scenario Bundle

Big news for the end of the month!  UM001 USEME 15mm Science Fiction rules are now back in print!  The powerhouse A6 booklet is online as a paid for download (along with the other titles in the series) but with it now being back in print it means the two starter box sets for the game are also back on the site. Danger on Outpost 32 and Zigguarat of Clem IV both contain a booklet plus miniatures, bases, scenarios at a great price.  Lastly we have a new USEME free scenario bundle number three from Vic Dobson (containing thirteen mixed ground and space adventures) which is online now!  A lot to take in but go HERE to see it all or read on for full details.


USE ME stands for:  Ultra Simple Engine for Miniature Engagements.  More than 9600 Copies sold across print and digital download in the range. There are a dozen titles in the USE ME Series with more to come.  Written by authors including Gavin Syme (GBS), Omer Golan Joel, Kurt Benson, Bob McAlister and Alex Scott. 


UM001 15mm Science Fiction
USE ME means 'Ultra Simple Engine for Miniature Engagements' and this system delivers just that. Tactically challenging, easy to learn and for any age of wargamer interested in ANY science fiction or near future setting. From skirmish to full battles, games last from five minutes to an hour. Play in your lunch break or in the evening when the idea of a really complex system with a long set up time really does not appeal. Pick up any of your sci-fi miniatures and vehicles and get playing in minutes. USE ME is just that...its for you!    You will need some miniatures, some terrain and a few six sided dice (D6's) to play the game. This is not much and indeed most of the time everything in play needs only 1D6 roll to make a decision. In the game all miniatures and vehicles are de-marked into of CHARACTERS (from Infantry to Vehicles, to Flyers and everything else) and these into TYPES which allow you to create anything you want in science fiction with a few tables of TYPES with points costs attached. Play solo and more.  All in an article on the page.  Go HERE. 32pp Book, Colour Covers.  3.50GBP


UMS01 Danger on Outpost 32
A complete starter boxed set for USEME 15mm Science Fiction.  It includes the printed booklet (UM001) as well as an insert with linked scenarios and profiles plus miniatures and bases. A great and affordable way to play for an hour.  This boxed set includes fourteen Alien Greys and thirteen Humans and Aliens all at Outpost 32 which is being invaded!  Play with a friend or play solo. Go HERE to learn more about the set and you can choose from a boxed set or painted and based ready to play boxed set.


UMS02 Ziggurat of Clem IV
A complete starter boxed set for USEME 15mm Science Fiction.  It includes the printed booklet (UM001) as well as an insert with linked scenarios and profiles plus miniatures and bases. A great and affordable way to play for an hour.  This boxed set includes thirteen Octopods and thirteen Zidhe space elves with portable weapon; both sides clashing over the ancient structure on Clem IV.  Play with a friend or play solo. Go HERE to learn more about the set and you can choose from a boxed set or painted and based ready to play boxed set.


USEME Free Bundle III
It is our delight to present to you the next bundle of free scenarios for USEME written by Vic Dobson.  You will need a copy of UM001 15mm Science Fiction and UM006 Starship Battles to make use of these thirteen stand alone adventures.  Inside the folder you will find 'Konvoi' a small space scenario using an experimental cloaking device.  'Tanks for the Memories' an armoured action from the Neo Soviets.  'The Only Rules which Matters' is a space scenario in which pirates raid a convoy.  'All our Dreams Abandoned' sees the resurgence of the Cyborg Enslavers in a doomed base.  'Mastadon'..can you stop the mega tank?  'Soldiers of Darkness' a three way scenario finding a terrible evil waiting in the world forest.  'Reach for the Void' a space scenario featuring fighter squadrons meeting in the dark. 'Où est passée toute la gloire?' This scenario sees an invasion of Neo Albion space.  'Menage a Trois' is a three way space scenario in a funky fight over a resource rich planet.  'The Dig' is a three way adventure of ancient relics and corporations seeking to take them.  'Wespe' is a scenario in which the swarm is hungry!  The 'Big Kahuna' is a larger space scenario where fleets fight it out over ownership of valuable gas.  'Hostile Takeover' sees two mercenary companies belonging to the corporations fight to the death for profit. Hosted on the Alternative Armies website you can download the bundle by clicking HERE.

We hope you enjoy the fun that is USEME and there are many other free downloads for the series on its page on the website HERE.  Have a look.

Lastly...


In the Asgard and Laserburn 15mm ranges there are some classic Droids.  Mark Stevenson gave us permission to use his new pictures of the great DR7 Imperial Crab which stands 60mm tall.  See it HERE on our website.  Thanks Mark!

Thanks for Reading,

GBS

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