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The Hive and the Flame


BEST SCIENCE FICTION GAME SUPPLEMENT 2011! as voted by the membership of The Miniatures Page.

In The Hive and the Flame, alien invaders meet the thin red line of the British army. Using the well-tested Sword and the Flame British colonial game engine and Eight Hundred Fighting Englishmen's mechanics for larger scale battles, The Hive and The Flame brings in the alien arthropods from Terry Sofian's Hive, Queen and Country setting.

Advanced Victorian technology, backed up by the guts of rough British Tommies, faces off against giant arthropods armed with claws and mandibles. Even zulus and dervishes can't match the selfless devotion these creatues show to the Hive. Can the humans, with their science and courage, match biological killing machines bred to cleanse a planet of all life? Steampower airships and land machines help to even the contest between the alien invaders and the soft, physically weak humans, who are badly outnumbered by the rapidly breeding creatures.

Larry Brom's original and inventive rules are smoothly integrated with both the alien menace and steampunk technology. Rules and background are included for numerous insectoid invaders, as well as many new weapons and technologies for the Imperial defenders.

The Sword and The Flame and/or Eight Hundred Fighting Englishmen is required to use this product.

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September 2nd, 2016
Absolutley spiffin publication. Plenty of information to whet the whistle of any gentleman explorer or defender of the Queen's Realms. Artfully contructed, beautiful to behold, and very workable. Lots of story information. VSF at its jolly best. [...]
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This title was added to our catalog on December 30, 2011.
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