Posts Tagged "Short Story"

The Devil’s Drop (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by on Oct 14, 2011

This short story was submitted to us by Featured Author Burke Bourne, a Dystopian Wars gamer who was clearly inspired to create this entertaining story. We hope you enjoy reading his work as much as we did: June 14th, 1871. West of the Bay of Biscay Volker peered through a break in the clouds, hoping for a glance of the island. They must have still been too far off as all he saw was the endless blue of the sea. He shifted uncomfortably. They had been flying for almost two hours now, and his legs had begun to cramp. He regretted not stretching out before climbing into his Falke dive...

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The Hunt (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by on Aug 16, 2011

With another deafening screech the metal beast rose from out of the sea, drawing itself up menacingly just to starboard. A massive swell rolled under the two combatants, lifting first the American vessel so that it hung just above the Ika, then plunging it back down, so that the beast cast its shadow over the deck, its dripping tentacles hovering just above the scrambling sailors. With agonising slowness the turret tracked round, and then the roar of the cannon echoed out, mixing with a simultaneous rumble of thunder. The shell blossomed on the bulk of the beast, and suddenly the deck of the...

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The Hunt (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by on Aug 15, 2011

This short story was submitted to us by Featured Author Samuel Bevan, a Dystopian Wars gamer who was clearly inspired to create this entertaining story. We hope you enjoy reading his work as much as we did: The spray lashed against the prow of the cruiser, whipping salt and icy fragments over the huddled crew members as they stumbled over the heaving deck. The brooding cloud cover, the driving rain and the booming of the thunder dampened the steady rumble of the engine as Captain Worthing scanned the horizon uselessly with his imagifier. The bronze gears whirred on the handheld device as he...

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New Glory (Part 2 of 2)

Posted by on Jul 29, 2011

With the Reliant now lagging, the rest of the battlegroup moved the intercept the advancing Blazing Sun juggernaut. The frigates went first, spitting fire from the turret auto-cannons at their oddly cylindrical Japanese opposite numbers, even as the swift enemy frigates turned to bring their serried ranks of broadside guns to bear. Their fight quickly turned into a brutal close quarters slugging match, half-concealed by the rough waters and clouds of gunsmoke. Neither side’s light craft mounted special weaponry, so they simply hammered at each other with gunfire. Auto-cannons blazing to...

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New Glory (Part 1 of 2)

Posted by on Jul 27, 2011

Somewhere in the South Atlantic, December 6th 1870 Gigantic paddlewheels churned the already white-capped waters of the southern ocean as the FSS Reliant ploughed onwards. The huge American battleship stretched several hundred feet in length, and while its low freeboard and shallow beamy hull made it less of a looming presence than its peers in the fleets of other nations, they nonetheless gave Independence Class vessels such as this an aggressive, intimidating air. The low profile also served a practical purpose – with even its funnels and bridge projecting only a short distance above the...

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