In Her Majesty’s Name: Steampunk Skirmish Wargaming Rules by Craig
Cartmell and Charles Murton.
The year is 1895, and the world is in turmoil. The wondrous inventions of
Charles Babbage have launched a scientific revolution that has given the world
miniaturized steam engines, electric lights and motors, arc weapons, hydrogen
and helium dirigibles, road trains, calculating artillery engines, and sea and
land dreadnoughts. The one thing these marvellous advances have not
brought is peace. Every Great Power has been jostling its rivals for resources
and the latest technology.
Although there have been few open conflicts between the major powers, a
state of undeclared and secret war exists between them all. Instead of
traditional warfare, governments employ small, ‘adventuring companies’ to
strike against their foes, raiding factories, stealing technology and artefacts,
and kidnapping or rescuing persons of importance.
In Her Majesty’s Name allows players to assemble their own adventuring
companies of 4 to 15 agents, and pit them against their opponents in a
A small game can be played on a 24” by
24” table and typically lasts about 45
minutes. Larger games can be played
on any table size and tend to last 2 to 3
The game has been designed to allow
maximum versatility for the players – if
they can imagine it, they can create it
within the system. There is, however, a
wealth of material in the book that
covers weird science, mystical powers,
and a range of pre-generated
adventuring companies, including the
British Explorers’ Society, the US Secret
Service, the Prussian Thule Society, the
Chinese Black Hand and Ancient
Egyptian Cults dedicated to the
restoration of the Pharaohs.
Here at North Star we are delighted to announce that in conjunction with
Osprey Publishing, we are producing a licensed range of 28mm sized metal
figures to go with In Her Majesty’s Name.
Lord Curr’s Company
This Company is considered both untrustworthy and far too adventurous by
most would-be patrons, which means they do get the pick of the most
The Society of Thule
Count Friedrich von Ströheim has combined an obsession with the occult and
Prussian military efficiency to provide strange and amazing weaponry for his
followers, in this life and the next.
The Black Dragon Tong
The Black Dragon Tong is a secret arm of the Chinese Boxer movement. They
are hell bent on bringing terror to the heart of Western Governments by
targeting senior officials, ministers and even monarchs and presidents.
The Servants of Ra
Dedicated to the restoration of the glory of Egypt under the Pharaohs, the
Servants of Ra have reincarnated the spirit of the young pharaoh Akhenaton
into a willing subject. Unfortunately for them Akhenaton has his own agenda
which (surprise) involves world domination.
This consists of a force of nine British Bobbies supported by a Consulting
Detective and his Good Doctor companion. The most famous police force in
the world are the Metropolitan Police based in Scotland Yard, London. In these
troubled time their 'Special Branch' has a number of companies deployed
around the capital to investigate and foil dastardly foreign plots against the city,
Parliament and Her Majesty.
The series of unique miniatures,
designed for use with IHMN and
were only available to people who
pre-ordered the sets, are shown
These figures will never be
available to buy.