Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Finally - In Her Majesty's Name

Yes... Finally.

I've had a copy of IHMN for a while now but I've failed to do anything with it. I bought a set of the Dragon Tong figures but I've only just started to paint them. However, just starting to put paint to metal got me to look once again at the rule book and I decided to create my own company with figures that I already have.
 and here is what I came up with:

Mrs Slocombe's Finishing School for Wayward Young Women

Mrs Slocombe’s Finishing School for Wayward Young Women is a private institution for the betterment of young ladies of class as well as tending to the succour of unfortunate women of lesser standing. Instead of allaying their wayward ways Mrs Slocombe, instead, harnesses the innate rebellious nature of her pupils for the betterment of Queen, Country and Empire. Through training, guidance and firm discipline Mrs Slocombe’s Ladies are able to go tête à tête with the toughest Adventuring Companies of the modern era.

Mrs Slocombe, the widow of Sir Harold Slocombe, is the dowager of her husbands’ substantial fortune. Seeing the Empires’ need in these times of tumult, she concluded that the Empire’s womenfolk were not playing as active a part in the defence of the realm as they could. Therefore, the Slocombe Finishing School for Wayward Young Women was founded as a means to mobilise the Daughters of the Empire. Her pupils are educated in bartitsu, marksmanship, medicine, engineering and the sciences.

Knowing a sizable commodity when she sees one Mrs Slocombe also opened a hospice for the unfortunate women of London’s streets. All women of lowly means are welcome at these premises and, although they are not obliged, many are willing to aid their benefactorix in her efforts against the Empire’s foes.

Mrs Slocombe                                                         Cost: 62

Pluck   FV        SV        Speed  Armour
2+        +2        +3        0          10
Talents: Leadership (+1), Inspirational, Gunslinger, Duellist (Rapier)
Armour: Steel Chain Corset & Petticoat
Weapons:         Bonus              Modifier           Range
Pistol                +1                    0                      9”
Arc Pistol          +1                    -1                     6”
Rapier               +1                    -1                     Melee

Mrs Slocombe is a formidable lady in the field of battle where she is an inspirational leader being expert with the rapier as well as a crack-shot with a pistol. By her exemplary example her ladies go forth willingly into danger knowing that they have been prepared by experts in their fields.

 Betty Blockbuster                                                  Cost: 38

Pluck   FV        SV        Speed  Armour
4+        +3        +2        +1        9
Talents: Martial Artist (added to FV & Speed), Tough
Armour: Jack, Faraday Shield
Weapons:         Bonus              Modifier           Range
Galvanic Bolt
Thrower             +1                    -1                     18”

The wilful daughter of a wealthy tea merchant Elizabeth Bloch is a somewhat intemperate young lady. However, under the governance of Mrs Slocombe she has found an ideal outlet for her aggressive nature. She has mastered the martial art of bartitsu and thoroughly enjoys the destructive capabilities of galvanic energy.

 Wild Violet Wilde                                                   Cost: 21

Pluck   FV        SV        Speed  Armour
4+        +1        +3        0          9
Talents: Duellist (pistol), Marksman (pistol)
Armour: Magneto-static Umbrella
Weapons:         Bonus              Modifier           Range
Pistol                +1                    0                      9”

The daughter of an American railroad tycoon, young Violet Wilde has been deemed by her distressed parents to be out of control. She has, therefore, been transported to the England and put under Mrs Slocombe’s care in order to curb her errant ways. Modelling herself on her beloved Wild West Gunslingers’ Miss Wilde is a deadeye shot with her trusty Colt Peacemaker.


Abigail Piccadilly – aka The Rocketrix           Cost: 48

Pluck   FV        SV        Speed  Armour
3+        0          +3        0          8
Talents: Marksman (Hunting Rifle), Medic
Armour: Lined Coat
Weapons:         Bonus              Modifier           Range
Hunting Rifle     +4                    -2                     36”

Equipment: Steam Boost Hopper (as Vertical Spring Translocator)

The only survivor of a doomed safari on the Dark Continent Abigail Piccadilly was orphaned when her parents and their party were taken (and presumably eaten) by cannibal natives. After staggering from the jungle many months later the young Miss Piccadilly was returned to England. Once there she was housed with relatives who found the continual accounts of her harrowing ordeals upsetting to the lady and the children of the house. Following an incident involving a “borrowed” firearm and a gang of footpads Abigail Piccadilly was made a welcome student of Mrs Slocombe’s Finishing School.

 Mechanical Pussy                                                  Cost: 13

Pluck   FV        SV        Speed  Armour
4+        0          0          +2        10
Armour: Small, fast, nimble & metal (= Steel Chain Shirt)
Weapons:         Bonus              Modifier           Range
Claws (knife)     +1                    0                      Melee

May be equipped with an Electro Static Burst Generator for 15 pts

Made as a present by a student with an interest in advanced engineering this is a pretty little toy that is a marvel of modern science. This charming little beast is Mrs Slocombe’s favourite gadget and she speaks about it constantly. In her inimitable style, she has had a small modification added so that it can be made more useful in a serious scuffle.


Unfortunate Women                                                           Cost: 7

Pluck   FV        SV        Speed  Armour
5+        0          0          0          7
Talent: Amorous Distraction*  (5pts)
Armour: None
Weapons:                     Bonus              Modifier           Range
Improvised Weapon      0                      +1                    Melee   (Hat pin, broken bottle, half a brick)

*Amorous Distraction (Use in the Shooting Phase. Target a male foe within 6” and LoS. If that target fails its Pluck Roll it receives a -1 penalty to Shooting and Fighting for the remainder of the turn.)

Many are the unfortunates that walk the streets of our modern cities and few are more unfortunate that those poor women forced to sell their only asset in order to eke out a meagre existence. Fortunately for some, there are those that have been able to allay themselves of Mrs Slocombe’s succour. These unfortunates often extend their support when their patron is in need of extra eyes, ears and hands.


Unfortunate Women may be armed with:

Weapon:           Bonus              Modifier           Range              Cost:
Brick Lane
Bottle               0                      +1                    3” + SV (4”)       6pts
Knife                +1                    0                      Melee               3pts
Derringer           0                      0                      3”                     1pt       Single Shot Weapon

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