The Silver Bayonet; New McCullough Game Revealed!

March 4, 2021 by brennon

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Nothing escapes the eye of Amazon and so that's how the new game from Joseph A. McCullough got revealed this week. The Silver Bayonet is going to be published by Osprey Games and will offer a dip into a world of Napoleonic-era horror later this year.

Silver Bayonet Hi Res Cover

The Silver Bayonet // Osprey Games

Forgive the blurry picture but this has been plucked from the depths of the internet! Still, it gives you a pretty good indication of what you're in for when this arrives in October. Here is the current fluff from the entry on Amazon for you to ponder over...

"As the wars of Napoleon ravage Europe, chaos and fear reign and the darkness that once clung to the shadows has been emboldened. Supernatural creatures - vampires, werewolves, ghouls, and worse take advantage of the havoc, striking out at isolated farms, villages, and even military units. Whether they are pursuing some master plan or simply revelling in their newfound freedom is unknown. Most people dismiss reports of these slaughters as the rantings of madmen or the lies of deserters, but a few know better."

All sounds good so far. I do like the Napoleonic Wars and I am a big fan of things that go bump in the night so this seems like it could be a match made in heaven.

Much like with many of McCullough's recent outings on the tabletop, this is going to be a skirmish wargame where you form a band of elite monster hunters. As per the description, Riflemen, Swordsmen, Engineers and the like will fight side-by-side with Mystics, Occultists and even a few creatures to take down terrifying foes.

It all sounds like it should make for a lot of fun on the tabletop and it will be playable solo, cooperatively or in a competitive fashion. I think I'm interested in the idea of delving into this cooperatively with a pal or two.

In addition to all of that, it will also have interlinked adventures that you can play through so your soldiers gain experience and try to shrug off terrible wounds. "It is a game of action and adventure, where musket and sabre meet tooth and claw."

All I can think of right now is an excellent French film I watched way back called Brotherhood Of The Wolf (Le Pacte des Loups) which had swashbuckling and blackpowder-using hunters going up against a terrible beast.

It should also be noted that it looks like North Star Military Figures are going to be supporting this with their line of miniatures too. There is quite a lot to draw from!

I am totally ready to see Sharpe take on a werewolf...

"I am totally ready to see Sharpe take on a werewolf..."

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