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Nine entries so far - a sterling effort.

looks like chucking GNs at people is paying off!

I was very happy when this idea came to me tonight. Hope I've done it justice.

The Battling Bulldogs

Johnson! Take point!”

“Yes, Sarge!” shouted Corporal Dean Johnson, efficiently positioning himself in front of Sergeant Davis, his eyes peeled for Volgan troops.

Sergeant Davis moved back to talk with Private Hawkins, the youngest member of the Battling Bulldogs. He could see the lad was in poor shape after taking a piece of shrapnel to the thigh.

“How's it going, Hawkins?” he asked, adding “You look like you're still bleeding pretty badly.”

“I'll be fine, Sarge,” Hawkins said through a pained grimace. “Looks worse than it is, sir. Don't slow down on my account – if we miss this convoy we won't get a second chance at General Volstagg.”

“I'm well aware of that,” said the Sergeant, “but if you'd rather wait here I'm sure we can pick you up on the way back to HQ. There was nothing in his demeanour that suggested he thought failure in the mission was an option.

“Just get back up there and I'll be right behind you,” said Hawkins, hastily adding “Sarge,” at a look from the missions commanding officer.

Sergeant Davis moved back and relieved Johnson on point, leading the Bulldogs towards a stretch of road with plenty of camouflage options, lined as it was with bushes and trees. There were seven of them in the platoon, all that could be spared, even on such an important mission. General Volstagg was responsible for the torture and death of hundreds of their comrades, and his death would be as much a boost to the British as it would be a blow to the Volgs.

Hawkins sucked in a breath as he felt the shrapnel wound throb once more, fresh blood pushing against the makeshift bandage. Gone were the days of plentiful medical supplies and a torn shirt had been forced into action. He knew it was unlikely he would make it back, but was determined that his last breath would leave him whilst dealing a blow to the enemy. Damn the war, he thought. Damn the war, and damn the Volgs for their greed and ruthlessness.

Ahead, the Sarge dropped to the ground, almost alarmingly so. Almost straight after, Johnson did the same, but this time Hawkins saw the spray of blood as a sniper's bullet took his life from him. All around him, his mates were dropping, and the last thing he ever saw was a camouflaged Volgan, emerging from a bush pointing a pistol towards him, squeezing the trigger with a grimace...


Gravnov idly poked the body with his booted foot.

“Ach, Hans. Look at this lot, they can't be more than thirteen at the most. I know they are resistance, but I don't like having to kill children.”

“Get used to it, comrade,” answered Hans. “That's the thing about war – you can tell who is losing because their soldiers get younger and younger.”

« on: 26 May, 2014, 03:41:43 PM »
1 - Martintds

2 - James newell

3 - Stephen Eyre

Film & TV / Re: The Trailer Thread
« on: 22 May, 2014, 10:52:34 PM »

Film & TV / Re: Godzilla (2014)
« on: 22 May, 2014, 05:55:07 PM »

You also say you prefer Pacific Rim, rendering any argument you may have invalid.

If you don't, that renders yours invalid!

Thanks, a good start

General / May/June Short Story Comp - Invasion: Resistance Tales
« on: 22 May, 2014, 12:56:56 PM »
Now this should throw up some gritty tales.

What we want is your own spin on the Bill Savage Invasion series, telling of resistance fighters defending Britain from those dastardly Volgs!

You can use Bill Savage if you want, or create entirely new characters.

Thanks to the last winner, Jabish, for suggesting the topic.

As usual, there will be a 2000AD Graphic Novel for the winner, courtesy of Rebellion.

(Could someone sticky this, please)

Entries should be up to 500 words in length.

Good luck to all, and let's see some newcomers this time.

Bad City Blue

Film & TV / Re: Godzilla (2014)
« on: 22 May, 2014, 12:51:07 PM »

General / Re: MAY ART COMP - WHAT IF...?
« on: 21 May, 2014, 11:01:21 PM »
hehe - love it

General / Re: 2014 Sci Fi Special review
« on: 20 May, 2014, 06:09:14 PM »
Looking forward to reading this when it hits the shops, especially after reading the review of the Dredd story. May have to dig out the Stront story for reference ;)

It probably doesn't help that I've recently re read my Stront collection and it was quite fresh. A good, funny story, featuring very early Colin MacNeil art (I think he is the first to draw SD in the prog aside from Ezquerra)

General / Re: 2014 Sci Fi Special review
« on: 20 May, 2014, 04:09:20 PM »
Ah - I misunderstood the blurb. it is a story from the "first female writer to write Dredd", not her first story.

Bit confusing. Now edited  ;)

General / Re: Big Dave
« on: 20 May, 2014, 03:17:01 PM »
Not as good as Bonjo from Beyond The Stars or Captain Klep...

General / 2014 Sci Fi Special review
« on: 20 May, 2014, 01:35:22 PM »
i would have posted this in the reviews section, but I can't post or reply there. I have no idea why.

Anyway, here's my relatively spoiler free review of the return of the Sci Fi Special.


General / Re: MAY ART COMP - WHAT IF...?
« on: 19 May, 2014, 11:53:14 AM »
Welcome to the Forum Martintds.
Great entry.

seconded, love it

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