Lee Enfield vs The Mythos Monsters

Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land info pageOne of the fun things about designing a game is you get to put stuff that interests you into it. I’ve had an interest in World War 1 for some time now (my Great-granddad fought in it, but more on that in later posts), so in making a game set in that time period, you can bring in stuff from the war that is of interest.

In games of the paper version of Call of Cthulhu, access to military grade hardware is often a little restricted, as adventures tend to be based in civilian settings.  For ‘The Wasted Land’, I was keen to get a feel for some authentic period military kits, and see how it held up in a conflict with the beasts from the Mythos.  One of the frist items I wanted was the Lee Enfield rifle.  It has been in the design documents for a while and now that Mike (our coder) has added the stats to the game (screenshots will be coming soon) – so meet the nemesis of the evil ones: it’s the Lee Enfield rifle:

Lee Enfield Rifle (3D Model)

This rifle was the mainstay of the British Infantryman in both WW1 and WW2.  (This image also shows you the high-res detail to which we are building objects – as our plan is to place the game on other platforms other then iPhone and Android, we need that level of detail to fit it to larger screen and resolution games machines, e.g. iPad).

Here is the rifle in action, showing how in the right hands it could fire at quite a fast rate (20 to 30 aimed rounds in a minute) and was considered one of the fastest fire rifles of this era:

I also found this video while doing research that gives a good overview of the rifle and its history:

More weapons and equipment to follow…

About Tomas

Design & Production Director at Auroch Digital. Designer of Call of Cthulhu: The Wasted Land. Writing and blogging things that surprise, entertain and interest me...
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2 Responses to Lee Enfield vs The Mythos Monsters

  1. Thank you for a great post.

  2. David F says:

    I too have a great interest in both WWI and the weapons of that era. I really appreciate seeing attention to detail in these areas.
    That being said, the rifle you show modeled above is the Lee-Enfield rifle No. 4 which was officially adopted in 1941 (first issued in 1939.) It was obviously unavailable during WWI. In WWI British troops would have carried the Short Magazine Lee-Enfield (SMLE) No. 1 MK III rifle.
    Also the rifle you modeled has an incorrect magazine (there is no lip at the bottom of a SMLE No.1 Mk III magazine or Rifle No. 4 magazines.) Plus you have an extra sling swivel down by the magazine that should not be there.

    So far I love the game btw. Though it does hiccup occasionally on my Samsung Rugby Pro, more due, I suspect, to my phone’s low specs than the game itself..

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