Hall or Nothing – Historic Epic Battle System Games

Created by Tristan Hall

Deploy armies and overcome historical events to smash your foe into the mud at the legendary Battle of Waterloo! 1815, Scum of the Earth is the third title in the award-winning Historic Epic Battle System series of games from Hall or Nothing Productions.

Latest Updates from Our Project:

1815, Scum of the Earth - July 2022, Printing Complete + Conventions + Media!
3 days ago – Sun, Jul 03, 2022 at 01:16:26 PM

Hello there,

Printing is Completed - Next Step is Freight Shipping!

  • The Mass Production Copies have arrived at Hall or Nothing HQ, and they look phenomenal! :D
  • These are the very first copies of the finalised games – i.e. the same copies of the game/s that you will be receiving.
  • Having gone through the games we're very happy with everything, there are no last minute changes.
  • The next step is to get these beautiful games shipped out from the printers to our worldwide hubs, so our fulfilment team is busy booking them onto freight ships now.
  • I'll update with more information on those shipments once we have it. 
A mere sample of the gorgeous goodies from our growing catalogue that arrived...

UK Games Expo + GenCon + Tabletop Gaming Live 

We were so to proud to exhibit and support the biggest gaming convention in the UK, and we met so many really lovely people at UK Games Expo. Thanks so much to everyone who made the time to come visit our stand. It was fantastic to meet so many new people, some who'd never heard of us, some who had, and many who were already supporters. You had us hoarse not just from blathering about our games, but from laughter too – a truly excellent weekend.

Don't forget, we will also be back to support and exhibit at Tabletop Gaming Live at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 17th - 18th September 2022:


Though we won't have a booth at GenCon 2022 I will be there in attendance as a punter and would love to meet friendly gamers for a fist bump and a chat about games so let me know if you're going.

Media: Senet + Tabletop Gaming Magazine

The latest issue of Senet – the most beautiful tabletop gaming magazine in the world – is now available. Amongst the many fantastic contributions and reviews in each issue, they also let me write a regular column about game design for those who are interested. You can subscribe here:


Also, the latest issue of Tabletop Gaming Magazine – the most popular tabletop gaming magazine in the world – is now available too. I don't have a regular column in TGM, but they sometimes let me contribute, and for this Middle-earth themed issue they asked me to write a big article about one of my favourite games of all time The Lord of the Rings: The Card Game, which I play-tested, and wrote a bunch of fan-made 'ninjadorg' scenarios for. You can subscribe (or squint really hard at the photo below) to read my musings in TGM here:


1565, St. Elmo's Pay Review

The lovely @WojennikTV reviews the solo mode for 1565, St. Elmo's Pay which went down a storm at UK Games Expo:

Gloom of Kilforth in Another Top 5!

The lovely Board Game Nexus give their Top 5 Overland Adventure RPG Board Games in this neat video: 

And in case you missed it, you can still late pledge for Gloom of Kilforth (or any of the Kilforth games) via BackerKit here:


Phew, that's all for now – I hope you have a fantastic weekend.


Tristan xx

1815, Scum of the Earth, June 2022 – UKGE + Awards!
about 1 month ago – Fri, Jun 03, 2022 at 10:56:08 PM

Hello there, I hope this missive finds you safe and well!

UK Games Expo

Now that the world is steadily opening back up for us we'll be out and about and looking to see you in person if we get the chance. To that end we are proudly sponsoring and exhibiting our stands at UK Games Expo next week, as well as Tabletop Gaming Live at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester 17th - 18th September 2022, and though we won't have a booth at GenCon I will be attending as a punter and would love to meet friendly gamers for a fist bump and a chat about games.

We will of course be displaying the very first copy of 1815, Scum of the Earth at UKGE too so feel free to come along and ogle the beautiful components. And how will you find us at UK Games Expo? We're just a hop, a skip, and a jump from the main entrance – Stand 1-1016, on Kilforth Street, naturally:


We are also delighted to announce that our epic end of the world solo campaign card game Veilwraith was awarded the Bronze Meeple for Best Solo Mode, in the 3rd Annual BGR Meeple's Choice Awards:

And that's all for now, hope to see you at one of the shows!


Tristan xx 

1815, Scum of the Earth – May 2022: UKGE + China Lockdown Delays ETA now August/September
2 months ago – Wed, May 04, 2022 at 06:16:12 AM

Hello there,

China Lockdown Update - ETA August/September

As many of you know, China is undergoing a series of Covid lockdowns, and the latest has unfortunately hit our printers. The latest update we have for you is that the games are almost entirely complete – nothing relating to the game components themselves is causing issue or holding the process up – but they are now completely locked down in the warehouse. Unfortunately, we just have to ride this out, and hope that everyone affected is safe and well.

The completion date for 1815, Scum of the Earth is now June 27th. With freight shipping and fulfilment still to follow, this means your games will now be delivered to you in August/September.

I apologise for the frustration this causes. If it's any consolation, we're as frustrated as anyone, particularly in light of how close we were to shipping before the lockdown hit, but this is the world we live in right now, and everyone's safety remains the priority.


Just a reminder that UKGE is happening next and Hall or Nothing will be sponsoring the convention and in attendance at Stand 1-1016 on Kilforth Street. We would love to see you there so please pop by to say 'wotcha' should you have the opportunity. We will be demoing the pre-production copy of 1815, Scum of the Earth:


Napoleonic Wars: Battle of Waterloo 1815

This is a nice 14 minute blast of history about the battle (some funny comments too):

Spite Hammers CCG

Thanks to those of you who asked, and to confirm: yes, the Spite Hammers LCG featuring my own terrible illustrations was of course an April Fool. It would directly contravene the entirety of our company motto: Hall Or Nothing delivers thematic tabletop games with world-class art where quality cannot be compromised – not to mention the difficulty of actually implementing the nuanced Tennis Rackets and Teapots™ system! :D

And rest assured that here's the sort of art you'll actually be receiving with 1815, Scum of the Earth:

And that's all for now, cheers, and stay safe!

Tristan xx

1815, Scum of the Earth – April 2022, Ricky Royal Vid + China Lockdown + UK Games Expo approaches!
3 months ago – Tue, Apr 05, 2022 at 10:53:45 PM

Hello there,

China Lockdown

Addresses have been locked in the pledge manager, and we're in the process of printing the games now – the next step is shipping everything out to the fulfilment hubs (still aiming for June), so we need to know which games are going where – however, China is currently going through another Covid Lockdown and so printing progress has been halted temporarily. We're not sure what impact this will have on freight shipping at this time, so we're monitoring the situation and will update you accordingly as and when we have any new information. If you need to change your address we'll do everything we can to accommodate you, just email francesca at hallornothingproductions.co.uk

Ricky Royal Play-through Video

The brilliant Ricky Royal has our one and only pre-production copy of the game! Here, he tucks into this very first copy of 1815, Scum Of The Earth – listen to his dulcet tones guide you through the gameplay and art:

UK Games Expo

UK Games Expo looms before us in June and Hall or Nothing will be in attendance at Stand 1-1016 on Kilforth Street. We would love to see you there so please pop by to say 'wotcha' should you have the opportunity.


Official Facebook Group for HEBS Games

Come join the official facebook group for sneak peeks, rules questions about the games, and quality meme sharing:


#BoardChitless Podcast Episode 78 – The Lord of the Bonds 007

 The 'final' episode of our BoardChitless podcast is available for your listening pleasure now, where we discuss playing Hasbro's The Lord of the Rings game as well as the James Bond 007 Legendary game:

Best of the Month

Check out 1565, St. Elmo's Pay in the "Best of the Month" board game stuff from AmassGames:

 And that's all for now, take care!

Tristan xx

1815, Scum of the Earth - March 2022, Printing Underway!
4 months ago – Mon, Mar 14, 2022 at 04:20:50 PM

Hello there,

This is just a very quick missive to let you know that printing is now officially underway, and so we continue to hold the line and maintain attention and patience! And in the meantime be sure to check out this 1565, St. Elmo's Pay solo playthrough review from AmassGames:

I wish you all health, safety, and wellbeing!

Tristan xx