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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Steve Barber Early WWII Americans, Work in Progress

| June 18, 2019

A few months ago, I and a couple of others commissioned Steve Barber to make a handful of early WWII Americans in 28mm for the Philippines, Wake Island, etc.  These need the WWI helmets but early WWII kit.  Three or four figures have been commissioned, but we need one or two more people to commission […]

Play Test of the Battle of Hoth

| June 9, 2019

Yesterday many of the HAWKs came to my basement to play test our Hoth game for Historicon.  This game will handle twelve players.  We will make a few tweaks, but though the Imperials decided they couldn’t win on turn one but the won on points at the end, I think the game went well. “Tank” […]

Play Test of Retreat from Moscow for Historicon

| June 8, 2019

Last night at HAWKs night I had a rare chance to do some gaming.  I used the opportunity to play test my Retreat from Moscow game for Historicon.  The game will use Combat Patrol(TM) with the free Napoleonic / black powder supplement.  I will tweak the scearnio just a bit, but it mostly achieved the […]

High Road to China

| June 2, 2019

There is an early Tom Selleck movie I like that came out about the same time as Lassiter (a great movie!) and Runaway (a pretty good movie, written by Michael Creighton), called High Road to China.  It didn’t get a lot of acclaim, though I think the story is really well done.  I think a […]

Played “A Gentleman’s War” at NJ Con

| June 2, 2019

Eric and I headed up to NJCon for the day on Saturday.  He and I both played in a RevWar game using The British are Coming rules.  It was a fun game with an old school feel and the need to multiply two digit numbers together to reach the final percentage needed to hit.  We […]

Combat Patrol(TM) Games at Historicon 2019

| May 21, 2019

I just went through the PEL and identified the various games that will be using Combat Patrol(TM) and Feudal Patrol(TM) at Historicon in July.  Don’t miss your chance to play in one of these exciting and fun games.

Last Two HeroForge Figures

| May 21, 2019

I “designed” and purchased a few HeroForge figures a couple of months ago, just to see how it worked.  In previous posts, I have provided pictures of the others.  On Sunday I finished the last two.  I had originally envisioned them to work with my Border Rievers project, but I think the skirt on the […]

More Retreat From Moscow Figures Completed

| May 19, 2019

Despite a lot of business travel and a lot of activity at work, I managed to complete a few more figures for my Retreat from Moscow game at Historicon.  The game will use the free Napoleonic supplement to Combat Patrol(TM). I have had the retreating Frenchmen completed for quite some time.  Lately I’ve been working […]

Completed Some HeroForge Figures

| May 10, 2019

A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of a figure I “built on HeroForge.”  I made a couple of figures just to try out the site and see the quality of the 3D printing.  I was quite impressed. I made a matching mounted and dismounted cowgirl and painted them in the same color […]

The Cossacks Are Coming

| May 5, 2019

Both of you who read this blog will know that I am working on a scenario for Historicon 19 using Combat Patrol, called Retreat from Moscow.  In a previous post, I showed pictures of my retreating French, but I have been in need of pursuing Cossacks and other troops.  I traded with Greg a large […]