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The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Only Seven Days Until Christmas

| December 18, 2014

Anything But a Twenty

| December 18, 2014

Greg Priebe, one of the guys in our gaming group, sent me a note about a toy available at Target stores from the Disney movie, Planes.  It is a good size for 28mm figures and looks like a C-119 cargo plane.  I’ve always liked the look of the C-119.  Before I could take action on [...]

Labels for Bear Yourselves Valiantly

| December 8, 2014

The Look, Sarge, No Charts family of rules uses special dice to take the place of chart cards.  During development of the first set of rules, Look, Sarge, No Charts: World War II, I used wooden cubes from a craft store for play testing.  Those cubes are a little smaller than the blank dice that [...]

Northwest Frontier

| December 7, 2014

Some years ago, at one of the HMGS East conventions, the giveaway for all attendees was a small sprue of four or five 25mm plastic British colonial figures.  Most of the HAWKs handed me their sprues, because they didn’t do any colonial gaming in this scale and thought I could use them in a GASLIGHT [...]

Disney Goes Team Punk

| December 7, 2014

I was in Orlando last week for a conference for work.  I had an opportunity one evening to spend an hour or two at the Downtown Disney marketplace looking for stocking stuffers for my kids and wife.  In the art store I saw this picture and had to take a photo of it.

Additional 10mm Figures Completed This Weekend

| December 7, 2014

This weekend I continued to pick away at unpainted 10mm figures.  The three units I finished this weekend were Copplestone 10mm figures.  I like the way the archers are mounted in pairs.  They are easier to paint than individuals, but not as easy to paint as strips of Old Glory or Games Workshop 10mm figures. [...]

Last Weekend’s Painting

| December 3, 2014

In my continuing push to get all my unpainted lead out of the unpainted lead queue, I have been working on 10mm fantasy figures that were sitting in my project box.  In this case, I worked on 60 Copplestone orcs.  I really like these figures.  They had a little more detail than the Games Workshop [...]

More 10mm Fantasy Figures Knocked Out

| November 26, 2014

No pictures today, sorry. I haven’t been ready to start a new project recently.  Nothing has jumped out at me lately, and I have a lot of projects that haven’t been put on the table lately.  Games I want to run in the foreseeable future are: My weird WWII game with Germans on pterodactyls, Americans [...]

10mm Terrain Bits at Michael’s Craft Store

| November 24, 2014

This weekend, I found one of the “Toobs” at Michael’s that I thought had use in a 10mm ancient or fantasy game.  It is a set of famous world landmarks.    The ones shown on the right of the picture will fit nicely on a built-up area on the table.  The ones on the left [...]

Completed a litte over 800 points of Humans

| November 16, 2014

I recently finished about 800 points of human for Bear Yourselves Valiantly.  These are the humans from two Games Workshop Battle of Five Armies starter sets.  Now, I’m working to finish up all the goblin infantry and a few other odds and ends.