Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Recent painting odds and ends

| October 9, 2017

Over the past week and a half, I have had lots going on, so I have been painting small projects that I could knock out quickly.  Here are pictures I took this evening of things I have finished recently. It was kind of fun to do some figures in a uniform again.  This made the [...]

HAWKs Invitational Gaming Day

| October 8, 2017

When we needed to change the date of Barrage, Cliff Brunken and several of gamers in New Jersey who run NJ Con: Fire in the East suggested that we might host a smaller gaming day.  After discussions among the HAWKs we decided this was a good idea.  As this was meant to be a low-key event, [...]

Announcing the Star Wars supplement for Combat Patrol(TM)

| October 5, 2017

After many months of development, we are happy to announce the release of the FREE Star Wars supplement for Combat Patrol(TM): World War II.  This supplement was written by Greg Priebe, a long-time Star Wars fan.  With this supplement, you can “recreate” your favorite skirmishes from the movies, television series, and comics. This supplement uses [...]

I Created a Video Play Through of Combat Patrol

| October 2, 2017

I created a video play through of a Combat Patrol(TM): WWII game using the soon-to-be-released Star Wars supplement.  Thanks for Greg and Chris for helping out. I have not made any public announcements about the video, yet.  I will hit all the on-line fora with this when we are ready to announce the availability of [...]

Pre-printed Vehicle Cards for Combat Patrol(TM): WWII

| September 27, 2017

For many months, Sally 4th has been selling sets of cards for many of the platoons whose orders of battle are posted for free on the Combat Patrol(TM) rules Web site (http://www.bucksurdu.com/Buck_Surdu/Combat_Patrol.html).  These include U.S. Armored Infantry and German Panzergrenadiers.  These are professionally printed cards with all the information already filled out and ready to [...]

More ducks?!

| September 25, 2017

I recently purchased this package of ducks form Archive miniatures on Ebay.  Yesterday I had a chance to paint the.  

Barrage 2017 Moved to January 2018

| September 24, 2017

As the original date for Barrage 2017 approaches, I wanted to remind everyone that, due to a scheduling conflict with our venue, that Barrage 2017 will be held 19-20 January 2018.  This will still be referred to as “Barrage 2017.”  Knowing that weather in January can be somewhat unpredictable, we have scheduled the following weekend, [...]

Sunday play tests for Fall In and other stuff

| September 20, 2017

This weekend I had a chance to do some gaming and also do a little painting.  Greg found something called the “rust bunker” in MDF from a company, called Impudent Mortal.  Instead of painting it in post-apocalypse rusted metal, I painted it in gray to be a bunker in some Star Wars games. Greg turned [...]

Tanks for the memories…

| September 13, 2017

I have been working on a stack of kits that were sitting on my war room floor.  These included some Bandai plastic kits and some Blitzkrieg Miniatures resin kits.  This is part of my campaign to be able to walk into the war room. All of these kits will find themselves in a Combat Patrol(TM): [...]

Combat Patrol(TM) Star Wars game on Friday

| September 11, 2017

Last Friday night we played another Combat Patrol(TM) game to test the soon-to-be-released Star Wars supplement.  This scenario involved droids versus clones.  I had recently gotten my hands on a couple of droid and clone tanks, so this gave us a chance to try — and correct — vehicle stats for the supplement.  This was [...]