Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer


| March 24, 2020

This is a test post to seek if our reflagging is working.

Hide your women and livestock! The Vikings are coming!

| March 23, 2020

I had ten Oathmark Viking figures partially completed since before my household move and purchase a handful of Bad Squiddo shield maidens at Cold Wars. This weekend, I had a chance to get them painted. As with most Bad Squiddo figures the sculpting and the casting of the shield maidens is excellent. I can’t wait […]

Some COVID-19 Painting Progress

| March 22, 2020

Since most of us are “social distancing” and avoiding personal contact — sort of like Millennials with cell phones sitting in the same room texting each other — I have been painting a little. My daughter is home from school, and we’ve been doing things with her, so I haven’t gotten as much painted as […]

Recently Completed Ozz Figures

| March 10, 2020

The race to get all my Ozz figures painted for Cold Wars 2020 is over. Last night I completed the last four figures. The other HAWKs are still working to get across the finish line, but since they are two hours away from the convention instead of 15, they have another day. Russ sent me […]

Completed Ozz Figures for Cold Wars

| March 8, 2020

Today I finished the figures I will be using for the demonstration / participation games at Cold Wars next weekend. Several members of the HAWKs are also painting figures to be ready. You really need to come and try these rules and see these figures at Cold Wars. Here is a brigade of five regiments […]

More WIP Wars of Ozz Figures

| March 5, 2020

I woke at 0230 this morning, and I started thinking about work and couldn’t get back to sleep. So, I went to the painting lair and continued work on the Wars of Ozz figures I need to have done for Cold Wars demonstration games. Quadling land is made of three provinces: North, Central, and South. […]

Wars of Ozz Figures Work in Progress

| March 2, 2020

I have been painting at a feverish pace to get all the pre-production figures ready for FOUR demonstration games at Cold Wars in two weeks. Below you can see the work in progress pictures of many of the units. I don’t think any of these units have been previewed before, so enjoy this first look. […]

Wars of Ozz Play Test at HAWKs Night

| February 24, 2020

I was up in Maryland last weekend and had a chance to rejoin the HAWKs for club night. Along with Chris Palmer, Greg Priebe, Duncan Adams and Zeb Cook, we staged a rather large play test of Wars of Ozz. The rules are coming along. Each play test uncovers some minor issue that needs to […]

Napoleonic Day at JJCon 2020

| January 28, 2020

Each year around the last weekend in January (usually Super Bowl weekend) a bunch of us get together to game our eyes out all weekend. Some are my high school gaming buddies, some are HAWKs. It is at my buddy JJ’s house outside Charlotte, NC, so we refer to the weekend as JJ Con. There […]

Early War Americans

| January 9, 2020

Some months ago, I posted that I was having trouble finding early WWII Americans for Wake Island and the Philippines. Several of us then commissioned Steve Barber to sculpt some. You can see some of the results here: https://www.stevebarbermodels.com/store/-c38002555 I ordered several squads of these figures, but due to a movement of my household from […]