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Sally 4th Photorealistic Pub

| June 19, 2017

Some weeks ago, I started work on this pub from Sally 4th.  When I originally ordered it, I ordered the photorealistic sheets for the interior, but not the wooden portions.  They arrived a week or two ago, so I spent Saturday completing the building.  I named my instance of the pub the Frog and Ferkin. [...]

Reaper Bones III Space Soldiers

| June 19, 2017

This weekend Chris’ Bones III Kickstarter set arrived.  I didn’t order the Kickstarter, but I added these figures to Chris’ order.  I got them from him on Friday and worked on them over Fathers’ Day.

Japanese Cards for Combat Patrol(TM)

| June 16, 2017

I have begun to format the cards for the Japanese South Pacific supplement to Combat Patrol(TM): World War II.  The Action Deck is largely the same as the basic rules.  The difference will be in the morale section.  For the Japanese cards, the morale results are more unit type results and fewer individual results.  The [...]

Combat Patrol Games at NJ Con 2017

| June 12, 2017

Several HAWKs (Duncan, Eric, Chris J., Zeb, and I) went to NJ Con (Fire in the East) this weekend to run and play some games.  To minimize the amount of terrain we needed to carry up there, we ran a series of scenarios in different historical periods on a the same terrain, with minor changes [...]

Combat Patrol(TM) Wild West Supplement

| June 3, 2017

Join “Hoppy,” California Carlson, and “Lucky” in welcoming the addition of a Wild West supplement for Combat Patrol(TM): World War II.  This supplement, written by “Zeb” Cook is available as a free download from the Combat Patrol Web page. With this supplement you can run games involving gangs of desperadoes, ranchers, larger-than-life heroes, stampeding animals, [...]

Combat Patrol(TM) at Historicon 2017

| June 1, 2017

There will be many Combat Patrol(TM): WWII games at Historicon.  Make sure you sign up for one of these games and don’t miss the excitement of playing these terrific skirmish rules. T-184 Late to the Party Theme World War II; 3 PM; Length: 4 hrs; Hosted by: Eric Schlegel; Scale: 20mm; Rules: Combat Patrol; No. of [...]

Milk and Cookies Naval Rules

| May 23, 2017

The HAWKs have been putting on land battles under the banner Armies for Kids for several years.  We run a game at Historicon and then when it is over, the kids (under 10 years old) take home fully painted armies, rules, dice, tape measures, and often some terrain pieces to play the game at home [...]

Action at Murrell Bridge – The Refight

| May 22, 2017

The recent issue of Wargames Illustrated magazine included an article about Greg Priebe’s Falkland War supplement for Combat Patrol(TM).  The editors omitted Greg’s name as one of the co-authors of the article.  For space reasons, the section of the article that described the refight of the included Murrell Bridge scenario was not included in the [...]

How to Make a Space Ship

| May 21, 2017

In a previous post I showed a work in progress of some silver space ships that are meant to be evocative of the ship from The Day the Earth Stood Still. A few folks have asked for some more details on how they were constructed. I started with a microwave steamer meal.  After eating the [...]

Combat Patrol(TM) at NJCon

| May 17, 2017

NJ Con will be held on 9-10 June in New Jersey.  A number of the HAWKs are going to head up to run a few games.  Among the games we are taking up there are three Combat Patrol(TM) games. Zeb Cook is running a cowboy game using his under-development Wild West variant of Combat Patrol(TM): [...]