Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Recently Painted Figures

| January 29, 2015

As I continue to await the arrival of my 28mm Winter War figures from the Kickstarter campaign, I have been clearing out various odds and ends from my unpainted lead box.  Last weekend I found these pulp figures and knocked them out.  It was fun to paint a few one-0ff figures instead of a larger [...]

Some Light Painting this Saturday

| January 25, 2015

As I have been recovering from knee surgery, I haven’t been too productive in terms of hobby painting.  As I began to feel better I found a small box of unpainted figures I had forgotten about — a mishmash of things that went into a box during our last move.  In addition, I prepped and [...]

First Play Test of the Pterodactyl Game

| January 24, 2015

Last night would have been a Traveller night for those in the HAWKs participating in Eric’s campaign, but not enough players could make it, so Eric suggested that I host a game at my house.  I recently had knee surgery and am still not too mobile.  We pulled together a couple of folks at the [...]

Dials for Dinosaurs

| January 21, 2015

In a previous post I showed pictures of my recently completed Griffons, American Eagles, and Stukasauruses for my Cold Wars Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, USAAF, and RAF game.  I mentioned that I intended to use a slightly modified version of X-Wing for the game.  I found a cool site that allow you to make [...]

Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe, USAAF, and RAF

| January 18, 2015

Despite recent knee surgery that had me flat on my back for a couple of days this week, I have managed to finish up some projects that have been in progress for a couple of months.  I finished the last 80 of my 10mm fantasy figures!  But this post is about my upcoming Cold Wars [...]

More 10mm Fantasy Figures and a Tank

| January 12, 2015

Last weekend I spent most of Saturday helping the software folks on a First Robotics Team.  I still managed to get a little painting done on Sunday.  I am still banging away at trying to clear all the 10mm fantasy figures out of my unpainted lead pile.  Along the way, however, I also finally decided [...]

A Work in Progress

| January 7, 2015

I have been working for over a year on a Weird World War II project involving the Eureka “Stukasauruses.”  In an earlier post, I showed the American infantry riding on giant eagles.  I am also mounting Brits on flying griffons.  The scenario I will run at Cold Wars 2015 will involve this giant pterodactyl carrying [...]

Bob’s Burger Wagon

| January 6, 2015

Two days ago I posted pictures of Betty’s pie stand for my pulp village.  Last night I finished Bob’s Burger Wagon, the second Ainsty kit available through Recreational Conflict.  As with the pie stand, this kit assembled easily.  The notches in the roof are a little small for tabs on the sides of the wagon [...]

Betty’s Pies

| January 4, 2015

At Fall In 2014, Recreational Conflict sold this MDF building.  It is for their line of figures for British football hooligan games.  I guess the game has been deemed as offensive in the UK for portraying football violence as a game.  So gassing thousands of folks on the Western Front is okay, but beating up a [...]

Taliban fighters spank Marines and SEALs in the first HAWKs club game of 2015

| January 4, 2015

For our first club night of 2015, Duncan hosted his WWI version of the battle of Four Corners (Look, Sarge, No Charts: 1914) , and Noah and his son hosted a Sangin (name of the rules) modern Afghanistan skirmish.  I played in the modern game, because I wanted to see how the rules worked. Noah [...]