Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Russian Buildings for 28mm Skirmish Games

| December 6, 2018

My buddy Ma’k was harassing me last night about not having posted anything to my blog in a while.  I have been crazy busy with work and trying to live up to my commitments for the Albedo Combat Patrol Kickstarter, so I have done very little hobby work for myself.  In fact, I even sent […]

HAWKs Wargaming Calendar for Sale

| November 14, 2018

The Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers (HAWKs) have created a wargaming calendar on Zazzle.com.  It is full of high quality images of games the HAWKs have run at conventions.  The dates of conventions that were known when we created the calendar are annotated on it.  Don’t miss out on this really neat calendar.  Proceeds support the […]

Vehicles for “Technical November”

| November 5, 2018

November’s challenge in Azazel’s Bitz Box is “technical,” meaning vehicles.  I already had a bunch of Russian 1:48 scale tanks awaiting painting, and I intended to post those.  I also wanted to do something “new,” started after the announcement of the challenge.  So I decided to create two science fiction tanks for my Combat Patrol […]


| November 2, 2018

One of the HAWKs is the faculty mentor for the Harford Community College gaming club.  That club runs a gaming day every year, called HARCON.  The HAWKs have supported HARCON for years with games.  This is a small, multi-genre event, so we found years ago, that we are unlikely to get someone to devote four […]

Terrain Crate

| November 2, 2018

I bought into the Mantic Terrain Crate Kickstarter.  I received all of my stuff a couple of months ago.  I have been too busy with work to paint many figures, but I have spent a little time painting some terrain. These were fun to paint.  as they are almost entirely dry brushed, I can paint […]

Azazel’s Bitz Box Unit Contest

| October 8, 2018

Azazel’s Bitz Box hosts mostly painting challenges.  This month’s challenge is for units.  See post here:  https://azazelx.com/2018/09/24/unit-ed-october-2018-community-painting-challenge-also-orctober-orktober/ So, I decided to finish up a few units that had been partially completed for a while.  These are all related to my Operation Sea Lion games.  Warlord sells the characters from the British sitcom, Dad’s Army (https://us-store.warlordgames.com/collections/dad-s-army). […]

Barrage 2018 is TODAY

| September 28, 2018

Don’t let the rain keep you away from Barrage 2018.  Barrage runs today (at noon) until 2000 tomorrow, Saturday.  Don’t miss the best two days of gaming you’ll experience for a long time. See www.hawks-barrage.org for more information, directions, lists of games, etc. You could lament the rain, or you could come to Barrage 2018. […]

Barrage 2018 is just TWO days away

| September 26, 2018

September 28-29, 2018.  Don’t miss these TWO days of gaming fun! See www.hawks-barrage.org for more details and to sign up.

Barrage 2018 is in FOUR Days

| September 24, 2018

Barrage 2018 is in just FOUR days, 28-29 September 2018.  Don’t miss this excellent two-day gaming event with over 70 events, a third of which are kid friendly.  Find more information and signup at www.hawks-barrage.org.  This is the best small convention in the region. And don’t miss out on a chance to see the vendors […]

Five Days Until Barrage 2018

| September 23, 2018

Barrage 2018, run by the Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers (HAWKs) is just FIVE days away.  These TWO DAYS of non-stop gaming are just around the corner.  Don’t miss this terrific event. There are lots of games that are kid-friendly, so bring your younger gamer and build some memories.  Go to www.hawks-barrage.org for more details, directions, […]