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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Painted Some Vehicles this Weekend

| October 10, 2016

Friday was HAWKs night, and Saturday was spent at the Fall Foliage Festival in Bedford, PA, but I did manage to get some vehicle painted on Sunday for Combat Patrol(TM). The first vehicles I finished are these halftracks from Blitzkrieg Miniatures.  They are from their line of 1:48 scale vehicles for gaming with 28mm figures. [...]

Combat Patrol(TM) in the Philippines

| October 8, 2016

Last night at our club we played a Combat Patrol(TM) game featuring Americans fighting Moros in the Philippines.  The Americans had to get a mule train full of supplies across the table, but the Moros were trying to intercept the supplies.  We used the under-development Pacific supplement to represent Moro morale. The Americans chose to [...]

Combat Patrol(TM) on Meeples and Miniatures

| October 5, 2016

Combat Patrol(TM) is featured on the Meeples and Miniatures hobby podcast, episode 180.  See: https://meeples.wordpress.com.  This was a very pleasant experience.  Neil Shuck and the crew were very amiable. I think the interview came out very well.  See what you think…

Barrage 2016

| October 2, 2016

The Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers (HAWKs) hosted our 20th incarnation of our Barrage gaming event.  This year was the first year that we tried to run Barrage as a two-day event.  We also expanded our tournament offerings to TWO Flames of War tournaments, an X-wing tournament, and an Art de la Guerre tournament.  We had [...]

Falklands Supplement for Combat Patrol(TM): WWII

| September 23, 2016

Greg Priebe just completed his Combat Patrol(TM) supplement for the Falklands. It includes some optional rules, stats for new equipment and vehicles, and unit organizations.  It is available for FREE download on the Sally 4th page and also on the Combat Patrol(TM) Web page. Enjoy!

Ma’k Morin’s Fantasy Rules

| September 19, 2016

To culminate gaming weekend to commemorate Ma’k Morin’s visit to the Aberdeen area, Mark ran a test of his fantasy rules at Wood’s Hole (Dave’s basement).  It involved “bad guys,” like Orcs, insect men, fire-spitting salamanders, goblins, and others, attempting to capture the tower from the “good” guys, composed of humans, dwarves, elves, and Roomans. [...]

War of 1812 with Combat Patrol

| September 19, 2016

This weekend our club got together for a series of game in my war room.  The second game of the day was Duncan’s War of 1812 skirmish game using Combat Patrol(TM).  Duncan has been working on an adaptation of the Combat Patrol(TM): World War II for the Napoleonic era for some months.  A purpose of [...]

First Run of Cyber Phase of LSNC: Science Fiction

| September 18, 2016

Yesterday, I had a bunch of HAWKs to my war room to play three games.  I set up the gaming day because a West Point buddy, Ma’k Morin was coming for the weekend to visit Dave Wood.  One of the games I ran was an initial test of the cyber phase of the Look, Sarge, [...]

Star Wars with Combat Patrol

| September 18, 2016

Yesterday we tested Greg’s scenario and rules modifications to use Combat Patrol(TM) for Star Wars.  It’s probably not surprising that the rules worked well for Star Wars, as the film franchise is light on science and heavy on action. Greg built the cards for the various units.  For the Rebel speeder sleds, we just used [...]

Gun Mount on Sarissa Armored Train

| September 13, 2016

In my previous post about a recent Poland 1939 Combat Patrol (TM) game, I showed some pictures of the Sarissa armored train MDF and paper kit.  In a couple of the pictures you can see an empty area that was obviously meant for some sort of weapon.  I thought that it would be a good [...]