Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

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 […]

New Year’s Eve Combat Patrol(TM) and Wars of Ozz

| January 1, 2020

As we have been doing every year since 2009, the Harford Area Weekly Kreigspeilers converged on my house for a New Year’s Eve gaming evening, culminating in the wishing each other a happy new year at midnight. This year we played two games. The first was a science fiction game using Combat Patrol(TM). As we […]

Additional Munchkin Units Painted

| December 31, 2019

The focus the last two weeks has been on family holiday activities; however, in the mornings while other slept I did manage to get a few more Munchkin units painted — minus the mounted leaders which I do not yet have. These last units were painted almost exclusively with Contrast paints, as an experiment. I […]

Colonel TicToc’s Regiment

| December 11, 2019

Despite a lot of business travel and preparations to move households, I managed to complete another regiment of Ozz figures from Blue Moon. This is Colonel TicToc’s regiment. These will be released for sale in March. In the meantime, development of the Wars of Ozz rules continues apace. This regiment is missing the mounted Colonel […]

First Unit of Blue Moon Munchkins: Colonel Hardsole’s Regiment

| December 1, 2019

I have been collaborating with Old Glory to produce a set of rules, The Wars of Ozz, to go along with the beautiful new line of figures that will be hitting the market in the Spring. Most of the testing has been with ersatz figures, but recently I received some pre-production figures of four Munchkin […]

Stuff I Did This Weekend

| October 20, 2019

This was an unusually hobby-filled weekend. Friday night was HAWKs club night. I hosted another play test of the Wars of Ozz rules for Old Glory on Saturday. On Sunday, I painted some figures that have been staring at me on the painting table for a while. I have been working on a set of […]

More Johnny Quest

| October 1, 2019

Greg found the STL files for the Johnny Quest spider on Thingaverse (I think), and he printed one for me.  I think we’ll try to double the size of the next print, but I think it looks really cool.

Combat Patrol(TM) at Southern Front

| September 25, 2019

Les ran a Combat Patrol(TM) game last weekend at the Southern Front convention.  The tables looks great.  Les said it was the first time he’d run the game at a convention, and that it went very well.  Many of the folks in the pictures have played in my Combat Patrol(TM) games in the past, so […]

Johnny Quest

| September 23, 2019

I finished these this evening.

Barrage is Just Five Days Away

| September 23, 2019