Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Friday Feudal Fracas

| February 17, 2019

Friday night at our club meeting, Chris ran a game using Feudal Patrol.  Feudal Patrol is the under-development version of Combat Patrol(TM) that is more for mediaeval games (or games in which there is more melee than shooting).  This is still very much under development, but it is at a stage where it is playable. […]

Savage Worlds Flash Gordon Kickstarter

| February 14, 2019

Anyone who knows me knows that I am a sucker for Flash Gordon.  I love the old serials (three of them), the old comics, and I can even tolerate that campy 1970s movie.  So, when the Savage Worlds Flash Gordon Kickstarter occurred, I jumped on the bandwagon to get the figures.   I have just […]

The Last of the Mantic Terrain Crate Pieces

| February 12, 2019

I have been posting pictures from time to time of the various terrain pieces that I got in the Mantic terrain crate Kickstarter.  Tonight I finished the last of the two crates and various add-ons that I purchased. I finished two sets of the abandoned mine.  I will use these in an upcoming game I’ll […]

Two Martian Tripods

| February 10, 2019

In the continuing effort to reduce the unpainted lead collection, I knocked out these two tripods this weekend.  I went with battleship gray for the paint scheme thinking that they might be Earth imitations of Martian tripods (I have the ones from here to be real Martians).  They looked too clean, so I gave them a […]

Science Fiction Scatter Terrain

| February 10, 2019

When I bought into the Mantic Terrain Crate Kickstarter, I was able to add some science fiction scenery bits to my pledge.  I only have a handful of terrain left paint from the two crates I bought.  This is almost the last tranche. These are all for 25/28mm science fiction figures.

Interesting New Product from Gamers Grass

| February 8, 2019

I recently tried a new product, called Battle Ready Bases.  These are bases for wargaming figures that come pre painted, textured, etc.  They have different ones for different terrain types, from desert to these winter ones shown. A pack of bases includes ten pre-textured, pre-flocked bases with tufts on them.  I bought three packs, and […]

Here Come the Sky Gods!

| February 7, 2019

I have been thinking about getting some of my VSF figures on the table again one of these days.  I have been focused on WWII mostly since the release of Combat Patrol(TM).   Over a year ago at Barrage 2017, I bought these two kits.  I finally got around to putting them together, because I […]

Phone Home and Eat Cats

| February 5, 2019

I recently posted to TMP that I was looking for a figure of Alf, from the 80’s televisions how.  Someone sent me to this page.  I found Alf, Were-Alf, and Dracula-Alf.  They painted up quickly, and I wanted to share. While at the site, I also noticed that he is making an E.T. figure.  I […]

Magnum P.I.

| January 26, 2019

I have been looking for a 1:48 scale Ferrari like the one in Magnum P.I. — the original series not the remade crap.  I found this one on eBay after years of searching.  It is 1:43, but close enough.  Then I needed a Magnum, T.C., and Rick.  I went to Crooked Dice to find a […]

Sarissa Precision Peel Tower

| January 25, 2019

I started to build this peel tower for my border rievers games.  This was a nice kit.  I did a bunch of the painting before assembly, which was the right answer, but I think I could do a much better job if I was to build a second one. All the doors open with tape […]