Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Polish Cavalry

| September 25, 2010

Last night I completed a regiment (three battalions) of 10mm Polish cavalry for the 1939 campaign.  The figures are manufactured by Pithead.  To my knowledge Pithead is the only company that makes Poles in 10mm.  Most of my figures for Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII are Minifigs, but they do not make Poles. 10mm Wold [...]

Battle of Lwów (1939)

| September 24, 2010

As a Look, Sarge, No Charts: World War II extravaganza for Cold Wars 2011, Chris and I are working on a large battle based on the fighting around Lvov in 1939.  We’ll be taking a little license with the history.  The Germans attacked the city around the 12th of September.  Polish forces retook the city [...]

Jurassic Reich

| September 12, 2010

Before I came home from Iraq, I saw some information about these figures.  I put together an advanced order from Eureka, and Chris picked them up for me at Historicon. Many years ago, when I was living in Georgia and a member of HMGS Mid-South, I needed to put together a game for a small [...]

Knocked out another Litko Building

| September 12, 2010

Sammy, my 11-year-old daughter and I finished another of the Litko laser-cut buildings today.  This one is the small garage.  On the pizzeria, Sam did the basic dry brushing, but I did the rest.  In this case, Sam also painted the random, different-colored bricks.  I just found the vintage radiator repair graphic on the Web [...]

Litko Building

| September 5, 2010

I’ve been adding to my collection of buildings for Pulp games.  In a very general, abstract, nostalgic way, I’m working on constructing the town of Granville, IL, which is a small town near where I spent my Summers as a kid.  I’m not being overly “realistic,” but looking for the right feel of a 1200-person [...]

War Rocket!

| September 5, 2010

Since this project was announced by Hydra about two years ago, I’ve been excited about it.  I’m a huge fan of the old movie serials from the 40′s and 50′s, having quite a few of them on DVD.  While I was in Iraq, my wife ordered some of the ships for me for my birthday. [...]