Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Hinterland Female Hussars

| November 23, 2010

Hinterland Miniatures makes a line of interesting female Hussars.  I like the fact that they are obviously female without being R rated.  I like the hair in a bun like in the original GASLIGHT Girl figure.  The sculpting and casting are both very clean.  The figures painted easily.  There is a lot of detail, more [...]

Northwest Frontier by GASLIGHT

| November 18, 2010

Last Friday during the HAWKs gaming night, I put on a Northwest Frontier by GASLIGHT game.  This was a play test of a scenario to include in the upcoming GASLIGHT Compendium. The scenario, like many of my GASLIGHT scenarios, is set in the Northwest Frontier.  As part of “The Great Game” between Russia and Britain, [...]

Finished 10mm Polish Forces

| November 7, 2010

Yesterday morning I woke early and finished the last bits of my Polish force for the Cold Wars LSNC-aganza.  I had ordered some Pithead C2P artillery tractors.  I also needed to paint and mount Ursus trucks. Pithead doesn’t make the horse-drawn machine gun wagons, but I wanted them for my cavalry units.  I found Russian [...]

My 25-Year Class Reunion at West Point

| November 3, 2010

Some of the Hogs assembled after the review and class picture Last weekend, I attended my 25-year class reunion from West Point.  It was a great opportunity to catch up with old friends, enjoy fall in the Hudson Highlands, renew relationships, and beat VMI soundly in football.  My company, the H-4 Hogs, tends to have [...]

JJ Con 2010

| November 2, 2010

For several years, my friend JJ Dziadziola has hosted a gaming weekend at his house in North Carolina.  This even was originally designed to get our old high school gaming buddies together, but it has grown to include several other folks, including Dave Wood, whom I met at West Point, and the Schlegel brothers of [...]