Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Hobby Stuff for Christmas

| December 26, 2010

I lost a lot of weight while in Iraq and have managed to keep it off since returning.  As a result, few of my clothes fit.  For Christmas I got a basic load of pants from my wife in various colors — along with a Perry the Paltypus T-shirt for hanging around the house.  Chris [...]

Happy Christmas

| December 23, 2010

Today is Christmas Eve Eve.  We are prepared for the holidays.  Christmas shopping has been done for some time; although, we bought a few last-minute things two days ago.  (The kids’ stack seemed small to me.  It happens every year!)  Last weekend I met my parents, sister, and brother-in-law in Lancaster, PA.  We saw the [...]

Not Quite Seven Years War Cavalry

| December 22, 2010

I finally finished the cavalry for my Burgdorfreuthenheim legion.  The last unit is the Duke of Burdorfreuthenheim’s Own Hussars. I decided to go with an art deco teal uniform with pink facings and trousers.  I made the horses a variety of colors.  The cavalry are wearing cuirasses.  The standard bearer is a “converted” officer figure. [...]

Not Quite Seven Years War Artillery

| December 16, 2010

I finished the Burgdorfreuthenheim artillery battery a week or so ago.  All I have left is the cavalry.  I’ve decided on teal uniforms with pink facings.  If it doesn’t look too bad, I’ll post some pictures soon. I decided the artillery would be in grey uniforms.  Note that the officer is in a slightly lighter [...]

Christmas Decorations

| December 16, 2010

Below are some pictures of our Christmas decorations.  Yes, we celebrate Christmas, not the generic, winter, non-denominational, gift-giving holiday. Our tree is decorated with a combination of real and reproduction ornaments from the 40′s and 50′s.  There are also many decorated eggs from Slovakia and Eastern Europe.  There are also several ornaments that have been [...]

Christmas Eggs

| December 16, 2010

While in Slovakia six or more years ago, I was attracted to the painted eggs.  I brought home several and would have brought home more if I had been more confident I was going to get them home in one piece. I have tried my hadn at simple eggs.  I haven’t worked up the gumption [...]

Not Quite the Seven Years War

| December 4, 2010

NQSYW is a Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers (HAWKs) club project involving 40mm home-cast figures.  Each of the HAWKs has been building their own contingent.  HAWK Rob Dean even ran an Email campaign once in which the battles were fought on the table. My contingent is the small duchy of Burgdorfreuthenheim (berg dorf roith en heim).  I [...]