Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Civil War Ball in Gettysburg

| January 31, 2011

This past weekend, we attended the Gettysburg Civil War ball in the Gettysburg Hotel.  The event began for us Saturday morning with a two-hour lesson on period dancing.  It was very fun.  After lunch and just a few minutes to peek into one or two of the stores very close to the center of town, […]

Funny News

| January 25, 2011

A friend sent me this link:   Swordfish Article As many of you know, the name of my tavern for pirate brawls is The Ruptured Swordfish.  More than once, a pirate has pulled the stuffed swordfish off the wall and used it as a weapon.

Blood and Swash Cards

| January 25, 2011

I saw a link on The Miniatures Page not long ago about a print on demand shop, superiordpod.com.  I got the idea that for my pirate tavern fight convention games, it might be nice to have cards with pre-rolled stats.  In those games, using Blood and Swash, I usually have each player control one of […]

Barrage 2011 a Success

| January 25, 2011

On 22 JAN, the HAWKs hosted their annual gaming day at Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, MD.  The turnout was very good.  We had 24 events run during the day, and every game master had enough players to run his or her game.  Genres varied from fantasy to WWII, with just about everything in […]

Productive Martin Luther King Day Off

| January 17, 2011

Over the three-day weekend (which was supposed to be a four day weekend, but I ended up working all day on Friday) I had some time on Saturday and Monday to work on hobby stuff.  I’ve begun working on zombies for our HAWKs zombie club project, but none of them are done yet to show. […]

Grand Manner Buildings

| January 13, 2011

Right before Christmas I ordered four buildings from Grand Manner.  This is a UK company that makes really nice resin buildings and terrain pieces.  You can buy their buildings unpainted, as I did, or painted.  You have two painted options: wargame quality and museum quality.  I bought mine unpainted, because I couldn’t afford to buy […]

Colonial Fort Finished

| January 11, 2011

For Christmas my parents gave me the Acheson Creations’ frontier fort.  I’ve been coveting this for some years.  I had previous built a fort using bamboo skewers from the grocery store.  While these skewers are probably more in proper scale for 28mm figures, I’ve always liked the look of the Acheson Creations’ fort.  I have […]

New Years Eve Gaming

| January 1, 2011

I have never understood the fascination with partying on New Years Eve.  Like Halloween, it’s a holiday I don’t understand.  Most New Years Eves, we sit at home as a family, watch some old black and white movies, and go to bed before midnight.  Every once in a while, Candy would want to do something […]

Last Figures of 2010

| January 1, 2011

I keep a running log of the figures I paint during the year.  Because of the six-month deployment and the month prior and following it, my output for 2010 was pretty low.  These are the last figures I painted in 2010, finished around 0900 on the last day of December. Chris and I have been […]