Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Look, Sarge, No Charts Used for Officer Professional Development

| February 25, 2011

Chris Palmer, Sam Fuson, Ed Duffy, and I staged an officer professional development event for the officers of the 114th Signal Battalion today.  There were two main purposes for the event: team building and learning some tactical lessons.  Sam is the human resources officer (S-1) for the battalion, and he organized the event.  He and […]

Making Fake Pulp Weapons

| February 22, 2011

For an upcoming GASLIGHT photo shoot, Chris and I have been bashing together toys and odd bits to create fake Pulp weapons.  I’m working on two, a six-barrelled gun and a six-barrelled pistol.  Hmmm.  I didn’t realize I had a theme going until I typed that last sentence. This shows the early stages of the […]

A Blast from the Past

| February 21, 2011

My dad is scanning his slides and putting them on CDs for all of us.  Here is one he found from almost 30 years ago. My grandmother (on left) and grandfather (on right) both died in the past couple of years (at over 90 years each).  I sure miss them.

Zombies by GASLIGHT

| February 19, 2011

Last night the HAWKs tested out the rules we are working to play zombie games with GASLIGHT.  We intend to include these in The Compendium. This is a picture of one of the games we played that Chris took with his iPhone.  At this point, Duncan’s corporate babes with guns were surrounded by zombies, but […]

The G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. Compendium is Getting Closer

| February 7, 2011

The next (and probably last) GASLIGHT book will be The GASLIGHT Compendium.  The Compendium combines the original GASLIGHT book, Battles by GASLIGHT, To Be Continued… by GASLIGHT, and Adventures and Expeditions by GASLIGHT into a single volume.  In addition there are new rules for Aeroneuf-style fleet actions, personal zeppelins, etc.  Finally, the book will include […]


| February 7, 2011

Well, I didn’t get much sleep this weekend, but I did manage to finish painting my first pack of zombies for our club project.  They are actually fun to paint. These were multi-part, hard-plastic figures from Wargames Factory.  I also mixed in a few torsos and legs from some ancient Germans to beef up the […]