Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

First Play Test of LSNC: Napoleonics

| June 19, 2011

Friday night, Dave Wood, Chris Palmer, Kurt Schlegel, and Eric Schlegel came over for the first official play test of LSNC: Napoleonic Wars.  I was most interested in trying out the skirmish rules and getting some ideas on the numbers for melee, etc.  The scenario wasn’t ideal.  I put a river down the middle of [...]

Turtles, Aliens, and a Tank

| June 19, 2011

Eureka Miniatures USA sent me some turtles riding alligators (or are they crocodiles?) that will be released soon.  I agreed to paint them up and use them in my frog game (Viva la Rana!) at Historicon. These are fun figures.  There was very little flash except where the alligators’ legs meet their bodies.  This was [...]

Bronze Age Green Martians

| June 11, 2011

Bronze Age Miniatures makes figures that are perfect as Green Martians from Edgar Rice Burroughs John Carter books.  They are called swamp mutants or something like that.  In this picture, this mounted figure is facing off against two conversions that Chris Palmer made from plastic British colonial figures. Here are five of 10 poses.  Note [...]

Wargames Illustrated Subscription Vignette

| June 3, 2011

Wargames Illustrated magazine has produced a series of historical vignettes.  You get one (of your choice) when you renew your subscription.  This one matches the print of Lew Armistead at Gettysburg that I have over my entertainment center.  I think I’ll use this in my Historicon ACW GASLIGHT game.

Recent Hobby Efforts

| June 1, 2011

We had a very busy weekend, but I had a chance to wrap up a number of things that have been sitting on the painting table for several weeks.  Among them were 80 or so Old Glory Second Edition ACW figures for my upcoming Historicon game.  I also knocked out 20 Union infantry in frock [...]

My Son Completes Last Step of Eagle Scout Project

| June 1, 2011

Tommy’s Eagle Scout project has been the re-dedication ceremony for a memorial monument on the Edgewood area of Aberdeen Proving Ground.  The monument is dedicated to civilian personnel who lost their lives in service of the Army.  His project involved laying concrete to place benches, planting bushes and flowers, getting the garrison to reposition lights, [...]