Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

The Prussians are Coming!

| February 26, 2012

For the past few weeks (almost eight it seems) I’ve been working on 10mm Prussian infantry for Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonic Wars.  I made a mistake by trying to paint 700 figures in one batch, so it started to feel like work after a while.  Yesterday I finished them.  My skills at painting 10mm […]

ERTL Farm House

| February 26, 2012

ERTL makes a farm house set that is still available for a reasonable price on Ebay.  It is perfectly scaled for 28mm figures.  My daughter and I just finished painting and assembling it.  I modified it a bit by cutting off some of the tabs that hold it together.  This allows the second floor to […]

G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T. Fantasy Game

| February 19, 2012

Dave has been planning to run a fantasy game with his impressive collection of figures using GASLIGHT.  (He actually used Battles by GASLIGHT.)  This was the test of his game for Cold Wars next month. The scenario involved the “Good Guys” trying to capture the port that our “Bad Guys” relied upon for resupply.  The […]

LSNC: Napoleonics: Play Test for Cold Wars Game

| February 19, 2012

Friday night at HAWKs night I play tested my Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonic Wars game for the upcoming Cold Wars convention.  I took the scenario from Scenarios for All Ages by Charles Grant.  The scenario involved three bridges with both sides trying to capture two or more of them. I am very happy with […]

Napoleonics, Dr. Who, and Mad Scientists

| February 5, 2012

This was a gaming weekend.  Friday was HAWKs night, and we tested the Schlegels’ Kursk game for Cold Wars using LSNC: WWII.  Then Duncan, Chris, Dave, Tommy, and I drove to Gettysburg to play Look, Sarge, No Charts: Napoleonic Wars with Sam Fuson and a couple folks from his unit.  The Napoleonic game was great […]