Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Napoleonic Play Test Yesterday

| April 29, 2012

A handful of HAWKs got together yesterday to game.  We ran a scenario with 1813 Prussians.  Actually I ran it twice, because the first run was a blowout after less than two hours, so we reset and started over. In this play test, I wanted to try out three things: A new artillery rule Command […]

My first 10mm Fantasy Figures

| April 22, 2012

I took a quick break from 10mm Prussians to try my hand at 10mm fantasy figures.  These are from the Games Workshop Battle of Five Armies starter set.  They are mounted for the under-development Look, Sarge, No Charts rules set for fantasy, ancients, and mediaeval warfare.  I always thought the old Ral Partha dragons were […]

A few more Prussians

| April 21, 2012

I have been piddling with Prussian curassiers and Prussian artillery in 10mm for over a week.  The curassiers were the easiest, because they wore white tunics with gray pants.  They painted very easyily.  The artillerists were a little harder.  It’s much easier to paint the infantry figures on strips than the individual figures like artillerists […]

HarCon 2012

| April 15, 2012

Harford Community College (Harford County, MD) ran their annual gaming day today.  Attendance was a bit light and spread across cards, computer games, and role-playing.  The HAWKs decided to support the even by running five miniatures games.  Tank and Eric Schlegel ran naval games: Uncharted Seas, Fire as She Bears, and WWII Naval (not sure […]

More Prussians are Coming!

| April 10, 2012

I’m continuing the long slog toward Origins and Historicon.  The last big tranche of figures is this batch of Prussian Landwehr — 600 of them. It’s a few more battalions than I need.  About one in three battalions should be Landwehr.  I painted about 700 line and reserve infantry, so I really only needed about […]