Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Memorial Day 2012

| May 28, 2012

It is the soldier, not the reporter, who has given us freedom of the press. It is the soldier, not the poet, who has given us freedom of speech. It is the soldier, not the campus organizer, who has given us freedom to demonstrate. It is the soldier, not the lawyer, who has given us [...]

Painted Desert

| May 20, 2012

For our Mars game, I wanted some dramatic, painted desert-like rock formations.  I wanted ones that could also be used in cowboy games.  I enlisted the help of my daughter, who enjoys helping with terrain but doesn’t care much for painting figures. First view of John Carter and Deja Thoris facing a green Martian We [...]

Work continues on Historicon Mars extravaganza

| May 19, 2012

Chris and I continue to paint figures for our 20-layer GASLIGHT Mars game for Historicon.  Early this morning I finished my second unit of Red Martians.  In this picture they are fighting off a white ape.  All figures are Bronze Age. This picture shows a slightly different view of the figures.  I painted the skin [...]

The Eagles Have Landed

| May 6, 2012

Last night Sam and I started working on these eagles.  The Battle of Five Armies box comes with three sprues.  I bought my two sets second hand and somehow ended up with 9 sprues, minus one figure.  I combined these with a bag of Eureka 10mm Elves riding eagles.  For LSNC: Fantasy, Ancients, and Mediaeval, [...]

The Prussians are Almost Done!

| May 6, 2012

For the two people who follow this blog, you’ll know that I’ve been pushing hard to finish my Prussian corps.  I’m committed to running two Napoleonic games at Origins and a few more at Historicon.  The last bunch of figures I needed to finish to complete the I Corps from 1813-1815 was five units of [...]

Day trip to the Smithsonian

| May 6, 2012

A couple of weeks ago, while I was recovering from surgery for two hernias, we took a short trip to the Smithsonian American History Museum.  We hadn’t been there since it was closed a few years ago for a whole year for renovation.  I have to say that I was underwhelmed, and think the American [...]

A few more 10mm fantasy figures

| May 6, 2012

After finish a bunch of Prussian 10mm cavalry, I was looking for a short project as a change of pace.  As we are beginning development of LSNC: Fantasy, Ancients, and Mediaeval, I’m slowly building my army for play testing.  Taking figures from one of the Battle of Five Armies boxed sets, above is a picture [...]

Another ERTL Farm House

| May 6, 2012

Sam helped me finish a second ERLT farm house.  I had a previous post about the first one we completed, but Sam wanted me to take a picture of this second one to post.  She picked out the figures in front of the house from my “unarmed civilian” box.