Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Cool Birthday Presents

| June 24, 2012

I got together with my family yesterday to celebrate several of our birthdays.  I received some of the old RAFM Call of Cthulu figures, and a really cool tin litho rocket that my sister found in Spain.  My parents got me some sets of figures I’ve been wanting for a long time. FASA makes the […]

Firefly Crew on Fathers’ Day

| June 17, 2012

As Candy and the kids are in Florida with her mom this weekend, I had a relaxing Fathers’ Day of painting.  Actually, I fiddled on the computer and took naps on and off until noon.  Then I got up and began to paint. Sergeant Major Miniatures has a set of figures called “The Crew,” which […]

Invasion for Venus: Episode Four: Death in the Desert

| June 17, 2012

The second game we played at FusonCon was the fourth installment of my Duke Morrison “story arc.” I have run episode three several times.  The “consensus” outcome of these several iterations was that part of Professor Naninni’s anti-gravity ray device was stolen and his daughter Gianna Naninni captured by the Venusians and their minions.  In […]

Look, Sarge, the Germans are Rafting on our River at FusonCon

| June 17, 2012

Since my wife and kids are out of town for a few days visiting her mom, I went to War Horse Farm for “FusonCon,” a gaming day with some of the folks from the Frederick, MD, and Gettysburg area.    We played Chris’ Look, Sarge, WWII game in the morning and a Pulp, GASLIGHT game […]

You Know You’re a Floridan when…

| June 15, 2012

Socks are only for bowling. You never use an umbrella because the rain will be over in five minutes. A good parking place has nothing to do with distance from the store, but everything to do with shade. You can tell the difference between fire ant bites and mosquito bites. Anything under 70 degrees is […]

Happy Birthday, US Army

| June 15, 2012

Today, we celebrate the 237th birthday of our Army. For 237 years, our Soldiers, Civilians and Families have been the strength of our Nation in peace and at war. Today, America’s Army is engaged in nearly 150 countries around the world, on 6 of 7 continents, with over 94,000 Soldiers deployed today and 94,000 forward […]


| June 10, 2012

The HAWKs have been working on a zombie club project.  Many of us have painted zombies.  Our next phase is to build a shopping mall.  Each of us will create one or two stores which will be assembled into a mall.  I’m making a clothing store and a gaming store.  Inside the gaming store are […]

Dr. Who by G.A.S.L.I.G.H.T.

| June 4, 2012

The Third Doctor in hand-to-whisk combat with a Dalek. He had invented something that stunned the Daleks and set their Save roll to 2. In addition to my Captain America GASLIGHT game, I also ran a Dr. Who game at Origins.   WARNING: If you are a Doctor Who purist, you may be offended by this […]

Captain America at Origins 2012

| June 3, 2012

I ran a Captain America game using GASLIGHT at Origins 2012.  Chris, Dave, Greg, and I wanted to attend Origins, because none of us had been in many years.  We have a lot of awareness of our rules on the East Coast and the West Coast, but not in the middle of the country.  We […]