Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Finally Finished Pulp Delancey Street Characters

| March 26, 2013

Fleeing Victorian Civilians

| March 24, 2013

I saw these on line some time back and commented that I’d like to get my hands on a set.  To my surprise the person who commissioned these figures found me at Cold Wars and handed me a set.  I couldn’t wait to get them painted.  To my embarrassment, I can’t remember my benefactor’s name, […]

Two Additional Plasticville Buildings for Granville

| March 24, 2013

I have been looking for the Plasticville gas station for my Pulp town of Granville.  It turns out that in O scale, Bachman doesn’t make it any more.  On Ebay, the price was crazy, because people are selling it for collectors in boxes, etc.  It turns out that two things make the gas station collectable: […]

The Victorian Avengers

| March 24, 2013

If you’ve seen the recent Marvel movies, such as Iron Man, Captain America, and the Avengers, you’re familiar with the adaptation of these comics for the “big screen.”  I found the three figures above at Cold Wars and thought about putting together a group of “Avengers” for Victorian science fiction games.  These figures are imported […]

The HAWKs Armies for Kids Project

| March 24, 2013

This weekend, Chris, Duncan, and I got together to inventory the various donations we’ve received.  This project, begun with figures from the estate of Wally Simon, is designed to get unused figures into the hands of younger gamers to help grow the hobby.  Since the first iteration, we’ve had many folks donate figures to us. […]

The Fruit of a Several Weeks’ Work

| March 17, 2013

My buddy Sam Fuson found these figures on the Victory Force Miniatures Web page.  He is painting them up for a GASLIGHT game.  I couldn’t resist getting a set myself.  These are The Scarecrow as a sniper, Dorothy and Toto (Toto has a grenade in his mouth), The Lion, and the Tin Man.  These will […]

Muskets and Tomahawks

| March 17, 2013

Friday night at the HAWKs meeting, Greg ran a first game with Muskets and Tomahawks, which he bought at Cold Wars.  It was a good excuse to get my Old Glory 28mm FIW figure son the table again.  We were all fumbling through the rules, because it was the first time we had played them. […]