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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Not Quite the Seven Years War (in Miniature)

| October 27, 2013

Some years ago, Rob got us all started on Not Quite the Seven Years War, a project involving 54mm home-cast figures and using Charge! as the rules.  Each of the HAWKs made up a country.  Mine is Bergdorfreuthenheim (Berg, dorf, reuth, and heim all mean “small village” or something similar in German.)  In 54mm, the [...]

Vending Machines for Granville

| October 27, 2013

In previous posts I’ve shown pictures of the town of Granville I’ve been building up over several years for pulp games.  I recently purchased more of the Litko buildings and have put a few more on my Christmas list.  With another six buildings, the town will be big enough for anything I want to do. [...]

HAWKS Gaming Night and Additional Thoughts on WWII Skirmish Rules

| October 26, 2013

I don’t have any pictures, but last night we played two different WWII scenarios for the upcoming Fall In gaming convention.  One involved Japanese and Marines slugging it out on Saipan, and the other involved Germans and Russians on the Eastern Front.  I played in the Saipan game and had a very good time with [...]

This Weekend’s Projects

| October 22, 2013

As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, while I await the arrival of a big box of Old Glory 10mm Napoleonic figures, I’ve been picking away at odds and ends sitting in the project box.  I finished this batch over two weekends.  Above are five figures from Pulp Figures’ Dangerous Dames 2. These are some [...]

Painting Some Odds and Ends

| October 13, 2013

I’ve put in a large order of Old Glory 10mm Napoleonic figures, but while I’m waiting for them to arrive, I’ve been attacking some odds and ends sitting in my project box.  Usually right after a convention, I file, bases, and prime the figures I picked up at that convention.  They then sit in my [...]

Play Test of WWII Skirmish Rules

| October 12, 2013

Last night at the HAWKs meeting there were two games.  One was a Union So Tested American Civil War fight.  From what I could tell it was quite a good scenario.  The second game was another (only the second) play test of the WWII skirmish rules I’ve been developing.  Noah, Duncan, Chris, and Don were [...]

New Pulp Figures Completed

| October 6, 2013

We had a nice relaxing Sunday, which gave me time to complete a few figures I purchased at Historicon.  Except for the 10mm Napoleonic project, I don’t have a major painting project right now, so I’m picking away at my mountain of unpainted lead that built up over the Summer. The advantage of these small [...]

Completed some of the Reaper Bones Kickstarter Figures

| October 5, 2013

As Reaper posted their second Bones Kickstarter project this week, I was reminded that I hadn’t painted any of the first batch.  I really only wanted about half of what was in the Kickstarter deal, but half was enough to make the deal worthwhile.  I traded some figures with others in the HAWKs and sold [...]

“I’ll get you, my pretty, and your little dog too!”

| October 3, 2013

At this point, I have no planned use for these figures, but when I saw them at Historicon they called to me.  I really like the look of these and can see them showing up in some games in the not-too-distant future.

Eskimo Cavalry

| October 1, 2013

At Historicon, these figures called to me.  They are Eskimo cavalry riding polar bears and some sort of yak-like animal produced by Sergeant Major’s Miniatures.  I just had to have them to add to my Northland Adventures collection. The mounts were cast in two pieces.  The rider’s right hands were separate and had to be [...]