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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Yet Another Test

| February 27, 2014

Another Test

| February 27, 2014

This is another test as we work to debug the IFTTT and Zapier automation.

Test

| February 26, 2014

This is a test of the new automation software we are using to automatically update our club blog from our individual blogs.

Working on More Austrians

| February 26, 2014

Over the weekend, I found a little time to begin work on eight battalions of 10mm Austrian infantry.  These will be used to complete my Austrian order of battle.  When I finish these eight battalions I’ll still be short a battalion or two of Grenzers and two regiments of hussars. In parallel I’ve been working [...]

Major Progress on 1814 Scenario Book

| February 23, 2014

Dave Wood and I have been plugging away at an 1814 scenario book for Fate of Battle for over a year.  Dave has put in a lot of hours over the past month to try to get this completed.  We wanted to release the book in 2014, and we’re just about done.  Earlier in the [...]

Snow Day!

| February 13, 2014

Today the whole Baltimore-Washington area was blanketed by sleet and snow.  As a result, work was closed.  That gave me time to spend four hours on my consulting job and to shovel a ton of snow.  I also had time to finish a couple of small projects I started after I finished painting 16 battalions [...]

Bones Flame Things

| February 12, 2014

After finishing up scads of Russians this weekend, getting them based, flocked, organized, and boxed, I was looking for something that would take a little less effort.  The figures I really wanted from the Bones Kickstarter were the large creatures.  I’ll be working on the hydra, rock creature, and other large figures later, but for [...]

Snipers

| February 11, 2014

…So this morning I was thinking about how to handle snipers in my under-development WWII skirmish game.  (You know the rules are almost done when you start thinking about snipers and vehicles getting stuck in the mud.)  I implemented snipers in Beer and Pretzels Skirmish (BAPS) many, many years ago.  (There are still some very [...]

Bogging Down or Throwing Track

| February 10, 2014

For the WWII rules I’ve been developing, I’ve been thinking about how to determine when a vehicle bogs down or throws track.  I didn’t want to create a new system or add yet more symbols to the action cards.  Duncan suggested that instead of this being the vehicle rolling to NOT throw track that perhaps [...]

Test

| February 10, 2014

Test of reposting automation.