Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Armies for Kids 2015 Gets Underway

| October 19, 2014

For the past several years, the HAWKs have been putting together painted armies, running games for kids at Historicon, and giving the painted armies away to the kids (ten and under).  The first year we gave away AWI armies.  In other years we’ve given away Seven Years War, Napoleonic, and Civil War armies.  This year [...]

Terrain for 10mm WWII

| October 14, 2014

Usually a year or two ahead of rule development I start painting figures and building terrain so that when we start to work on the rules, we have something with which to play test. The vehicle in the foreground is a 10mm science fiction vehicle for scale.  I recycled some packing material.  One held a [...]

Not Quite Seven Years War in 10mm

| October 14, 2014

Rob Dean has been running Not Quite Seven Years War games in 54mm with home-cast figures for years.  A little over a year ago, Chris Palmer got the idea of doing it in 10mm with some variant of the Look, Sarge, No Charts rules.  As I had the day off today, I finished several units. [...]

More Air Support for My Female Hussar Force

| October 13, 2014

I have often said that much of the Warhammer 40K stuff looks more Victorian Science Fiction than “hard core” science fiction.  I have a few Warhammer vehicles that I have added some smokestacks and other bits to make into vehicles for GASLIGHT.  I have a hard time investing $50 for a single, unpainted model, but [...]