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Crescent Root French Hotel

| May 31, 2015

I ordered a 28mm Crescent Root (http://www.crescent-root.com) French hotel to see if they are as nice in person as they are on their Web page.  They are.  These are MDF buildings that come pre-painted.  Some sections are pre-assembled, and other sections can be easily assembled and disassembled. First, the paint job is superb — significantly cleaner […]

Vader Raids a Rebel Outpost

| May 20, 2015

Last night we played another Star Wars Miniatures game.  Each side had about 160 points.  The scenario was an Empire raid on a Hoth Rebel facility to blow up some McGuffin.  I was, once again, the Empire.  Darth Vader led the raiding party.  Defending the compound were Han, Luke, Leah, and a host of Rebels. […]

Corner Hotel from Multiverse Gaming

| May 17, 2015

I went to the Multiverse Gaming site (www.multiversegamingterrain.com) to purchase some of their fire escape kits to add to man of my pulp buildings.  While at the site, I found this corner hotel and ordered it. The kit is made of thick MDF, probably 3mm instead of the normal 2mm.  It assembled easily, despite the […]

A Mall Video Arcade and Pool Hall

| May 11, 2015

A couple weeks ago, I posted some pictures of the gaming store I built for our club shopping mall game (http://bucksurdu.com/blog/?p=3858).  this past weekend, I spent all day Saturday at my son’s track championships and with the Venture Crew at an all-night relay for life for the American Cancer Society.  Despite that, I did have […]

A Mention in Dispatches

| May 3, 2015

Cory Ring sent me this yesterday.  Apparently some folks are using my Santa Anna Rules for the American Civil War.  Santa Anna Rules was written for the Mexican American War.  It’s always neat to hear about folks having fun with rules I wrote.  Too often the only feedback an author gets are the slings and […]

G.A.M.E.R. Science Fiction

| May 3, 2015

Several of the HAWKs assembled this Saturday to paint figures for our Armies for Kids project.  After about three hours of painting, we set up an impromptu science fiction game using G.A.M.E.R.  I am still wrapping up development of G.A.M.E.R. for WWII, so it wasn’t quite ready for a science fiction game.  Chris had recently […]

Recent Terrain Efforts

| May 3, 2015

With limited painting time last week, I didn’t get to paint any figures, but I did work on a few bits of terrain.  Greg pointed me at Underground Lasers (https://undergroundlasers.com/index.php?id_category=13&controller=category), which makes MDF terrain accessories.  For my ongoing effort to construct a shopping mall for a zombie game, I decided to purchase the Food Court […]