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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Barrage is Less Than Two Weeks Away!

| September 29, 2015

Combat Patrol Imminent

| September 28, 2015

After nearly three years of development, Combat Patrol(TM) is nearing completion.  The game features some really innovating mechanics that streamline play and reduce table cutter.  I have also play tested it in numerous convention games.  My gaming group has even begun adapting it to other historical periods.  There are many good WWII skirmish rules on […]

A Little Painting

| September 27, 2015

I was camping this weekend with the Venture Crew, but I had a chance on Sunday to finish up a few figures that I have been working on for a week.  These are from Pulp Figures.  Four are from a sleuths pack, and the fifth, with the Tommy Gun, is “Stash Gable,” which was a […]

Some Weekend Painting

| September 14, 2015

  Last Spring when we were at Disney, I found this set of figures that are about the right scale for gaming.  They are probably closer to 20mm than my normal 28mm, but they will do.  I don’t know what game to use them in, but I’ll figure that our some day.

Frostgrave Game

| September 13, 2015

I was invited to try Frostgrave today with Chris and Greg.  This is a reasonably new game with a huge following.  The basic premise its that some ancient city has been locked in a glacier for many years.  Now that the ice is melting, bands of adventurers, led by wizards and their apprentices, roam into […]

Brigade Games War of 1812 Indians

| September 8, 2015

This weekend I didn’t get a lot painted, but I did manage to knock out these Brigade Games War of 1812 Indians that I picked up at Historicon. In terms of both size and style, I think they will mix nicely with all the Old Glory Indians I have for the French and Indians Wars. […]

Here Come the Yanks

| September 5, 2015

  At Historicon I purchased a few more inter-war Americans in tin hats.  I painted them this weekend.  I now have a sizable force ready to take on some baddies. I often use a subset of these forces to accompany Duke Morrison on his adventures.  I am working up an interesting Duke Morrison scenario that […]

Two New Buildings for Granville

| September 5, 2015

All three people who follow this blog will recall that I have been building up a town for pulp games for several years.  A year or so ago I went on a spending spree on Ebay to get a bunch of Plasticville buildings.  There are only two or three remaining that I want but don’t […]

Barrage 2015 Planning

| September 3, 2015

Planning for Barrage 2015 is shaping up nicely.  We had the last gaming table fill today with the addition of our last game.  I am happy with the breadth of games, from WWII to modern.  I am also happy with the number of kid-friendly games. We are actually running short of tables, so if the […]

Recent Painting Projects

| September 1, 2015

I started working on a few Pulp Figures last weekend and finished them up this evening.