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Big Combat Patrol Weekend

| February 28, 2016

This weekend I had a chance to run, watch, or participate in three very different games using Combat Patrol(TM): World War II.  The first was Friday night at our normal club gaming night.  Zeb Cooke ran a Winter War 1939 game using the rules as well as optional rules from the recently released Winter War [...]

An Inspirational Story

| February 19, 2016

Here is an inspirational story.  It’s been around for a couple of years, but someone just sent it to me again, so I thought I would post it here:  The Krissoff Family We’ve all see the “I support our troops” bumper stickers.  I often wonder “how?”  Putting a bumper sticker on your car does nothing [...]

Second Combat Patrol: Science Fiction Play Test

| February 13, 2016

Last night at our club night we had a chance to put some science fiction figures on the table to test variations of Combat Patrol for that genre.  I made up unit stats that were based on WWII weapons.  The focus of the test was on how to handle body armor.   You can’t draw [...]

Completed Pig Iron SciFi Figures

| February 11, 2016

In addition to more WWII, I have been looking at adapting Combat Patrol(TM): World War II to science fiction.  The biggest hurdle was figuring out how to represent body armor, which I have done.  We are going to play a science fiction game at the club night tomorrow, so little by little, I have been [...]

Army for Lion Rampant

| February 6, 2016

Greg Priebe is trying to get us started on Lion Rampant.  In order to get up and running quickly, Greg asked Chris and me to paint an army.  He handed us each a bag of figures to paint.  We decided to paint them generically and by color.  I have the blue army.  I have read [...]

Pulp Cowboys

| February 5, 2016

Back before Fall In (November 2015), Bob Murched released a new line of figures within his Pulp range focusing on cowboys, Villistas, etc.  I picked them up at Fall In, and I am just now getting them painted.  They have Bob’s usual character and animation.  I think they are excellent figures.  We recently played a [...]

Fourth (and final) Installment of the Combat Patrol Design Article Posted

| February 2, 2016

The folks at Cigar Box Battles have just posted the fourth and final installment of my serialized article on the design of Combat Patrol.  Enjoy. Part 4

Combat Patrol(TM): WWII Now Available through Sally 4th

| February 1, 2016

After a few weeks of coordination, I am excited to announce that I have teamed with Sally 4th to make Combat Patrol(TM): WWII more easily available in the UK and Europe. Sally 4th is the maker of quality wargaming terrain, including their photo textured buildings.  Potential customers in the UK and Europe complained that the [...]