Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Completed First Battalion of Reaper CAV Vehicles

| March 30, 2016

A few weeks ago I received my box of Reaper CAV figures in the Bones material from the Kickstarter.  I really like the look of the vehicles, as they have a near future vibe that I find plausible.  I didn’t purchase any of the stompy robots, because I think they would be silly, impractical, and [...]

Combat Patrol at Cold Wars 2016

| March 21, 2016

Last weekend was Cold Wars in Lancaster, PA.  Due to family commitments, I was only able to attend on Saturday, when I ran three back-to-back Combat Patrol (TM) games.  In addition to my games, Zeb Cooke ran a Winter War game with 28mm figures, Dave Wood ran two Boer War games, and Duncan Adams ran [...]

Painting Results

| March 6, 2016

I had a busy Saturday, but this Sunday I had a chance to get some painting done.  Saturday I played in a Tekumel game run by Bill at Games and Stuff using GASLIGHT.  The game was quite fun.  While at the hobby store I finally found the Frostgrave sigilist figure I have been wanting to [...]

Unboxing Pig Iron Science Fiction Vehicles

| March 4, 2016

In a previous post I showed pictures of Pig Iron infantry that I recently painted.  Soon after I learned about Pig Iron, they announced that they were going out of business.  So my planned slow purchase of Pig Iron infantry and vehicles turned into a leap.  Yesterday a box arrived with infantry I had ordered [...]

Winter of Discontent Supplement for Combat Patrol(TM)

| March 1, 2016

I recently posted a (free) supplement to Combat Patrol(TM): World War II to play games set in the emerging genre of political unrest and revolution in the UK in the Winter of ’79.  The supplement does not attempt to expand the back story but merely provides the stats and options rules for Combat Patrol to [...]