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Falklands Supplement for Combat Patrol(TM): WWII

| September 23, 2016

Greg Priebe just completed his Combat Patrol(TM) supplement for the Falklands. It includes some optional rules, stats for new equipment and vehicles, and unit organizations.  It is available for FREE download on the Sally 4th page and also on the Combat Patrol(TM) Web page. Enjoy!

Ma’k Morin’s Fantasy Rules

| September 19, 2016

To culminate gaming weekend to commemorate Ma’k Morin’s visit to the Aberdeen area, Mark ran a test of his fantasy rules at Wood’s Hole (Dave’s basement).  It involved “bad guys,” like Orcs, insect men, fire-spitting salamanders, goblins, and others, attempting to capture the tower from the “good” guys, composed of humans, dwarves, elves, and Roomans. […]

War of 1812 with Combat Patrol

| September 19, 2016

This weekend our club got together for a series of game in my war room.  The second game of the day was Duncan’s War of 1812 skirmish game using Combat Patrol(TM).  Duncan has been working on an adaptation of the Combat Patrol(TM): World War II for the Napoleonic era for some months.  A purpose of […]

First Run of Cyber Phase of LSNC: Science Fiction

| September 18, 2016

Yesterday, I had a bunch of HAWKs to my war room to play three games.  I set up the gaming day because a West Point buddy, Ma’k Morin was coming for the weekend to visit Dave Wood.  One of the games I ran was an initial test of the cyber phase of the Look, Sarge, […]

Star Wars with Combat Patrol

| September 18, 2016

Yesterday we tested Greg’s scenario and rules modifications to use Combat Patrol(TM) for Star Wars.  It’s probably not surprising that the rules worked well for Star Wars, as the film franchise is light on science and heavy on action. Greg built the cards for the various units.  For the Rebel speeder sleds, we just used […]

Gun Mount on Sarissa Armored Train

| September 13, 2016

In my previous post about a recent Poland 1939 Combat Patrol (TM) game, I showed some pictures of the Sarissa armored train MDF and paper kit.  In a couple of the pictures you can see an empty area that was obviously meant for some sort of weapon.  I thought that it would be a good […]

Poland 1939 with Combat Patrol

| September 12, 2016

At Historicon this Summer I had a chance to pick up the Sarissa armored train for 28mm figures.  Though it is meant to be a German train, I think, it works pretty well as a Polish train.  In these pictures you can see that I have sprayed it in field yellow and have not air […]

Labor Day Labors

| September 6, 2016

See Ma’k Morin’s blog post about Roomans here. Yesterday I painted 13 that Ma’k converted to “space Roomans” by combining parts of a Ral Partha Rooman with the body of a Reaper science fiction figure.  I think the conversion was quite effective. I cut some of the arms and re-glued them to give a little […]


| September 4, 2016

My buddy Ma’k made some molds of these long out-of-production figures.  They are ducks from the RuneQuest line.  He gave them to me a few months back, and this weekend I was able to get them painted. I painted half with the “sun” design on their shields and the other half with the “moon” design. […]

Giant Space Aliens

| September 4, 2016

A few months back, I ordered some giant space aliens to go with my growing science fiction figure collection for Combat Patrol(TM).  This weekend I finally finished painting them.   I decided that the giant, fierce-looking aliens would look good in ice-cream colored uniforms. I think for a science fiction game it is neat to […]