Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Zombies Come to Harford Mall

| April 24, 2017

The HAWKs supported the Harford Community College gaming day, HARCON, this past weekend.  The theme for HARCON this year was zombies.  Last year we changed our model for supporting HARCON.  In the past we ran a handful of games, but we found that many folks at the convention didn’t want to devote four hours to […]

ZombieSmith Alien Types

| April 17, 2017

My parents got me a bunch of the ZombieSmith aliens for Christmas, and I just got around to painting them.  Here they are: This is the crew of a space ship, hence the uniforms.  The figures on the end got a little dunked up by the dull coat, but when I sprayed them again, they […]

Slave2Gaming Alien Invaders

| April 13, 2017

I recently received these alien invader figures from Slave2Gaming, which is an Australian outfit.  Their service was excellent, by the way.  I had a limited amount of painting time this weekend, so I was looking for something I could knock out quickly. I primed them black and then sprayed them silver.  Then I applied a […]

Star Wars Combat Patrol(TM) Play Test

| April 10, 2017

This weekend I had a couple of the folks over who are working on supplements to Combat Patrol(TM) to help Greg play test aspects of his Star Wars supplement for Combat Patrol(TM).  All the combat stuff is working fine.  A focus of this play test was to look at the Jedi rules.  Greg has come […]

Bombshell Miniatures Scout Ship

| April 8, 2017

I acquired this scout ship kit from a buddy.  I assembled it a few weeks ago, but this weekend I finally had time to paint it.  I am very happy with this kit.  I am also very happy with Bombshell Miniatures.  When I got the kit from my buddy, it was missing one of the […]

Some Bombshell Miniatures Pulp SciFi Figures (and some other stuff)

| April 7, 2017

I received the Bombshell Miniatures’ ISW-69F Scout Ship from Rob, who had gotten it on Kickstarter, but then decided he didn’t want it.  I will post pictures of it in a subsequent blog posting (when I finish it).  In the box, however, were a handful of Bombshell Miniatures’ pulpy science fiction figures.  Over the past […]

Close Air Support for Look, Sarge, No Charts: SciFi

| April 4, 2017

When we bought into the Reaper CAV Kickstarter to get a bunch of N-scale tanks and infantry, we also received some aircraft for close air support.  They had been languishing in my to-be-painted pile for some time.  I had to subject them to steam to bend them back into shape.  Then I sprayed them either […]

Candidate Labels for Look, Sarge, No Charts: SciFi

| April 4, 2017

While I still have a lot of Combat Patrol(TM) projects to work, I have begun to think about the Near Future and Science Fiction variant of Look, Sarge, No Charts.  While Combat Patrol(TM) has been well received, it still hasn’t achieve the status of “cool rules.”  Still, I have been promising folks to start on […]

Spring Break Vacation

| April 3, 2017

Both Tom’s and Sam’s Spring breaks were the same week this year, so we took a family vacation to southern Florida to see the Everglades and the Keys.  We began our trip with half a day in the “Little Havana” portion of Miami, where we indulged in some terrific food.  We also purchased some Cuban […]