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The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Tanks for the memories…

| September 13, 2017

I have been working on a stack of kits that were sitting on my war room floor.  These included some Bandai plastic kits and some Blitzkrieg Miniatures resin kits.  This is part of my campaign to be able to walk into the war room. All of these kits will find themselves in a Combat Patrol(TM): [...]

Combat Patrol(TM) Star Wars game on Friday

| September 11, 2017

Last Friday night we played another Combat Patrol(TM) game to test the soon-to-be-released Star Wars supplement.  This scenario involved droids versus clones.  I had recently gotten my hands on a couple of droid and clone tanks, so this gave us a chance to try — and correct — vehicle stats for the supplement.  This was [...]

| September 11, 2017

Yesterday HAWKs member, Greg Priebe, and I got together to take some illustrative and filler pictures for the nearly-completed Star Wars supplement for Combat Patrol(TM): World War II.  This supplement is nearly complete and should be released in a couple of weeks. We also had a chance to review the vehicle and weapon listings and [...]

HAWKs Launch Battle in a Box Contest

| September 6, 2017

The Harford Area Weekly Kriegspielers are launching the Battle in a Box contest for Fall In! 2018.  Pass the word! See more information here:  http://www.bucksurdu.com/Buck_Surdu/Battle_in_a_Box_Contest.html

54mm French and Indian Figures

| September 6, 2017

My dad has been collecting Britains and other similar figures as long as I can remember.  He must have 10,000 of them in show cases.  In recent years, he has been collecting the Collector’s Showcase French and Indian figures.  He sent me these pictures today of his “pseudo diorama.” He doesn’t enjoy gaming, so these [...]


| September 5, 2017

Almost a year ago I found these goofy octopus tentacles in a bin at a store and immediately decided they would be useful for gaming. I finally got around to mounting them to heavy washers so they would stand up.  I then used ModPodge to create some texturing on the bases.  Then four coats of [...]

Labor Day Weekend Hobby Stuff

| September 5, 2017

Last week I spent the evenings assembling a stack of 1:48 scale WWII and Star Wars kits.  Over the weekend I had a chance to finish them up and base spray them.  In addition to a reinforced platoon of US Marines and a handful of Fallschirmjaegers, you can see the weekend results in the picture [...]