Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Barrage Game Master Premium

| October 29, 2017

I ordered a bunch of compact tape measures to give to game masters at Barrage.  Today I made mockups of the tables that will be stuck to the two sides.  I think they will be a nice gift.  

The Starship Shmootar

| October 29, 2017

Over the past several months I have occasionally posted pictures of works in progress for the space ship I am building for Combat Patrol(TM) science fiction skirmish games.  After finishing up some additional “furniture,” I assembled what I have completed and took a couple of pictures. I have been building rooms from Depron, which is […]

Combat Patrol(TM) Cards for Warlord “Battle for Berlin” Set

| October 26, 2017

Warlord has produced another starter set of figures and vehicles.  These starter sets are very nice.  For those of you who are interested in using these figures with Combat Patrol(TM): WWII, I have posted the unit record cards for free download on the Combat Patrol(TM): WWII web page. Get them here:  http://www.bucksurdu.com/Buck_Surdu/Combat_Patrol.html  

Work Begins on Combat Patrol(TM): Dark Ages

| October 25, 2017

I have begun to develop a version of Combat Patrol(TM) using the GAMER(TM) engine.  This will be for ancient, mediaeval, pike and shot, and similar periods.  There won’t be huge changes from the WWII version, but the changes will better enable the rules to reflect to differences between modern combat and earlier periods.  I have […]

Recent painting odds and ends

| October 9, 2017

Over the past week and a half, I have had lots going on, so I have been painting small projects that I could knock out quickly.  Here are pictures I took this evening of things I have finished recently. It was kind of fun to do some figures in a uniform again.  This made the […]

HAWKs Invitational Gaming Day

| October 8, 2017

When we needed to change the date of Barrage, Cliff Brunken and several of gamers in New Jersey who run NJ Con: Fire in the East suggested that we might host a smaller gaming day.  After discussions among the HAWKs we decided this was a good idea.  As this was meant to be a low-key event, […]

Announcing the Star Wars supplement for Combat Patrol(TM)

| October 5, 2017

After many months of development, we are happy to announce the release of the FREE Star Wars supplement for Combat Patrol(TM): World War II.  This supplement was written by Greg Priebe, a long-time Star Wars fan.  With this supplement, you can “recreate” your favorite skirmishes from the movies, television series, and comics. This supplement uses […]

I Created a Video Play Through of Combat Patrol

| October 2, 2017

I created a video play through of a Combat Patrol(TM): WWII game using the soon-to-be-released Star Wars supplement.  Thanks for Greg and Chris for helping out. I have not made any public announcements about the video, yet.  I will hit all the on-line fora with this when we are ready to announce the availability of […]