Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Stuff I Painted Over the Christmas Break

| December 29, 2017

A few days ago, I posted some pictures of female cuirassiers.  This is a rocket artillery battery that goes with those figures.  I really like the way his figures look like girls without being ridiculously proportioned. While at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire, I picked up these last few figures.  They were somewhat over priced, but […]

Write an On-Line Battle Report and Get Sally 4th Pre-Printed Vehicle Cards for Free

| December 23, 2017

Sally 4th has produced these very nice vehicle cards that are already filled in with all the information you need to play Combat Patrol(TM): WWII.  While it is easy to create these vehicle cards from the data tables and blank cards included with the rules, these cards make it easier to start playing a game […]

Barrage 2017 is only Four Weeks Away

| December 23, 2017

Barrage 2017 will be held 19-20 January 2018.  The even listing is quite full, with exciting games on both FRIDAY and SATURDAY.  Food is available at a reasonable price on the premises, and there are a number of nice restaurants close by.  We will have vendors, TWO Flames of War Tournaments, and an Art de […]

Hydra Robots

| December 21, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, I posted some pictures of some worm men with lasers that I recently painted form Hydra Miniatures.   In the same order, I purchased ten of these blocky robots. I really like them, but they all came with empty hands.  I wanted to add additional weapons.  In some cases, I […]

Venus 1888 Women at War by Joe Caruso

| December 21, 2017

I bought into Kickstarter some months back for figures from Joe Corsaro, called Venus 1888 Women at War.  I really like the figures, and I finally got around to painting them. I really like the mechanical unicorns on unicycles.  These riders are very cool looking figures.  They look female without being pornographic or exaggerated.

Recently Painted Stuff

| December 11, 2017

I recently received these space worms from Hydra Miniatures.  I really like them.  Service from Hydra was excellent. When I work them into a Combat Patrol game, I may give them the ability to burrow through the ground and come up behind the enemy. I also ordered these ducks from New Zealand.  I really like […]

Event List for Barrage Almost Full

| December 11, 2017

The event listing for Barrage 2017 (which will be held January 19 and 20, 2018) is nearly full.  We can handle a couple more Friday and Saturday games, but if you take a look at the Web page, you will see many great events. Go to the Web page, www.hawks-barrage.org, and create an account.  Then […]

Space Ducks Get Heavy Weapon Support

| December 6, 2017

I found these two duck figures (with the white helmets) at Walmart last week.  They are from a line of metal figures with various Harry Potter, Disney, and Marvel subjects.  This one is GizmoDuck, apparently from the animated series, Duck Tales.  They are quite large, but I think they look pretty good as heavy support […]

Barrage Events Listing is Filling Up

| December 1, 2017

Don’t miss your chance to participate is this terrific local convention, now two-action packed days of gaming! You can see the outstanding lineup of games by looking here:  https://www.hawks-barrage.org/games/ TWO Flames of War tournaments!  An ADLG tournament!  Many vendors.  Great games!  This is a great way to recover from the holidays. There are many kid-friendly […]