Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

More ducks?!

| May 26, 2018

Yes, more ducks! A few weeks back I ordered more ducks int he mail.  They have been sitting on my painting desk for a while.  I primed them in Krylon silver, washed them in Citadel Agrax Earthshade, and then painted in the details.  I am pretty happy with how they turned out. My buddy Dave […]

Updated Spreadsheets to Create Units for LSNC: SciFi

| May 14, 2018

As a result of Saturday’s developmental event, I updated the spreadsheets that we use to create units in LSNC: SciFi.  It is a big Excel spreadsheet with a bunch of formulas and lookup tables.  Players select some attributes about their units.  The formulas then derive other attributes and determine the cost of the unit.   […]

Look, Sarge, No Charts: Near Future and Sci-Fi Rules Development

| May 13, 2018

Dave Wood, Greg Priebe, and I got together this Saturday for a session to work on the LSNC: SciFi rules.  We focused on the cyber fight and spotting.  It really needed to be a small event, because we were changing the rules on the fly, sometimes during the same turn.  In the end, I think […]

Completed Two More Sally 4th Photorealistic Buildings

| May 13, 2018

This week and weekend was my first full week at home since February.  A little at a time, I worked on two more Photorealistic Sally 4th English buildings.  One was the corner shops, and the other was the terraced houses.  As with all the Sally 4th kits, they went together very easily, and the instructions […]

Brian Ivers’ Arnhem Game Using Combat Patrol(TM)

| May 9, 2018

Brian Ivers recently sent me another battle report of a WWII game he ran using Combat Patrol(TM).  It is posted here with his permission.  Thanks for an entertaining read, Brian, and thanks for the kind words about the rules.  Enjoy! The game is set on the outskirts of Arnhem on 17 September. General Roy Urquhart, […]

Some Recent Miniatures

| May 7, 2018

Work has been very hectic lately.  I haven’t been home a full week since February.  On top of that we decided to renovate our basement by adding bead board, painting, etc.  As a result, my hobby time has been limited.  This Sunday was the first time I had to spend in a while, and I […]