Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer


| May 25, 2020

Florida is starting to re-open in a big way, working to get life back to normal, so CINC Domicile is starting to push to get out of the house. The tremendous hobby throughput I have had during the plague panic will be slowing considerably in the next few weeks. But, this weekend, I completed a […]

Leonardo Gets Anti-Tank Guns

| May 22, 2020

In a previous post, I showed the tanks inspired by Leonardo da Vinci that we plan to use in a What a Tanker! game in the near future. It was planned for Historicon in July, but Pennsylvania won’t allow gatherings of that size by July. As I continue to empty my box of primed and […]

Cecil B. (for Buck) deMille Surdu

| May 19, 2020

This weekend I recorded a number of short videos that I have stitched into three longer videos to share. The first is a video of us conducting a virtual play test of Wars of Ozz via Zoom. This is a two-hour video that takes the game from start, through clear conclusion, to post-game kibitzing. See […]

Another COVID Hobby Weekend

| May 18, 2020

The focus of this weekend was another Wars of Ozz play test game over Zoom. Chris and Greg were the opponents, and I was the game master. This time we recorded the entire game, and I have posted a video on YouTube. See the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUIIVap_vR8 This is a full, three-turn game that reached […]

Didn’t Get Much Painting Done This Weekend

| May 11, 2020

Sunday involved a fair amount of Mother’s Day activity, Saturday my daughter wanted me to teach her how the change the oil in her car, and Saturday night was virtual D&D. I also needed to sort through all my pulp figures and reogranize them from five Really Useful Boxes to six to make it easier […]

Display Case

| May 8, 2020

Several years ago I picked up a wooden display case at a craft fair (Bieglerville, PA). I made some backgrounds and placed some of my figures into the case. You can see that the backgrounds stretched all the way across the shelves. You can see that some of the backgrounds didn’t make sense any more […]

Test #6 With Image

| May 7, 2020

Completed Whiteout Figures

| May 7, 2020

I woke up very early this morning, and I managed to finish painting all the figures from the Whiteout Kickstarter from Sally 4th. These were fun figures to paint. I used a lot of contract Apothecary White for the base and then painted in a few details.

Painting Results, 1st Weekend of May 2020

| May 4, 2020

Continued to be quarantined due to the plague panic, I manage to get a lot of hobby work accomplished. In addition to finishing up the editing of the 17th Century supplement for Feudal Patrol and get most of the editing done on the Meso-American supplement, I managed to get a lot of figures painted. As […]