Saturday, June 25, 2016

A Naval table... finished in two hours!

Hey all!

Well, my neighbor was throwing out a perfectly good round wooden tabletop this morning... so, I finally made up the naval board I wanted!

It features some Pirates of the Spanish Main ships that I have (I have a bunch more) that I touched up, and my old islands, which I redid the sand on (thank god.)

I plan to make a little simple set of rules for them, borrowing the movement tool from Star Wars Armada... it should be a fun little game.  Simple, but fun.  Now I just need people to try it out!:)

Anyway, I had wanted to do this for a LONG long time, and I'm glad I can showcase a new period and game at the House of War.  I am at the point where I need another table... and I may have something in mind.  I'll share more another time:)

Thanks for coming by!

Friday, June 10, 2016

A great new piece of WWII art for the war room!

Hey all!

Well, courtesy of my family and my birthday, I got a great new piece for the war room!

This is a repro piece from a WWII Japanese Zero... actually from a specific Zero, flown by Takeshi Hirano at Pearl Harbor.  It was shot down, and this piece is a recreation of a panel from his plane.

It is a super cool piece; the perfect color, real rivets... it just looks great.  All hand made by Gary Velasco (whose stuff is sold through Plane Junkies.)

Here is a shot this exact plane, and you can see the piece represented by my new addition, outlined in black.

It is nice to get a piece of more modern memorabilia, compared to all of my old stuff... it adds a different dimension to the room, I think!

Anyway, hope folks like it!

Saturday, June 4, 2016

A French pioneer gets a blanket...

Hey all!

Well, I remembered I had all of these Perry pioneers sitting in a drawer, and figured I should have one in this force, given that all of my regular French army units have a pioneer... So I grabbed this guy, a little green stuff, and gave him a blanket, being held by a wrapped up hand.  Overall I think he will look good!