Saturday, June 25, 2016
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
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
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!
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