Sunday, March 7, 2021

My latest Blitz Bowl team is nearing completion...

 


Here they are... an Imperial Nobility team!


Have to do their coin, marker, and their balls!


Just another... six, I think... teams to go?

Some 15mm Old West miniatures


Hey all! 

Well, I started up a new project... a 15mm Old West collection!

I won't write too much right now (I actually wrote a short article that I hope may find its way into Wargames Illustrated...?) but I did want to take some photos and share them!



These first few shots are from a game my son and I played... it was a very near thing!  This was my gang moving up into town, where my son had holed up in the saloon!



And here are some shots of the individual cowboys (dismounted and mounted), a bad NPC gang, and my civilians!





 

Thursday, January 21, 2021

A new game in town... Blitz Bowl!

 

Hey all!

Well, I happened to be hanging around Barnes and Noble this holiday season, having gotten a bunch of Barnes and Noble gift cards as gifts, thinking about what to buy.  I wandered over to the game section, and I saw something called... "Blitz Bowl?"  What the heck is Blitz Bowl?  It LOOKED like Blood Bowl, and was made by GW... so a little poking around revealed that it was a NEW game, a joint venture with B&N and GW, that was basically a Blood Bowl Lite game that gamers seemed to LOVE!

So, a bunch of gift cards later... voila, eight Blitz Bowl teams for my son and I to play with!

He also did some painting, and man, for a nine year old, they turned out AMAZING!

We are in the second round of our first eight team tournament... we are keeping track of TDs with hash marks on bases (red means a game winning TD)... so far in the round of four it is Dwarves vs Chaos and Halflings vs Skaven... we'll see how it goes!

Anyway... here are some photos!  First up is the halfling team!





Here is the Khorne team.




And here are the Dwarves...




Here is the Undead team, painted by my son!




The Nurgle team, also painted by my son.




And the Human team, painted by my son!




And here is the Wood Elf team!




And finally, the Skaven, with an added Rat Ogre I had lying around:)







Thursday, August 27, 2020

Some random 10mm Napoleonic eye candy...


Hi all!

Thought I would just share a few bits of eye candy from a recent photo session... always love to look at oodles of toy soldiers!:)

 









Friday, August 14, 2020

Started a "Mighty Empires" project...

 


Hi all!

Well, along with Richard Sharpe and the Rifles, another summer project of mine was to makeup a little set of Mighty Empire tiles, with the plan of making a fun little Viking rading game using them!

So here are the first few, all done up, with a few Viking crews raiding across them!

Painted up my own 28mm 95th Rifles and Richard Sharpe!



Hey all!

Well, I had a summer project; namely, painting up a small force of the 95th rifles, made famous by the Sharpe's series!

So I found the movement trays that I wanted, went to Brigade Games for the miniatures, and finally did up Richard Sharpe and the 95th Rifles!

Here is Sharpe himself, ready to fight!

Here is a stand, led by Frederickson.

And here is Sgt. Harper, leading another movement tray of men!


And here is the whole group.  I did a little label on the front of each stand, with the names of each Rifle on them.

So finally, I have a real force of the 95th... it's about time!:)

And for fans of Sharpe, PLEASE do come and read my own little homage to the series, "Sharpe's Wine"... I think it is actually quite a fun read!

Saturday, July 18, 2020

Some more of our Walking Dead campaign...

Hi all!

Well, we played five more games today... some went SUPER quick... and I thought I would share some photos!


Here is the first one... a food supply run.  It was pretty clear... not many zombies anywhere, so we were able to move up and take care of business quickly.


A zombie did end up being in the house we checked for supplies, but we were able to sneak through without it hearing us.


My guy, Brian, headed towards the other supplies, which seemed easy to snag.


Sandra went to go clear out a nearby car.


And then they went and looted the UPS truck together and ran off!


The next mission was a "Found New Survivor" mission!  He was in the middle, but while there were a ton of zombies they were mostly at the far end of the board... we figured we could avoid them.


Or maybe not!  Two zombies lurched towards Sandra, although she was able to fight them off and knock them back.


Meanwhile Allen moved towards some other supplies, hoping the nearby zombies wouldn't notice him.


Once we got our supplies, we ran!


Next mission was just our new guy, Jim, and Sandra... we rolled up a "Surrounded!" mission!


Sandra and Jim check out some nearby supplies, unaware that a horde of zombies is heading their way...


But thankfully they were able to simply RUN, and they got past the zombies around them and off the board!


The next mission was a Defensive Supply run!  Again it was just Jim and Sarah (Allen and Brian were just too beat up and starving... in maybe supply 25 rolls, we only rolled up food maybe four times... our survivors are slowly starving to death!)


Sandra was grabbing supplies and ready to go when a zombie shambled around the jersey barriers and towards her!  But then Jim, thinking fast, blasted it with his pistol, knowing that even if he missed it the shot would bring the zombie towards him and away from Sandra!  But his aim was true, and he took the zombie out, enabling the survivors to escape.


The next mission was ANOTHER "Surrounded!" mission!  Our survivors really have to pay more attention!  Again, there were a TON of zombies, but not many between our survivors and the way home.


Sandra took a moment to check the bed of a nearby truck....


... while Allen went to check a pile of boxes near a nearby mobile home.  And then we just RAN for it!


So here is the crew now!  As you can see, we have a TON of gear, but we are DANGEROUSLY low on health... we just aren't finding enough food to stay alive!

And we rolled up the next mission... our base is under attack!