Sunday, June 17, 2018

Wooden Warriors

First batch set of fantasy adventurers/explorers. I am working on their first opponents, a tribe of goblins. Goal is to finish them this month and start gaming in July before Historicon.

My vision for this project is a hex crawl exploration game in which the explorers seek to colonize a new land...running into all sorts of trouble along the way.

I am thinking about three sets of rules, and I will try them all:
1- Advanced Song of Blades and Heroes
2- Savage Worlds
3- Pulp Alley

The inspiration for this project came from the fantastic work at:

While researching for this project, I also came across some folks gaming with Lego figures...very intriguing with the customization options and the 3rd party accessories being made.

My first scenario will be with ASOBH as the explorers have just set up camp on the beach of the new lands...time to start exploring inland.

Sir Miroslav, Baron of Otterford, and his stalwart company of explorers

Sir Miroslav in the middle, his standard bearer on the left and the mysterious sorceress on the right

Two armored footmen, a levy spearman, and a scout with some javlins

The priestess, two more footmen, another spearman, and an old poacher (archer)

Wait! What is that approaching from behind!

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 2018

Finished up basing all the on hand 6mm sci fi forces. This makes it a mature project but here are some holes I can fill over the next two years.

Next up...thinking about what to work on next. I have the huge 15mm fantasy pile of two smaller projects. I think I will work on the Wooden Warriors and then the Zombies. This should take me into the Fall and I can decide if I start more finish the 6mm sci fi project, continue the 15mm fantasy project, or begin Project X.

I registered for Historicon in July. At least 6 games in my plans including FOB, Peter's Campaign in a Day, and Combat Patrol.

The whole 6mm sci fi collection

Finished basing the 6mm sci fi collection, but I already took credit for those points
TOTAL: o points

Lots of thoughts...but no gaming :(

$0 for the month

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

April 2018

Finally finished painting the 6mm sci fi figures and buildings. Now I just have to finish the bases. Played a game using Panzer Korps with minimal modifications. Lots of fun and an interesting rule system for large scale operations.

Target is to finish the basing in May.

6 x 6mm sci fi bases: 6 points
88 x 6mm buildings: 44 points
TOTAL: 50 points

1 game of Panzer Korps with 6mm sci fi

$125 for the month on Project X
$525 year to date

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Border Clash

First outing for my 6mm sci fi figures. I am finishing the buildings this eek and then I will finish the bases on all the figures. Played the game using the Panzer Korps WWII rules with minimal modifications. Each unit is a battalion of generally 3 bases. I kept the scenario simple and the number of units low for both sides.

Peoples Liberation Front forces massed in the autonomous zone between the Peoples Democratic Republic of Eden (PDRE) and the Federal Republic of Zaara (FRZ). One PLF battalion seized the border crossing in a nighttime attack, while the second battalion entered the eastern end of the small border town of Garfeld, but could not make headway against a Zaaran Federal Police battalion in western part of the town. Thinking that the PLF forces would attempt to capture the Luther Corp. scientific research station to the north, Zaaran authorities dispatched all available forces to stabalize the situation. Detecting movement across the ill defined border, an armored brigade of PDRE forces moved into position.

Town in the middle, PDRE on the left, FRZ on the right.

PLF forced out of the town by the Federal Police.

Mechanized PDRE forces decide to intervene near the research station.

Zaaran Urban Reaction Forces battalions defend the research station in the foreground.

Federal Police secure the town, but are low on ammo.

FRZ National Guard mech battalion in half-tracks fall back after taking heavy casualties trying to retake the border post. The defending PLF forces included some unexpected heavy weapons.

PDRE mechanized battalion attacks the research station.

After regrouping, the National Guard battalion moves forward to attack the PLF remnants.

Urban Reaction Forces mass against the PDRE mech BN, causing heavy casualties.

PLF falls back leaving over one hundred prisoners.

PDRE mechanized and armor battalions pour fire into Garfeld, but the Federal Police hold on grimly. FRZ cavalry reinforcements join the fray.

URF BNs get the better of the exchanges near the research station.

One last attempt on the right flank, ammo starts running low and the supporting artillery battalion pulls back.

PDRE forces begin to pull back as nigh approaches.

PDRE makes no headway and decides to cover the withdrawal of the PLF forces.

PLF blows up the border post and retire in good order.

Saturday, March 31, 2018

March 2018

Almost done the on hand 6mm sci fi forces. Will finish up some civilians tomorrow. Next I will do the buildings and base the figures. All on track to have this done before Historicon.

The wooden warriors and zombie projects did not get any love this month., and I am being tempted by another project...must resist.

75 x 6mm sci fi bases: 60 points
TOTAL: 75points


$50 for the month
$400 year to date

Thursday, March 1, 2018

February 2018

Spent some quality time working through the 6mm sci fi forces. They paint up quickly. I will still have to base/flock them when I make a decision on how I want to make it look.

Two month into the year. I am moving forward with 6mm sci fi in March...I have about 3 months left of painting to finish the on hand figures and buildings. I will then order the next batch.

The wooden warriors and zombies are waiting for some attention. 15mm fantasy will be the focus next near.

Primed the buildings...need a second coat

Two battalions of artillery with transports

Two battalions of jump troops

Mixed units for the wheeled cavalry brigade

three battalions of regular army troops

four battalions of mech infantry

support weapon companies

60 x 6mm sci fi bases: 60 points
TOTAL: 60 points

0...spent my time painting

$0 for the month
$350 year to date

Friday, January 26, 2018

January 2018

A nice start to the new year. Good progress on the 6mm sci fi front and some work on a few of the wooden warriors.

I will continue the 6mm sci fi in Feb, big push during a 4-day weekend mid-month. The wooden warriors are great for just short bursts of painting.

Almost ready to start the first game in the next Katzenstein campaign. Made a mapboard to track the movement of forces, and almost done with the force rosters.

Hover Bikes

Armored Combat Engineers

Mix of figures

More wooden warriors in the works

Map for the next campaign

30 x 6mm scifi bases: 30 points
Total: 30 points

0...but getting close

$350 for the month...much more than expected but I bought the next big batch of 6mm sci fi figures
$350 for the year.