Thursday, June 30, 2011

June 2011

June has been a fair month. Finished the Starmada project and made some good progress on skirmish figures.

I am working on a mid-year review so more later.

27 x African Military
38 x Fighters (Starmada)
12 x Masked Gunmen
21 x Mercenaries/contractors

Total: 98 points

I am working on some Weasels for Splintered Lands...then come Mice and Raccoons.
Also have African Militia in the que for July.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Fall Thaw

06 November: After a few days of snow and freezing temperatures, a general thaw has set in. With the unexpectedly warm weather comes some unexpected decisions by the Commanding Generals.

LTG Von Stroodel has decided to send a division under MG Grumm to occupy the critical ford at Furthing Ford to the North before settling in to Winter quarters. This strong defensive position could protect the main army's advance in the Spring.

Unbeknownst to the Katzenstein Commander, Poo-Bochen has also sent a force to occupy the ford to pin the Katzian Army in the South.

After delays in organizing his forces and repeated requests for additional troops, MG Grumm's division marches North and arrives near Furthing Ford on the 16th.

The Katzian forces consist of:
Pamplemoose Pandours
Fuddle Fusiliers
Zooks Zouaves
Velites of the Guard (Prinz Noah)
Royal Bleu Border Constables
Ooblek Sappers and Miners
Saint Rose Musketeers
Saint Polycarp Musketeers
Saint Clement Musketeers
Valing Valley Chassuers
West Bunglefield Chevau-legers

Will be playing the battle with the Field of Battle (Piquet) rules. I have a nice new set of the playing cards from Brent Oman. This will be the first outing for several of my units. I rolled up the commanders and unit stats over the weekend...the Katzian forces are in for a tough time with an Abysmal Commander facing a Superior enemy.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

African Military

A set of 27 generic African Military figures. These will be used in the Krasnovia campaign. Painted them with a reflective green base and iraqi sand camo.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Starmada #4 --- fighters

The last of the spaceships. This completes the project. Finished these on Fathers Day, 19 June 2011.

I painted each flight a different color by type:
6 x Fighters
6 x Interceptors
4 x Attack Craft
2 x Shuttles
1 x Recon Craft

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Starmada Fleet #3

A mix of civilian ships.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Starmada Fleet #2

The second fleet. Painted up for my son. I have to figure out how to use my camera!

Monday, June 6, 2011


I am planning some structure to my 15mm generic modern skirmish gaming.

I was inspired by several things such as:
A Very British Civil War
Yugoslavian Wars
Post WW I Europe

So The Republic of Krasnovia is born! The name comes from the fictitious nation used by the US Military to represent a Soviet trained army for use during training exercises. It featured heavily in training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA.

My Krasnovia is a mess. Lots of political, ethnic, religious, and other factions fighting for control of key locations. Most are focused around the capital, but some others will be included.

I will have a latter post with some of the locations and factions. Your feedback is always welcome.
I am planning on a simple association map instead of any specific layout. Easier to track a campaign this way.

The rules will be Flying Lead (SOBH) for individuals and Force on Force for any squad/team engagements.

The figures will be 15mm from several sources:
Peter Pig
Rebel Minis
The Scene
Blaze Away

Some of these will do double duty in my future sci-fi plans.

Some of the key areas/buildings are listed below.
Any other suggestions?

Refugee Camp

Woods/forest/wildlife preserve









Cemetery Hill

Radio Station

Water Plant


City Hall


Rail Road

TV Station

Rail Station




Post Office

Downtown (commercial district)




Police Station

Fire Station


Power Plant

Nuclear Plant


Industrial Section (petro-chemical)



The main countries in the area are listed below:

Republic of Krasnovia:

Islamic Republic of Parumphistan: Eastern neighbor that is exporting a violent form of radical Islam.

Republic of Mohave: Southern neighbor controlled by a corrupt government beholden to powerful drug gangs.

Republic of Atlantica: This is a regional power to the North that is intervening in an attempt at peacekeeping/peacemaking.

Regional Cooperation Council:

United Nations Mission-Krasnovia: (Force K)

Some of the various factions fighting for control (generaly listed from the far right to the far left):

Krasnovian National Party:

People's Phalange:

Royal Army of the People: A group of nobles advocating for a return of the king as a figurehead for the oligarchy.

Christian Coalition of Krasnovia

King’s Grand Legion: A center-right group advocating for a return of the King in a constitutional monarchy with a strong senate. [This is my main faction]

Government of Krasnovia: This is a weak coalition government that is slowly fracturing.

Mohave Cartel

Parumphian Brotherhood

Krasnovian Workers’ Union

Central Committee of Krasnovian Communists

Sunday, June 5, 2011

African Rabble

Some well armed African militia. RPGs, MGs, AKs...good firepower. Will serve as another Krasnovian faction.

Saturday, June 4, 2011


A dozen figures for use in Krasnovia. These can be used for several factions.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Police, agents, and rioters

Three groups of figures for skirmish use.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Starmada Fleet

The first Starmada Fleet. The glare is bad in these shots...I have tried matte spray a few times but keep getting the white film. Two basees broke, need to replace them with metal stands.

They are placed on a Hotz mat...looks good. I have two mats to cover the whole table.

Two more half size fleets to paint plus fighters. I did not enjoy painting these but want to get these project finished and play a game.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011


A band of fox warriors for Song of Blades and Heroes.