Wednesday, August 31, 2011

August 2011

Got some painting done early in the month then trailed off. Looking for a good output in September.

Did not buy anything this month...only second month since I started three years ago.

61 x Splintered Lands figures: 61 points
1 x Blackhawk helo: 5 points

TOTAL: 66 points

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Buy gone bad

I played the first battle in my imagi-nation modern skirmish campaign. My rebel group, The King's Grand Legion, is at a small town to purchase arms and ammunition. A small group of unknown assailants shows up to ruin the buy. This is sure to be trouble with a Federal Police outpost just down the road.

The quiet town of Vodkagrad. The group is spread out pulling security while the negotiations get underway.

Roland leads the negotiations with Angela pulling security (more on the names later).

A trio of masked gunmen emerge near the orchard.

Things are going well so far.

Until a fire fight breaks out. Crystal goes down lightly wounded, but Kesha kills one of the attackers and knocks another out of the fight. The third tries to slip into town only to get blasted by Genessa.

All the shooting brings in some unwanted company.

Two Federals lead a six pack fo local fuzz.

A fierce firefight breaks out. Tommy goes down while Seamus ends up killing one cop and wounding another. Roland is caught in the open and captured.

Doc, Crystal, and Kesha also fall into Federal hands.

Maurice recovers from being shaken up on teh balcany just in time to jump out the window and run after the fleeing truck full of his comrades.

The end result is a busted supply buy and five of the crew taken into Federal custody. Two of the masked gunmen were killed and the other heavily wounded. One of the police officers is also heavily wounded and one killed. This is sure to bring some heat on the movement.

Seamus gathers the remaining members and takes stock of the situation. In order to gain some legitimacy, they will have to strike back...a prison break is in the making. The KGL will also have to find out sent the masked gunmen.

Played this game with the Flying Lead rules from Ganesha Games.

Krasnovia is my imagi-nation modern country that is crumbling with all kinds of rebel, independance, and criminal the hard pressed government police and army.

The King's Grand Legion is a center-right group advocating for a return of the King in a constitutional monarchy with a strong senate.

The small core of the Legion consists of:

Black Death Seamus (code name): Q3, C2, automatic rifle +2, Hero, Leader ---Group leader and former officer in the Katzian army. Dedicated to returning the king to the throne.

Genessa, Dutches of Bartley: Q3, C2, automatic rifle +2, Hero, Leader --- Second in command; distant relative of the king.

Roland: Q4, C2, automatic rifle +2;

Tommy: Q4, C2, automatic rifle +2; Body Armor

Maurice: Q4, C2, automatic rifle +2; Marksman

Kesha: Q4, C2, automatic rifle +2

Crystal: Q4, C2, shotgun +2

Trixie: Q4, C2, shotgun +2

Angelina: Q4, C2, pistols +2; Fast (long move)

Shakira: Q4, C2,

"Doc" Holliday: Q4, C2, pistol +1; Medic

Charlie: Q4, C2, automatic rifle +2; Stealthy

[The names are inside jokes with my wife and son]

Monday, August 22, 2011

Project Update

Since I just finished the Splintered Lands project, time to take stock of things.

1- Imagi-Nation
2- Space Ships
3- Flames of War
4- Splintered Lands

--- I will add to these as I see something I like

1- Modern imagi-nation skirmish

1- Sci-fi skirmish (1st batch on hand)
2- Ancients
3- Pirates

1- WW2 skirmish
2- Wild West
3- ACW or Napoleonics (6mm)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Song of the Splintered Lands

I have brought another project to maturation. The Song of the Splintered Lands range is from Splintered Light Miniatures . I am using the Song of Blades and Heroes rules from Ganesha Games . They have a specific supplement for these figures that is fantastic but I will modify the setting some to allow for more mixed warbands.

I have one of each of the figures from the whole range...188 figures total.

My painting skills are poor...these are actually super figures. Clean castings with lots of character. I strongly recommend them.

I made an otter fort for the figures and will add other terrain as the mood strikes. My son wants a fort for his hares. I am thinking about a small keep inside a protective hedge wall.

Here is a picture of all the figures together:

Note on basing-- 20mm round 1.5mm Likto bases plus a stick on magnetic bottom. Texture with Vallejo grey pumice mixed with craft brown paint. Green static grass and edge with course sand.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Splintered Lands update

This is the last batch of the Splintered Lands figures. 61 figures. More info in the next post.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Another Ranger Platoon

A platoon from Historicon. Can never have enough Rangers. My son is reading an old (1980) copy of "Darby's Rangers". It is well torn up as I have read it every year since I got it in about 1981.

A M7 Priest is in the back in support.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Recon Jeeps

The 3rd FoW purchase picked out by my son at Historicon. I need to add some white stars to the front armor plate.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


A band of Roudy Raccoons. I like the fish standard and the whicker shields. The guy with the hand crossbow and tricorne is a great figure too.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Mighty Mouse warriors!

Came out better than I expected, the white with bright red and blue gives them a sharp look.