Saturday, December 31, 2016

December 2016

Closing out the year on a roll. Great month for painting, and I got in a game in my Pulp Alley campaign. I hope to continue my progress in the new year.

18 x 12 figure 15mm imagi-nation units: 216 points
TOTAL: 216 points
In Progress: 10 x 12 figure units for "The Imperial Army" in my Katzenstein project

1 game Pulp Allley

$287 this month: splurged on a whim (and there was a sale) to start the 6mm sci fi project
Total for the year: $967

Budget: $233 under budget, Plan: <$100 per month; on target

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Rumble in the Harbor

I played the next game in the Perilous Island Pulp Alley campaign.

All clues so far have pointed the leagues towards a distant port in the far east.

Lady Elaine and the Eastern Brigade led by The Duke faced off against a band of vicious Chinese pirates led by the infamous Chanimal. This was a solo game in which the pirates won a hard fought victory 4 to 2.

The Brigade approaches from the airstrip.

The pirates have landed at a nearby cove.

The Duchess quickly gets some information from a friendly merchant.

While The Duke convinces a newsboy to provide directions.

The pirates search the Catholic mission and the docks.

The Countess spies something down the alley to the left.

The nuns provide no usefull information (red herring card)

Lady Elaine and her hired guns head for the docks.

A savage battle unfolds.

The pirates accost an old wise man...and he tells them that the Old Sailor they seek is in the bar across the street.

Casualties mount on both sides.

Found Him! What information does the Old Sailor hold in his rum filled head.

The alley of blood.

Lady Elaine unwisely steps onto the dock without her guards.

The Countess falls.

But the Duke guns down her foe.

Chanimal's crew have secured the information they seek...and captured Lady Elaine in the process.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Merry Christmas 2016

Merry Christmas to all. A nice haul from Santa to start the day. I have also been getting quite a bit of hobby work done this month.

An annual order of wargames books. The markers/pens will be for an attempt to put some fine details on a few figures. The loot below includes 6 packs (5 figures each) of Pulp Figures .

180 figures ready for priming. These are the last of the infantry (15 units) for my Katzenstein OPFOR.

6 completed units for that project. red, white, and blue themes throughout. I will base them up with the next batch at the end of the month.

A Pulp Alley game on the table. Using 15mm (18mm) buildings as stand in.

I splurges on a batch of 6mm scifi figures from Brigade Models. They were on sale and I did not expect them to arrive until January. Pleasant surprise to start the holiday week. The resin buildings are very nice. I am looking forward to starting these after the Katzenstein OPFOR are complete (july is my target).

7 more units for the OPFOR evil Empire!