Friday, July 30, 2021

July 2021

Great painting and gaming month...and only spent $15! Played a solo game and attended my first in person game with the South Jersey Gamers Association. Very fun game of 1939 Bolt Action. 

Painted up 5 Slaughterloo units...5 more Orc units to go for my 2021 goal. 

Prepped 12 Burrows and Badgers figures (and 4 scenery pieces).

Loaded all the Slaughterloo units into the Carnage and Glory computer moderated rules....I think I may use them for the next campaign.

5 Orc units





PAINTING

5 x 18 figure Slaughterloo units: 90 points

YTD: 510


GAMES

1 x 15mm fantasy hex based home brew rules

1 x 28mm Bolt Action at the club

YTD: 6

Next up...????


BUDGET

$45, paint and rules update

$2043 YTD 

SOLD: $5000 YTD

NET: + $2957

Saturday, July 24, 2021

15mm hex based Fantasy Battle

 Played a game of my home brew hex based 15mm fantasy rules. They are loosely based on Command and Colors / Battle Lore with custom dice.

Human kingdom and barbarians vs Orcs/goblins+.

The humans pulled out a victory by taking the hill (uncontested) and destroying enough enemy units. The Orcs were 1 base away from winning by destroying a whole command and enough units. Final score...9 to 4.

I will make some rules edits based on the battle and then they are playable minus refined rules for leaders/characters, and magic.


























Tuesday, June 29, 2021

June 2021

Half way through the year. Good painting progress, OK on the game front, and the big sell off will help for the next two years on the fiscal front.

Waiting on my Burrows and Badgers order to arrive. I will then intersperse painting them with the large Slaughterloo project. 


Goals for rest of the year:

1) finish 180 Slaughterloo infantry

2) paint two B&B warbands (20 figures?)

3) put together remaining card terrain

4) attend Historicon

5) Keep spending <$600 plus Historicon costs

6) Play 4 games plus Historicon


Slaughterloo Orc (British) artillery, leaders, and civilians

PROJECTS

1- 28 mm Slaughterloo: Will play the next game when I finish the Orcs (Brits)...target is end of the year. Starting the infantry (180 figures) in July. 

2- 15mm Imagination: No plans right now. 

3- 15mm WW2: No plans right now. 

4- 28mm AVBCW: No additions planned, the last game was fun with Combat Patrol. 

5- 28mm Pulp: I think this will be the next game after a 15mmfantasy game. 

6- 15mm Fantasy: Huge load of lead in the bin, time for a game. Still tinkering with my rules. 

7- 28mm Burrows and Badgers (figures on the way): Next to join the painting tray. 

8- 28mm Albedo Sci Fi: Will get the rest of the figures and start this after completing the B&B project.


PAINTING

12 x Slaughterloo Artillery men, 8 x civilians, 2 guns, 1 cart: : 23 Points

YTD: 420


GAMES

0

YTD: 4

Next up...I think I will set up for 15mm Fantasy


BUDGET

$0

$1998 YTD 

SOLD: $5000 YTD

NET: + $3002

Saturday, June 19, 2021

A VBCW game

AVBCW game using the Combat Patrol card driven rules. 


The BUF presence in the area has grown unacceptable. The River Otter Valley Local Defense Brigade (ROVLDB) decides to take action. 


"Red" Kate and her bands of ill trained socialists will pin down the enemy while Lady Otterford leads her chosen troops around the flank along the hedge lined drainage ditch. They hope to 1) eliminate the BUF machinegun position in the old Roman ruins, 2) ambush any reinforcements coming from the north, and 3) take some prisoners they can use to exchange for some of their own captured friends. 


Looking north towards the BUF position on the hill amongst the old Roman ruins.

The view from the MG position.

Kate's troops set up a base of fire but draw lots of heavy return fire.

All three sections pour on the fire to suppress the BUF on the hill.

Lady Otterford's commandos sneak along the flank.

Kate's troops get impatient and some rush the MG...taking heavy casualties [this was from a morale result in Combat Patrol]

Lady Otterford's section devastates the BUF reinforcements.

While the second section attacks the camp looking for prisoners. 

Taking two POWs, they decide to pull back.

The BUF reinforcements are done for.

Two objectives complete.

Although suppressed, the remaining BUF troops establish a defense around the MG position. 

Lady Otterford gives the signal to withdraw. 

Two out of three ain't bad.

Lady Otterford's plan worked. They caused heavy BUF casualties, took two prisoners, and scared the survivors even if the MG remained operational. "Red" Kate's troops took some losses, but they held in the face heavy fire.

BUF losses: 16

7xKIA

4xWIA

2xPOW

2xMIA (1 wounded, both turned up at HQ later)

1xWIA-DOW


ROVLDB losses: 11

3xKIA

4xWIA

1xMIA (turned up later)

3xWIA/MIA (1xDOW, 2x returned later)

Monday, May 31, 2021

May 2021

Good hobby month despite switching positions at work. We will see how things go in June. My painting goal is more modest...just 20 figures. 

Orc (British) Cavalry and Leaders


I sold off several collections: Space Ships, 1/300 WW2 Aircraft, Zombies, 28 mm Fantasy, 15mm Sci Fi, 6mm sci fi, some building and books. I still have a huge lot of magazines and I could sell off many of the 15mm MBA buildings on hand. 

I feel good about selling things off...I hope to jump start focusing on getting more games with what I kept....the remaining projects:

1- 28 mm Slaughterloo

2- 15mm Imagination

3- 15mm WW2

4- 28mm AVBCW

5- 28mm Pulp

6- 15mm Fantasy

7- 28mm Burrows and Badgers (figures on the way)

8- 28mm Albedo Sci Fi


PAINTING

35 x Slaughterloo cav: 70 Points


GAMES

1 x AVBCW game with Combat Patrol

Next up...I think I will set up for 15mm Fantasy


BUDGET

$25 on HMGS dues

$1998YTD 

SOLD: $5000 YTD

NET: + $3002

Thursday, April 29, 2021

April 2021

Made my reservation for Historicon. 

Big month of selling and reinvesting into another project. I have trimmed the collection to 6 playable projects, with 2 more smaller projects to be painted. Still have half the Slaughterloo collection to be painted, and I need to inventory the huge amount of 15mm fantasy lead on hand. 

I feel good about trimming the collection of terrain, figures, and books/rules. It cut my number of projects in half...which should allow some focus and getting each project on the table more frequently. A 2022 goal will be to have a game with every project. 


PAINTING

36 x Slaughterloo infantry: 36 Points

----also finished 35 horses, riders to be done in May


GAMES

1 x FOB3 Slaughterloo Campaign battle


BUDGET

$21 on Burrows and Badgers book, $1000! on Burrows and Badgers figures, $705! in card terrain (entire battle system fantasy range), $65 unit markers, $51 paint.

$1973 YTD 

SOLD: $3000

NET: + $1027


Sunday, April 25, 2021

Peace In Our Time

Suffering their fourth defeat in a row, the Todoroni led Unionist forces have sued for peace with the Burrovian led Associates. The savage battle in winter time in the Dark Elf lands could not turn the tide in the war for the aggressors. Who knows how long the armistice will last as rumors of mobilizing units of Orcs, Elves, Dwarves, and Dogs abound. 

Associates win with 34 victory points and 42 remaining national morale. 


The Unionist forces were driven back with each battle. 



The battle would see very little action on this flank as the Ottermen crept forward causing some to question their loyalty to the Unionist cause. 

On the other flank, very aggressive cavalry action went in the Associates' favor.

Goblins vs Ogres

Rats fend off Dark Elf lancers



The Ottermen and Halflings on the hill were soundly defeated by the Associates.

Heavy combat around the village, the Dark Elf cavalry attempted to screen an advance, but the infantry fell behind.

More cav vs cav action. 

This whole flank is swept away in time. 

Toads take it rough from the Werewolves.

Impetuous Ogre cavalry follow up their initial successes only to face heavy musket fire. 

Dark Elf advance can't gain any traction. 

The end of the Halflings.

The whole flank is falling.

Village secured by the Trolka Jager. 

Cavalry defeated, the Dark Elf infantry will try to take the village. 

Otters half stepping forward. 

Associates are in a favorable position along the whole line. 

But still taking some casualties.

Too little, too late, Dark Elf militia charge the guns. 

The Dark Elf Grenadiers briefly held the village after routing the Rat Guard...but they are ordered to fall back before the whole army is destroyed.