Sunday, January 29, 2023

January 2023

 Happy New Year!

A fine start to the hobby year.


Played a club game of Bolt Action, and a solo game in by Burrows and Badgers campaign.

BoltAction in the Pacific at the club

Based the two Slaughterloo militia units

Very Burrows and Badgers

New pulpfigures

PAINTING

34 x 28mm Pulp figures= 34 points

Total: 34

YTD: 34

---Starting on the 14 Dwarf units for the end of the Slaughterloo project


GAMING

1 x Bolt Action at the club

1 x solo Burrows and Badgers

YTD: 2


BUDGET

$25 on primer, $25 on rules

YTD: $50




Sunday, January 15, 2023

The liberation of Warren Percy Continues

Warren Percy is aflame! The brave otter, Sinjon Stinkwater and his band of merry and furry comrades liberated more of the occupied village of Warren Percy.

Sir Barkley's depleted and bruised warband could not hold back the tide of freedom, but he did strike down a nasty shrew pirate that tried to block his way. The not so noble hound also left the sly fox archer, Demelza Dare, with only one good eye.

A calm has fallen oven the village during a weekend of religious holidays.


The outskirts of the village near the mausoleum.

Barkley kills the shrew pirate.

The mage, Tug McCaw, blasts the village with fire.

Bitsy and Legartha charge Fiona Honeycomb the archer (who is already injured and can't use her bow)

Barkley is savage! (d20 strike dice)

Cosh can't hold out against Elsbet and the Frog Mayor.

Double team on the poor Rabbit.

Sinjon smacks Tug around upstairs.

Barkley comes for his next victim, Demelza.

Side show struggle.

Tug is smited!

And Demelza falls next.

Fiona is the third to fall in the turn.

When Cosh is downed, Sir Barkley calls for a retreat. Half of Warren Percy has been liberated.



Sunday, January 1, 2023

December 2022 and end of year update

The end of a successful painting and gaming year. Very happy to be able to game in person with the club in Cape May, and I kept up my progress on my hobby projects. 

Christmas loot


Battlefleet Gothic game at the club

PAINTING

46 x 28mm Slaughterloo mounted figures: (2points each):  92 points

24 x 28mm Slaughterloo figures: 24

1 x cannon: 1 

Total: 117

YTD: 841


GAMING

1 x Battlefleet Gothic at the club

YTD: 21


BUDGET

$150 storage, $25 on rules

YTD: $2534


Plans for 2023

1- Finish the Slaughterloo project by end of June

    - 14 x 18 figure infantry units and then a scattering of leftovers

2- Start the year with the 30 Pulp figures I received for Christmas

3- Finish the B&B figures by end of the year.

4- Maybe start the Albedo figures in 2023, or this becomes 2024 main goal. 

5- Attend Historicon.

6- >15 games for the year.

7- Spending <$1000 plus Historicon costs

8- Work on the 28mm fantasy figures if I need a break.

9- Sell some more 15mm stuff.


Review of Plans for 2022

1- Continue focus on Slaughterloo: On target.

2- At least 12 games: Ahead of target:

3- Spend <$1000 plus Historicon costs: Missed it!

4- Work on B&B figures when I need a Slaughterloo break: Pushed to 2023

5- Sell some of the 15m MBA buildings: Not yet.

6- Finish building card terrain: In progress, stalled.

7- Relook 28mm sci fi skirmish with 5Parsecs and/or 7TV rules: Started this up again...and 28mm Fantasy too. 


Project Update

Burrows and Badgers: in progress, about 1/3 painted, whole range on hand
---Last Painted: Dec, 2021
---Last Gamed: Jan, 2023

Slaughterloo: In progress
---Last Painted: Dec, 2022
---Last Gamed: Nov,2021

A Very British Civil War: Continue to add figures occasionally.
---Last Painted: Jul, 2019
---Last Gamed: Jun, 2021

28mm Sci Fi:
---Last Painted: Jul, 2022
---Last Gamed: Jan, 2022

28mm Fantasy: Not Started (built some plastic kits)
---Last Painted:
---Last Gamed:

Albedo Anthropomorphic: Not Started
---Last Painted: 
---Last Gamed:

Fantasy 15mm: Large number of figures on hand to be painted.
---Last Painted: Jul, 2019
---Last Gamed: Jul, 2021

Pulp: Will have some bleed over with the AVBCW figures.
---Last Painted: Jan, 2023
---Last Gamed: Jun, 2020

World War Two 15mm: No planned additions. --- consider selling
---Last Painted: Jan, 2013
---Last Gamed: Jul, 2014

Kingdom of Katzenstein: My 15mm "Napoleonic" imagi-nation.
---Last Painted: Dec, 2018
---Last Gamed: Dec, 2011

Wooden Warriors: I don't plan to continue this project.
---Last Painted: Jun, 2018
---Last Gamed: Jun, 2018

Friday, December 2, 2022

November 2022

 Fourteen years since I started painting figures while deployed in Iraq to distract me. 


Next up...the last of the Slaughterloo forces...Dwarves. Starting on the five cavalry units and four artillery units...with some dedication, I can get them done by January. 

8 regiments of Elf cavalry




Fireball forward game of Italians attacking a British held ridge in North Africa.




PAINTING

64 x 28mm Slaughterloo mounted figures: (2points each):  128 points

Total: 128

YTD: 724


GAMING

1 x Fireball Forward at the club

YTD: 20


BUDGET

$39 on basing materials

YTD: $2359

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

October 2022

Painting mojo is still in the dumps but I am making some progress. I have 64 horses to finish in November to complete the Elf army for Slaughterloo.


Next up...the Dwarves. 

I also have some of the Albedo figures, Burrows & Badgers, and 28mm fantasy figures waiting in the wings.


My ships flew into a death trap.




PAINTING

9 x 28mm Slaughterloo mounted leaders: 18 points

Total: 18

YTD: 596


GAMING

1 x Battlefleet Gothic at the club

YTD: 19


BUDGET

$0 ! ---- again!

YTD: $2320


Saturday, September 3, 2022

August 2022

Hard push at the end of the month to finish up the Slaughterloo infantry in progress. Next up...9 x 8 figure cav units. Starting them on Labor Day weekend.

I'll miss the club September game.

Restarting my Slaughterloo campaign game...trimmed the map to a more usable size. Going to try the first battle with Soldiers of Napoleon again. 



AWC club game with 1/72nd plastics. 


PAINTING

126 x Slaughterloo figures (7 units): 126 points

Total: 126 points

YTD: 578


GAMING

1 x ACW game at the club


BUDGET

$600 on Albedo figures to complete the current collection....blew the budget

YTD: $2320


Thursday, July 28, 2022

July 2022

A mixed month in the hobby...I missed the club game day and have done less painting due to having COVID early in the month, but I did still get to go to Historicon.




Plan for August: Finish the horses for the Elf force for Slaughterloo and start on some of the renewed 28mm fantasy project (enough to game 5 Leagues).

PAINTING

9 x sci fi figures: 9 points

30 x Slaughterloo figures: 30 points

TOTAL: 39

YTD: 452


GAMES

1 x Burrows and Badgers

7 x games at Historicon

YTD: 17


BUDGET

$1200 at Historicon :( and 2 of the 7TV rules set boxes

YTD: $1720