Saturday, July 28, 2018

July 2018

Great hobby month. Historicon was a blast...lots of fun games. I had many days off from work this month and I took advantage to get the Zombie project done...opening the way for a new project from my "I am interested, but will probably never get around to doing" list. A Very British Civil War comes to New Jersey. Bought all the to start painting.

Zombies chasing the survivors

VBCW figures ready to go

Sir Miroslav leads his band to explore the cave

102 x 28mm Zombies and Survivors: 102 points
TOTAL: 102 points

--- I also glued all the AVBCW figures to cardboard...and started the first batch.

6 games at Historicon

---Wooden Warriors game on the table...and I want to get a zombie game going in August.

Out the window. The huge purchases of AVBCW and Slaughterloo figures took me off the rails. At least I have figures to paint for the next few years!

Friday, July 20, 2018

Project Update

Time to take a look at the status of all the hobby projects I have worked on over the ten years since I have been painting. Time flies...I can't believe how long it has been since I finished some projects or brought the figures out for a game.

Just when I thought I was done starting new things, this year I did the Wooden Warriors, bought a load of figures for Slaughterloo, and then went on a AVBCW craze at Historicon.

The biggest whole in my collections is now 28mm terrain.

A Very British Civil War: My latest project.
---Last Painted: Not started
---Last Gamed: Not started

Slaughterloo: Next up after AVBCW.
---Last Painted: Not started
---Last Gamed: Not started

Zombies: Phase I complete.
---Last Painted: Jul, 2018
---Last Gamed: Not started

Wooden Warriors: Phase I complete.
---Last Painted: Jun, 2018
---Last Gamed: Jun, 2018

6mm Sci-fi: Company bases and battalion units for large scale games with modified Panzer Korps. Phase I complete.
---Last Painted: May, 2018
---Last Gamed: Apr, 2018

Fantasy 15mm: Now my biggest collection. Large number of figures on hand to be painted.
---Last Painted: Jul, 2016
---Last Gamed: May, 2017

Pulp Alley: Will have some bleed over with the AVBCW figures. No major additions needed. I will contnue to collect all of the Pulp Alley cards and scenarios.
---Last Painted: Dec, 2017
---Last Gamed: Dec, 2016

World War Two 15mm: Started as Flames of War but switched to IABSM and individual bases. No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Jan, 2013
---Last Gamed: Jul, 2014

Sci-fi 15mm: A mix of sci-fi and modern figures. No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Jun, 2013
---Last Gamed: Oct, 2013

WW2 Air Combat: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Apr, 2013
---Last Gamed: Apr, 2013

Splintered Lands Animals: My favorite figures. No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Dec, 2011
---Last Gamed: Feb, 2013

Starmada Space Ships: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: Jun, 2011
---Last Gamed: Feb, 2013

Kingdom of Katzenstein: My 15mm "Napoleonic" imagi-nation. This is the project that got me started in November 2008. I can't believe it has been over 6 years since I played a game with them! I have at least been painting for the collection. I will continue to add a unit every now and then.
---Last Painted: Jul, 2017
---Last Gamed: Dec, 2011

15mm Pirates: No planned additions.
---Last Painted: May, 2016
---Last Gamed: None yet

Plasticville Buildings

A short post to log my plasticville buildings so I can reference them if I run into any more at a flea market.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Historicon 2018

Just back from Historicon at the Host in Lancaster PA. The facility is under all around. My room was just fine, facilities in general will need lots more work. Food options very poor...but there are plenty of places close by. Looking forward to seeing the event in a new location next year.

I played in 6 games. I missed the one I was most looking forward to due to a late work call...very disappointed. My apologies to Peter.

I managed to pick up an extra game of Combat Patrol the next day to make up for it.

I met Richard Clarke of Too Fat Lardies fame...nice chatting with him during a Sharpe Practice game.

I overspent...getting into a new project will do that. Bought lots of figures for Very British Civil War...and ordered what I could not find online. I also picked up some Plasticville buildings cheap at the flea market.

Good fun all around.

Peter Anderson's Campaign in a Day using Snappy Nappy. My Spanish took a heavy pounding but I kept Ney from influencing the main battles...earning us a decisive victory.

The campaign took place over 12 tables. 

Zama using Commands and Cathaginians repeated history with a defeat.

A F&I War game with Sharp Practice...on a very nice table. Very fun game with a great GM. The English kept the French from escaping the table...but Rodger's Rangers under-performed.

1940 BEF vs Germans using Combat Germans took heavy casualties and the Matildas made short work of our Pz38s. Fort got to take a picture of the next game...same table and scenario but with the French taking the German role. I played the French and lost again!

Third version of the same battle...this time with Star Wars figures. I played with the droid side and we clobbered the clones. ObiWan was heavily wounded, and then killed by a droid tank. 

Plasticville buildings...will make a good town filled with zombies.

AVBCW figures...many more on the way.