Saturday, June 25, 2022

June 2022 --- mid year review

A fine start to the year on both the painting and gaming fronts. My Burrows and Badgers campaign is underway, and I have started a new map based campaign for my Slaughterloo fantasy black powder figures. A few great games at the club as well.

Club game of Gates of Antares

Looking forward to Historicon in a few weeks. I plan to play:



Combat Patrol


Wars of Ozz

54 x Slaughterloo figures: 54 points 
 Total: 54
 YTD: 413

Preparing the Elves for the painting table.

1 x Antares at the club
1 x Soldiers of Napoleon at home
 Total: 2 
 YTD: 9

B&B game on the table at home. 

 $20 on rules
 YTD: $520 

Sold figures: -$130

Let's look at the 2022 plan progress:

Plans for 2022

1- Continue focus on Slaughterloo 

----- On track. I may be able to finish the Elves this year. That will leave me about 6 months for the Dwarves/Prussians to finish the collection. 

2- At least 12 games

-----On track.

3- Spend <$1000 plus Historicon costs

-----On track.

4- Work on B&B figures when I need a Slaughterloo break

-----No B&B figures this year so far. And I just backed the next kickstarter for 26 more figures. 

5- Sell some of the 15m MBA buildings

-----Need to get on this...maybe I can post and sell them for local pick up at Historicon

6- Finish building card terrain

-----No progress

7- Relook 28mm sci fi skirmish with 5Parsecs and/or 7TV rules

-----No progress...I am very interested in the 7TV sets of rules. I also ordered the Five Leagues rule set. 

Sunday, June 12, 2022

The Canine Wars - Black Powder Fantasy with Slaughterloo figures

 Begun, The Canine Wars Have!

As it happens, from time to time, the nations of Uropa find that a time of peace is no longer advantageous. To break the recent peace, the combined dog nations that are members of the Unionist Alliance have taken offense at the independent city state of Sharpsborg's intent to join the Northern Associates. A casus belli found, forces from all over the continent mobilize for war.

Brigade contingents mobilize as fast as they can, on an imprecise timetable, resulting in piecemeal commitment to the central Sharpsborg theatre. After some initial minor skirmishes near between Burovian and Saxhunde forces, four brigades from each alliance have come to grips to the West of Sharpsborg.

The Unionist forces are on the offensive, intending to push the Associates away from the city and to take the central position. The Associate forces seek to hold the line to allow reinforcements from the North-west and North-east to consolidate around the city.

This is the opening battle in the ongoing campaigns using the black powder fantasy figures from Alternative Armies' Flintloque/Slaughterloo range. This game is played our using the new Soldiers of Napoleon card driven rules.

The battlefield from the Unionist position

The Unionist Pudigroan infantry brigade attacks the hill

Some initial success

An Associate Ogre cavalry brigade is coming to stabilize the flank

Unionist Ostarian cavalry face off with some Ogre infantry

The lancers rashly charge the steady Ogre infantry


Artillery in support


Ostarian Cuirassiers defeat the Orc Hussars

The battle is in full swing

Pudigroan troops prepare for a second attack

The Ostarian heavies are earning their pay

Taking the guns!

Rifle Orcs get hit in the flank

Heavies at it again

Third attack to take the hill

Despite holding the line, the Associates are getting nervous with the Union cavalry threatening to break through the center

Both forces are feeling the pain

Orc heavies pushed back

Pud Grenadiers hold the hill

Briefly...they face massed rifle and musket fire!

The Associates quit the field....21 to 18 on VPs....very close. 

The [blue]Associates fall back, abandoning the city.

Despite winning the battle and occupying the city, the Unionists are now outnumbered

More troops are headed for the center

A fun game. The card driven rules created a few dramatic moments and helped with solo play. The Associates almost held the field and did cause more casualties....but the Ostarian Cuirassiers saved the day for the Unionists. 

Thursday, June 2, 2022

May 2022

Started looking at the PEL for Historicon to pick my games. Always exciting to see everything being offered. 

54 x Slaughterloo figures: 54 points 
 Total: 54
 YTD: 359 

Just have to base the last batch of Dog figures in June.  

2 x Cruel Seas at the club
 Total: 2 
 YTD: 7

Slaughterloo game on the tableto try the new Soldiers of Napoleon rules.

 $150 on Burrows and Badgers kickstarter (23 figures) on last day of the month.
 YTD: $630    

I am selling off the excess Slaughterloo figures to recoup some funds. 

I also still plan to sell a large portion of my 15mm MBA buildings.