Tuesday, January 21, 2020

on a personal note...

I try to keep the blog to mostly hobby stuff.  But I have something to share.

Today I got fitted for my first ever  pair of hearing aids.  on the way home I heard Billy Joel play the "Root Beer Rag" on the radio.  Wow, much better when you can hear the 'sparkle' in the notes.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

2020 Imagination campaign- the Northern 'NPC' countries

So, the map is for the Northern tier of NPC countries that I will adjudicate. Basically cribbing the character  process up from WRG Tony Bath's Wargames Campaigns (  which if you don't have, try to find an old copy. ) 

I have chosen the names for the figures in my collection, the Brunswickers, Hanoverians, Dutch Belgians, Hessian and Swedish troops from the 1813 and later period. I have already rolled for the number of noble houses in each country and how many people i each.  As I need them, I will gin up characteristics.  This characteristics should guide me in what these small but important kingdoms will act upon.

I will add the map to the campaign page as well.  The letters/arrows refer to the mapcards and the orientation.

Sunday, January 5, 2020

1939 Polish Armor - Bolt Action models

As promised, the mobile portion of my 1939 Polish force.  1939 Polish armor !

 The dreaded a/c.
The tank that was based on a Vickers model.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

January 2020, Poles for Bolt action.

As per usual, I missed the opening day of a league, an escalation early war BA at the Portal in Manchester, CT.

I do have a force set to go, the first round is 500 points, restricted to squads, mmg, medium or light mortars.

 Two ten man infantry squads, with BAR option in each squad, the attendant LT and Medic to the left.
Better shot of the medic, MMG and Medium mortar. 

These fellows were reported in January 2016....but no photos.  There are another two squads, which look remarkably like the first, as well as second MMG and Medium mortar teams. You can tell I was going for a 1000 points?

Other units later added include a 37mm A/T gun, a 75mm gun (would hardly be a 1939 Polish force without one of these. )

 Astute readers will notice I cut off the barrel counterweight in the photo. Rest assured the model was not damaged. In reality, it is still attached.

The a/t gun suffered no such indignities, sometimes smaller is better.

Oh, and some armor, although sadly no tankettes.  I will show these at a later time. Now to find the D6 that is in Polish.  Żadnych więźniów! (No prisoners!)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Added a page... Sci Fi

Sorely lacking has been progress on the 'extra' pages which  is something I will devote more time to in 2020.

Bold words, I know. It is the day, and the optimistic outlook generated.

The first added page has a very quick intro to 'Silent Death' one of my sleeper rules sets.  Even some photos of some of the models.


First post of the New Year: Peaky Blinders find at Barnes & Noble

I have really enjoyed the series so far, and maybe there will be more episodes. I have watched it on Netflix (US) but it is a BBC production for those viewers across the pond,

Found this book abut the series, great resource for color photos of clothing circa the 1920's in Britain....at least Birmingham. Anyway, at half off the cover for a year end sale, it was an impulse purchase I was glad to make.

The connection to wargames?  A great source for ideas in the interwar period.  Besides, the photos are cool.

"By order of the Peaky Blinders"