Wednesday, December 30, 2020

3rd through 6th days of Ho Ho Ho

 On the third day of Christmas, my true love said to me-

So, what do you want for your birthday? I will even get you toy soldiers. 

 (Ordered an Old Glory Army card, just to be prepared.)

On the fourth day of Christmas, my awesome daughter said to me-

So, Dad, what do you want for your birthday?

 Ordered some Wars of Ozzz stuff. ( More later.)

On the fifth day of Christmas, my grand-daughters, daughter and son in law, and my wife played a board game with me--

the game was 'Mansions of  Madness.'  (Sorry, Cthullu ate all the pictures.)

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love said to me..

I'm going out, run this one errand for me and go where ever you 'need to' while I visit my mother. 

 One more day to go this year, maybe there is hope for 2021.

In case I don't post tomorrow,....Happy New Year!

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

On the first day of Christmas, my daughter (who is awesome) gave to me...a box of  Perry French Infantry....



On the second day of Christmas my true love gave to me...breakfast before my MRI,

I wonder what the third day of Christmas will bring?

Tuesday, December 22, 2020

More Pulp

Probably the last unit done by Christmas, the specialist pack by Pulp Figures is fun to paint.  

Here is to all of you, wishing a happy holiday season!

   Pulp Miniatures Indian Army special weapons pack.

Monday, December 21, 2020

Yet more figures

Diving deeper into figures that have not been in previous posts. Continuing the nautical theme, and some others:


Three dangerous dames. Pulp Figures, done ages ago. They will be getting gender reinforcements in 2021 as Bob from Pulp figures added six packs of female adventurers.

Diving crew, topside and down below. Brigade Game figures.


A pair of dames  more, Pulp and Ral Partha.

State troopers, in State of CT livery. Brigade Games figures.

Pulp Figures explorers pack. Fun group.  One of the  few packs I bought painted.  Really need to build a scenario around these guys.

Friday, December 18, 2020

More photos of collection

 Well, today some photos of 1920's and 1930's era figures for upcoming pulp games.

First up, some local police,first responding. Figures from Brigade games.

Some more heavily armed locals. These from Pulp Figures.

Why so many local police?  Lots of unruliness in the local populace!

Then there are:

Some local fishermen....


 more local fishermen.   All the fishing crew from Brigade games.

Some Chinese leaders and armed guards.  The yellow robed standing and seated figures are from Pulp Miniatures, as is the standing red robed figure.  The sword armed guards are from the OG Boxer Rebellion range.

The shut down of Hinterland figures has convinced me to showcase figures from my collection that would otherwise wait until a game featured them. All the photos are done with my new tablet, not yet found the best setting, so quality should improve. 

More later.

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

End of an era

So, the email said good news, bad news.

 For the fans of the ladies from 'Hinterland Miniatures' last week marked the start of the close out sale.

After a good run, the owner is pulling the plug on his venture. Stock on hand is being sold off. 

What is left is here:

The figures were a breath of fresh air, made a lot of VSF and VBCW units come to life. Many were sculpted by Paul Hicks. 

Turn, turn, turn  I suppose. 

On the desk--if they talked.

 Playing with a new toy ( tablet ) and an app called "comica" and here is a sample.

All for now, much more to come.

Thursday, December 10, 2020

Monsters, Mr. Rico, monsters!

Not satisfied with sword bashing, the Friday afternoon crowd tried a scenario from the " Horrors of Vienna "   expansion for AD1666 .  Roger loyally went with the Cossack Rebels led by Bohun, wily Greg trotted out the Monster Hunters.

This is actually just before the mighty Lindwurm went down, victim to shooting and hacking by no less than five characters.
Earlier on the Lindwurm is enjoying raw daredevil for lunch.
Greg partially off camera reading up on his factions abilities.

The next few weeks will be sparse gaming as seasonal commitments occur.  I will try to send any progress on painting/solo work as I go.  As always, I have a cunning plan......

This post makes 2020 the highest in posts for a year.

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Here are some I have not shown-Darkest Africa figures

 I have a few figures that predate the blog that are at least as good as what I have shown, There is a big group from the Darkest Africa and Pulp areas.

First up, some Darkest Africa Belgians and their Askiri:

Blues.reds are from craft paints,  Flesh-both types-Howard's Hues. Bayonets, gun barrels by vallejo.

I have a few more Askiri, bringing the total up to 20 in the group. They must be camera shy.

Next up, some civilians from the same era, depicting mostly British.

From Old Glory Boxer Rebellion range, the Kitchen knife brigade.

Officers, preachers, pistol packing ladies.

British, Belgian, and Naval officer.

With the short Friday time-slot we now game in, some of these and others will make a showing over the winter months. We plan some Pulp-era games, some IHMN when 2nd edition come out, in between the Chosen Men and AD1666 games.

I see the ticker shows the100k mark for visits surpassed. Thank you all my non-bot gaming buddies!

The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune

Well, we have dipped our toes into the 'Blood & Plunder' game system, with Greg being the lead from last year.  The first go round had Greg take a Spanish & Indian forces to my English defenders.

The peaceful village. Beach to the right of frame.

All I had to do was hold the village.  My cunnin' plan was to hold most of the buildings, receive a cover save and blast his units. The problem was hitting his units at all.
There are several categories of infantry, some shoot better, some melee better, some are cheap.
 English militia and freebooter units face down the Spanish sailors.

Spanish fleet. Luckily we were concentrating on land rules, so more like 'things to come.

Each unit gets a card listing stats and special rules.

We played a two player ( Greg won.) A few weeks later, all three of us played. this time I was victorious over   Roger & Greg.  My units had learnt how to shoot and more importantly, hit!

We played twice in October and November.  Roll high if, like me, you were depending on firepower.  Also, watch out for Indians with bows.

Overall an easy game to pick up the mechanics with the unit cards having at least 80% of what you need. Good production value as well.