Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Entry for November 27, 2007

And so Tim and my 1st attempt to use Blue Foam and MDF to make sectional game boards goes down into history (or was it lunacy?) Anyway, further attempts will be made to make them work (who knew that 2' x2' MDF and foam could be such a pain !

I went down to the going out of business sale at The Game Castle in Anahiem and pick a bunch of figs at uber discounts (Reaper 50% off). So I have more un-painted lead and some other stuff.
I just can't get my little brain around painting my Basti for Wargods. My Muse has gone on vacation for them...so far. The Sobeki are primed. And I have been making smoke and dust markers for our FoW desert games (at least that is going great !) And we need to work out what the we are going to run at the Con. I can do the Temple of Caltiki but I need to order the figs to get started on them NOW! Or maybe a something else...Sigh....


Friday, November 23, 2007

Entry for November 23, 2007

OK, so I've got a new bunny, besides all the old ones!

Got an idea inspired for a phone call from Bruce some days ago. He we were talking about the Con in February and if he was going to be there (not sure at this time) and made mention of a older game we did, "Rumble in the Jungle". That stuck in my mind and one morning under the influence of a large cup of coffee and a hot shower, my brain went into over-drive. "Rumble in the Jungle, Part II The Temple of CALTIKI!" And that little idea has had help as I found a older copy of "Wargames Miniatures" magazine with a scenario in it, "The Temple of Toltec" ...hehehehehehhehehehehe I need to get the figures for it (a list in im progress) and I already have the terrain! And as the 1st game was done using CR 2.0, so would this one, as I know the rules very well after all this time. It also works well for a Pulp/CoC type game.

Also sent my order to The War Store for all the Perry Miniatures I want (at this time). I just needed more British & Command for them, plus a Gardner gun & crew. I have all the Fuzzy-Wuzzies I need right now, except Command figures and a mounted Amir, which I got. And some more stuff for my Mid-War FoW Italians forces. German anti-tank guns are always a welcome addition!

A bit of cash was spent ($250.00 approx) as this was their "Black Friday" sale, take an additional 5% off their usually discounted prices.


Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Entry for November 13, 2007

Well, the game on the 11th (Sunday) went well. Had a great time even if we did totally finish the game (Turn 4 of 6). Harold lost steam around 3:30pm and had to go home, so we went off to Brookhurst to spend $$ and keep the American economy strong!

As of the end of turn 4 the British won, as they had possession of the of both objectives. If we could have played longer it might have ended differently as we could have had some of our reserves hit the board.. Next time!

Got my copy of "In the Footsteps of Legions" the supplement for "I ain't been shot Mum!" for the Mediterranean and African Campaigns. OK, a little lean on details on the OOB for everyone & some of the material appears to be written as if the reader knows more than they might on the armies, vehicles, etc. involved (Example: 2pdr tank guns have no HE rounds. OK which British tanks have 2 pdrs?? The gun the tank's main gun isn't listed). Suffers from the same problem FoW has, not telling you who had what when during the campaigns. Still some useful info never-the-less.

Need to get my Wargods stuff done & out of the way to work 100% on the new stuff (and old) I have for my Italians. And we need to get going on what we are doing for the game Con in February!


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Entry for November 06, 2007

Well, before ZZz's time, a quick entry.

The Japanese 20mm ATR's are 98% finished, just need their bases label and some spray flat and they are done. Worked on my Basti as well, trying to get them along. The Sebeki are ready for primer (white or black? Maybe Grey?) And then I need to get on my FoW Italians! 88's


Went with Harold to Brookhurst Monday. Boy is starting to crank things out again so it's time I got my motor running again as well.Lots to do. He got a lot of his 28mm WWII standed and primered and has his Germans pretty much finished.
Time to get out of the funk and back in the shaddle again!


Thursday, November 1, 2007

Entry for November 01, 2007

Well, another Halloween has come & gone. Got a lot of kids this time & had fun passing out candy. But on to the important stuff, like the left-over Almond Joys...eeerr...miniatures!

I standed my Japanese aircraft, so that's done. I need to finish my 20mm ATR and then get on my 15mm British and the FoW Italians. I plan to also start on fixing the bases of the figures I got from Trow Thursday afternoon. And my Italian aircraft await as well...

Nice photo of my Japanese Objective Marker!