Sunday, September 20, 2015

Photos from Strategicon Wargaming Con

OK - Here are the photos from the last war gaming con I went to:

Some of the game were in Honor of a friend of many of us, Harold Hildebrand, who passed away this April suddenly. He was a good friend and game and was quite into Historicals, and enjoyed Flames of War and WarHammer Ancients. As WAB is no more...our group has moved to Hail Caesar.  And in his honor we had on Saturday The Harold Hildebrand Memorial Hail Caesar Open Lists Tournament. I was well attended with 19 players and great prizes.

If this link to the photos doesn't work, let me know and I will correct it.


Wednesday, June 10, 2015

What are you Painting?

  Well, I have been getting myself back together (see last post) and working on painting figure for me and for fun (I have finished all my commissions). So I have painting stuff for either - "Songs of Blades and Heroes" or "Lion Rampant"!

  These figures can be used for either game, but I planned on using them with Lion Rampant as Yeoman (I think)

   I am quite happy with the look and using Army Painters Quickshade Strong tone which I use a paint brush to apply to the figures (to be fair, they are cheap brushes you can get from any 99 cent or the like store).

Red Sonja perhaps?

  Both the barbarian ladies are for use with "Songs of Blades and Heroes", which is a fantasy skirmish game using small war-bands. I have watched and play the game and like the rules. And as I have a fair amount of barbarian types from a previous failed project, I have quite a bit to paint up and use.

  And as far as Lion Rampant goes, I am going to be using Teutonic Knights (FireForge plastics) and Russians for that and yes, I have a Alexander Nevsky figure! But for right now, it's the march of the barbarian horde!!!


Thursday, April 30, 2015

Goodbye Mr. Harold...

   This post is dedicated to the memory of one of my Best Friends, Harold Hildebrand, who passed away April 18th. He lost his battle with illness that kept him in the hospital for (approx.) 18th months, from 2006 into 2007.

   I had met him through another friend of mine at the Strategicon Game Conventions but really didn't get to know him till later, when he was still in the hospital. I would go visit him there, get him something if he needed it to work on while he recovered. When he finally got to go home, I discovered he was living only 5 minutes away from me! And so we got together often, play games, painting miniatures, etc. Harold was one of those guys everyone would want to have in their game group/club as he was a gracious winner or loser. He was fun to play with or against and liked to just have a "fun" game. 

  My world is a little smaller without him and I will missed him dearly. Now who will I go with to "Mama's Sushi" during "Happy Hour"?


Friday, April 17, 2015

Some Photos from the Game Con

OK - I have been gone awhile - Sorry! However, I thought I would at least post some photos of some of the games at Strategicon's Orccon 2015 in February. The following shots are from the traditional Friday night Flames of War game.

It was Early War - French vs. Italians

 And now let's get in the Way-Back Machine for some Lion Rampant! The Medieval Skirmish Game from Osprey....

And for those of you out there into Mecha and the like...the new Robotech boxed set....

I didn't get as many photos as I usually do because I was running my Lord of the Rings game (The Bridge at Khazad-Dum) and I was only able to attend the Con Friday Night and Saturday. However, next Blog will be about the game or actually 2 games as the first one ended quicker that I thought it would and some people wanted to play but couldn't be there when I started at 1 PM so I ran a 2nd time as well.  So how about a little teaser...
The Fellowship is falling back to the Bridge...

"Hold Them! Get the Hobbits across the bridge!!"
"AAiiee!" wailed Legolas. "A Balrog has come!"