Sunday, October 22, 2017

New SAGA Reference Guide- Setup & Gameplay

  First of all I would to thank Raven Zachary for posting this Guide on the Saga Face book page. These will help speed up play.

Saturday, October 21, 2017

The Keen-Walker Confederate Carbine

More on civil war era firearms.   This era is an era I like because of the envelopment of firearms. It is amazing how many new design came of during the war.  The Keen-Walker is a unique carbine. It is a breech loading carbine.   Instead of me explaining let watch the video.

Also a side note.   The Romano Rifle company out of Penellville, NY does make a replica of this carbine.  For the cost of 4100 dollars.   Here is a link to his site. Romano Rifle Company

3d printer Tank

On the bolt action facebook page a member post these picture.   It is a very nice 3d print by John Herbert.   John used a C3 printer.  The tank peint file is from Thingverse.   Amazing how 3d printing is changing the hobby.

Friday, October 20, 2017

ASL Aachen Series Scenario

More ASL scenarios. The best part one can convert these to any rule set.  Enjoy. Plus this is the rest of  Those infantry have guts.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

U Con November 17-19 Ypsilanti Michigan

U-Con Gaming ConventionU-Con Gaming Convention

November 17-19, 2017, Ypsilanti, Michigan 
Role Playing, Card Games, Board Games, Miniatures, LARPs, Specialty Tracks, Exhibitors' Hall, Auction, and much more!

U-Con link

Easy Eight Russian Anti tank rifle unit

 Time to put up the Russians.  First up is a Anti Tank unit.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Confederate Whitworth Sniper rifle

As some will know I can of a firearms junkie.  For well over 30yrs I have shooting Civil War era Muskets, rifles and carbine. During that time I won shooting medals and team medals. What I find interesting is people believe the weapons of the Civil War era  are not accurate.  I have news for you. They are deadly, I have shot groups the size of a quarter.  Golf balls hang from a string at 50yds. 

 The video your going to watch will explain how accurate the Whitworth is.  Many a union officer died in action from a shot fire from a whitworth rifle.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Playing ASL via Vassal

I got Advance Squad leader board loaded on Vassal.   It took a bit of messing around to get Vassal to work for.  Also I got a copy of  Solitaire Advance Squad Leader via the Game Geek board.  My starter kit should be coming shortly. Also I found a used copy of ASL rule book version at a reasonable price.   Looking to contact with a group in the area soon.   Matt a Vassl ASL player sent to you video to get me started with Vassal.   You will see the you tube videos below.   Any comments or suggestions are welcome

How to set up Vassal

How to set up and play ASL on Vassal

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

ASL Scenario Hogan's Hero

  Here is the first of the ASL Scenario that I promised to start posting. Also there is an image of the broad.   I loved Hogan's Heroes growing up.  Hard to believe that was 53 yrs ago. Enjoy.

Monday, October 9, 2017

Added a new blog Cerro Manteca 1811. Sharps Practice campaign

I'm a fan for Too Fat Lardies games.   Today I found this blog of a campaign using Sharps Practice 2 on face book.  The players had a great time playing the game.   In the beginning of the game they struggle with the rules.  But slow came to grips on how to play.   I suggest you check this well written blog.  Cerromanteca1811   Below a few picture from the battle as teaser..

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Advance Squad Leader. New page for me

It has been a very long time since I played ASL.   Last game was about 1982.  That was before my buddy got transferred away.  Today I found some of the game covered in years of dust.  I know I have more modules but my wife is great at hiding my stuff away.  I been searching for blogs on ASL.  A lot them just stopped blogging several years back.   Great blogs but the owners disappeared of give the game up.

My hope is to add ASL module or scenarios here.   If I think there is enough people interested I just my start another blog just for ASL.   So far the interest in Battlegroups Easy Eight game isn't very bad here.   I have added to my following list The 2 Half Squad: advance squad leader site.

Als can be found here.  the 2half squads   Also Im still looking for the ASL soltiarie module

M26 Pershing Tank Hit/Damage chart for Easy Eight

M26 US Army's answer to the Tiger Tank.

Thursday, October 5, 2017

M8 Greyhound Hit/Damage Chart Easy Eight

Here is another chart. The recon M8 Greyhound.

ASL player in the Detroit Area

I'm trying to find ASL player or group in Great Detroit area.  Looking to Macomb county. It is hard to find a group.  ASL is almost like a secret group. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

3D printed Terrian and building info by Joakim Strom

As of Monday my son got my 3d printer running.  I bought mine off Ebay.  There is a long story to this purchase that I won't go into.   I purchased Fat Dragons dungeon wall set.  In the next couple of days my son should be dropping off some walls. 

One the blogs I follow "The Miniatures Man" Joakim Strom has a large amount of very good information of 3d Kickstarter  funding.   Stop by his blog and check out his posts on 3d printing.

Miniature Man

Image by Eskice

Image by Eskice

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Start a new Tab for Solitaire broad games

 As I grow older I'm finding it harder to find individuals to play some broad games.   Avalon Hills made a great number of great broad games.  Haven't forgotten about them over the years I recovered them just shortly ago.   To name a few B-17, Tokyo Express, Patton and few more.  I got lucky to find on Ebay a seller that has all the games on Disc.   Here is the link to the seller: Tony Software shop.  For 10 bucks I received 8 complete game with numerous articles.   On Evil bay B-17 was going for outrageous prices. 

Next I discover ASL Solitaire.  I never realized how big of a presence this is.  Google turn a every large number of sites.   Some are dead but many are still going.   One that is going very strong is Gamesquad: Gamesquad   This is like the mother load of broad games.


Not sure how many people are following my Easy Eight posts.  To me this is the forerunner of Too Fat Lardies Chain of Command.   So I got very little feed back of that tab.

Currently I'm looking for this.  Right now it will cost me a kidney to buy.  Hope people are enjoy my blog.

Jgdpze IVL70 Hit/damage table

More for Easy Eights games.  Here is the effects charts for a hit on Jgdpzr IV70.  This chart can be used for any rules set. 

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Organizing your paint bottles.

On a facebook a person posted the he was using Lipstick counter display for his paints.  Well this is one heck of great idea.  The display holds up to 60 bottle of paint.  This one is on sale for
 12 dollars.  For more info check out the link:  Lipstick display

Home-it Nail Polish Holder Acrylic 5 Step Counter Display Holds Up 60 Bottles

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Easy Eight French Resistance stat sheet

Something a little different for the battlefield.  Playing the French resistance fighter could lead to some interesting scenarios.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Olde England Grown New Blog

While searching for information on what colors to paint my ECW troops I found this blog.  It is a very good blog. 
   This is what the owner of the blog has to say

 Lord Thomas Hawksby's  regiment is a ficitional English Civil War Parliamentarian Infantry Regiment of pike, shot and attached company of Firelocks.  The regiment will also have attached Artillery.  This blog tell of the daring tales, adventures and characters of this regiment in 28mm miniatures, word, photos and pictures.

Found that is a great read and fun to follow.  Plus lots of picture of his painted troops..

For more follow the link:  Olde England Grown New