Thursday, October 18, 2018

Crescent Root Release 28mm Spanish building

Here are the latest releases from Crescent Root. The series is called the Villa.   For all the TFL players that game Sharpe's Practice..   These new building are a perfect fit for your gaming table. Crescent Root building are top notch.   Check out the pictures below. I believe you will agree with me.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

The ultimate revoler for Men who would be kings

Well any Victorian area game. With this revolver you run out of ammo.  You can just stab them.  It is for real..

Monday, October 15, 2018

Confederate Cook and Brother rifles and carbine

I have a great love for civil war era arms.  For 25year I made first class replicas of  civil war rifles and carbine for peopl in the N-SSA.  The N-SSA or North south skirmish association is a live fire group of  civil war shooter. 

The Cook and brothers carbine was one I wanted to make but didn't get around to it.  This company made enfield pattern rifles and carbine.   They at the beginning of the war where some of the finest weapons around..   Here is a great video on the Cook and Brothers firearms.

Crusaders by Georgios Galazoulas

Looks like I need to hang up my paint bushes.  George's Crusader knights are amazing. Oh did I tell you that they are 28mm!

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Dux Britanniarum

 Great introduction /intro to Dux Britanniarum  I would like to find someone interested in this TFL's game

Saturday, October 13, 2018

ASL Solitaire PT2

 Getting started to play Solitaire ASL.  Great videos to help one starting playing.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

ASL Solitaire Part 1

Finding a copy of this module isn't easy.  When you do the price is pretty high.  If one can't find a face to face player this becomes the only option.  The ASL group I play with said that the systems works pretty well.   Here is an excellent video on the module.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Advanced Squad Leader Storage solutions and Tools

As you have found out if you are a ASL player that storage can be a problem.  Lucky for me the group of players I have joined give me good advice. 

1.  Buy Plano 3700 series boxes.  5 x 32 compartment.
2. Good ring binders.  These are to store your maps broads and scenario cards.

This video pretty well answers most questions.

Russ Eastern Medieval Militia

These picture ca inspire one to make a Russ Saga army.  The drawing have amazing details.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Night Fighter Ace Roster sheet

Night Fighter Ace is a new game by Compass Games.  It is a great solitaire game.  Here is a sheet to keep track of your crew status.

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Atlantic Wall bunker video

The video is something a historian and wargamer should watch.  It is truly an amazing feat of engineering.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Advance Squad Leader components explained.

I know when I opened the ASLSK box I thought.  Crap look at all these parts.  Then how do they all work together to make the game playable.  My poor old brain started to spin.  Lucky for my I have a mentor.  David Lamb is the mentor I have to guide me through the maze of playing ASL.   Lucky for me David is one of the elite ASL player and designer in the country.   He along with PJ Norton, Fred Schwartz and Robert Davis are some of the best in the ASL world.   All to these gentlemen have been playing ASL since the 80's.    More of this later in posts in the future. 

Now for the video.  If you like the ASL system and have  a son or daughter.  See if they are willing to play the game.  It is exciting to play. Also a little cheap to play than miniature gaming. 

Below are the first two video to get one started on the ASL adventure.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ASLSK terrain explained

The video explains the terrain features on the game broad.  This will help a new player get their head around the values of the terrain.

Monday, October 1, 2018

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Duke Seifried passed away yesterday 29 Sept 2018

Duke Seifried Aug 19, 1935 – Sept 29, 2018

Word has come in that Bruce “Uncle Duke” Seifried has passed away from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF).  If you’re in the miniatures gaming hobby, you probably knew of “Uncle Duke”.  He was intimately involved in the creation of the hobby, even before there was such a notion.  Duke was a born salesman.. and more importantly a showman.  He knew that the way to sell the hobby was to sell the sizzle, so he could be seen at all the big conventions back in the late 70s and early 80s, showing off the wares, making connections, and selling the fun.  He was an early pioneer who saw the potential of miniatures with roleplaying games (which was mostly D&D in those days). Duke worked for a lot of companies over the years, TSR, Heritage Models and other outfits (often with whomever he could form an alliance with to market toy soldiers).  By the 1990s, miniature wargaming and “adventure gaming”, as he coined the phrase, had developed into a thriving hobby industry.  After he semi-retired from manufacturing and selling, he continued to put on giant extravaganza games- Aztec Cities, the Bocage, giant Pirate games, and the Siege of Minas Tirith– Duke knew how to put on a show.

This is a shocker, but given his age and health issues it wasn't a surprise.  His vision of miniature gaming give us the Heritage Miniature lines..  The beautiful 15mm Napoleonic, American Civil War and Ancient.   The gaming table he made where some of the best.   Rest in peace Uncle Duke.  Thank you for all the wonderful thing you made for the hobby.

More here about The Duke: A Giant in the world of miniatures

More on Lovecraft interview by Joakim Strom

If you have gone to or bookmarked Joakim blog shame on you.  His blog has all of he latest 3d print item that have or going to be release.    Now here is his excellent interview with Mr Lovecraft.  Lovecraft interview  P.S.  you can find Joakim blog on my side bar

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Tabletop Troubadour Games 3d building.

This guy is amazing.  Johnny Fraser-Allen is the creator of all this amazing terrain features.  Plus he is sell the STD file to create all to these buildings,  trees and etc.   I must get a 3d printer...

More about the Kickstarter can be found here:  Table Top Troubadour

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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

ASL with Stew Scen 5 Pt 1

Stew first battle against another player using the Table Top gaming app.  I have purchased the Table Top off of Steam.  It is a pretty awesome gaming app. Plus there are 838 plus game for you to pick from.  Take a look if you have the Steam gaming site.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

3d printed Space Hulk

To me 3d printing is here now for gaming.  The only limits would be computer skills and imagination.  Oscar Mallinson has a very good buddy who create his Space Hulk.  The question is what 3d printer is a good.  I bought a Troxy which was sold to me a A8net.  My son took it and I never got it back.  According to him it doesn't run for shit..    Anyways here is the eye candy.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Syrian T 72 ???

Okay this is one bizarre mod for a T-72.  Too me it look like the tank is carrying its own tent frame. Is this designed to keep you in the tank or keep the RPG's out...

Sunday, September 23, 2018

ASL table top on steam "Vasling with Stew"

Here is part three of the on going series using table app for playing ASLSK.  To myself this looks like a better way to play than using VASSAL.  The video is on the pregame setup

First part can be found here: Playing ASL on Tabletop simulator

Amazing video of running WW2 German vehicles in a movie

In Russian they film a WW2 war movie.  The call went out that the director wanted  real WW2 German vehicles to make the movie look correct for the period.   Some very rare German vehicles showed up. 

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Museumfest Advance Squad Leader Mini con

Every year around this time P.J. Norton puts on a two day event.  The main theme is Advance Squad leader.  It is for the Detroit Area ASL players.  Some what of a dying breed of broad gamers.  AS you will see in the pictures not too many younger folks.  Also other broad gamer are welcome to join. It occurs twice a year.  The Fest is held  at Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

Friday, September 21, 2018

Advance Squad Leader solo bot videos

You can find the make of these videos on Broad Geek.   This is where he posts the bot cards for free.
His systems works.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

ASL Sink's encouragement (Corrected Map)

This looks to be a nice small action scenario for a beginners.  Found that the map is P.  The correct map is now posted.