Sunday, July 22, 2018

Goodbye Mack by good buddy. You are a great Scotty

Tonight is a sad night.  My Scottie Mack or Mackie has crossed the rainbow bridge.  He was 16 1/2 years which is pretty old his breed.  In all years Mack never good sick.  Guarded his castle ( Our Home) from all squirrel, rabbit and other villains.   Mack was 6 months younger that my Grandson.  He loved my son with his heart.  As Junior was the ball and toys thrower. 



Grandson and at 4year old


Protecting the house with his new Sister Annie

Okay where is my cookie

Final patrol

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grandson 17 1/2 now

Me and buddy Mack final goodbye










More White Dwarf Bushido articles.

Maybe someone will get inspired by these out articles...  Great stuff back all those years ago.  I really liked the artwork for the articles.







Friday, July 20, 2018

Comparison of Byzantine battle Broads V1 -V2

One will notice that there are some changes between V1-V2.  As how that these changes effect play I couldn't say.  I have read on the Boards that a lot of people are upset with V2.   Why because it made all the supplements useless.   Saga isn't a cheap  investment.  Making armies, buying expensive dice and etc.  Some people have said that the latest version is much easier to play. Other are unhappy that their once competitive army are now an army of slugs.   Here are the battle broads.  You can now make your own decision.


Version 1

Version 2








Thursday, July 19, 2018

Return to Saga

My good Buddy Anton emailed me yesterday.   He wanted to know if wanted to play Saga.  The Crusades.  Well my answer was yes, I bought Saga 2V in April.  The rules look to be more playable. Or should I say easy to understand.    Anton is going to try Byzantines or Milites.  As for me I got figure out.  In the dungeon of boom I found some figures I purchased for a Crusade project that never came about.  Blew the dust off them. Put them on the bench to finish up.  The only problem is dice for the Byzantines as currently no has them in stock.

Anton's army selection.









Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Bushido Oriental adventures Kwaidan

Back to the good old days.  The old D&D group with Bill, Brian, Junior and Geno played a lot games just Bushido.   The White Dwarf even did a great series of scenarios for Bushido.  Tons of blood was spilled Temple, castles and village by this great of Samurai Warrior.  That this time Bill and Brian had just gotten into Karate.   This fueled many adventures. 

Back to the game. Citadel bought out a beautiful line of Oriental adventure figures.  Today if you can find these figures, get ready to spend a Samurai fortune to buy.   Wonder how many remember this scenarios.






Monday, July 16, 2018

New release for 40k Kill Team

Should be released by the time you read this. 40K Kill team roleplay game.  Looks interesting more money down the 40K rathole. But hold on.. didn't flight of fantasy do this.  Only to have games workshop pull the license after several years of good sales?   See the link: Death Watch




Oh here is what it will cost you to play.   The release date is the 21st of July.


Saturday, July 14, 2018

Easy Eight Night combat rules.

This is for the people who still follow my blog for the Easy Eight Battleground rule.  Hoping to add the last book on the Red Devils airborne troop. Currently that has to be scanned to my computer.





Friday, July 13, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Dungeons and Dragon

It stuck me today that I have been playing D&D on off for over 50 yrs.  Yes 50yrs first of all where did the time go.  Groups I played with faded away in the Sunset.  The group I played the longest with six years straight broke up.  As the younger one moved off to college out of state.   As of late the newest group made it a year.  The DM just faded away in the middle of an awesome campaign.  Now I'm in a new group with a bunch of youngsters.  Plus start at 1st level.  Because of vacation and being out of the country I have missed 3 sessions.  But that is the way it is.  I felt this cartoon is a appropriate to me being the ancient one.


 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Crescent Root latest 15mm release

The folks at Crescent root have been busy again. Their latest release is a series of European Brick building.  Yes they are not cheap but these are some of best building out there.









A little humor for the day

Have every wonder what happened to Thor's when he missed his target?



Monday, July 9, 2018

Mission Model IDF paints

Mission models now makes IDF paint.  Great stuff it is very easy to use in an airbrush. Plus levels out nice and smooth as it dries.


Can be ordered here: Mission Models paint

Friday, July 6, 2018

Easy Eight M-16-1 Hit/Damage chart.

Found one chart I missed.   M16 was an Anti-Aircraft half track.  That turned out to be devastating to infantry targets.










Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Gettysburg 1978 using Stars and Bars

This morning I woke up to realize it has been 40years since the group played Gettysburg. The group at that time consisted of John Thull, Bob Krause, Bob Webb, Bill Parrish, Len Jellnick and myself.  At that time frame Scotty Bowden "Stars and Bars" was the rule set for miniature Civil War.


 The idea of the playing the game was Bob Webb's idea.   Bob wanted to do an epic battle. It was agreed that each of us would provide the require Army Corp for the battle.  The only person who had room for the table was Len as his basement didn't have any stuff in it.  We built the table in at his house.  At took up the whole basement.  The sad part we never took a picture. Unlike today with your cell phone it is just a quick snap.   We had cameras with film, OMG...lol  

It was decided to play on the weekend of real battle.  4th of Jul 1978.   The group figure we could play the game in a weekend.  Little did we know it would be sometime in November of 1978 we would finish the battle.  Let me explain, Stars and Bars is very slow and accurate to the style of fighting.   The game table took two weekends to build.   Next came place the figures on it.  Well to our surprise we did not figure in the weight of the miniatures..  The table started to collapse. This put a quick stop on the play.  We had to have several thousand miniatures spread across the game table. 

When the epic battle began it became apparent this was going to be a very long game.  We sweated through part of the first day of the battle in 3 days that hot July in Len's basement.  This was the opening stages of the battle.  Once we got into the heavy fighting it would take several hours just to move, fight and resolve the results.   But it was fun. A great time with good friends at that time period.  The only person I still see is my Buddy John.  The rest of the group faded away.

When the battle end it was a victory for the Union.  The turning point was Pickett's charge.  Bob Webb came within  a dice roll of breaking the Union line.   I'm going to be 70 this year.  The summer of 1978 was one of my best years in my life.   Happy 4th of July folks.   

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Perfect description of what wives think of your hobby.

This pretty well sums it up for most of the married gamers.  How many guys do you know that quit gaming after they got married....