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.

Solo or Solitaire games

In a month and a half  I will be having my knee replaced.  The first 6 to 8 weeks I can't drive, climb stairs or have sex..  Well I my age sex is 😄.  Now one of the face back ASL gaming pages a member talked about Retro game rules.. 

What I was to look at the bottom of the page.  Damn if there is a link to free Solo free rules.
Solo rules for Retro    The company has a great collection of other games.   Link here:Minden Games
By ordering direct from the company you can some next perks.  If you order off Amazon they are available.   Take a look.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

Valor & Victory squad level game.

This series is similar to ASL, LNL  and ATR.  The best part it is free... Yes free.  The scenarios, the counters and rules.  Nice cheap way to see if this type of broad gaming is for you..  The best part is use driven.   Go to Broad game geek website to find out move.  The click below will get you the game.

Valor & Victory website

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Thursday, September 13, 2018

JJ's Wargame Blog

Having just found his blog the other day.   JJ's interests pretty well follows my eras the I like.  His Romans, plus Pike & Shott posts are amazing.   Lots of pictures of the Roman ruins in England along with european ruins are a great read.  Same goes for the Poke & Shott era.  Check out his blog :jjwargames.blogspot

The ultimate shot & Pike army

Well my buddy Anton is cursing me now.   He has always love the Winged Polish Hussars.  I know one thing, exploding shell did show up until the British invented it during the Napoleonic wars.

Plus Old Glory makes the Winged Hussars.

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Top Ten Roman Inventions

This is a great video on the top ten Roman
invention in weapons.  I have been working on my roman armies as of late.  Hope this will inspire a few readers of my blog

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Video of Manufacturing Tanks during WW2

Chrysler Corporation is know for it High performance cars.  The Dodge Ram truck and many more vehicles.  But few people remember they designed and built the Sherman.  Most of the original tank on Van Dyke road, Centerline, Michigan USA is gone.   Only a small section is left of this once massive plant.   Here is the story.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Quick reference cards for the Saga Irish

Sorry for not posting the Saga Cards. Here is the Irish quick reference cards.