Tuesday, August 31, 2004

Uniforms Through the Ages

Uniforms thru the ages has a nice selection of color uniform plates from the SYW through WW2.

Saturday, August 28, 2004

Thursday, August 26, 2004

Mentioned in Dispatches

Mentioned in Dispatches, the home page of the North Down Warlords, looks to have some good info, especially including the very valuable Napoleonic Contents, which has a beginner friendly guide to painting French infantry uniforms.

Inquisitor and Warmaster Rules Available Free

Games Workshop has released their Warmaster and Inquisitor rules for free via their Specialist Games range.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004

I'm On a Roll!

More Napoleonics finished-- this time, Austrian Hussars! The Austrian artillery is coming up next...guns and half the crew already done.

Friday, August 20, 2004

Real-World Events Futures Market

Jim Dunnigan's Strategy Page has a Prediction Market. It's pretty simplistic, but has a lot more items than most others I've seen, and is free until at least November 1.

I Scored Big with the Kids

My kids, a boy 3 and a girl 5, are getting into Superheroes. The other day, I went and bought a bunch of single common Heroclix from Twilight Cards of a lot of the guys they recognize-- Captain America, Spider-Man and Hulk for him, and Hawkgirl, Batgirl and She-Hulk for her. I also bought a bunch of baddies to fight: Vulture, Doc Ock, the Lizard, Scorpion and a Skrull. I gave them as action figures to the kids. Cost me about $17, with shipping, for 11 figures. The kids went NUTS over them!

Thursday, August 19, 2004

The Evolution of Napoleonic Uniforms

The Evolution of Napoleonic Uniforms is a very nice site, which includes a lot more information than just uniforms.

Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Black Hat Miniatures

Mike Lewis of Planet Wargaming has the website up for his new company, Black Hat Miniatures. Look under "News" for pictures of the greens for the first three packs. Looks good!

Tuesday, August 17, 2004

Paper Tanks

Y's Paper Modelworkshop has a number of 1/72 scale paper tank models available.

Monday, August 16, 2004

AWI Uniform Guide

An American Revolution uniform guide, another nice link from Miniature Wargaming.

Disaster!

Ugh...scratch one helicopter kit...I just knocked my plastic solvent into the box!

Newly Finished Napoleonics

Woo! I finished my first bag of 50 Battle Honors Austrian marching in helmet, which I bought...just over a year ago. At this rate, I'll be playing my first full game of Les Grogs 2e sometime in 2011...heh.

Friday, August 13, 2004

Free Boardgames

Jim Wallman has several interesting pages, including free wargames for download.

6mm Grande Armee Stands

The Wargaming Bonanza has some really beautiful Baccus 6mm GA brigade pics.

Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Friday, August 6, 2004

Two Year Anniversary!

Hey, I missed the anniversary, but I've been doing this site over two years now.

New Wargaming Company Blog

Make sure and follow Mike Lewis's Planet Wargaming as he is starting his own wargaming company up.

28mm Modern Diecast Cars

I came across a very good buy the other day-- an 8 pack of 1:43 scale modern diecast cars at Toys R Us for $8. Check them out:

Thursday, August 5, 2004

Extensive Bibliography

Andy Watkins has an exensive listing, rating and very brief reviews of many wargaming related books. Hattip: Miniature Wargaming.

Wednesday, August 4, 2004

Little Cyber Wars

Milton Soong of Mandarin's Manor has released a public beta version of Little Cyber Wars, a utility allowing you to manipulate a virtual miniature wargame.

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Monday, August 2, 2004

Veteran Warjacks

To go with my Sorscha conversion, I'm building some damaged and field repaired Khador Juggernaut warjacks for Warmachine.

Sunday, August 1, 2004

Not Quite Mechanized Indo-Pakistanti Wars

Chris Kemp has a free set of operational WW2 and post-WW2 rules, Not Quite Mechanized. He also a an Indo-Pakistani mini-campaign with some nice 15mm pictures.

Road Rage v8

We played a game of Road Rage v8 [pdf] Friday night. It was a fun little game of beat up Hot Wheels cars with guns on them. Doesn't look to be much support for them any more, but the rules are still around (just like Axles and Alloys). Hmmm...Road Rage News, an auto dueling blog I just found, looks interesting but idle.

FUMBBL Online Blood Bowl League

The FUMBBL online Blood Bowl league looks very cool. I remember back in the day, we used IRC to chat back and forth. I kept a board out and moved proxy players on it to keep track of where everyone was, and I wrote a little dice-rolling and card-drawing bot.