Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Terrain Thralls

The Terrain Thralls website offers a number of really well-detailed terrain tips and project write ups. I saw a number of easy tips I wanted to try out right away.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Piquet: Field of Battle River Crossing Game

Here are some pictures from our latest Piquet: Field of Battle game. It was a rather surprising rout at a river crossing.

Thursday, July 19, 2007

A Good Overview of 40mm Figures

Neil Shuck (a.k.a. Earthquake) of the Meeples and Miniatures podcast has a nice roundup of 40mm miniature manufacturers.

Incredible 40mm Musketeers Table

Really incredible terrain like this is just disheartening for me. I'll never do anything a third this cool.

6mm Autos

Maksim has a nice post on 6mm autos, something I've needed on occasion.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

New Pictures

Okay, here is a batch of stuff that I've finished lately and finally got around to photographing. They're a tad underexposed, but not too bad.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

New Photos Coming

I'm too tired to muck around with linking the photos to the front page right now, I will do it later, but I have taken a lot of new pictures. Check out the tail ends of the AWI 40mm, SciFi, Superheroes, Survivors, Pulp and Misc folders if you're interested. Otherwise, I'll try to make a post tomorrow with them all in one place for easy viewing, with some explanation about what they are or why they're cool (to me).

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Milk Crate High Rises

This article was mentioned in the below thread. I had seen it before, but I noticed tonight that the local Office Max has small milk crates, just under a foot square, for about $3 each. That might be useful for smaller buildings or small scales.

$20 Sci-Fi Terrain

TMP has a good thread on cheap Sci-Fi terrain. I just ran by Wal-Mart and grab a few of these baskets. Like I don't have enough trash laying around waiting to be turned into terrain... If you like this, check out the Mos Abra pictures.

Friday, July 6, 2007

40mm Grenadiers Finished

With my newfound burst of manic energy, I finished the rest of my seven Trident 40mm AWI Grenadiers from MSC. They've been sitting around primered and half-painted for a few months, so I decided to finish them before starting anything else. I still need to do the bases, but I'm counting them as done! I didn't have a set of rules in mind when I started these; I bought them just because they were so pretty. Now I wonder how Gloire would work with them...

SuperSystem 2007 Annual

I also recently bought the SuperSystem 2007 Annual. It's definitely worth a measly $2.50 if you play the game. It has 19 pages, 10 characters, 4 powers, 1 rule (super club breakage), 3 scenaros, 1 linked "role-playing" scenario (2 scenarios, 3 characters), a fast play sheet and lava templates to cut out. Not bad at all for $2.50!! All of which reminds me, I still need to buy the Mecha Gor. Oooo, and look, new figures! Heh. I believe I'm entering what is traditionally referred to as "the manic phase."

.45 Adventures and the Rocketmen

...and you know what else, Gloire is based on .45 Adventures, a pulp ruleset. I've also been sitting on Pulp Figures Rocket troops and Zeppelin Troopen. Maybe it's time to slap some paint on them, build the airship, and get to playing!

Gloire and Under the Black Flag

I just bought Gloire and its pirate supplement, Under the Black Flag. I saw Gloire in action at last year's Historicon. It was a very small game (it looked like two figures vs. two figures), but everybody always seemed to be having fun. By the time I decided I'd try to get into a game, it was too late. I've been sitting on the Wargames Foundry Treasure Island characters for a while (the full set, including Squire Trelawney, who was dropped when Foundry reshuffled all their packs to sneak in another price increase) and about twenty pirates, so when I saw the Under the Black Flag rules were released, I decided to go ahead and grab them. I've also had my eye on Old Glory's the Black Cutlass, which would make a pretty cool addition and isn't badly priced as an OGA member. Plus, all those cool OGA pirate figs trickling in over the last year. I do believe I have officially kick-started a new project...

Monday, July 2, 2007

6mm Modern Blog

CWC is a new blog devoted to a 6mm modern project. It's just started, but the photographs are nice and it looks very promising.