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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

And some more minis

   A few bits and bobs here. I got some more Bolt Action figures finished today too but I haven't taken photos yet. I will get those up next time, I promise.

A trio of Minotaur Howitzers. This particular battery is based out of Mexico
in the North American Combine, hence the flag on the concrete pads.
(OGRE, 6mm sci-fi)

A Republic of Wales medium machinegun team.
These are Territorial Army forces.
(Very British Civil War, figures by Warlord)

A repainted Fast Food Restaurant for Team Yankee.
When I get the sign on it, it will be a Waffle Haus.
Thinking about trying to do some window inserts, too.
(Battlefield in a Box, from Battlefront, repainted by me)

Finally, a humble cart for Pathfinder or D&D, or any RPG

Monday, April 9, 2018

More game room photos

  So here are a few more pictures of the game room, which is coming together nicely. It would go faster if the kids didn't keep having friends over for D&D and moving stuff around so much...

The finished RPG table, with drawers, cupholders, power outlets, dice trays...
Oh, and the dragon light on the wall, which I love.

The finished Wargame Table - note the storage underneath, very handy

Framed OGRE blueprint from Kickstarter

More art - Historicon program covers. I have a few more I need to re-frame and hang.

Rugby stuff in the entry hall. Signed US Eagles jersey and a Houston Sabercats
Inaugural Season poster

I still need to put up some curtains to control temperature better (and provide better mood for the RPG corner). And fix the projector. ANd finish upnpacking boxes and arranging stuff. And I am still on the lookout for a good Galaga/Ms PacMan arcade game...

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Initial Game Room Photos

   Here are some photos of the game room. It has actually advanced a good bit since this point, but I haven't got those photos handy at the moment. I will see what I can do to remedy that in a few days.

Custom table for RPGs in progress.
Each side has cupholders, drawers, and a power outlet for a tablet.
Also, a storage shelf underneath.

Fridge and armchair
Built in shelves

WIP shot of the stonework going up

Faux stonework done

Length of the room

Monday, April 2, 2018

We have painted minis! At last!

To be fair, these guys were mostly done before the move, so it's not quite as exciting as all that. But still! These days, any progress is good progress. So yay!

First up, some of Warlord Games' Bolt Action figures. These are Early War British (BEF) and Home Guard figures that I am planning to use both for Bolt Action and Very British Civil War.

Running to the front. Traditional enameled teacup accounted for!

Medium Mortar and Heavy Machinegun

Notice the Free Wales armband on the bombard gunner.

   Also, a few more. Here, Mister Bertram Wooster, of London, does battle with a Weeping Angel...

Bertie is another bit for my Home Guard/VBCW collection.
The Angel is from Reaper.

From Victoria Miniatures. This octopoid fellow is a slave labor
heavy weapons crewman - he carts ammo. The story behind it is 
that the German Empire rules the part of Venus from which his people
hail. They are used as heavy laborers in the colony. (VSF, obviously - I hope?)

   I hope you enjoyed them. I have several more figures similar that are nearing completion, then I am going to move on to painting a Soviet force for Team Yankee. Maybe I can get that completed before my gaming group moves on to another game...

Monday, March 19, 2018

Moving Blues

We are in the process of moving, so everything is packed away. But, once I get unpacked, I have a lot of neat stuff to share, I promise. So, sorry about the total lack of updates over the past five or six weeks. There just hasn't been much time for doing anything fun and less time to write about it. Heck, I just barely have internet service set up in the new house now. Thanks Comcast, you suck.

I did manage to get in a a day of Team Yankee back in February, where I played in two games. I lost both, naturally... but they were close, and I would have won the second game if we hadn't run out of time before my victory conditions were met (we had to call it at end of turn 4, I had to hold an objective at the end of turn 6). I have the photos on my phone. Which died a horrible death yesterday, naturally. I am supposed to be getting a new phone tomorrow, and maybe - maybe! - I can save some of the stuff on the old phone. I hope so.

I will say that I have gotten into very deep trouble with regards to the Pledge. I bought two boxes of Yuri's Wolves tanks for Team Yankee. That's ten T-64s and four BMPs. I also got a Soviet Motor Rifle Company. That's 79 infantry figures. And I ordered a set of the glow-in-the-dark Ogre Miniatures. The post office then lost them somewhere after putting them on a truck in my town. Grrrr... But I ordered some replacements. That's another, um... 43 vehicles. So I will update that counter.

And none of the terrain I have been buying should count against the Pledge, since it's all ready to play. Battlefield in a Box... lots of it. Like three sets of Modern Roads, Modern Road expansion, the Manor House, the Estate House, the Cobblestone Squares, the House Extensions, two Apartment Blocks, a Factory, a Department store, two oil tank sets, a Petrol Station, a box of the garages, another Desert Administration Building, Ruined Desert Houses, Desert Sandbag markers, the Overpass, a set of Carparks, and two Fast Food Restaurants (I am going to repaint one to be a Waffle House). I think that's it, so far. I want more apartments, some billboard signage, and at least one more Factory with the added floor that you have to order direct from Battlefront. I may get two. I think they make good office buildings.

Yellow and black roof, some signage... Waffle House

Plus... in the near future I will have photos of my new custom gaming tables and the painted gaming area... and an announcement hopefully in early April... So stay tuned, all 70-ish of you, and please share this info.