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Current Projects | 2007-08-06 18:56:08

I hope to get some photos up shortly but I need to touch up a few things. Latest projects are 1/144 scale WW1 planes for "Algernon pulls it off", 15MM Troops for the IABSM game module for the fall of Singapore in WW2 and a new game for me "If the Lord Spares Us" a WW1 middle eastern game in 15mm from the "Too Fat Lardies"  I've collected WW1 figures for 3 nationalities from 3 manufacturers and I hope to put a comparison gallery up too. I've been jumping round a bit on the painting table because an unexpected opportunity to play IABSM around Labor day at ConQuest in San Francisco  has popped up with a fellow Lardie from Sacramento. So the Japs and Aussies went to the head of the paint queue. I have quite a backlog and glut of figures so I may be taking a few to eBay over the winter. Lots of periods and rule sets which I've either lost interest in or will never get around to painting. My wife and son have both promised to play the WW1 air game with me and when I mentioned to my wife I had to get a solo pratice game of IABSM in before Labor day she offered to play, how sweet!  I promise to get some photos up in a few days.

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New Scale | 2007-06-19 12:06:49

Just as I'm finishing up my 28MM squads for Troops, Weapons and Tactics I see a mesage on the Yahoo group showing off a new range of 1/48 scale WW2 figures cast in either resin or pewter. These are beautiful and a few squads of German and Americans whould be the showpiece of any modelers and gamers collection. I do intend to purchase at least a squad, if not to build a platoon from, at least to show off in my collection. Check out the links for pictures of the greens and release dates.

In other news I'm making great headway on my Carthaganinas for WAB and planning on next  finishing up a bunch of 15MM Japanese and Commonwealth figures for IABMS. The terrain is going alone smoothly, buildings being collected and painted, palms purchased from a cake decorating company and ready to mount on CD's I think. Next big Convention is Labor Day in San Francisco where I think I'll debut the Carthaganians. If only I can concentrate on one army at a time I think I'll be ready.

I'm already being teased by a few bags of Macedonians and some 40MM Napoleonic Skirmishers from the Perry Brothers.

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New Photos | 2007-06-08 10:51:03

I finally have some pictures of of my 28mm WW2 figures for Troops, Weapons and Tactics. I've got the majority of the 70 or so figures based and painted with base colors. My mistake was doing the camo smocks on the Fallschrimjaegers which is taking forever. After the basic troop sections are finished I'll move on the the support weapons and vehicles. The rule sets allow 2 random dice generated support types which vary depending on defender/attacker status and include a tank, half tracks, mortors, bunkers, pillboxes, HMG and an additional squad. Within the generation rolls for the platoon leaders are snipers, bazookas,panzerfausts and Piats. I have some pictures of my gaming table and terrain which I'll edit and post soon. Check out the rule set and support group at;ωyguid=313467622

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TW&T | 2007-05-25 19:25:34

I'm in the process of finishing up my 28mm US and German troops for the new rule set "Troops, Weapons &  Tactics" by the "Two Fat Lardies" group. It's a platoon level WW2 game in  which the action is driven by "Big Men" and inititive points. These actions are all pushed along by a deck of cards which give specific units or leaders the ability to either go after the opponet or sit idely by. It's an accurate depiction of men under fire in that there is no God like being pushing the forces just where you want them. Some men cower and some behave like heroes. It's a fun rollicking game.

    I'll get some pictures of the gaming table and troops up soon along with an after action report.

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