World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder, Part 7 – The Political Officer

To Roza Yedilova, the best part of attending veteran events were the buffet tables. Here her children, grandchildren, doctors and nurses didn't dare tell her what she could and could not eat. At the moment, her gaze was locked on a crostini covered with an interesting blend of melted forbidden cheeses. As she reached with… Continue reading The Meat Grinder, Part 7 – The Political Officer

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder, Part 6 – The Rzhev-Viaz’ma Offensive Begins

The crowd "oohed and ahhed" and small children cried when they fired a small howitzer at the end of the speeches. Roza looked at her fellow veterans, they all smiled and shook their heads. Firing a single howitzer was like firing a toy gun compared to the horrors of a real barrage. Roza vividly remembered… Continue reading The Meat Grinder, Part 6 – The Rzhev-Viaz’ma Offensive Begins

World War II - NUTS!

German Support Group

Or I Painted a Monocle with a German Attached! Imagine, if you will, you are ready to play the next mission in your NUTS! campaign. You've successfully played a patrol mission, so this mission will be an attack mission. You've crafted defensive positions - a bunker and slit trench and then you realize you have… Continue reading German Support Group

Fantasy

A Band of Dark Elves

At MilleniumCon 2009, a bunch of guys from LSHMS (Lone Star Historical Miniatures Society) had a table in the dealer area where they were selling items other members wanted to get rid of, they were kind of running a flea market before the actual flea market day of the convention. Anyway, they had a big… Continue reading A Band of Dark Elves

5150: Science Fiction

B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 2

Or How to Play 5150: Alien Fight Night - Finale Whew!  That’s enough explanation, let’s play and write a story! He began to paw the canvas like a bull, snorted, grunted, and then charged.  I don’t know if I actually thought of Teddy Welchman at that moment, but I remembered some of what he had… Continue reading B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 2

5150: Science Fiction

B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 1

Or How to Play 5150: Alien Fight Night The cheering and applause from the crowd of cardboard cut-outs is pre-taped, the palooka in the white shirt is the referee, though you can’t understand a word he is saying through his surgical mask and that’s me, Bouncing Betty Caruso, the one on the left whose right… Continue reading B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 1

Seven Years War

Mestre de Camp General Dragons

As far as I can tell "Mestre de Camp General Dragons" is a long-winded, flowery, obtuse way of saying "2nd Dragoons." But I suppose in an age where regiments and commissions were bought and sold, a fancy name can bring a better price. Kind of like a few years ago when people were "oohing" and… Continue reading Mestre de Camp General Dragons

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder, Part 5

Each of the speakers made mention of the "brave" women who fought alongside the men. They had to say something thought Roza Yedilova, they needed women to vote to legitimize the elections they had bought. "Fighting alongside the men? That was nonsense in the early days, the officers didn't know what to do with women… Continue reading The Meat Grinder, Part 5

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder, Part 4 – Roll Call

1941 Soviet Rifle Platoon with Attached Assets The wind played cheerfully with wisps of white hair atop heads with solemn faces. A small group of elderly men and women wearing medals sat apart from the crowds listening as politicians droned. Roza Yedilova grumbled to herself about the weather, she was cold even though the younger… Continue reading The Meat Grinder, Part 4 – Roll Call