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5150: Science Fiction

B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 2

Or How to Play 5105: 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

Miscellaneous

The Painting Table – End of September

I know it isn't quite the end of September, but looking at the figures in my paint queue, I won't finish anything else until some time in October. I managed to complete 64 figures & 3 pieces of terrain this month (counting the bunker & the trench). Rhaine, Rogue This is a lovely figure from… Continue reading The Painting Table – End of September

Miscellaneous

Figure Storage & the Humble Egg

A question popped up on the Two Hour Wargames forum recently where someone asked about figure storage solutions which allowed quick access to figures. So, I decided to do a quick post on how I store my finished figures. Note, the unpainted lead pile of shame & terrain pieces are not covered in this post… Continue reading Figure Storage & the Humble Egg

World War II - NUTS!

DIY Earth & Log Bunker

I split my painting time this week between painting miniatures and building terrain. I built an earth & log bunker for my 28mm WWII campaign. The bunker may look familiar to some of you, I took my inspiration from Mel the Terrain Tutor's how-to video, though I made mine slightly larger. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqOHkRfCZK0&t=603s I didn't have… Continue reading DIY Earth & Log Bunker