Colonial Era / Pulp

The Granaries

As I've mentioned a few times, Acheson Creations is closing its doors. They produce some of the finest resin terrain pieces I've ever seen. I've made as many purchases as I could afford since learning of Craig Acheson's upcoming retirement. I've concentrated my purchases on African terrain and miniatures. Every single piece has been excellent… Continue reading The Granaries

Colonial Era / Pulp

Elephants Three

I recently purchased one each of the three 28mm elephant poses from Acheson Creations. One elephant is advancing, one is charging, and one is walking. The elephants are cast in a resin and require minor assembly - ears and tusks need to be attached. I really like the poses and they are a fraction of… Continue reading Elephants Three

Colonial Era / Pulp

New Year – New Project – Zandeland

Why Zandeland? Well, my jungle terrain is beginning to look a bit shabby so what better incentive for refurbishing existing terrain and building new terrain than to expand my African collection with new miniatures - the Azande! I know of only two companies who make 28mm figures of the Azande (both by the same sculptor):… Continue reading New Year – New Project – Zandeland

Colonial Era / Pulp

Colonial Lemuria – a Homage

"Lemuria - the primal land, old when Eden was young. A land with more secrets than other lands have history. Secrets both ancient and new, that beckon the traveler to face danger and surprise at every turn. Long lost civilizations lurk in the shadows, brooding and biding their time." - Colonial Lemuria, Back Cover Last,… Continue reading Colonial Lemuria – a Homage

Colonial Era / Pulp

CA – Ambush at Juju Falls

Continuing with a celebration of THW Classics available from Rebel Minis, it is time to take a look at Colonial Adventures. "Colonial Adventures is a set of unit-based battle rules that can be played with any figures you may already have." - Colonial Adventures, page 1. Before you think the Colonial Era of the latter… Continue reading CA – Ambush at Juju Falls

Colonial Era / Pulp

FW&L – The Okbona Expedition

Good Rules with So-So Army Lists Another THW Classics rule set available from Rebel Minis is Fortunes Won and Lost. Fortunes Won and Lost is a skirmish set pitting small groups of figures against one another. There have been a few who have confused this rule set with Colonial Adventures, which has Fortunes Won and… Continue reading FW&L – The Okbona Expedition

Colonial Era / Pulp

MSM – Chicken Raid

THW Classics To celebrate the availability of THW Classics at Rebel Minis, I thought I'd play an encounter from one of the colonial era rule sets, Mission St. Mary. Mission St. Mary is a Victorian Era/Pulp set of rules set in the mythical kingdom of Nobelongga. You can purchase these rules directly from Rebel Minis… Continue reading MSM – Chicken Raid

5150: Science Fiction, Colonial Era / Pulp, Miscellaneous

Stuck on Stucco

While waiting for paint to dry, literally when using a glaze technique you need to let the paint completely dry before applying the next coat (unless you want to blend colors & that's a whole other subject) - back on topic - whenever I reach a point in miniature painting or any other task when… Continue reading Stuck on Stucco

Colonial Era / Pulp

Hunting the Man-Killers

A CHAIN REACTION ENCOUNTER The drum talk interrupted the usual night sounds of the crackling campfire and nocturnal creatures.  “Mukesh,” snarled Jack Gable standing in front of his tent buttoning his shirt, “what is so important to wake the jungle at this hour?” “A village beyond the Napondi has been attacked, people ripped apart” replied… Continue reading Hunting the Man-Killers

5150: Science Fiction, Colonial Era / Pulp, Fantasy, Old West

Partisans, Bar Flies & Other Folk

Well, I finally finished the Bolshevik Partisans and a few other miniatures as well. I'm moving closer to that goal, but with only three months left, will I make it? Probably, not - but it's going to be fun to try. Bolshevik Partisans The partisans are from Copplestone Castings' Back of Beyond range. I purchased… Continue reading Partisans, Bar Flies & Other Folk