5150: Science Fiction, Classical Greece, Colonial Era / Pulp, Fantasy

RRtK for Thucydides, Part 5

Project Progress The last few weeks have seen some progress on the project.  I painted and rebased archers, javelin men, and two units of hoplites.  I assembled 32 Victrix Spartans that are now in the painting queue. I've also started tweaking the rules to see what can be done to add some flavor to Rally Round the… Continue reading RRtK for Thucydides, Part 5

Colonial Era / Pulp

Hinterland Miniatures

Woo-Hoo! I received an order today from one of my favorite miniature companies, Hinterland Miniatures. Like most miniature companies, it is a small one man shop, in this case, Jason Moses way out in El Paso. Jason produces figures ideal for use in the late Victorian/Edwardian period, the closing years of the 19th century and… Continue reading Hinterland Miniatures

Colonial Era / Pulp

Pinafore Diary, Part 1 – The Little Brown Book

Grams looked radiant as they wheeled her into the sun room. She literally beamed joy, which made me feel a little guilty that I didn't come see her more often. It was hard to believe that in a few short years she would be one hundred years old. It must have been contagious as I… Continue reading Pinafore Diary, Part 1 – The Little Brown Book

Lemurian Lion
Colonial Era / Pulp

Lemurian Lions

"Saber-toothed Cats (also known as Lemurian Lions) are marsupials much the size of very large African lions, with teeth up to 8" long and a mouth able to open 120 degrees to bite. Hunts in prides." - Baron Sir Roger FitzLyon (Hugh K. Singh), Colonial Lemuria One of the things that makes Mission St. Mary… Continue reading Lemurian Lions

Colonial Era / Pulp

In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 2

This past week's hobby time was spent organizing my work area, painting Ruga-Ruga, and deciding on how to handle encounters and PEFs. I moved my work area from the dining room table in the formal dining area to a small bookcase/desk in the corner of my bedroom. My house has two large living areas. One… Continue reading In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 2

Colonial Era / Pulp

In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 1

It is time to shift into high gear and prepare for this year's Texicon. Once again, it is time to return to the land of Nobelongga. Last year's game was a mash-up of two games from Two Hour Wargames: Adventures in the Lost Lands and Colonial Adventures. A few months ago, Two Hour Wargames released… Continue reading In Search of a Rare Flower – Part 1

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 4

Texicon is one month away! It is hard to believe that I started this project in December & still have more terrain to build & a few more figures to paint. I received 2 new distractions since my last post. One of them fits into my Texicon game. Hinterland released female Askaris. Now the players… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 4

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 3

Texicon is now 70 days away. Miniature painting is well under way & will have more than enough miniatures for the game. I've completed the native village of 4 huts & have started building the jungle terrain. The one part of the hobby that I absolutely hate is assembly work. Whether miniatures with small fiddly… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 3

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 2

Texicon is now 83 days away. I'm well into painting the figures needed for the game and have all of the necessary material for the terrain. The plan is to complete the figures & all of the terrain by May 16th. I'll start play testing around April 24th. I'm afraid that I won't be able… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 2