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

Colonial Era / Pulp

Preparing for Texicon – Part 1

Texicon is 105 days away. I'm confident that I will be able to put together a good game in that time. I will run the game once a day each of the three days of the con. Each gaming session will last 4 hours. As I assemble the cast and scenery for the scenario, I… Continue reading Preparing for Texicon – Part 1

Colonial Era / Pulp

Taking Delhi

"The reason why the sun never sets on The British Empire is because God doesn't trust the British in the dark. " - Anonymous This month our Colonial Adventures game takes place during the Indian Mutiny of 1857. Dale hosted the game and provided all of the figures and terrain. This game was to be… Continue reading Taking Delhi

Colonial Era / Pulp

The Anglo American Alliance Arrives!

We knew they would come. The French had been driven off long ago. The Germans were too few & too far away. The British were nearby & were concerned that our revolution would affect their trade in a bad way. The Spanish were a surprise. They sent a force to "aid" our rebellion. The Americans… Continue reading The Anglo American Alliance Arrives!

Colonial Era / Pulp

Froggy come a courtin’

"Chief Tonkawei received word from his king that the neighboring Zulus desired to take a number of young women as brides. As this would further relations between the Zulus and Nobelongga, the king urged Chief Tonkawei not to resist too much. This news incensed the chief's daughter, Isawannayu. The very idea that the Zulus would… Continue reading Froggy come a courtin’

Colonial Era / Pulp

Letters from the Pinafore – Leaving Home

Dear Papa, I received your letter dated the 24th on the day we left Portsmouth. We set sail amidst a great crowd of people who had come to the docks to witness the event. Whether they wished us well or ill, everyone was well behaved and seemed to enjoy themselves as if at a carnival.… Continue reading Letters from the Pinafore – Leaving Home

Colonial Era / Pulp

With Spears Gleaming in the Sun

Played another game of Colonial Adventures today at Area 51 Games in Grapevine, TX. The group had 2 games today. At one table, Americans assaulted a Cuban village where the Spanish had placed a fortress gun. The other table featured the game in which I played, where Zulus & African Tribal Women were to destroy… Continue reading With Spears Gleaming in the Sun

Colonial Era / Pulp

Maidens with Braided Hair

I've divided my African Amazons into 4 groups based on hairstyle for easier painting. The first group is my favorite. I have 36 maidens with simple braided hair. I even chose a simple scheme for the shields as well. 54 figures are now completed! The next group that is very close to completion is maidens… Continue reading Maidens with Braided Hair

Colonial Era / Pulp

Gray Ladies, the Flu, & Some Completed Figures

There are times when life really throws a monkey wrench into a person's plans. I had planned on completing 36 additional figures by March 25th and with the figures I have already completed that would have given me at least 2 warbands to play in the inaugural Colonial Adventures Game. However, I caught the flu.… Continue reading Gray Ladies, the Flu, & Some Completed Figures

Colonial Era / Pulp

Bare Nekkid (Metal) Ladies

I've received all of the miniatures for the Colonial Adventures project. There's 133 figures in all. Only 14 have been completed. I have 8 days to paint as many as I can. The Foundry sculpts are so beautiful. It is sad that Foundry is pulling some of figures in the Darkest Africa range from their… Continue reading Bare Nekkid (Metal) Ladies