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

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

Colonial Era / Pulp

Death in the Jungle – Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of a picture heavy battle report using the Colonial Adventures rules. The game actually plays quickly, it's when someone (like yours truly) takes a photo after every dice roll that slows the game down. This post covers turns 3 and 4 where Isawannayu's elite Lioness Guard assaults the French line. Turn… Continue reading Death in the Jungle – Part 3

Colonial Era / Pulp

Fortunes Won & Lost Patrol Encounter

Today, I continue my Colonial gaming by playing the Patrol Encounter from Fortunes Won and Lost. Fortunes Won and Lost is a set of Colonial Era rules using small units by Two Hour Wargames (now Two Hour Games) and sold by Rebel Minis. Major Maxwell Wembley In this game, my character, Lt. Caroline Matthews, accompanies… Continue reading Fortunes Won & Lost Patrol Encounter

Colonial Era / Pulp

Mission St. Mary Confrontation Encounter

In the Confrontation encounter, the forces are lined up from highest Rep to lowest across from one another. The slavers are using their hostages as shields preventing Lt. Matthews from using volley fire out of fear of hitting the hostages. It was a balmy hot morning, 1 January 1900, when the sloop H.M.S. New Hope… Continue reading Mission St. Mary Confrontation Encounter

Colonial Era / Pulp

Colonial Era Gaming with Two Hour Games

With all of the faults of Colonial Expansion and Imperialism, the period is full of wonderful tales, both true and fictional. Whether you want to game the exploits of Tarzan, search for King Solomon's mines, or stand with Chard and Bromhead at Rorke's Drift, there's a set of rules for you from Two Hour Games… Continue reading Colonial Era Gaming with Two Hour Games

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