5150: Science Fiction

Mr. Morimoto’s Package – Part One

The Girls Start at the Fairaday Square Transit Station Pod capsules were designed for only one person. The entire pod motel concept was to provide an economic place for a person to get a few hours of sleep - fitting two into the pod made for very tight quarters, especially if one of them snored.… Continue reading Mr. Morimoto’s Package – Part One

5150: Science Fiction

Sticky Fingers Jane

I needed a thief, a pickpocket to be exact, as a NPC in playing my Delivery Encounter for 5150: New Beginnings. I needed a figure that wasn't armed to the teeth & whether you play fantasy, science fiction or historical games - suitable unarmed figures can be hard to find. Enter Sticky Fingers Jane. She… Continue reading Sticky Fingers Jane

5150: Science Fiction

A Delivery Encounter for 5150: New Beginnings

I've received an advance copy of the new edition of Two Hour Wargames' 5150: New Beginnings to evaluate and review. Do I need to say I'm excited? The book is thick with some 250 pages all in color. It updates and consolidates the "civilian" or non-military science fiction rules. While the rules can be played… Continue reading A Delivery Encounter for 5150: New Beginnings

5150: Science Fiction

Guihan and April

I've received an advanced PDF copy of the 5150: New Beginnings rule book scheduled for release at the end of the month from Two Hour Wargames. What better way to play test and review new rules than with a couple of new miniatures - Guihan and April. With this new edition of 5150: New Beginnings,… Continue reading Guihan and April

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder, Part 6 – The Rzhev-Viaz’ma Offensive Begins

The crowd "oohed and ahhed" and small children cried when they fired a small howitzer at the end of the speeches. Roza looked at her fellow veterans, they all smiled and shook their heads. Firing a single howitzer was like firing a toy gun compared to the horrors of a real barrage. Roza vividly remembered… Continue reading The Meat Grinder, Part 6 – The Rzhev-Viaz’ma Offensive Begins

World War II - NUTS!

German Support Group

Or I Painted a Monocle with a German Attached! Imagine, if you will, you are ready to play the next mission in your NUTS! campaign. You've successfully played a patrol mission, so this mission will be an attack mission. You've crafted defensive positions - a bunker and slit trench and then you realize you have… Continue reading German Support Group

Fantasy

A Band of Dark Elves

At MilleniumCon 2009, a bunch of guys from LSHMS (Lone Star Historical Miniatures Society) had a table in the dealer area where they were selling items other members wanted to get rid of, they were kind of running a flea market before the actual flea market day of the convention. Anyway, they had a big… Continue reading A Band of Dark Elves

5150: Science Fiction

B and the Monkey-Poodle Virus, Part 2

Or How to Play 5150: 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

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

World War II - NUTS!

The Meat Grinder – Part 3

Early 1942 Soviet Rifle Squad at Full Strength "Q & E Campaigning" Gaming campaigns have appeared in Two Hour Wargames for some time, but I never played any of them until the Q&E Campaigning system in Fortunes Won and Lost, a rule set now sold by Rebel Minis. This system uses a minimum amount of… Continue reading The Meat Grinder – Part 3