Sunday, March 31, 2013

Workbench Cleanup Time!!!

OK... I don't think I'm alone here when I can honestly say that my workspace tends to, let's say, get outta hand.  It seems that with my visions and my two sons interests, things just build up and overcrowd the workspace.  This week I plan on cleaning up my workbenches. 
 Above are what is next on the bench.  Mainly Modern/Post-Apocalyptic Zombie stuff.  You might be able to make out the West Wind motorcycle gang.  This is a pretty bid project.  We have some modern zombie stuff already so hopefully when this next wave is complete we will have about 160 28mm zombies and about the same number of humans. 
 The side bench is above.  One maybe able to spot a unit of Spanish WSS troops for the pirate game.  I know... this is too much clutter. 
 A little to the left of this bench is the LotR project and some 40k stuff.  Not mine, but collecting dust all the same.
 Better view of the modern stuff and the motorcycles.
Elephants and Sloth Buggies!  Oh boy, cleanup is needed!  I will post the clean up photos (hopefully soon).

Monday, March 4, 2013

Cincycon - Pirates

"Rusty Parker setting up his game, Pieces of Eight, a Caribbean Pirate game that finds Captain Jack getting into trouble once more and the players go out to rescue him back."
Alex Weaver / New Media Bureau, University of Cincinnati Journalism

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These three photos were taken by Alex Weaver with UC and A fine job by Alex indeed!

Rusty is in the first photo dawning a black pirate shirt (of course). John is in the second photo while the Royal Marine landing party is in the third. Hmmm... I wonder what is in the chest???

Cincycon 2013 28mm Pirate Game

Successive turns proved that the pirates were not going to have their way on the water. The pirate brig. Anne Bonnie took heavy fire from the RN sloop Caledonia and the RN brig. Avenger. In a last ditch effort she rammed/collided with the Caledonia. The impossible happened - both ships were damaged to the point that they were both doomed to slip beneath the water! Just for save measures the RN brig. Sea Gypsy gave the Anne Bonnie a final broadside that speed up the sinking! She also fired on the other pirate brig. Tempest. The Tempest grappled the Sea Gypsy and a bloody boarding action ensued. The Sea Gypsy's crew barely beat back the assaults. A turn later what was left of the Tempest's crew struck their colors! It was all but over for the battle on the water. The pirates faired much better on land though. They were able to assault the town and defeat the French garrison thus stopping the prisoner exchange (the French were going to trade Cpt. Jack to the British for gold). The game ended in a draw. Pirates won on land but the Royal Navy won on the water. Thanks to all who played. It was a very fun time.

Cincycon 2013 28mm Pirate Game

The first couple of turns seen the pirate smaller ships heading for the beach an thus the town, while their 2 brigs tried to head off the 3 Royal Navy ships. The RN brigs and the smaller sloop all formed line and waited for an opening. On land the French garrison prepares a hasty defense while the British Royal Marines land with the gold and prepare to exchange it for the notorious pirate, Cpt. Jack. The gallows await him!

Cincycon 2013

Rusty Parker and John Patrick ran a 28mm pirate game on Friday night, March 1st. The setup took almost 2 hrs! It is quite a large game.