Thursday, October 29, 2015

The Santa Clause Project Part 2

Quick update. Most of my time is going into the "new" game room construction so hobby time has been slim. I will post a series of photos on that soon. Anyhow, decided to modify the sword figure with a new arm. The spear point is pointing at the pin I made for this mod.  Tip: I use small JT-21 size staples for pins. Just cut to length and they easily fit most micro drill hole sizes.  Mounted the arm with spear and then for coolness drilled a hole in the bottom of a head and then glued it to the top of the spear! I let it dry a few minutes then placed both on a nice Warlord size base. I'm ready for primer and paint! 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

"The Santa Clause" Project

I joined "The Santa Clause" project this year. Cris Stoesen is organizing this and thanks goes out to you!  I have to produce a fully completed project that doesn't cost more than $10.00. I am excited to be part of this and after looking through my secret person's blog site I decided to produce a command set for a dark age period game. It will be in 28mm and be flexible enough to game Saga, Dux Brit and/or any other dark age skirmish game. 
First sneak peek. I assembled several individual figures for the set. I'm not sure yet if I'm going to use all three figures or just the two metal ones. I want it to stand out so I'm not sure if I want to include the plastic horn blower (from Gripping Beast's Dark Age Warriors set). Three may be a crowd and the base may be two big. I like it though so I'm gonna try it. Anyways, the warrior is a Warlord Games Day figure I picked up at the show while the other is a Gripping Beast Warlord. I drilled a hole in his hand so he can hold a long spear with a banner. The warrior will be modified to hold a spear with one of the heads on the tip, OF COURSE!  So I will work on this stuff and post soon with the mods. 

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Advance the Colors Con

Great convention in Springfield, Ohio this weekend. It is a HMGS Great Lakes chapter con. I played in the SAGA tournament with my brother Ted. He place second and I placed third. He bested me by one technical (slaughter) point!! I was so engrossed in all the games that I only remembered to take photos in the very last one.  I played Vikings and am happy with the way they played. I took a few photos. 

Doesn't look to good for the home team🙀

Closeup of Jeff's Crusaders. 

My berserkers on the hill attempt a last dig assault on the mounted knights. 

The game ended with the remaining mounted troops and their warlord killing my warlord. Fudge!!  Great game and I learned a bunch. 

And there's my friendly opponent Jeff Fletcher who also happened to win the tournament.  Thanks Jeff for a great game and also a big thank you to Steve Phallen for running the tourney. 

Some additional photos of a couple games below. 

These pics are the 15mm Alamo game run by Gettysburg Soldiers. 

My brother Ted wins big at the raffle. His tickets where drawn three times!

Author of "Song of Drums and Tomahawks", Mike Demana and his very impressive F&IW game. 

Three photos of the Flames of War tournament. 

Great time. I just wish I would have taken more photos!