Wednesday, June 14, 2017

General Update

Apologies for the lack of posts.  I had my fill at KublaCon and then was met with some work travel and domestic projects.  Getting back on track now though.

One of my favorite movies growing up was Red Dawn.  The remake a few years ago was absolutely horrible ... but the original is a classic.  Between that and Call of Duty Modern Warfare - in which the US gets invaded by Russia, I've always want to extend my "Russia Resurgent" project into North America.

Original Red Dawn ... the only
Red Dawn I will acknowledge :-)

Considering all the Russian's we have laying around ... why not do a "modernize" Red Dawn type invasion scenario.  My setting will be a small town in Washington state that gets hit by elements of a Russian division that have crossed the Bearing Straight and pushed through Alaska and down through Canada.  This is good because I've always wanted an excuse to buy pre-assembled/painted Woodland Scenics O-Scale buildings.  Specifically ...













All of these buildings are on order for me.  I'll modernize them a bit and weather them as needed.  I'll fill in the rest of the board with fur mats and roads as normal.  The layout and scenario are not 100% in my head just yet ... but I'm sure I'll figure it out once all the cool toys show up!

In other news, my Vietnam figures have all finally shown up so I'll be sending those off to Artmaster Studio ASAP this week.

I'm also looking to host a game at some point before the July 4th weekend.  Domestic duties and other stuff is making this a bit challenging ... but I'll figure something out.  July 4th I have the whole week off so I'm looking forward to getting some gaming in during that week as well.

So stay tuned ... more updates to come!

23 comments:

  1. The buildings just make it all happen, don't they? They'll look great with the new terrain mats. Can't wait to see your Charlie Sheen figure :)

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    1. Hey Steve!! I think so ... I've been eyeballing those buildings for a long time ... finally said screw it and ordered them :-)

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  2. Buildings are nice and all, but I'm excited that you'll finally have an excuse to put a Hind on the table. :)

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    1. YES! I have it partially assembled ... gotta get back and finish it :-)

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  3. WOLVERINES!!!!!
    I can't believe you have all those Woodland Scenics buildings on order! I've had several in online shopping baskets over the last two years or so but just couldn't pull the trigger. Can't wait to see what you do with them, they look pretty much good to go right out of the box.
    So rules wise you're just doing a variation on your BA modern rules or are you going to do something where you'll have a focus on the individual characters (Jed, Matt, Robert, Erica, etc) activating instead of squads?

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    1. lol!! Good questions ... I've done the same over the last couple of years ... added them to the cart and then decided against pulling the trigger ... but screw it, finally did it! As for the rules, initially I'll do a straight up "USA vs. Russian" game. For the "Red Dawn" version I'm looking at how I can get the Wolverines all together. Worst case I may commission a scultper to just make them for me ... but first I'm going to check out all the Zombie game miniatures first to see if I can convert some of the "survivor" miniatures into the characters. Once I get that done though, I'll be looking at my "tactical" modification for Bolt Action ... essentially think individual model activation ... which is something I've been mulling over for a while for small unit actions. Something much easier than the simulation type games out there today.

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    2. Brilliant! I actually did an individual activation game of BA last year when we messed about with a "Dirty Dozen" type of game/scenario with the 4Ground hotel complex. It was pretty fun, but definitely needed more test games to really make it work/balance with the dice being used for individual activations - I'm sure you'll sort it out and looking forward to QRS for it so I can use it lol!

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    3. Nice ... will be working on it. Just commissioned eBob to sculpt the Red Dawn characters for me ... yay!

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  4. Can't wait for this one mate. Always had the same idea.

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    1. Thanks mate! Gotta buy some batteries ... they all light up! :-)

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    2. Awesome. Are you going to be eventually making extras of the eBob minis?

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    3. They will be in a mold so can cast them.

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    4. I can certainly have some cast up for you :-)

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    5. Wouldn't mind some to use as Partisans in Cold War games. I'll email you.

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  5. Love the last building.. The sleeping dog on the porch is so cool. It could almost pass for an ACW house too.

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  6. I definitely look forward to a "Red Dawn" game. Game-wise, I like the scene where they go to town the first time. Russian tanks always look awesome to me.

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    1. Yes, I agree. The ZSU-23/4 parked on the street was impressive. Also, the blown out vehicles they come across. I'll be needing some more mats ... email coming shortly ;-)

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  7. Buildings are nice and all, but I'm excited that you'll finally have an excuse to put a Hind on the table.

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  8. Super cool! I too have long drooled over those buildings. I have the Kite factory kit but haven't gotten around to building it yet. A lot more pieces than I was expecting, and I want to get a few more buildings so I can do them all at once in order to have some semblance of continuity.
    Can't wait to see you post them once they arrive!
    Know what rules you're going to use?

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    1. Excellent. Working to pair down Bolt Action Modern into a light weight tactical version ... we'll see how that works out though ;-)

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