Saturday, December 13, 2014

General Update - December 2014

Hello all -- I've returned from the dead!  Yes, I can't even begin to explain how life and work interrupted my gaming in the last two months.  Between a large event at work that required travelling around the world and family "stuff" I had no time to do any gaming.  The good news is that stuff is now behind me and I've returned to my beloved hobby fresh and ready to tackle the many projects I have underway.  I had a board game session last weekend to get me back in the swing of things.  Many packages arrived for me while I was away.

The ACW project is progressing nicely ... many new units are being added with more underway.  I'm hoping that between Roy Scaife and me we'll be playing ACW Black Powder in 2-3 months with a couple of large brigades a side.  My Afrika Korps army arrived back from Artmaster Studio ... and they look awesome.  Once I get them based up I'll be posting some pictures ... then I have to get the DAK armour completed.  I need to send off my Desert Rats next to Artmaster to keep that ball rolling forward.  A lot of new terrain from 4Ground has also shown up for me ... some WW2, Roy picked up the SAGA "Great Hall" and I have a butt load of the new 10mm Urban Zone buildings for use with Robotech RPG Tactics (more on this below).  The DundraCon gaming convention is coming up in February and I'm on track with my projects for that con.  I'll be running my Pegasus Bridge game there as well as a Dead Man's Hand bank robbery game.  Roy will be running some SAGA battles in the great hall to round things out.  Brecourt Manor, which we wanted to run, has moved out ... I need more time to work on the trenches, artillery crew and gun positions.  Hopefully we'll have that up and running in May.  Here are some pictures of the DAK figures from Artmaster ... as you'll see below Toby does outstanding work.  All figures are Perry Miniatures except for the two motorcycles which are from Warlord Games.

Seated troops that will be in the back of my Opel Blitz trucks.

The great thing about having a reliable painting service is that you can still make progress, even when you are too busy to paint yourself!  While I was away my Robotech RPG Tactics stuff arrived ... so I'll be posting about that later today.  I'm also looking forward to getting back to making episodes for GameTime.


  1. Glad to see you back! I was actually searching your blog last week to see if I missed something or somehow got unsubscribed because it had been so long since there was an update!
    Looking forward to what's coming up - especially the Dead Man's Hand scenario! Well, Pegasus Bridge too!

  2. Good to see you back in the swing of things...have a great Christmas

    1. Thank you --- happy to be back. Merry Christmas to you as well sir! :-)