Friday, January 15, 2021

Regimental Fire & Fury "January's Office efforts part I"


    Back in the office painting the days away. Yet it all my end soon. The rumor is an engineer has been found for this spot. Hopefully he accepts the position. Then I can hit the road again Vs being an on site every day asset. 

    Money has it, I will be training him. If true, then I will be here for at least 3 months doing so. Either way the painting will continue at work, in the office.

    This week is a prep week. Over the holidays I had little time to complete anything or work in my room. So...sticks, sanding, and white glue. Not a lot of painting will get done. I need to get dudes on sticks badly. I have nothing lined up. 

    I had to order my swim buddy's death last Friday. He would not eating, could not stand, and his kidneys were failing. I told him Doc was going to fix him up. She would get him back in the fight. He trusted me and I lied to him. He died in my arms. That was the worst thing out of all the fucked up shit I have ever done. The not sleeping, dreaming that never happened. This event got me there. 
    He always want to hang out with me and paint minis. He was there for every hosted game. We open water swam lakes, hunted, fought together, hiked, and climbed. I flew his ass all over the world and he would go to work with me. 

2007 - 2021

Monday, January 4, 2021

Regimental Fire & Fury "Into the New Year part II"

    As I move into 2021 the ACW is the focus. I have a lot done. Yet still only 50% through. Hopefully I can be completely finished by the start of June. It is going to be a mad push.
         There is still about 250 or so Southerns that need rebasing/repainting. Roughly half are done? Hood's brigade needs to be painted. All the Brigade and Divisional Commands will need rebasing. All the Cavalry needs to be painted. I have just started on the Union Cav.

     Round two of those left over from last year. Only the Low Ammo markers were painted. Everything else was rebased, sealed, and flocked. 

Southern Inf and Union cav
Horse Holders, Low Ammo markers, and a lone Union Dismounted stand

Sunday, January 3, 2021

Regimental Fire & Fury "Into the New Year part I"


    Just like last year. There were a ton of dudes half finished waiting on me. Here comes round one of those dudes.

The horses are washed and based.
11 Bases of repainted Confederates
18 bases or rebases Confederates. Just like last year they don't count towards the painting total.
Divisional and Brigade command stand
Markers purchased last year
More markers
And the biggest deal. New snake rail fencing. All purchased last year. The big deal is; I will be reducing the scale of the fencing. Fencing at scale makes no sense with ground scale as it is in RF&F. The fencing will now be 10mm vs 15mm.

Saturday, January 2, 2021

2021 Yearly Plans and Goals

    This year's plan will be exactly the same as last year. Most of last year's goals are rolling over. I want to smash my painting goal again this year. The effort to host games and develop new players needs to continue.

Year's Plans

Paint, Sell, and stop buying collections or armies.

        **** No buying terrain. Only painting what I have.
        **** No buy armies or collections.
        **** Sell off the dust collecting items
        **** Develop new players
        **** TO and GM games at Cons

Year's Goals

Host Games
        Host games at the house. GM a game or two at Cold Wars and Fall In. I have requested to TO the Warmaster tourney at Cold Wars.

Paint 1200+ Minis
        I did it last year. I want to continue the volume this year. There were chunks of time where nothing got done. 

       Completely rebuild the spare GW table. I want to create a custom river GW board.
       Rehab the GW FW city fight board continues. I want to link up all the roads with each tile. The buildings will get insert bases for the gaps between the roads. 
       Build a Sengoku table. 

Warmaster Ancients
         The plan is to get armies on the table, and continue tohost some historical battles. 
         Macedonians/SuccessorsPyrrhus are all roughly the same army composition. I have everything I need. The 270 Phalanx dudes will be extra rough to push through.
         Carthaginians are maybe a 3rd of the way done. I have everything in stock. I have a basing scheme. The major hang up will be the same. The shields! I will be hand painting every one. The transfers in combination with the shield bosses make using transfers a MoFo.
         Numidians; They could provide a another army. Are a 3rd of the way done. They need maybe a month's time to complete.
        Samurai; I have a boat load of dudes. Now that I have an army that can take the field, what to do with the boat load of dudes. I will start to finish historical armies. Takeda, Uesugi, Tokugawa, Oda, and Ikko Ikki. Also there is all the terrain. A Sengoku (warring states period) table with an insert for the castle. Most the table will be river sections and rice paddies. I do have 20-30 Japanese houses and a temple complex to add in.
        The Lizard army was bought painted. I want to take one month and finish the whole army. The plan is January and have them on the table for Cold Wars.

Regimental Fire & Fury   15mm ACW
        This will be the year's primary project. There were dates set last year to do the Wheatfield. That went south as my players got the COVID. With most the Union rebased and the South's rebasing under way. The good news is, I have enough Infantry to field even large games.
         The artillery cannons is done. The limbers are needed along with Damaged guns and silenced gun markers will have to be made. 
        The Cavalry has been started for both sides. Dismounted for both sides and the horse holders for the Union are done. I have 15 stands of Cavalry. Both Union and Confederate must be bulked out, and disorder Cav markers need to be made.
         Stage one; Finish the Infantry. 
         Stage two; Bulk out the Cavalry. 
         Stage three; Get it on the field.

20mm Moderns
        This is an easy one. Host some games!

20mm Colonial Sudan
        This project got shelved last year. It may get little attention this year also. The goal is to host at least one game! I have enough to do a small skirmish. I want to do bigger battle with Ansar all over the place.
        When I do restart. Everything will need to be counted first. No sense in painting units that would be over sized. I do not see any painting this year.

Thursday, December 31, 2020

2020 Yearly Plans and Goals "End of the year review"

This year was a mixed bag. Lots of highs and lots of lows. 
        I got armies painted. I got armies on the table. There were new players developed, old players introduced to the local group, games were hosted, and a pig roast tourney was hosted. 
        France, AdeptiCon, HistoriCon, and Fall In all got canceled. Along with all the vacations and cruises. Worst yet we lost dad.

Paint, Sell, and stop buying collections or armies.

        **** No buying terrain. Only painting what I have.
        **** No buy armies or collections.
        **** Sell off the dust collecting items

    This was a total failure. I did buy terrain. I bought 3D printed Epic buildings and trees. I did buy armies. 2 of them. But I did sell two armies. No collections bought. I sold off next to nothing.

Year's Goals


Build a Wargaming Table     Completed
Paint 1100+ Minis                  Completed
3D printing                             Completed
Tables                                      Fail

Painting Project Priority

1.) 10mm Ancients                      About half way
2.) 15mm ACW                           Delayed start, about a 3rd of the way
3.) Samurai                                  Never started

Secondary projects
Warmaster Chaos                         Sold
20mm Modern                             Full Afghan army
20mm Sudan Anglo-Egyptain     Never Started

Monday, December 28, 2020

Regimental Fire & Fury "December's efforts part VI"


40% of the Union horses. Just the horses, not the riders. The painting of all the straps is a giant black hole for time.

I found 3 cans at lowies and bought everyone.
On Monday morning I ordered more bases. I had only 100 Inf bases left, 2 " rounds, no 1" rounds, and I was out of 3/4". Which was a lie. I had 3/4s of a bag of 3/4" rounds. Now I got about 175 3/4s.

With bases in hand, dudes had to be glued down.

Saturday, December 26, 2020

Xmas Booty.

    Books man Books and I got socks. owww a meat grindered too