Friday, January 21, 2022

Blood and Plunder "Chica"

All this business was done last week. It was too cold to spray seal it.

        One more Chica. Another of the 3D printed girls. She has the look of Anne from Black Sails. I didn't paint her as dark as she is represented in the show. After all she will be a mini for my kid's army.
        More terrain. Walls that came from storage, pre Argentina, and more HESCOs. I have one more set of 20 to do. The walls can pull double duty, both B&P and FoF.


Mountain

2022

Bought = 28
Sold = 0
Painted = 169
28mm = 5
20mm = 37
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 82
Terrain painted = 127

Games
Games played = 1
Games hosted =

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 0
Read = 0


Friday, January 14, 2022

FoF buildings, scatter terrain, and Afghans

 

            Again the year's rules. More terrain. I have pulled out all the building. I put all the buildings together. I need more, always more. I want it all. 12 more buildings.


            The buildings and walls assembled.

            Those repaired. Man sucking rattle can in winter most likely is not so good. After the repairs were finished. I smacked the white one into the wall. Yep dented and chipped.


            More Afghan civilians. All were in the bottom of the Afghan box. I finished the fighters last year. Never touch these dudes.
            More scatter terrain. Hescos and Sand bag walls. Both ebay specials. The Hesco are smaller than the originals I got 10 years ago. Like 10% smaller. 


Mountain

2022

Bought = 28
Sold = 0
Painted = 152
28mm = 4
20mm = 37
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 82
Terrain painted = 111

Games
Games played = 1
Games hosted =

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 0
Read = 0

Thursday, January 13, 2022

Blood & Plunder "Badass Chicas" part III

 

        One young blood and an old Salt

            Next group cleaned up and ready for priming. The Metal minis are actual B&P minis, The Indians. Sadly they needed cleaning of mold lines and filing. The other B&P minis were terrific casts. Maybe the mold is wearing out. The others are 3D printed. A fatty with compass and a girl pounding a bottle.
        In sad news the French and Indian War B&P rules were printed jacked up. So they are delayed. Also the book is not a hard cover. That pissed me off. Why bother? Charge me the extra 5er and produce a hard cover. WTF?

Mountain

2022

Bought = 28
Sold = 0
Painted = 77
28mm = 4
20mm = 23
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 70
Terrain painted = 50

Games
Games played = 1
Games hosted =

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 0
Read = 0

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Blood and Plunder "Terrain"


             A few trees. All chinese, cheapo, plastic ebay specials. Nothing special.


Mountain

2022

Bought = 28
Sold = 0
Painted = 75
28mm = 2
20mm = 23
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 70
Terrain painted = 50

Games
Games played = 1
Games hosted =

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 0
Read = 0

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

AdeptiCon Registration open


 I finished within 3 minutes of the start time and events were full already. I also could not use the code from 2021.

Little Wars "Pineapple Express" scenario development

PineApple Express

        Not that Pinapple. This is an Afghan mission. A mission organized and led by Veterans.


             As I think about the Hamid Karzia Airport. The main thing I want to represent is the getting to the airport. I don't want the airport to be the focus. The area was a sea of people. There were Taliban in the mix. People were being crushed and dying, being killed out right. That needs to be understood and studied, not war gamed.
            The struggle to locate, move, and pass to the Abbey Gate (airport) should be the focus and where the VPs are within the scenario. The Shepherds, Conductors, and Passengers are the gaming pieces in play. The Civilians not in play, the Taliban and their checkpoints, and their shenanigans will be controlled by the GM.

        The airport, the bombing, and the events outside the wire will start and end at the Conductors. There would be no way to represent the press of bodies and desperation outside the wire with miniatures while creating a playable area. The airport is massive. It would be too large and a waste of space not playable.
        The traffic jam, the crowds, the mass of people, and the tight buildings is where I want the focus the action. The check points and roaming Taliban will create the stress. The locating and vetting of allies and their journey is where it is at.
!!!yell Pineapple!!!

Where is the guy with the red sunglasses?


            It is time to round up some all the buildings and scatter terrain, count up the minis, and go look at rules. And read the AARs from those dudes that went. Nick did a video interview directly after returning. I need to find it.


    
        

 




Monday, January 10, 2022

AdeptiCon 2022 Tournies

 

            Registration opens tomorrow at 7pm central time. Man spots fill up fast. Best be sitting hot and hard at 7:59 eastern.