Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Friday, January 24, 2014

Bolt Action: M3 Halftracks

They didn't turn out too great - the side panelling airbrush is a bit strong, but I'm not going to go back and change it now.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Bolt Action: Accidental Americans

I impulse bought the US Armored Fist box set, originally wanted to replicate the FoW Armored Rifle Platoon for Bolt Action. Of course, after purchasing said box set, I learned that I really can't do that within BA's least not under say 2000 pts. Oh well. May as well still paint them up.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Flames of War: Bersaglieri Reinforcements and a Look at My Hobby Room

Some quick Bersaglieri reinforcements for my Flames of War Italians. Some more light ATGs will let me field two full MW Bersaglieri platoons, and I added a mortar platoon.

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Warmaster: Undead Starter Box

2014 has brought me a sudden interest in Warmaster. I've always prefered high-fantasy for a gaming genre, but WFB has always had it's issues. Going to give Warmaster a shot and see how it is. I've got four or five folks locally that might be interested, so we'll see what happens.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Friday, January 3, 2014

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Year in Review: 2013

I don't do a lot of "discussion" posts without newly painted figures to show off, but this is one of them. Buckle in, or ignore!


I painted up 20 entirely new armies in 2013. This includes

I also did tons of additions to random projects, including a lot of FoW Soviets and British, touching up a lot of WFB Skavens, and significantly expanding my DZC UCM and Scouge.

As a side note, I had a 2013 New Year's resolution to paint up a Forgeworld Phantom Titan. That never made it past base coating, primarily because I decided to change the color scheme and never got around to it re-base coating.


My main foci of  2013 were Flames of War, Bolt Action, Dropzone Commander, and By Fire and Sword. I played a bit of some Infinity, Chain of Command, Warhammer 40k, Warhammer Fantasy, and Warmachine. My board gaming saw a steady decline in 2013, but I did pick up some real gems like Firefly and Boss Monster.

I played in eight Flames of War tournaments this year across five different states. I ran three FoW tournaments, one at Huzzah and obviously the two at NOVA Open. I also played in two Dropzone Commander tournaments, one of which I also ran, and played in two Bolt Action tournaments.

Traveling and Conventions

I traveled more in 2013 than I ever have for nerd-gaming. I attended all three HMGS conventions, which are all within a three hour drive. I drove up to Templecon in February and out to GenCon in August. I also ran the FoW events once again at NOVA Open. I had a ton of fun at each of these conventiosn, and will be retuning to all of them in 2014. I am most excited about Templecon.

I'm not sure if I'll add anything to the calendar this year. Possible considerations include Adepticon, Wolfkrieg, or something west-coasty, but only time will tell if it happens.

Looking Forward

So what do I expect in 2014? Probably a pretty drastic slow-down on new projects. At this time, the only new projects on the horizon include FoW Israelis and WW1 Russians, BA Americans, and Pike and Shot (which will double as a WFB Empire army).

I intend to increase my pushing of Dropzone Commander and By Fire and Sword - both truly amazing games. I would also like to attend more FoW tournaments this year.

Hope to see you at a gaming store, nerd convention, or internet forum soon!