Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Christmas Plans

Happy Holidays internet friends!
And a happy upcoming New Year!

I have the unbelievably good fortune to be able to come home (Phoenix, AZ) this year for Christmas. So, when you are reading this, I'll be winging my way stateside for a little R&R. Since no trip could be separated from my hobbies, I've got lots of gaming plans lined up for while I'm home. Here's a little look into what we've got lined up this holiday season.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

King of the Playtesters

Ok, so you may have read about this silly little tournament we held at BFHQ on the Flames Of War website (found here...). Anyway, I chose list 5 from my previous post, the Romanian motorized infantry company. It was a solid list and netted me two 6:1 victories. I was shooting to win the title, but had to bow out because we lost a man during round three. Oh well! There's always next year. Anyway here's a quick rundown of my two games and my slightly modified List Number 5.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Silly Little 1000-point Forces


Right! We've reached the end of the year and its time to partake in a time-honored tradition called King of the Playtesters. Now, I should qualify that in two ways, perhaps three: 1. Its not actually "time-honored" as this is the first year for this prestigious title, and 2. Its just king of the local playtest group, not all of groups globally. Perhaps one day we can hold an Emperor of the Playtesters event, but that may have to wait until the invention of Trekkian Transporters. And finally, just in case you were wondering, no I'm not going to discuss playtesting!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Schnapps and Wrenches

A few nights ago Patrick and I ran a game with his SS versus my US Combat Engineers. The scenario was Fighting Withdrawal with me attacking. That suited me just fine as my engineers will probably be asked to attack a few times during upcoming Shifting Sands event. So the mission was to test my troops' offensive capability...and my ability to absorb copious amounts of alcohol.

The battlefield from behind German lines. Three SS-Panzergrenadier platoons have been deployed along the road, frustrating my ability to get my TDs into a good position.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Spooky!

So, I've added a new model to my 'Nam range. Its a bit unconventional and not at all official, however I hope someday it will be! In US military terms its called an AC-47, but it was more commonly known as either "Spooky" or "Puff" (the Magic Dragon). It was a standard C-47 equipped with three fixed 7.62mm miniguns mounted pointing out of three windows on the pilot's side of the aircraft. The Spooky would circle over the target and the pilot would let loose with up to 21,000 rounds, aimed through an old fighter sight. A good pilot could place a round in every square foot of a football field sized target in a three-second burst.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

I Need Another Weekend!

Wow, what a week! I'm absolutely exhausted after a very long, yet fun week. So, I wasn't able to get a lot done in blog-land, but I'll catch you up on the week's activities.

Now that everything seems to be getting back to normal, I'm excited to get cracking on my promise to deliver a post a week. Hopefully I can generate some content, even if its a little update here and there.

I've got several fun projects lined up and I just need to bust through a few previous painting commitments before I can get to them. The one I really want to get to is a mod for Muskets & Tomahawks, an 18th Century skirmish game. I think it would be suited for skirmish warfare in the American Civil War, and I have a pile of Perry Miniatures ACW figures just waiting to be painted!

I also have a scenario I'm working on about the Murzuk raid, that I'm really dying to get into and no doubt I'll start talking about that very soon. So, without further ado, a week in review: