Daily Archives: April 7, 2015

Brigade Models 10mm Science Fiction Buildings

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Brigade Models 10mm Science Fiction buildings

Brigade Models 10mm Science Fiction buildings

As we are beginning to think about Look, Sarge, No Charts near future and science fiction rules, we are already beginning to put together units and terrain in advance of development.  These buildings were recently released by Brigade Models.  My daughter painted them for me.

I didn’t want them to be in a single gray or brown.  I wanted them to look as if people lived in them and painted them according to their own sense of style.  These sure don’t look dull!

As I am assembling part of my force, I got my hands on a large collection of Epic Warhammer 40k figures.  Then I picked up a bunch of turrets form Iron Wind Metals at a convention.  Combined together, they don’t immediately jump out at you as GW figures.

A close-up of my 10mm modified GW vehicles

A close-up of my 10mm modified GW vehicles

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Completed a Few More Odds and Ends

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In my continuing quest to reduce my unpainted lead collection, I have been picking away at odds and ends have been sitting in my “ready to paint” box or penny packets of recent acquisitions.  Recently, Hinterland released a few more figures in their line of female hussars.  Above you can see two of the robots that round out my force.

I have no idea who makes this Indian figure (below).  It has been on my painting table for a couple of years, so I decided to paint it.  It is closer to 30mm than 25mm.

Brigade Models (not Brigade Games) makes this Austrian WWI dog cart machine-gun.  I don’t have any other 28mm WWI figures, but I figure I can mix them into a pulp game at some point.

Chris found the Trojan Bunny on Shapeways.

I think the globe and other accouterments are from Mega Miniatures.

These cute little robots are made of dental plaster by Windsword Accessories (http://ift.tt/1IHDS1K).  I will likely pick up a few more.  They were very fun to paint.

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Armies For Kids 2015 Project Update

Chris Palmer This past Saturday Buck Surdu hosted a painting day to work on this year’s Armies For Kids project.   Members of the HAWKs got together at his house to paint about a hundred 40mm ACW Union figures that were part of a lot donated by Maynard Creel.  Another approximately 100 painted figures donated by Keven Pinder,were mounted on bases.   There are also a large number of painted figures donated to this year’s project by Ed Mohrmanm, and some by Phil Kearnan.

Photo courtesy of Buck Surdu.

       After a morning of painting, the guys took a brake and played the new Star Wars Imperial Assault game.  Buck has posted a write up of that session to his blog

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     These armies will be presented to 6 lucky kids who take part in a specially designated game at Historicon this summer.

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Cards for Fate of Battle

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In several of the Look, Sarge, No Charts rules sets, a number of special dice are used to resolve various combat effects, such as morale checks, rolls to close with the enemy, and rolls to stand when charged.  During a recent G.A.M.E.R. (see previous posts) play test, Chris suggested that the card mechanism being developed for G.A.M.E.R. might work to replace the dice in Bear Yourselves Valiantly.  I made up cards for him for those rules.  The experiment went well, and Dave wanted a similar deck of cards for Fate of Battle.  I ginned them up and posted them to the Yahoo Group.  Above is a sample.

The consensus is that these are a little easier to read than the various dice.  They also remove the table clutter of the dice.  Finally they eliminate the need for players to memorize which dice are used in which situations and the search for the right ones.

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