Daily Archives: May 29, 2017

Another Fun War Horse Con Gaming Day

Chris Palmer     This past Saturday a group of the HAWKs and I went up to Sam Fuson’s War Horse farm in PA for another fun day of games and good food. A couple times a year, Sam and his wife Kathy invite a  the HAWKs and a bunch of their friends over for a fun day of gaming known as War-Horse-Con.
  We took the timing of this year’s event as an opportunity to playtest a quartet of games the HAWKs are planning on running at Historicon in July.
   In the morning Buck Surdu ran a 28mm early war WWII game using his innovative Combat Patrol rules. The scenario featured a German force trying to clear a village of it’s French defenders.  I was lucky to play in this game and had a blast commanding a Czech 38t tank,  a squad of infantry, and a machine gun team.  In the end we had the French on the ropes, but they were still holding on aided by a sharpshooting 75mm gun.

      While we were busy fighting our WWII battle, on the other side of the basement, Kurt Schlegel was running a 10mm Napoleonic game using his fast play Home Rules.

    After a lunch break for some fabulous local fried chicken, beans, and potato salad; we reconvened for our afternoon session.  This time I played in Zeb Cook’s Wild West game using modified Combat Patrol rules.  This was fun every-man-for-himself game, with us all taking the role of bounty hunters bringing various villains to justice.  A fun additional aspect was that we all had prices on our heads as well, so were legitimate targets for the other players as well.  And the price on our heads went up if we committed any crimes while playing such as killing citizens or looting stores.
   I had a blast even though my team was eventually shot full of holes, especially my gang leader who picked a fight with a desperado in the local cantina, unawares that he had two buddies hidden in the back rooms!

      And, while we were fast drawing in our game, on the other side of the basement, Eric Schlegel was running another early war WWII Combat Patrol game featuring Italians vs French in the south of France.

     It was a great day, and we always appreciate the effort Sam and Kathy put in to making these events a success.  We’re all already looking forward to the next time!

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Undead Outlaw: Bones 2 Figure

Chris Palmer

    This past week I painted the Undead Outlaw figure from the Bones 2, Savage Worlds set.
       I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.    I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.

     I began by giving the figure a wash with heavily thinned Reaper “Grey Liner” using a wet brush. When the wash was dry, I painted the shirt with Ceramcoat “Opaque Red”, and the pants with Reaper MSP “Turkey Brown”.  I then painted the skull and exposed bones with Americana “Antique White”.

     Next, I painted the duster coat with Americana “Khaki Tan”, and then the boots with Americana “Charcoal Grey”.   After that, I painted his gloves with Accent “Mustard Seed”, and the handle of the gun with Crafter’s Acrylic “Cinnamon Brown”.

     I then painted the belt and holster with Americana “Terra Cotta”, and then let the figure dry for a while.  Afterwards, I gave the entire figure a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash, using a wet brush.  When the wash was dry, I painted the metal parts of the gun with Ceramcoat “Walnut”, and his hat, shirt collar, and hair with Black.

     Next, I highlighted the head and other areas of exposed bones with White.  I then highlighted his red shirt with Crafter’s Acrylic “Orange Spice”, and his pants with Americana “Sable Brown”.  I highlighted his boots with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and his hat with “Citadel "The Fang”.  After that, I gave the metal parts of his gun a wash with thinned Accent “Golden Oxide” paint; and while that wash was drying I highlighted his duster coat with Americana “Bleached Sand” and his gloves with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”.  
     I then painted his buttons with Ceramcoat “Bronze”, and then did his belt buckle with Folk Art Metallics “Gunmetal Grey”. I then did a light drybrushing on the metal parts of the gun with the “Gunmetal Grey”.
     When I was done painting the figure, I used some white glue to glue a little sand to the base.  When this was dry, I painted the sand, and the figure’s integral base, with the “Charcoal Grey”, and when the paint was dry, I drybrushed the base and sand with some Americana “Territorial Beige”,  then some of the “Antique White”, and lastly the “Bleached Sand”.
    I let the figure dry overnight and the next day I gave him a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish.  Another overnight dry, and I sprayed him with Testor’s Dullcote".

     I’m really happy with how he turned out.  I’m not exactly sure what I will use him for, but it’s a fun and cool figure to have in the collection.  And, it’s another Bones 2 figure completed as I anxiously wait for my Bones 3 shipping notice.

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