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Cold Wars in the HAWKs Room


Below are some pictures I took in the HAWKs room this past weekend at Cold Wars.


Greg’s This is Not a Test game on winter terrain:

Duncan’s Soynara Gringo game:

This game is based on a report in the newspapers in 1916.  It was reported that Japanese had landed in Mexico and were preparing to invade the US.  In this scenario, Japanese with a few Mexicans were attacking into Mexico.

Dave Wood’s Colonial Combat Patrol™ game:

Zeb Cook’s High Himalayas pulp game:

My Combat Patrol™ 1939 Winter War game:


Chris Palmer’s Feudal Patrol™ War of the Roses game:

This game featured the under-development Feudal Patrol rules based on Combat Patrol™: WWII.

My Barbarossa Combat Patrol™ game:

This game involved German infantry supported by the 211th Armored Battalion, which was equipped with captured French tanks, attacking the Russians near Murmansk.   This scenario was based on a true incident.

Thou it didn’t win an award, I was quite happy with the look of the table.  The players seemed to have a good time.

Bill Molyneau running Beer and Pretzels Ironclads:

Mike and Kevin Fisher running a stompy robot game:

My GASLIGHT game, called Tales of the Gold Monkey:

This was a typical GASLIGHT free-for-all with multiple factions trying to round up treasure in the jungle.  Most of the board was just palm trees.  As the factions began to explore I placed more terrain, natives, creatures, and treasure.

Geoff’s Lego Pirate game for kids:

Dave Wood’s Look, Sarge, No Charts: World War II game:

This was the first war-game ever for the person in the green shirt on the right.

Harry and Michael Kogleshotz’ Samurai game:

Harry used Blood and Swash for this game.

Steve’s WWI game:

Bill Acheson’s Combat Patrol™ game set in Italy:

Bill had a relative who won a Distinguished Service Cross in this battle.

There were a number of other nice games, but I was busy running my four games and didn’t get pictures of them all.  Zeb Cook ran a very nice looking Finland 1939 game using Combat Patrol™, but I don’t have any pictures of it.

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In the HAWKs Room Saturday at Cold Wars

Chris Palmer      This past weekend was HMGS East’s Cold Wars Miniatures Gaming Convention in Lancaster PA.  I arrived Friday morning, and had a great couple of days gaming, and running a well-received War of the Roses game on Saturday using the under-development Feudal Patrol rules.   Below are some shots of a bunch of the games that were run in the HAWKs club room on Saturday.

     Thanks to all the great gamers who came out to play in the club’s games!

The War of the Roses game I ran,“Feeding the Roses”, using the underdevelopment Feudal Patrol rules.

Close-up of my War of the Roses table.

Dave Wood’s  version of “The Saxons at Wagram: 1809”, using Fate of Battle rules.

Kevin Fischer’s “Heavy Gears Everywhere” game, using HeavyGear Blitz rules.
Bill Acheson’s “Hill 315” game, using Combat Patrol rules.

Dave Wood’s “Look, Sarge, We Are Invading Russia” game, using Look, Sarge, No Charts: WWII rules

Buck Surdu’s Operation Platinfuchs game, using Combat Patrol rules.

Harry Kogelschatz’s “Samurai and Pirate Showdown” game, using Blood and Swash rules.

Geoff Graff’s perennially popular kids Lego game, Plastic Pirates Produce Problems, using Plastic Pirates rules.

Zeb Cook’s “Motti Breakout: A Russo-Finnish War game” using Combat Patrol rules.

Don Hogge’s “The Germans Roll East” game, using Battleground: WWII rules.

Buck Surdu’s “Tales of the gold Monkey” game, using GASLIGHT rules.


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In the HAWKs Room Friday at Cold Wars

Chris Palmer

      This past weekend was HMGS East’s Cold Wars Miniatures Gaming Convention in Lancaster PA.  I arrived Friday morning, and had a great couple of days gaming, and running a well-received War of the Roses game on Saturday using the under-development Feudal Patrol rules.   Below are some shots of a bunch of the games that were run in the HAWKs club room on Friday.
Greg Priebe’s post apocalyptic game “Wasteland 101” using This is Not a Test rules.

Japanese cavalry on the advance in Texas, Duncan Adams’ “Sayonara Gringo” game using Combat Patrol rules.

Zeb Cook’s “High Himalayas” pulp adventure game using Astounding Tales rules 

Don Hogge’s “Winter Along the Mohawk” game using Muskets and Tomahawks rules.

Dave Wood’s “First Battle of the Boer War” game using the Combat Patrol: British Colonial Variant rules.

Union and Confederate forces face-off in Eric Schlegel’s “Fury in the West” Battle of Shiloh" game using A Union So Tested rules.
Kurt Schlegel’s “The Saxons at Wagram: 1809” game, using SAF Napoleonics rules.

Bill Molyneaux’s “Battle of Hampton Roads: March 8-9 1862” game, using Beer and Pretzels Ironclads rules. 

Geoff Graff’s “Jutland 15” game, using General Quarters 2 rules.
Buck Surdu’s “A Hot Time in a Very Cold Place” game, featuring Finns vs Russians during the Winter War of 1939, and using Combat Patrol rules.
Don Hogge’s “Battle in the Alps: Italy Moves West” game, using Battleground WWII rules

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Translucent Slimes: Bones 2 Figure

Chris Palmer

     This past weekend was the Cold Wars miniatures gaming convention, so I needed something real quick to paint last week, since I only had a few days to complete it and I was still frantically painting cavalrymen for my War of the Roses game.  So, I chose the two translucent slimes that came with the Bones 2 Gelatinous Cube & Slimes Add-On set.
     I prepped the figures in the usual way; soaking them in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish-soap added and then rinsing and drying.   I then glued them to ½"x1/2" black-primed steel bases with Gorilla superglue gel.  I then glued the figures to a  tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue each.

I went back and forth about whether to even base these or not, as bases on translucents are difficult to handle because you can see them through the mini.  In the end I decided on these small steel bases, with the hopes that their size and  the irregular nature of the miniatures’ surface would make them had to see.  They fit completely under the large flat slime, and only stuck out a little from the more vertical slime. Their thinness would help the minis sit almost flat on the surface of the table too.

    I decided I would go for a Green Slime look with the vertical one, and an Ochre Jelly look for the flat one. So, I began by painting the vertical one with Mr Color “Clear Green” (This is not an acrylic paint and comes with all sorts of scary warnings on the label, so I would not recommend it.  I only have it as I picked up on clearance at a local hobby shop before I realized what it was.  I hope to replace it soon with some Tamiya clear.) , and I painted the flat one with Tamiya Color “Clear Yellow”.

     Next, I gave the vertical one a wash with Iron Wind Metals “Dark Green” ink, and the flat one a wash with Iron Wind Metals “Orange” ink.

     I was happy with the how the vertical one looked at his point, but wasn’t satisfied with the flat one; so I painted the shallow areas and crevices of the flat one with some Tamiya Color “Clear Orange” using a wet brush to thin it a little. Lastly, I painted the base of the green one with Americana “Zinc
     When they were dry, I gave them a coat of Americana "DuraClear Gloss Varnish”.  I realized I still wanted the base of the green one to be matte, so I subsequently sprayed the figure with Testor’s “Dullcote”.  When that was dry, I went back over just the slime with the “DuraClear Gloss Varnish”, leaving the base flat.

     While simple, I’m really happy with how these turned out. 
      And in those that didn’t hear the news, Reaper announced that they have begun Bones 4 Kickstarter fulfillment!  If you didn’t see it, check out the Reaper CEO’s video message for an amazing look at one of their Kickstarter fulfillment warehouses!

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