Thursday, June 18, 2020

Hunting the Pub Game Wumpus

My latest episode of "Joy of Wargaming" shows off one of my prized wargame possessions, a slick little book from the late 1990s that features a bunch of fast and beery games suitable for play at the pub (pic related).

Written by long time Miniature Wargames editor Iain Dickie, it took some wrangling to get this from the UK back before the internet was what it would become.

Now, I have no idea how to find a copy.  The internet, big as it is, has got nothing on it.

Any of you lot know anything about these and where I might secure a second copy?

Oh, and here's the episode in case you missed it:

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Another Half-Hour One Hour Wargame Live Play

"Live Play" the man says in the title to describe a battle fought on the table two weeks ago.  Whatever.  I didn't land on the post-definitional world, the post-definitional world landed on me.

Here's another battle report you can view from the comfort of your own bunker:

In more boring news, I cleaned up the link rot on the left-hand column.  Removed a few busted links and dumped in a few new hot ones. 

Check out 15mm Through Space and Time for some richly painted figures in the One True Scale to Rule Them All.  Or hit Picts From the Front for some world-class kitbashing in 15mm, including mechas made from old plastic sprues.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Space Station Gallery

For those of you who prefer still life to video life, here's a shot of La Tortugastra, still a work in progress.  I've got a few more terrain items to slap down, and the walls are looking pretty bare to this day.  Needs more travel posters, artwork, graffitti, and utility boxes.  Still, it's shaping up nicely, and once I finish playing through the Necromancer King's Crusade, I'll get cracking on some sci-fi shoot-'em-ups here in the biggest little spacestation of all.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

The Necromancer King Returns

Long time fans of the blog will recall a three-part fantasy campaign played years ago.  That campaign died when my primary opponent graduated and flew off to college and other adventures.  Well the Necromancer King has finally returned from the Land of the Dead, and you can follow along as he launches a Death Crusade against the land of the living.  Yeah, the Joy of Wargaming isn't going anywhere any time soon.

Just between you and me and the YouTube censors make three, I'm recording all these videos a week or so in advance.  That way I can skip a few days and not miss a beat.  You'll get new vids every other day for as long as my stamina holds out.  That also means that I won't be responding in real-time to any real-world goofiness.  You can expect a relatively drama free channel where we leave the fighting where it belongs - on the tabletop.

Say...that reminds me, maybe now is a good time to give Irregular Miniatures game Riot  a second look.  Been meaning to at least read through the rules of that one.

Too soon?

Monday, June 1, 2020

More Details on The Turtle Station

Coupla quick shots today showing some details of the wild and wooly landing bay 1-2-3 for the space port.  That planter is just shown for scale.  Barrels are wooden dowel cut to size, the boxes are balsa cut to size.  Both have been tapped with bits of cereal box cardboard.  The Big green machine in the lower left is a bunch of odds and sods slapped together and painted industrial.  I'm thinking that floor needs some dirtying up, and we need to put some more mechanicals and electrical boxes on the walls to really clutter up the place and make it look grimy.