Saturday, March 22, 2014

Not Much Happening...

I don't have much to report on the modeling front.  My 15mm SciFi project continues, albeit slowly.  I did manage to get my Sahadeen cleaned, based, primed and mounted on painting sticks.  I also painted the bases of my buildings, but I haven't accomplished anything else.

Sahadeen ready for paint.
Buildings waiting in the paint que.  You can see my Earth Force Platoon here too.
I have been doing some shopping though! Over the last few months I've picked up several rules sets.


I got Stargrunt and Dirtside for a song from Monday Knight Productions a while back.  I haven't even cracked the seal on Dirtside but the Stargrunt rules look like fun.  I'm not sure when I will play them but they are good to add to the collection.

I also picked up Song of Blades and Heroes from Ganesha Games.  My 9 year old son and I have plans to do some fantasy gaming sometime soon.  Currently he is painting some of the fantasy figures from my 1st Edition copy of Descent: Journeys in the Dark.  I'm looking forward to having some fun with him!

You can see that I also picked up a copy of Gruntz 15mm.  I'm not finished reading them yet but so far these rules look great! I really like the rules for building units from all sorts of SciFi backgrounds and manufacturers.  I think these rules will be very useful and see a fair bit of play once I get up to speed on them.  I was a little confused and disappointed to realize the unit cards are not included.  But then I was delighted to discover Gruntomatic.  This is a free online utility that allows you to quickly build units and print unit cards.  And, did I mention, it's free!  So, I'm pleased with this purchase and looking forward to doing more with it.

Finally, just yesterday, I bought a game from my local game store that takes me into the Way Back Machine...


My 9 year old and I broke it out last night and played the basic scenario.  He loved it! And I couldn't help but relive the glory days back in the 80s when I played this game a lot.  It comes with some great minis and is really well done.  For whatever crazy reason, I sold all my Battletech stuff years ago - something I regret very much.  However, I'm pleased with this purchase and looking forward to gaming the Inner Sphere once again.

That's it for now.  Until next time, carry on!

10 comments:

  1. I read progress my friend and good that the young lad is so enthusiastic too!

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    1. Thanks! I'm pleased he likes games also. It's great to have a built in game group with my kids. (and my lovely wife on occasion too!) : )

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  2. Even though you say that there's not much happening, you seem to have a lot going on and any progress, no matter how little is still progress.

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    1. Thanks! I guess I've gotten some things done hobby-wise. Not to mention raising 4 kids, spending time with my wife, working, maintaining our household, working out....... ; )

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  3. You've still been quite busy. I have some force builders for SOBH if you want I can email you them?

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    1. That would be great, Simon! Thank you! Do you have my email address?

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  4. Prtogress is progress. Looking forward to seeing those buildings painted. Awesome that you got some gaming in with your son too.

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    1. Thank you. I try to do at least a little bit each day, even if its only a bit of paint on one model. It adds up over time.

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  5. I like what you've been doing on this project. Keep up the great work and let us know how the games with your son go. My 8 year old is turning into my gaming buddy.

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    1. Thanks! It's always great to have some built in gaming buddies around the house. : )

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