Sunday, October 26, 2014

Artillery, Chariots and Ruins

I've been cleaning off bits of projects that have been sitting on my desk for a while and I've finished up these three things this weekend.  First up is a unit of 54mm British artillery with a light cannon.
Figures are from All The Kings Men.

Next is a pair of 15mm ruined buildings from Novus Design Studios.

As you can see the roofs come off and I should be able to put a unit of infantry inside. The buildings are resin and come unpainted.

Finally I've got a group of four 15mm Hittite chariots completed that have been sitting on my desk from months. Figures are from Old Glory 15s.

Sitting on my paint table is another pair of ruined buildings from Novus, a bridge from JR Miniatures (I think). I've also decided to leap into 28mm World War 2 and picked up a 500 point French Army from Warlord Games. So I've got a unit of infantry also sitting on my desk waiting to be painted. As I look out my window I can see snow starting to fall, so maybe this week I'll spend assembling various miniatures (more French, more tripods) for priming before it gets too cold.

Sunday, October 12, 2014


One of the games I picked up last weekend at Fallcon (more on that below) was Suburbia by Bezier Games. In this game you build a city by purchasing tiles and placing them in the best place possible to maximize your money and reputation you receive.

Each tile has certain abilities that can affect the score depending or whether they're adjacent to or near to certain other tiles. The game components are really nice and are of high quality. I've only played a two-player game so far and it took us about an hour. Replayability is quite high so I look forward to playing it again.

Last weekend I went down to Calgary and attended my first Fallcon. I had a great time and participated in a number of rather enjoyable games. I played in a game of Twilight Struggle against someone other than my usual opponent and proceeded to get beat rather solidly. The game went the full 10 turns but it was a wonder that I held off defeat that long. I also played in a couple new games: Amerigo and Concordia. Both were enjoyable games and I would gladly play them again.

My take away from the weekend was probably the ridiculous amount of money I spent on games as seen in the pic below:
I picked up Guns of Gettysburg from the Sentry Box, I purchased Suburbia from one of the vendors at Fallcon and the rest were either purchased in the auction or flea market. The real gem of the lot is Where There is Discord, a solitaire game about the Falkland Islands War. I'm looking forward to getting this one on the table.

Thursday, October 2, 2014


Last night I finished off 12 bases (4 units) of Martain Lobototons with blasters. The 15mm figures are the Martian ranged infantry for All Quiet on the Martian Front.

Next up is hopefully some Hittite chariots and a unit of British light artillery for my War of 1812 project. But first, off to Fallcon tomorrow!