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Wood Working for Wargamers: Hand Tools Post #3

Posted on August 18th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Pictured is what I think is a good set of hand tools one would need to be able to start into woodworking.  By now I’ve got 5x this number but these are the ones I use the most.  Total cost for all of these new is around $400.00 but if taken c…

Woodworking for Wargamers: YouTube is Your BFF! Post #2

Posted on August 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

My best tool for woodworking doesn’t reside in any tool box.  It isn’t a crazy expensive power tool.  It’s free and easy to use.  It’s youtube.  Why?  Woodworking, like any skill based craft, involves a lot of arcane language (…

Garage and Basement Clean Out

Posted on August 14th, 2017 under . Posted by

We’re sailing in troubled waters here in the Uber Geek’s Lair – Executive Management has decreed that no new tools and/or miniature shall pass through our doors until I’ve cleaned out the garage and basement.  Shickingly, my lovely, yet fierce wif…

The Uber-Geek’s Guide to Woodworking for Wargamers

Posted on August 8th, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve decided to start a new series on my blog entitle “Woodworking for Wargamers”.  As with most of my endeavors there’s just a rough outline of what the series will be and we’ll all wing it from there.  What could go wrong?Pictured at the to…

30th Wedding Anniversary, New Power Tools and a Blog Series idea

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Last week (July 25th) was my wife and I’s 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Thats a pretty big milestone, so we decided to splurge a little bit and spend a week at our favorite place in the Florida Keys – Little Palm Island.  We had a very nic…

30th Wedding Anniversary, New Power Tools and a Blog Series idea

Posted on August 1st, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 Last week (July 25th) was my wife and I’s 30th Wedding Anniversary.  Thats a pretty big milestone, so we decided to splurge a little bit and spend a week at our favorite place in the Florida Keys – Little Palm Island.  We had a very nic…

Musings on running con games

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve been running convention games since 2011 at HMGS conventions.  The total game sessions is close to 60 and most have gone well.  Except Fall-In in 2012 when I ran a Lundy’s Lane game that was really just wasn’t that good.The learnings fro…

Musings on running con games

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

I’ve been running convention games since 2011 at HMGS conventions.  The total game sessions is close to 60 and most have gone well.  Except Fall-In in 2012 when I ran a Lundy’s Lane game that was really just wasn’t that good.The learnings fro…

Historicon 2017: Final Thoughts

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

WARNING: Self-Reflective drivel ahead, proceed with caution.  There, all the legal notice requirements are out of the way.The 2017 version of Historicon was the 8th consecutive HCON I’ve attended and the 7th I’ve run games at.  I really enjoy…

Historicon 2017: Final Thoughts

Posted on July 19th, 2017 under , . Posted by

WARNING: Self-Reflective drivel ahead, proceed with caution.  There, all the legal notice requirements are out of the way.The 2017 version of Historicon was the 8th consecutive HCON I’ve attended and the 7th I’ve run games at.  I really enjoy…

Historicon 2017: Days 2 & 3

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

 Friday and Saturday were very hectic days and I ran the game 7 times.  What follows is a picture dump from this games.   I had a great group of players for each outing and really had a lot of fun. German Recon takes a hit from a Re…

Historicon 2017: Days 2 & 3

Posted on July 18th, 2017 under . Posted by

 Friday and Saturday were very hectic days and I ran the game 7 times.  What follows is a picture dump from this games.   I had a great group of players for each outing and really had a lot of fun. German Recon takes a hit from a Re…

Historicon 2017 Day 1

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

 I ran my first game in the morning on Thursday and had a great group of test subjects – oops – I mean players.  I was really nervous as this was the first time I’ve run a game using rules that I wrote.  Of course I borrowed form other r…

Historicon 2017 Day 1

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under . Posted by

 I ran my first game in the morning on Thursday and had a great group of test subjects – oops – I mean players.  I was really nervous as this was the first time I’ve run a game using rules that I wrote.  Of course I borrowed form other r…

Historicon 2017 – What a blast!

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

 Historicon 2017 is in the books and I had a blast.  I didn’t play in any games but did run GM my game 10x over the 3 day fest and really enjoyed my self. This post will have some shots for the Wed night set up, which includes the initial ter…

Historicon 2017 – What a blast!

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

 Historicon 2017 is in the books and I had a blast.  I didn’t play in any games but did run GM my game 10x over the 3 day fest and really enjoyed my self. This post will have some shots for the Wed night set up, which includes the initial ter…

Historicon 2017 – All Packed Up and Hitting the road

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

 I’m all packed up and ready to go.  Unlike most years, I can actually see out the rear window so that’s a plus. Still, theres a lot of stuff crammed into the car. A lot of stuff indeed!I leave the front passenger seat open for my p…

Historicon 2017 – All Packed Up and Hitting the road

Posted on July 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

 I’m all packed up and ready to go.  Unlike most years, I can actually see out the rear window so that’s a plus. Still, theres a lot of stuff crammed into the car. A lot of stuff indeed!I leave the front passenger seat open for my p…

Historicon Packing List

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

Well, I’ve run out of time to get ready for Historicon as I leave for the event tomorrow.  Pictured is the pack up from last year.I’ve learned the hard way to leave the the travel day (wed) completely dedicated to packing up and making sure I’ve g…

Historicon Packing List

Posted on July 11th, 2017 under . Posted by

Well, I’ve run out of time to get ready for Historicon as I leave for the event tomorrow.  Pictured is the pack up from last year.I’ve learned the hard way to leave the the travel day (wed) completely dedicated to packing up and making sure I’ve g…

Last minute terrain prep

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A few desert oasis terrain to provide some light cover….2 days to go!Yikes!

Last minute terrain prep

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A few desert oasis terrain to provide some light cover….2 days to go!Yikes!

Comment Moderation Turned on

Posted on July 6th, 2017 under Posted by

It seems I need to turn comment moderation back on given some activity from spammers posting comments with links to various online casinos.  I’m sure it’s all very legit – just like any day now that Nigerian Oil Minister is going to come through w…

Comment Moderation Turned on

Posted on July 6th, 2017 under Posted by

It seems I need to turn comment moderation back on given some activity from spammers posting comments with links to various online casinos.  I’m sure it’s all very legit – just like any day now that Nigerian Oil Minister is going to come through w…

The Mummy King and Friends

Posted on July 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

 The final figures for the Historical game are now painted – may I present to you the Mummy King and his retinue of mummy soldiers.  These are all metal casts from Reaper and are really very nicely sculpted figures. These will be used in…