Last 15 posts from The Warbard

Back from Trumpeter Salute 2015

Posted on March 30th, 2015 under , . Posted by

Just got back this evening from a fantastic weekend over in Vancouver for the Trumpeter Salute 2015 convention. Lots of great games, I got 2nd Place Best in Show for the Saturday evening time slot for my Chain of Command-powered Russian Civil War game, which was awesome. Didn’t do a lot of shopping, just a … Continue reading Back from Trumpeter Salute 2015

Links of Interest, 25 March 2015

Posted on March 25th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Yet another post of short links, news, random bits, and oddments that wouldn’t warrant a full post. Laser-cut MDF for early motor vehicles? They look pretty good, actually, and they’re 1/3 the price of resin & pewter vehicles. I might have to make an order to Warbases sometime to expand my pulp/RCW/WW1 vehicle fleet some … Continue reading Links of Interest, 25 March 2015

Eureka’s Tachanka, Part Two

Posted on March 24th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

The Eureka tachanka itself (the wagon, that is) comes together fairly easily with a bit of patience and some test fitting. The main body is a single piece, which I had to bend very slightly to straighten as the back end had been pushed very slightly downward during shipping. The rear springs and axle are … Continue reading Eureka’s Tachanka, Part Two

Eureka’s Tachanka, Part One

Posted on March 21st, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

About ten days ago I made an order to Eureka USA for a few things, most importantly their Russian three horse Tachanka/crew in cap. What the heck, you ask, is a tachanka (also found spelled “tchanka”)? It’s a Russian vehicle developed during the Great War and used, in various forms, right through the Second World … Continue reading Eureka’s Tachanka, Part One

To Delay Is Dangerous

Posted on March 20th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Via the US Library of Congress, this fantastic simple British recruiting poster from 1915. Really fantastic handdrawn typography and an eye for proportions. A classic of the type. The whole Library of Congress WW1 Poster Collection is fantastic and well worth a browse. WW1 and post-WW1 posters from all over the world, not just the … Continue reading To Delay Is Dangerous

The Assault on St. Vodkanovich Monastery

Posted on March 18th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Last Sunday (15 March) got us another bash at using Chain of Command/Mud & Blood (I’ve taken to calling it “Chain of Mud”) for Russian Civil War adventures. I umpired the game for Mike, who has played RCW previously a number of times and once with the current Chain of Mud rules, and his brother … Continue reading The Assault on St. Vodkanovich Monastery

A Building For Infinity

Posted on March 12th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve previously shown my urban scatter terrain for Infinity, and after getting that assembled I decided to tackle something more challenging and larger. Quite a bit larger, actually. It’s a two-storey building that wound up being about 10″ long, 6″ wide and almost 7″ tall! The building is entirely made of mat board, usually used … Continue reading A Building For Infinity

More RCW Patrol Markers In Progress

Posted on March 11th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been working on a couple of additions to my earlier collection of markers for Chain of Command-powered Russian Civil War. As I was finishing up that first set I realized that I was pretty close to actually having a full set of markers for everything that happened in and around (western) Russia between 1914 … Continue reading More RCW Patrol Markers In Progress

Pardon The Dust

Posted on March 7th, 2015 under . Posted by

Decided that the blog had worn it’s old skin (WordPress’s functional but basic Twenty Eleven theme) more than long enough and have updated it to WordPress’s much more recent Twenty Fourteen theme. Still trying out features and playing with things, but the actual content hasn’t gone anywhere and neither have most of the navigational features. … Continue reading Pardon The Dust

Links of Interest, 4 March 2015

Posted on March 4th, 2015 under . Posted by

Another handful of links of interest! James Ernest of Cheapass Games has a short video on three ways to make cards. Nothing earthshaking, but a good short video laying out three easy ways to make cards for your games. Corrugated … Continue reading

Another GottaCon Gone

Posted on March 3rd, 2015 under , . Posted by

So GottaCon 2015 was last weekend; I managed to be at the whole convention, and it (mostly) good. Friday night I ran a Pulp Alley game. The non-tournament miniatures games at GottaCon are perpetually under-promoted, under-supported, and (unsurprisingly) under-attended. The … Continue reading

RCW Patrol Markers for Chain of Command

Posted on February 26th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

In the run-up to this weekend’s GottaCon convention, I’ve finally gotten around to finishing the patrol markers I need to properly run Chain of Command-powered Russian Civil War games. I’d done status markers back in January, and now I’ve got … Continue reading

Eight Days to GottaCon 2015!

Posted on February 19th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Just over a week until our local convention, GottaCon 2015 starts! I’ve got a ticket already, and I’m doing something I’ve never done before, which is enter a tournament – namely the Blood Bowl tourney with my Crocs. The BB … Continue reading

Urban Scatter Terrain for Infinity

Posted on January 30th, 2015 under , , , . Posted by

So I’ve been persuaded (OK, it didn’t take much…) to get into Infinity, the fast and lethal science fiction skirmish game from Corvus Belli. I’ve been vaguely interested in Infinity for years, both by the high quality sculpting and because … Continue reading

My Chain of Command Tactical Markers

Posted on January 18th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Recently we’ve tried out TooFatLardie‘s Chain of Command/Through the Mud & the Blood hybrid rules with my Russian Civil War figures, and found them good, although with a bit of a learning curve. Chain has a few persistent conditions or … Continue reading