Last 15 posts from The Warbard

Taking The Summer Off?

Posted on August 16th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

Apparently I’ve basically taken most of the summer off from blogging and doing wargame-related things I felt the need to blog about… last post was June 10th! I’ve been playing a lot of Infinity and Blood Bowl, but doing basically no painting or terrain building at all until this weekend, when I’ve finally cleaned up … Continue reading Taking The Summer Off?

Antennas for Infinity

Posted on June 10th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

A number of the stock scenarios in Infinity need some sort of antenna or console for the troops to interact with/hack/seize/blow up/etc. You can use basic tokens on the tabletop, but real scenery looks better! Antenna and consoles in Inf are supposed to be on a 40mm base, so I had a go at cutting … Continue reading Antennas for Infinity

Billboard Ads for Infinity

Posted on June 8th, 2015 under , , , , . Posted by

While building another piece of scenery for our Infinity tables I built a roof that didn’t turn out; it just wasn’t working out physically the way I’d pictured it in my head. Turning the partially completed piece on one edge, though, I realized that what I’d created would work quite well as a display board … Continue reading Billboard Ads for Infinity

Necromancer Beer – a Blood Bowl Sideline Ad

Posted on June 7th, 2015 under , , , , , . Posted by

Something quick and silly to break the month-long dry spell in posting! On our local Blood Bowl league’s Facebook page one of the guys made a joke about “Necromancer Beer – one taste will revive you” and while I was waiting for dinner to finish I fired Inkscape up and cranked out the following bit … Continue reading Necromancer Beer – a Blood Bowl Sideline Ad

Sci-Fi Warehouse for Infinity

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

After building the first building to use on Infinity tables, which turned out to be a complex shape and two storeys plus roof, I decided the next building needed to be simpler and quicker to build, but still interesting. Going through my building supplies I found a sheet of corrugated craft paper that became a … Continue reading Sci-Fi Warehouse for Infinity

Links of Interest, 26 April 2015

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

A few links to get us through the weekend! I have a moderate font-collecting addiction. Dafont is my go-to source of high quality free fonts, but I’ll pay money for the right font. Remington Typewriter is probably one of the right fonts, and it’s very inexpensive over at DtRPG for four weights, depending on how … Continue reading Links of Interest, 26 April 2015

Finally, Trumpeter Salute 2015 Photos!

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

Realized a few days ago that I hadn’t even taken my photographs from the Trumpeter Salute 2015 wargame show off the camera, never mind looking at them and choosing which ones to publish. This for a show that was at the end of March, three weeks ago and counting! The whole collection is over on … Continue reading Finally, Trumpeter Salute 2015 Photos!

Martin’s Photos From Trumpeter Salute

Posted on April 5th, 2015 under , , . Posted by

My own photos from the Trumpeter Salute show over in Vancouver at the end of March are still unsorted and unedited, but Martin has gotten his photos uploaded to Flickr, so I’ll happily show them off until I get my own photos sorted out! He’s got all of his Trumpter Salute 2015 photos in an … Continue reading Martin’s Photos From Trumpeter Salute

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