Posts Tagged ‘General’

Planning 2018

Posted on January 13th, 2018 under . Posted by

Brave Free Men – Jack Vance (Cover Artwork)Well, I can only say that the last one did not really go to plan. Very little gaming activities through the year, particularly the second half and even less activities in the way of painting and modelling, mai…

New Terrain and ZP pictures

Posted on January 10th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Coming off the holiday break, last night’s game session was more shooting the breeze than miniature foes. Everyone was more intent on hanging out and chatting than getting serious about a game. That said we did a quick brawl that let me put two new terrain pieces on the table: a ruined apartment building and … Continue reading “New Terrain and ZP pictures”

Happy New Year

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , . Posted by

What will 2018 bring? What projects can I get finished? How many new ones will I start? Advertisements

Happy New Year!

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under . Posted by

Another year! Toward the future, looking back to the past, blogging about miniatures and life. The 2017 was the year without posts because of virus infection on server. I feel sad for this. A lot of work made during years stolen by fake Hogan sellers. I hope that now there will be no more problems. […]

Annual Review of 2017, Preview of 2018

Posted on December 31st, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Wow, another year passed and what a year it was. Almost 60 updates on here, available in both English and German. A busy year for me and my family, both personal and hobby-wise. A lot of things happened. I got engaged early this year, went to New Zealand for a month in late summer and […]

Games that stick.

Posted on December 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I’ve been thinking about games that have durability, replay-ability, longevity. As anyone familiar with hobbyists and the hobby industry knows, “Shiny” comes and goes. Indeed the hobby industry is built on ‘shiny’ and every gamer worth his salt has a lead/plastic pile that bears mute witness to the fickle siren song of new figs, a … Continue reading “Games that stick.”

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all our listeners and readers!

Posted on December 24th, 2017 under . Posted by

Hello everyone! I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone for visiting the blog and listening to the show during 2017 – we very much appreciate your support! May you have a very joyous and gaming filled Christmas and New Year See y…

Ho Ho Ho

Posted on December 24th, 2017 under , . Posted by

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Whoops that was quick

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

Phew, where’d the last four months go . Whoosh!Not much activities here hobby wise thanks to lots and lots of work (which I shouldn’t complain about (but we do 🙂 ).A couple of things picked at but just a post to say still here, still breathing and st…

Whoops that was quick

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

Phew, where’d the last four months go . Whoosh!Not much activities here hobby wise thanks to lots and lots of work (which I shouldn’t complain about (but we do 🙂 ).A couple of things picked at but just a post to say still here, still breathing and st…

Whoops that was quick

Posted on December 13th, 2017 under . Posted by

Phew, where’d the last four months go . Whoosh!Not much activities here hobby wise thanks to lots and lots of work (which I shouldn’t complain about (but we do 🙂 ).A couple of things picked at but just a post to say still here, still breathing and st…

A Prayer to St. Strelok – part 3

Posted on November 29th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

At first Yuri thought Sasha had given him the headache; a clip and a half of her painful chatter followed by his mad dash through the swamp, gulping down bog stench and terror. But that was almost an hour ago and the throb was only getting worse. Every step deeper into the Chernya was like … Continue reading “A Prayer to St. Strelok – part 3”

Review: Umarex Legends MP 40 BB Gun

Posted on November 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

  Well it’s not as if I don’t already have a decent selection of BB and Pellet guns but the history geek in me had to pick one of these up when Pyramyd Air had a sale and I had a bit of extra coin. A full metal construction, full auto replica firearm with bolt … Continue reading “Review: Umarex Legends MP 40 BB Gun”

Missing Persons – Part 1

Posted on November 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

New Kowloon. 2069 Shenghua Street, District 5. LNK The members of Blue Rose Import/Export were enjoying a meal in the back room of The Osaka Shuffle when a smartly dressed woman approached them. She apologized for interrupting, sat down and explained with great hesitation she needed their help to locate her missing daughter. “It’s been … Continue reading “Missing Persons – Part 1”

Why STALKER?

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

As the setting for a skirmish wargame setting? Are you kidding? If you have ever played any of the STALKER PC games, you shouldn’t be asking that question. And if you haven’t played STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl, Call of Pripyat, or Clear Sky, you need to get on that. Right now. Dark, brooding, creeping dread … Continue reading “Why STALKER?”

Blue Rose Import/Export

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

Character figs for our upcoming Interface Zero 2.0 games set in New Kowloon 2069.   Blue Rose I/E is one of New Kowloon’s finest independent trade services, offering secure storage, fast transport, and outstanding turnaround time for all your goods and products. Stop by our warehouse at Dock 5H – 37. North Pier, Lower New … Continue reading “Blue Rose Import/Export”

Intro to Crisis 2017 Antwerp

Posted on November 5th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

It is this time of the year, early November and the TinSoldiers of Antwerp host their annual show, the Crisis. For me, preparation started in summer just when I got back from New Zealand, getting the team ready and booking hotel rooms. I was really looking forward to this weekend, as I had to take […]

Miniature Clearance Sale

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Clearing the Overflow Shelf and sending these off to a good home. FANTASY FIGS 12 assorted metal Reaper fantasy figs and 7 Reaper Bones* Orcs. Tabletop-level paint jobs, satin sealed, 40mm bases. Terrain not included. $50 Includes USPS Priority Shipping in the ConUS.   MODERN/NF POLICE AND CRIMINALS Criminals are a mix of Assault Group … Continue reading “Miniature Clearance Sale”

Busy, Busy, Busy… Lost down the rabbit hole at Grinning Skull Towers…

Posted on November 3rd, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

Busy, Busy, Busy… Well, as you can imagine, my lack of presence here posting means I’ve been busy and somewhat distracted with all sorts of things of late. Things have been happening that have meant I haven’t had the chance to update the site as much as I’d have liked to. I’d have liked to […]

Happy Halloween

Posted on October 31st, 2017 under , . Posted by

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Winter is coming

Posted on October 28th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

With the last two month of this year right around the corner, the planning for Winter is necessary. One of the next events on my schedule is the Crisis, as I already shared with you here – Crisis 2017 prelude. Usually I prepare an advent calendar for December, but this year I’ll schedule something different. […]

Meeples & Miniatures blog hits new milestone

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under . Posted by

When I started this whole blog business, I never imagined that it would be popular. Let’s face it, wargaming is something of a niche hobby (boardgaming perhaps less so), so I didn’t think that visitor numbers would be particularly high. However, this evening the blog passed a major milestone, as it has now had 1.5 Million views. Wow. Just WOW. Thank you to everyone who has visited the blog, downloaded the podcast and spent the time to read and comment on my articles – I appreciate it very much indeed. Neil  Filed under: General

Interface Zero 2.0 @ NK69

Posted on October 26th, 2017 under , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

More RPG game prep last Tuesday evening. We finished up Character Creation then read through a bit of game setting fluff on New Hong Kong in 2069. After, we ran through another simple scenario to hammer out the combat mechanics. (It’s taking me a bit to wrap my head around the granularity and pace of … Continue reading “Interface Zero 2.0 @ NK69”

Savage Worlds Test Drive

Posted on October 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Gave the Savage Worlds combat system a quick test drive last week. Broke out a couple of my scratch-built interior boards and had a salvage crew escort a technician through an abandoned research facility. Lights were out but of course the automated defenses were still online. Here are some quick shots   There were five … Continue reading “Savage Worlds Test Drive”

What happened to my weekly podcast episode?

Posted on October 12th, 2017 under . Posted by

You may have noticed that we didn’t upload a podcast episode last weekend. Apologies for this, but I simply haven’t had time to edit and publish the show, which is an issue I am starting to encounter more often in recent weeks. To explain, last week’s diary went something like this: Wednesday – record podcast Thursday – regular Thursday night gaming session Friday – Was meant to be gaming with Josh (which is now a regular event), but ended up writing part of Forager review for website Saturday – Spent all day at Firestorm Games Sunday – Went to Derby Worlds. Evening spent finishing Forager Review Monday – new regular Monday night gaming session Tuesday – Podcast editing (first chance since we recorded it!) Pretty full, as you can see, and obviously this doesn’t detail any family time or work commitments… Up until September, we had a backlog of audio recorded for the ‘feature’ part of our show. This was important, as I used to edit these at the start of the week before recording our show ‘bumpers’ (Intro, Outro, ‘What We’ve Been Up To’) on a Wednesday night before putting them together for the final podcast upload at the weekend. As listeners may […]