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Geek, Dad, War Gamer, Cook
Geek, Dad, War Gamer, Cook

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Unexpected Reinforcements
In late October of 2016, a package arrived on my doorstep. It was a cookie tin, the classical war gamer storage container of choice. In that cookie tin was "some colonials you might be able to use with your VSF" an unexpected and very generous gift from one...

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2017 6x6 Challenge - My List, First 2017 Post, and a house keeping note.
So 2016 has finally gone, while it had some very good parts, like our trip to Malta, it had it seems more than its share of pretty crappy parts as well; walking out of Rogue One only to find our that Carrie Fisher's passing had been made public while we wer...

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2017 6x6 Challenge
Over on the Stronghold Revisited, Kaptain Kobold has proposed a challenge for the new year. The Six by Six Challenge 2017 (i) Select a list of Six games. These can be miniature, card, board or role-playing games. You may change entries on the list during th...

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November 11
Blighters The House is crammed: tier beyond tier they grin And cackle at the Show, while prancing ranks Of harlots shrill the chorus, drunk with din; “We’re sure the Kaiser loves the dear old Tanks!” I’d like to see a Tank come down the stalls, Lurching to ...

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More Boat Stuff
I recently read somewhere about making a type of decal using clear packing tape. The process is to laser print your image, apply a piece of clear packing tape over it then soak the whole lot in water. When you rub away the wet paper, the ink remains on the ...

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Mechanical Men Revisited
Last weekend I ran a couple of test games using the rules from my last post. The basic scenario used a company in line against a single medium mechanical man - mech from here on in. The mech was armed with a gatling ranged 24"/48" and the riflemen were arme...

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Mechanical Men for Space 1889 Soldier's Companion
A friend recently gave me a number of spare Heroscape miniatures, most of which will get re-purposed in one way or another.  The RPG side of Space 1889 features mechanical men as an item of technology that can be developed using the science rules. Sadly, th...

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+Winchell Chung Baby GEVs!

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I built a boat.
It was a rough start to the month, but one of the ways to keep the black dog at bay, is to keep doing things that make you happy. Gaming does that for me.   I determined that, apart from snuggling up with my wonderful wife this weekend,  I would build somet...

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20 mm Conversions for Chain of Command
First, a couple of warnings. The photos are not great - the camera is old and I am no Karsh. Secondly, 20mm is my cheap and dirty scale to do North West Europe quickly and with a small investment. Efforts are focused on getting toys on the table rather than...
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