Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A new gun for my wargames room



Just one photo, no details for now... it is late.  But wanted to post a photo of the latest addition!:)

Oh, and I have a few corrections and additions for the Cold Wars photos... I'll get to that ASAP!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Cold Wars - Saturday Eye Candy!


Hey all!

Well, Saturday at Cold Wars is here... and I grabbed the camera and walked around to take some photos!

Got to see Rick "The Flag Dude" and his new baby... he looked surprisingly well rested for a new dad!  His lovely wife maybe looked a wee bit more tired:)  Saw the Joes again, which is always good, and ran into Howard Whitehouse.  Also got to see a very old friend, Greg S., who I knew way back when... we sort of reconnected recently, and it is great to see him passing on the toy soldier love to his boys!

BTW, if a slightly bearded guy with a big camera stops and asks if he can take a picture, while murmering to himself "God, I love toy soldiers," that's me, so say hi!


A game.  I am sorry, I don't know what it was:)


Dave Bonk and the Carnage and Glory guys always put together a nice table!


Some more of the Carnage and Glory guys...



And a bit more.


And... a bit more:)



Some 15mm Napoleonics.  A nice, old school looking game.


Napoleonic Austrians advance into battle in another game.


A beautiful Antietam game.


Reb troops advance down the road.


The first Federal troops advance on the Bloody Lane.


The Irish are on their way to the front!


And more advance.


The two sides begin exchanging a hellish fire.



Here the battle is, at its peak.  Note the casualty markers... that's a great touch, as always!


Didn't get to see this Indian Wars game actually being played.


Some mechs prepare to battle it out in an unfortunate city.


No figures yet... but that's a pretty table!


A wargame!  I can't tell you more than that.


Some planes swoop in over the desert...


Some 15mm WWII.


15mm Napoleonic troops prepare to repel an assault.


Yikes!  A veritable horde of zombies do their best to get a quick snack.


Another 15mm Napoleonic game.


MASSES of ancients always look nice!


WWII roars across the desert.


More 15mm WWII.  I like the flame plumes.


Soldiers look best in a big carrying tray with everyone you need.


South American troops; man, those look like a bitch to paint.


How great are those bases, and that 4Ground building?


An ACW game.


WWII Russians charge to glory through a train yard!


North Koreans take on Americans as they invade the United States.


Another from that game.


Some big 54s, Napoleonics.  They were interesting to see.


Some more of the Xin's game.


And some more.


And a bit more!


Another shot of that game from above.


A very nice Carnage and Glory AWI game.


Some more from that game.



Another Carnage and Glory game.


Another shot from that game.


That Indian game (Custer's Last Stand, I think?) from earlier was finally being played...


Some of Richard Sharpe's rifles move through Spain...


... while some Voltigeurs move up to meet them!


That Napoleonic game, from the end of the table.


Anyone missing a tree?


Okay, I LOVE these little planes, from Hostile Aircraft, I believe.


A nice ACW game.


Uh... is someone going to do something about all those zombies?


A rather epic X-Wing game, with I believe all of the current available epic ships.


Another zombie game.


A tiny scale Napoleonic


A bunch of Darkest Africa pieces in a box!  I love when


A nice looking game of Desperado.  Love the buildings!


Holy crap!  A group of guys were playing Shogun!


I owned three boxes of these... have them all based up and ready to be painted at home!


Now THAT'S a successful recipe for gaming!


Some of the ancients I saw were really fantastic.


That Jaguar Warrior is awesome!


More Southern American warriors.


More ancients clash.


How awesome is THAT?


And check out the casualty marker in the back!


I love a good baggage train!


Some more ancients clash!


Those are some beautiful knights!


And to wrap it up... some Bretonnians!


Nothing looks quite as good as a unit of Bretonnian knights!