Sunday, April 29, 2012

Blog disappearance

All of my Google stuff disappeared yesterday as a result of Google seeing unusual activity with my account. At first I thought I had been hacked, but it turns out it may have been my use of my early birthday present (a kindle fire). I have been using it to randomly look at blogs throughout the day and I had made a few comments. I later found that those comments were gone. So I assume that this may be what Google objected to.

I started trying to put this post up from the Kindle, but it wouldn't let me type in the body of the post. I'm not sure why. So there are a few quirks, but overall I've been happy with it. Loaded up all my THW PDF's into it the other day and now can read them on the go like while I'm waiting for kids karate to finish, etc.

Hopefully this will not happen to you, but it was a simple fix. The thing I was most concerned about was losing the various things that I had left here to remind myself of things. All I had to do to fix it was get Google to send me a text that I could then verify my account and get re-instated.

Normal random, stream of consciousness, posts will resume momentarily.

Friday, April 27, 2012

It's in the cards

Just a little shameless promotion of self and others. First, I enjoyed reading that captain arjun over at cor blog me used the Age of Blood Fate Cards I made for his latest game of Strandhogg here.

Cards seem an elegant way to introduce random elements into a game. For instance Kobayachimaru of Chroniques du Fort Bastiani did something like this with his PEF's (Possible Enemy Forces) in this game here. He took the concept of using a marker and just put the force composition underneath. You could roll and consult a table, or you could just have it on the counter/ card.

And lastly I thought that this resource link from That's what you get for living in a cul de sac's post here was pretty interesting. I may start following ResourceFULL

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

80's Fanzine of your blog

Hi all,

  I saw this on The Stronghold Rebuilt and thought I should give it a try. Basically take your last five blog posts and mock up an 80's fanzine with appropriate art and make it look like it was poorly photocopied etc. He sets it up much better than I am doing. Anyway here it is.

Now a bit has to be said about the art work. This is a sketch that a friend of mine did for me in 7th grade. I was telling him about my latest D&D character at the time (we died a lot) and he whipped this out as we chatted. He told me that he got "How to draw comics the Marvel way" for his birthday and this was the result. Now I also had this book and I immediately stopped drawing after I learned this. Well perhaps an exaggeration but I had no illusions that I could teach myself to draw after that.

The kids name? Tristan Schane.

Anyhow it's probably not as memorable for him as it is for me, but there you have it.

I have a few posts in the works, some family Civil War history, ideas for an RRtK game based on the game Machiavelli, and perhaps a write up of that flag technique so that one could print it out and have an easier time doing it.

In the meantime I've also surpassed 4,000 views.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Rifles & Rebels

Two Hours Wargames new title, Rifles & Rebels came out a couple of days ago. So of course I had to get it. You can get it here.

I know, I shouldn't start a new period before I've even played a game of any of the others, but I couldn't help it. I am thinking of focusing on Italeri and Imex figures, trying to do more research and stick with figures that are 24mm tall. I can get some Billy V Imex sets locally, but can't seem to find a review of them on PSR.

I'm going to try and play this straight, but in the future I'm looking to dust off "The Civil War" by Victory Games and use it to set up the scenario for table top battles. Although Fire & Fury might be better for that endevor.

Welcome to ghalgor, his blog is Pairadice Saloon which is wide ranging. The last three posts go from 15mm Vietnam terrain to 15mm Napoleonic British to 40K. I particularly like the Vietnam terrain. I still can't come to grips with wargaming Vietnam just yet, although I do have Vietnam 1965 - 1975.

I think I may have some kind of condition. Anyway, some progress on the Fantasy/Medieval/Dark Age front. I finally bought a sprue cutter and have set up seven Saxon Fyrd units. Just need to clean them up a bit.

Have a Happy Easter!


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