Category: color choices

Towards a Unified Theory of Modern Wargames

Somewhere in the wilds of Social Media fellow sci-fi author and fellow wargamer AND fellow YouTube wargamer, Mike DiBaggio, posited that: “Oldhammer is best hammer, and it’s more than just nostalgia. At a small scale, too much and over-fine detail is bewildering to the eye. Just like the Heroquest...

Yo Ho Ho

These pirate figures are available from rebelminis.com. they are a joy to paint, full of character, great scopes, who could ask for more? Instead of going with the normal trend of making figures Brown and dirty flat colorless, I went with more of a 1930s Hollywood feel. This look...

Death Cult for Cuties

Alternative Armies’ sci-fi death cult paints up great. All right, smart boys, so it’s actually the Post-Apocalyptic warband (HOFP05).  In the House of Wargaming, we treat them as cultists.  Look at them robes and death masks and heads on pikes – what else could they be? Vince Venturella over...

The 2mm Journey

Here’s a bit of a look at my 2mm journey, one upon which I have only just begun.  Specifically, here is the starting point for my SYW Russians. Bare metal inventory in progress.  Planning plays a big role here, and you want to dry fit to a base so...

A Wargamer’s Life: A One Act Play

  Me:  I’m going to do more playing and less painting in 2018 Also Me:  I’m going to build four matched wargaming sets Me:  That’s not gaming, that’s still painting Also Me:  But it’s 10mm, that hardly counts Me:  It’s painting Also Me:  Have you seen these guys? Me: ...

Your Tax Dollars at Work

Looking at my so-called city board, something about it always seemed off to me.  It wasn’t until this weekend, while cruising what I think of as the Infiniti terrain-porn* sites, that I realized what it was.  The board was too rural.  The earth and grass speaks more of suburbia than...

A Tree Grows in Neo-Brooklyn

Four trees, actually.  Nine more pieces of scatter terrain – what the cool kids are calling street furniture these day – have been added to the table for cover. When it comes to small bits of raw material for scratch-building, the electric aisle of your local hardware store is...

Sci Fi Bystanding Guys

Quick shot of some bystanders for 15mm sci-fi games.  First up, four dudes in space suits of one sort or another.  I think they are all from 15mm.co.uk.  From left to right:  ?, HOF57A, HOF86C, and HOF86C Can’t find that guy on the left anywhere on 15mm.co.uk’s website,...

Five Feet of Rivers

Happy Labor Day.  For my labor of the day, I finished off some river pieces. A single piece of 3-inch by 24-inch bass wood was enough to make five feet of rivers.  Using the RAW, you’ll never need more than 36-inches of river, but with three lengths of unbroken...

Medieval Update

Completing a full set of terrain and matched armies for use with OHW is the big goal for 2015.  So far the terrain is about half done, and the armies are half done.  This weekend, the second army got bumped up a few slots on the all-too-long to-do list....