Mech Attack Layout Improvements For Adepticon 2022.
After a 2 year hiatus, last weekend Adepticon and my yearly Adepticon Mech Attack game returned to Schaumberg Illinois. Those who have followed our 10 year history with Mech Attack will know that each year we’ve tried to add interesting visual elements to the 7×8 Table on which we play the game. Helicopters, a Sci-Fi ... Read more
Paw Patrol Jet Becomes Sci-Fi Spacecraft. Part 1, Construction begins.
It’s been a couple years since I built any large 1:56 Spacecraft. I sold the three spacecraft that I built previously -and detailed on this blog- but with Adepticon coming at the end of the week, I’m in overdrive building another centerpiece for my Mech Attack Game. I’m turning a Paw Patrol flyer (“Super PAWs, ... Read more
Dragon-Fall 2019 Walking Dead Narrative Games
At Dragon-Fall 2019, I prepared a 2 part Walking Dead All Out War narrative campaign. The first part was a twist on the scenario I have run numerous times before, and the second part was something totally different. This was a city once, a long, long time ago. Now it’s a tomb filled with the ... Read more
Mech Attack at Adepticon 2019: 2 Chances for Mecha Mayhem!
A couple weeks ago Josh and I got together to plan for our games at Adepticon (brief post about that coming soon). I’m pleased to remind you all that we will have not 1, but 2 Mech Attack games on Saturday the 30th. As I write this, both of these games still have spots available so ... Read more
AAR- Mutants and Death-Ray Guns
Soon after joining the Chicago Skirmish Wargames I was introduced to Ganesha Games’ Song of Blades and Heroes. I loved the fairly simple rules system. (Really simple compared to many of the G.W. rules systems.) I then looked into the other Ganesha Games products and found Mutants and Death Ray Guns. I love post-apocalyptic gaming ... Read more
Tutorial: Spacecraft 3- Ventauran Assault Craft.
Here’s the biggie… This is not my favorite of the 3 Spacecraft I built for Adepticon, but it’s the one that I think is the most visually impressive. I painted it to match my Ventauran force which is green with orange accents. Ventaurans are a figure line based largely on Traveler Zhodani, created and produced ... Read more
Last Minute Adepticon Prep- 3 Spacecraft for 28mm Mech Attack.
It’s one week from our annual Mech Attack game at Adepticon (Saturday at 10AM) and I’m working like mad to finish up this year’s additions. Two years ago, we added a short train line. Last year we added a full elevated freight train and aircraft. This year we’re adding Spaceships! The game is a get-to-the-dropzone ... Read more
Neo Soviet Gun Turrets
As part of the prep for our Mech Attack game at Adepticon, I made these gun turrets to use as defensive works. They are a simple foam core box with a couple of bits and texture added. The gun itself is the turret from a KV-2 inspired tank made for Dust. To begin, I made ... Read more
Tutorial: Making a Grassland Gaming Mat from an Ikea Rug
While wandering around Ikea, I spotted a mound of bright green, square, shaggy rugs and decided to use one as a grasslands mat. The rug is called Hampen in Ikea’s naming system. It is 80cm (~31.5 in.) square, so will be slightly small but suitable for Song of Blades and Heroes, Bushido, or many other ... Read more
2017 Hobby year in review
2017 was a big hobby year for me. I managed to play a bunch of new games that I love, and I got a bunch of projects finished: My first finished minis of the year were the Prefecture of Ryu faction starter for Bushido. I learned how to use my cutting machine to make scale ... Read more