Saturday, October 27, 2007

MoBadgers, MoPics

Look, look! See, see! This is the completed Badger battle line. The two stands of warband in the back are extras. Bet you wouldn't wanna see that from the other side of the table.... ;o)

These are the new figures, if you zoom in on the photo, the personality revealed is just too much fun. I particularly like the stand of Red birds. They all look like Big Bird, but the one in the middle looks like she's looking over her shoulder in terror at the one farthest left who looks like he's about to take a bite.

Here is a rear view of the Knights, where you can't see that I painted them in trews....


Friday, October 26, 2007

It can't be said better -- X!

Finally, somebody says it in a venue that it can't be ignored.

Senator (D) Chris Dodd on the floor of Congress.

My favorite paragraph:

"The damage that was done to our country on 9/11 was stunning. It changed the world forever.

But when you start diminishing our rights as a people, you compound that tragedy. You cannot protect America in the long run if you fail to protect our Constitution. It is that simple."

Monday, October 22, 2007

Its Over.

Pack it in, hang up the gloves, cancel the election, it's all over. Chuck Norris has endorsed Mike Huckabee.*

*Remember, Chuck Norris doesn't do pushups, he pushes the earth away.**

**There is no theory of evolution, just a list of animals Chuck Norris allows to live.***

***Outer space exists because it's afraid to be on the same planet with Chuck Norris****

****Et Cetera

Sunday, October 21, 2007


Remember all those ACW 10mm figures I painted up? I put them in the truck for show and tell, but all I can figure is I must have left the box on TOP of the truck and they fell off somewhere. They are gone. I can't find them anywhere, including backtracking and checking the gutters.... Four brigades, a gun battery and a general. Gone.

Oh well, it's just the time involved, I have lots more to paint up. But I switched to painting my new Badgers when I got over it.

Two stands of Knights and two stands of Blades.... Beware of MoBadgers. ;o) BTW, the tartans are: Hunting Stewart on the Blades, Royal Stewart on the mounted right and Campbell on the left. Campbell is also known as "Black Watch" and has it's own theme song, "The Campbells are Coming". Bwahahahahahah!

I have been researching the Battle of Stones River for a new ACW scenario for my Eyes Have Seen the Glory rules. War Eagles playtested it last Saturday, and the basics all work pretty well. Need to tweak a few things in the OOB and setup but it should be shipshape for Tactical Simulations Gaming in two weeks.


UPDATE: I have figured out what my problem on focusing on closeups was. I was putting the camera TOO CLOSE. You know, if you zoom in on the badger cavalry, it's amazing how much they look like Big Bird.... ;o)


Sunday, October 7, 2007


One televised General Conference session and two and half football games later:

I decided to finally finish my Norman DBA army I won for a second place finish at a PHMGS event in Los Angeles and I wanted to get a really full brigade stand for the 10mm ACW army. I'm really very happy with the way the brigade firing line turned out. Here's a sky shot so you can see the layout:
The front rank is firing, the second rank is loading and the rear rank is a standard bearer and an officer. The Norman's are a stand of blades (dismounted retainers with the colored shields), the other stand is spears (shield and spear, no armor). All stands still need to be dressed, but that's for later.

War Eagles should be playtesting the Stones River scenario next Saturday if Gary oks the plan. I'll need to type up the OB and create a cheat sheet next week to be ready. And a trip to the office supply store for labels to put on the stands....