Monday, November 26, 2007

Productive Holiday

Who says watching football is a waste of time?

From Friday before last to today, I painted all but the advancing brigade on the road done the weekend before (including the pile of rocks and the 25mm gun emplacement) mostly while watching football games....


Brigade Charging

Cavalry Brigade

Now I need to get some REVO flags for those bare poles....

Bragging rights - Drew who?

Alex Brink is the ONLY Wazzu quarterback to beat the Huskies THREE times.

Thursday, November 22, 2007


Thanksgiving is pretty much over as a holiday, but I have much to be thankful for. I had a wonderful meal prepared by my wonderful wife with help from my wonderful daughter. What a wonderful world... ;o)

Jen's sister Jeannie came for Thanksgiving and enjoyed the meal. Jen did some custom tailoring for her and while the sewing was going on, she and Andrew played Star Wars Trivial Pursuit and I read the questions.

During the day, before the meal, I installed Ubuntu Linux on this old laptop.... I am using it to create this post. It installed without any problems, setting up all the hardware without having to hunt down drivers (which made for a complicated Windows XP install) and I set up Evolution to run my POP3 E-mail from Verizon. I've had some problems setting it up but now that I solved the thermal issues, it runs like a champ... though a bit slow. It's been rather painless except for install issues caused by it's thermal issues. After I stuck a CoolPad underneath it, it's been flawless.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Thanks to NFL Football

Sturgeon's Law -- 90% of everything is crap. Including watching NFL Football games, so what do you do 90% of the time? I paint. Two new brigades and a pile of rocks....If you zoom in, the pile of rocks and the advancing brigade look really good, but the firing line is a bit out of focus, so here's a pic of the firing line. Next brigade to paint is charging....

Some people think baseball is boring. I think some people are easily bored.... (Dad used to say "How can you be bored if your homework isn't done?!?")

Friday, November 9, 2007

The scariest story I have ever read

Think about just how scary this really is. Have you read 1984? Been following the news in Pakistan?

An ordinary eyewitness story.

Think about how really scary this story is.


Tuesday, November 6, 2007

HOTT at Tactical Solutions Gaming

We only had four players for the HOTT tourney. It was, after all, an historical gaming event.... I finished 1 win and 2 losses. The new Badger knights died ingloriously in both battles they fought. The Badger hero won a desperate final assault on the Undead Aerial Hero for my one win.

Somebody on the HOTT list asked for more details on Phil's mounted Elves, so I took some closeups and got some info. The figures are Grenadier, sculpted by ??? Naismith, who has been around sculpting minis for ages.

Below, Elven Heroes, one mounted, one not. There is a dismounted sword waver behind the mounted guy, hence the apparently two bladed sword.

Here are the two stands of Elven Riders.

This is a closeup of the Mounted Elven Hero. You can zoom in quite a ways before the picture pixellates, if you really want to....

The photo of all the mounted elves at the top includes the Elven Stronghold, a custom bit Phil did starting from an aquarium piece. Impressive, no?