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Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

While I am not sure if "happy" is the proper word to use, may you all have a good day and enjoy the company of your loved ones.  And thank those who no longer have that option, but insured that we do.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Well, Phouc Mi.

Got home from the family vacation and have been reading "Nam Sense" and painting up 15mm stuff for Vietnam.  I really want to run a Tour of Duty campaign using Charlie Don't Surf this summer, and I think we are going to have a play test for the lads on Monday.  A US rifle company vs a company or so of Charlie, or Mr. Charles as it might very well turn out.  I think I will set the scenario as well as the future campaign in 1966, the VC were still trying some big unit battles that might work out better on the tabletop.

So far I've only got one helicopter done, a gunship, UH-1B.  Its one of the older Battlefront models.  The older ones had two different sets of blades, "parked" and moving.  The parked blades were metal and kind of heavy, the "flying" ones were cut from an acrylic.  The problem is the new releases only have the parked blades, but they are plastic now and appear easier to work with.  So hooray for that.

I'll keep you posted as to how this goes...

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Blogging will be light(er)

Blogging will be lighter for the next ten days as I am heading out on a family vacation.  With the grace of God we'll hit a Civil War battlefield or two.  We've played a couple of games of Black Powder set in the ACW, and it works nicely.

On a BP note, what a schlachtfest last night, we played SYW and started having units destroyed on turn one.  Shiva was riding with our dice to make sure everyone died....

See you in a week or so!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Funny how that works....

So I got the new edition of Ambush Alley, which is much glossier than the free download version, and I was flipping through it thinking about the ethics of wargaming wars that are still be fought, like Afghanistan.  Not that it would stop me.

Then I get the news that Bin Laden has Bin Killeden.  So the war is over and its okay to game?  Am I right?