Thursday, March 22, 2018

WIP,, 22MAR18, Photos

Here are photos of WIP, 22MAR18 on the painting and assembling queue:

                                           WIP, 15mm Native Americans, 22MAR18.  Base coats completed.

                                          WIP, 30mm GW Phoenix Guard, 22MAR18.

                                          WIP, 28mm Palm Trees, 22MAR18, Assembled.

                                          WIP, 30mm WH40K Chaos Marines commission, assembled.

                                                    WIP, 30mm WH40K Plague Marines and Vehicles, Assembled.

Sunday, March 18, 2018

Mid-March 2018 reading....

I didn't get much reading accomplished this week.  I did finish Swords of Good Men.  See previous blog postings for more details and a complete review....

Monday, March 12, 2018

Swords of Good Men by Snorri Kristjansson

Author:  Swords of Good Men.
Title:  Swords of Good Men.
PublisherJo Fletcher Books.
Copyright:  2013.
Pages:  256.

Overview and Impressions:
This historical fantasy book about Vikings was fun.  It took me a while to get into it.  However, once it started, I enjoyed it.  Set in 11th century Norway, two Vikings must put down those who'd still fight for the old pagan gods.  In the process, they meet the gods and their interweaving plots as they kill one of the sister spinners of fate.  Rather bloody piece of writing, but still good rollicking fun.


Sunday, March 11, 2018

WIP, 11MAR18

Here are photos of some WIP, 11MAR18:

                                          Completed 30mm GW Fantasy Figures, 11MAR18.

                                          WIP, 15mm Native Americans, 11MAR18.

Early March 2018 reading: part II

Here are some of the books I've read this past week:

1)  The Coldest Winter:  America and the Korean War.  More fighting leading up the invasion of the Yalu River.

2)  The Sea Devil by Sam Jefferson.  More about Count Luckner and his early days at sea.

3)  The Legend of Drizzt:  Volume II by R.A. Salvatore.  More adventures involving Drizzt.  This time, mainly background info....

4)  To Guard Against the Dark by Julie E. Czerneda.  More Clan/Trade Pact interactions in human space.

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Early March 2018 reading....

I must confess I didn't get much reading or writing done this past week.  I'm listening to Sabaton's "The Price of a Mile."  It's killed any idea of me ever redoing the First World War Western Front 1914 in 20mm.  Here's what I've read:

1)  The Sea Devil by Sam Jefferson.  Interesting beginning of Count von Luckner, the last German raider under sail during WWI...

15mm SYW Game: 15mm SYW British vs. 15mm SYW Saxons AAR, 03MAR18

This was a 15mm SYW game featuring a 15mm SYW British and Hanoverian forces vs 15mm SYW Hanoverians:

                                          Initial deployments between the Allies and Saxons.

                                          Craig Ackerman as the British commander.

                                          Glenn Wilson as the Saxon commander.

                                          British movement using Koenigskrieg 2nd edition.

                                          Calvary battle developing between the two armies.

                                          Both sides fail army morale at the end of turn 4.  Ending in a draw.