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Monday, July 30, 2012

Pacificon is WHEN!?

Yeah, only another month to go and it will be time for Pirates of the Carob Bean Sea to see the light of day again.  And expect the game to look and play a lot different than last time.  I'm sorting out a new scenario and there will be LOTS of action on land - as well as at sea.  Don't know if I will have time to get some new terrain finished (I'm hoping) and get the rest of the natives ready (I'm planning).  Will also tinker a bit a bit with the rules if time permits.  But what matters most is a rollicking good time.  And, remember, the best prize goes to the best dressed pirate!

For those familiar with Wingnuts spectacular game in 28 mm that appears in the midwest (there is a link to your left), I'm thinking it might be fun to borrow a page from him and the guy in France.  Perhaps in the future we can combine collections of others, be it a ship, a crew, an island, or a whole table setup, to create one whopping big event.  If they can do what they do in 28 mm, just imagine what we can do in 15 mm!  If you are interested, post a note in the comments section (I think you have to be a follower to do that - don't remember just now) and I'll start trying to figure out the logistics.  We are in northern California area, close to Sacramento but it does not have to be in Sacramento - though that would be a lot easier on me to make it happen.

And more boats are on their way - no, not ships, boats.  Going forward, I want a lot of focus on land action.  I didn't get over a thousand figures painted for nothing!  Nearer two thousand when all is said and done.

Yo, Joe!  (is that a hint? or am i just being obscure?)

I really need to get some nice pictures up to get your attention, don't I?

Monday, July 9, 2012

Success, "What's In A Name?", and Oh-oops!

The last of that first, the oops, has to do with the corners, instead of mirror images I made two the same but - upon careful review of this blog I realized it wasn't an oops after all but part of the carefully laid plan.  The success comes from having completed all twelve new pieces of terrain - completed there assembly that is, still need to sand, cut and glue foam, glue on texture pieces, glue on sand, and paint.  One step at a time - and assembly was a very important step.

As to the name, well one of the pieces was a long island and/or ridge and it got a name in the process, at least as a ridge: Smellhigh Ridge.  To better understand that, you'll want to utilize the link to the left and go Steeplechasing Zebras and then click on the Indian Mutiny tab which I will be going to shortly, but with a quick detour under the Steeplechasing tab, also name related.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Land ho!

No, no, no.  Not some lass who only plies her "wares" on terra firma.  I'm talking about additional bits of terrain in process.  For those of you who have been following from the beginning you should recall a layout where there were a bunch of pieces in the planning stages - and partially worked on, cut out but not assembled.  Well, I've got a bit of time to get to work on them and I've assembled four pieces and got a start on a fifth and might have the other seven done tomorrow.  Might, I said.  If all goes well, these pieces may make an appearance at Pacificon.  If not there, they will make an appearance here on this blog once far enough to be decently photographed.