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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Photos? Yes. But where? See below.

Here is the link to my other blog where you can find a post on the front page with lots and lots of photos - including many of my two pirate games:

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Marooned Captain's Rescue

I have settled on my scenario basics for my all sea game on Saturday at the ConQuest Avalon convention but weeks away now.  It will only use 8 ships divided between pirates and two nations.  And they'll all be hunting for an infamous pirate captain who was marooned in hopes of getting him to reveal the location of the fabled treasure he is rumored to have buried.  Hope to get photos of the game to post here.  Doubtful, in the extreme, I will have time to add any figures in because of The Great Distraction.

However!  That distraction is quite worthy of your notice.  I am working to enclose our covered patio and will have a space for a permanently setup game table at 5' x 12'.  Also means my car will get to dwell within the garage over winter.  A needed thing.

Land Ho!

That is my Sunday game at ConQuest Avalon, an all land game where all, or at least a lot, of those painted figures will get to strut there stuff.  Looking forward to seeing how that works out.  And I'm not providing any advanced intelligence regarding that game.

Avast there, you lubbers, hoist the main brace, we're in for a blow, sure!

Monday, September 2, 2013

November 2nd and November 3rd, 2013

For those of you in and about the greater Sacramento region, I am hoping to stage one or two more variations of my giant pirate game at the brand new ConQuest Avalon Convention that will occur from November 1st through November 3rd.  I do hope to add some figures to the mix that didn't make into the previous events.  I might even add some more planned purchases.  Depends on time availability.  Stay tuned for more information as it develops.

Friday, August 2, 2013

An opinion, nothing more.

The folks at are bunch of mindless morons!  Please tell this to everyone on the planet.  Everyone.  But only if you share the same opinion that I do.  What a bunch of i-d-i-o-t-s!

Sorry to those of you who actually enjoy this site but these creeps are spiking the stats that help me know whether or not to keep the site up or take it down.  The web, for all the good things it allows, also lets those with criminal intent (not saying about above listed doofuses) to try harder.  And it puts the megaphone in the hands of some loud mouthed anus-orificed folk.  And its always twenty or thirty of dip-manures shouting nonsense at once.  What a lot of banal nothingness.

But, hey, at least you know I'm still here and minding the "store."  Happy Pirate Gaming to those of you who actually belong here.

Saturday, May 11, 2013


To who, I have no idea.  But someone in the last day brought the viewer total to 10,000 and now it's above that number.  Or at least there have been that many page views.  Nice to know there is steady traffic here.  Must have put a few things of interest.

Were the budget in different shape, I would have placed an order during Rebel Minis recent spring sale.  Oh, well.  Can't be spending money needed for bills on toys.  All that will improve soon.

Hope you all keep enjoying what you find here.  There are still some things to finish painting.  And I haven't forgotten about someday posting some rules here but they need a little tweeking and I need some serious time to do what needs to be done to make that happen.  Not soon, but eventually.
In company with 10,000 views, this makes the 100th post.  Have no idea what that means.

Now get off your computer and go hook up with a real live friend and play with some miniatures.  Or at least paint some!

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Some one else's river

Having recently completed a river for some one else's game, I think this link provides a nice contrast.  While the period is a little earlier and the scale larger, hope you enjoy following the link.  Very nice work.  Here is the link:

Hopefully my next river project approaches closer to his quality.  I'm fine with what I created but more time would have allowed better work, especially some touch up along the banks.  

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Rumble in the Jungle Play Test

Mike, he who painted so many of the pirate buildings, is running the club convention game this year, Dust Tactics, and he had a play test this past Sunday.  For more photos, go here:
and look under the photos link on the left.  

This is a shot of the table during set up showing the river and ridge I built for Mike's game - or at least those pieces being used for this event.  I built something that will have utility beyond this event (scheduled for several outings at different conventions this year).  Beyond the ridge line is the Flying Saucer crash site, clearly still being built.  Aaron, the modeler has his work cut out to have it ready in less than two weeks but should be pretty cool when he gets it done.
For more pictures of the river, including lots of in process photos, use the link to the left for Steeplechasing Zebras.

Sunday, March 24, 2013

A River at the Neighbor's Place

Well, okay the 'neighbor' in question here is what is now my primary blog, though the pirate tab links back here of course.  Here is the link:

A bunch of photos up of the river I just completed for Mike's Dust Tactics game.   And, no, I am not abandoning this blog.  Just focused on other things, both hobby wise and, more importantly, life wise.

Have a visit and enjoy.  There are also photos of some of my French and Indian War canoes as well as some shots of a couple of colonial era river boats.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Raid On Panama

Morgan's raid?  Maybe.  Maybe not.  Giving some thought to an all land pirate game.  MIght make it to the local convention coming up in early April since there is a need for more miniature games.  The trick is having time to put it together in the midst of a busy schedule with other higher priority items in life just now.  Have to wait and see if life settles down a bit to make this work.  Or not.

And, no, I haven't abandoned the blog, just those other higher priority life distractions.