Saturday, February 26, 2011

Warzone Stuff!!!!

Reading TMP I cam across a blog that had some 15mm stuff for Warzone, and if you know me Warzone was and is still my favorite SciFi war game. The close second was ShockForce. Now these are my favorite 28mm rules, and back stories. 15mm puts me in another set of rules, like Beamstrike, and USE ME 001.

But at any rate I have a link to share with any one who loves, or would like to play Warzone. Mutant Chronicles Once on the web site click on English flag and have fun exploring the realm of Mutant Chronicles. I think every thing that was ever in print is up on the site, and is free to download. There is also  user created content for download. One things I have all ways wanted to do was build the imperial bridge in 15mm, and sure enough it is there I only have to print it to scale and build. I still have my 28mm bridge and love it.

But to follow along with this thought, there is a ton of 15mm miniature that would fit as Warzone with out conversion. So I may not pay the rules but I will model my next 15mm army after the Imperial (not the wolfs).



Friday, February 18, 2011

My dirty little Secret!!!

Well, I am going to let it out today, and in front of all my followers, I am a audio book junky. There I have said it. With it being said I am now going to share with you my very best favorite author. But first let me explain some thing. I have lived in two worlds one in print, and one in audio, and I have a favorite author in each world. In print it's Dennis L. McKiernan, and his Fantasy books, followed by Dan Abnett. Then I switched to audio do to lack of time, having kids and an hour and a half one way commute to work. Born was the invent of some person or persons created this site for unknown authors to share there work. Some of the book are not so good, and some are well Great. This is ware I first found this author. Nathan Lowell, creator of the series of books "Traders Tales". Each book has taken me on a journey with "Ishmael Wang" through his life. So it here that I want to give praise to a great author, one who has given me so much. Thank You Nathan, and I can only repay you by buying your books as they are published. I want to share them with my kids some day, and hope they will pull some thing out of the books. No matter what I say or how I say it I could not write a review of his work. I find his work to be simple, and complex. It is by no means hard core SciFi with laser, and aliens, but a simple SciFi with a some times very deep story line. I would never want to be "Ishmael Wang" but I sure would love to know him.

Here's looking into the deep dark.

Now for the harder SciFi I lean towards Scott  Sigler and his audio books. He is my second favorite audio author.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

SBH game today with my daughter

******Cross post from my Fantasy Blog******
Well we had an ICE day here in the New Jersey, so I wanted to play wit the new dice tower. My little girl and I play a small SBH game. It was vikings VS ratmen. We only got to turn 3 before we had to stop but it was fun.

I broke out my terrain and setup the table. I was the rats, and she was the vikings.
These two photos are the setup. I was on the more open side, but that was OK she needed the advantage. She needs to learn about tactics, as she lumped all he men in to a pile behind the center wall section. I tried to point ok she should run her bow men to the high ground. That did not work. I split my group in to three groups. I had slingers, and a rat warrior on the left. Boss and 3 rats in the middle, and 4 rat n the right. 

My girl got the first go, and moved behind the wall on the left of the photo. While I opted to go right, with the group move action. I have never used it and it worked out great. We both went for the bridge.

At the end of turn three she had taken out 2 of my rats, and I failed every attack roll. Over all we had fun. The die tower worked great. SBH is a very kid friendly system.