Friday, January 29, 2021

Analog Hobbies Winter Challenge Up date 1/22 to 1/29

 Its been a slow period only two postes this time around.  Lots of painting and several hanging fire as Naval points are being recalculating. 

The Banshee a new "ghoast ship" brig my second attempt at  Greyscale and I am very pleased with it.
Also I finished up some Black Seas Terrain a gift form Will Nauticle Terrain

Friday, January 22, 2021

Analog Hobbies Winter Challenge Up date 1/12/ to 1/22

The 10 days since my last post have been hectic as my daughter's daycare/school clocsed down a week a ago after two kids tested positive for Covid. Still I have had some time for painting and several projects that were close to compleation when it hit the fan. 
We have the Aigle apearling above as the USS Independance Aigle or Independence.

I made up a Xebecc as my "CurtGeld" and a gift for my good friend John: Xebecc
I checked off some more of the dungeon room the Oubliette: Doors for Frostgrave
and the "Tomb" using the sinking ships from the Warlord Terrain Box: Buiried at Sea
Evelyn is fine doing some painting of her own. I am currently at 395 points on my way to a target of 1000. 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

El Mercurio II (Sharp Practice)

Last night Arofan arranged for a game fo Shapr Practice.  The French played by myself and Mark are seeking to stop the escape of an English/Spanish spy escorted by British Marienes and Portugues troops. 
The game developed into a long range fire fught with the Portugues in the rough ground while the English Marines and spys. Tried an end run. To the south.
Unfortunalty for Albion three companies of French Grendadies found them and back luck with the officer cards end witht hem cornnerd and forced to run for their lives. 
They almost got away but Mark's grendaries ran them down and captured the spy, amd kill dhte comander of the escort for good messure.  It was a fun game though slowed by the dificulty of finding specific rules that seems to be part of any Too Fat Lardies game. 

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Analog Hobbies Winter Challenge Up date 12/21/20 to 1/4/21

In just over 2 weeks I have managed to obtain 158 points toward a target of 1000 

So Far I have made some submarine tokens for World War II Navel Games. 
Some devices of torture
A spooky Greyscale ghost.
A swift little Black Seas Cutter and a lighthouse for Black Seas
I have lots of ships and other items on the painting table 

Monday, January 4, 2021

Looking back on 2020

2020 was in the words of the old saw "the Best of times and Worst of times."  

We lost my Father-in-Law to Covid but welcomed a new Niece to the family.  

I was furloude for much of the year and that made life seem very uncertian but it gave me invaluable and worderful time with Evelyn and Ariana.  Ultimatly I returned to work but many of my collegues didn't and many friends and family are still out of work. 

Money was tight but hobby time was plentiful. I made more than double the post I made last years

Our traditional ways of playing games wasn't available but we found ways to work around that.  I think remote gaming will be a perminate part of what I do. 2021 probably won't be that different, not for a while, stay safe and healthy. Best wishes to you and yours in the New Year.