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  1. The ghosts don’t do much for me Christmas-wise, although Christmas Present looks like she’d fit my Ghost Archipelago crew nicely. I’ve got at least $50 in my basket (if it hasn’t cleared), and it probably wouldn’t be too much to go for $100, so Cat Dragon 2 and the Orna-bots?

    Oops, it has cleared...and I didn’t capture it, so have to recreate. :down:


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  2. 5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

    Weekend Challenge November 29th / December 1st.

    Pick an army/character/monster you painted and tell me it's story! ( heroic or monstrous deeds, battlereports, quest reports)




    So, once upon a time, there was an imaginary country called "Schoeffen-Buschhagen", somewhere in Not Quite Germany...(Map by my older son.)


    OK, I won't really tell it that way.The real world story of this army is that I picked up a set of Prince August molds for 18th Century "Irish Wild Geese" in 1990-1 sometime, and my older son was a baby.  Thinking to myself, under the influence of wargaming magazines I was reading at the time, that it would be fun to do an Old School imaginary countries game with him, when he was a little older, I set to work.  


    Happily, Chris Palmer came along to pitch in in the mid-'90s, because it took longer than I was originally expecting.  But my son, and, eventually, my second son, grew up to paint and play with these figures...






    We were using units of almost 60 infantry or 30 cavalry, so there was a lot of casting and painting to be done.




    Eventually, we maneuvered by regiments on large tables.  Here older son's light infantry in muted organs guard the flank of an advancing unit of Wiegenburg infantry (in white, younger son's unit) with one of my regiments (blue and yellow flag) beyond, and backed up by a regiment of mercenaries (we acquired someone else's similar abortive project at a flea market, flag by older son).




    With some help from another club member, we built a section of fortress wall for sieges, and the brothers can be seen here planning their attack.




    Schoeffen-Buschhagen dragoons, supported by S-B infantry and younger son's Wiegenburgers attempt to force a bridge against another club member's troops, in an exciting game at Chris Palmer's house.  Chris's green-coated North Polenberg troops can be seen in the upper right in the distance.




    Family gaming as originally envisioned, 28 years later...




    S-B infantry advances against older son's Wachovian foot, in field maneuvers (not a battle, since we are traditionally allies).



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  3. On 11/27/2019 at 4:26 PM, Sanael said:

    Really good day at the FLGS. Someone dropped off a collection of what appeared to be every single Shadowrun book published prior to fourth edition. And in that collection, several of the old Grenadier/ Ral Partha SR minis.



    I trust you're aware that Iron Wind Metals still has the Ral Partha Shadowrun figures available, if you need to expand.

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  4. My partner and I went to have Thanksgiving dinner with my son and his new (July) wife yesterday.  Apart from it being about a two hour drive each way, it was nice, and I only had to bring back a few leftover dinner rolls.  (Bread pudding?)  It does mean that I need to figure something out to eat today...probably a big vat of lentil soup in the instant pot.


    I'd like to celebrate Buy Nothing day today, but I think that the project du jour is going to be Christmas cookies, and there are a few supplies I'll need, so a trip to the grocery store will be on the agenda.  


    In between kitchen sessions, I'd really like to get some paint on some miniatures today.  I haven't finished anything in several weeks, and have scarcely picked up a brush.  At least I've had a game in the meantime.



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  5. 8 hours ago, knarthex said:

    I found stuff that I had thought had been pitched in the last move 15 years ago!


    Harpoon and its expansion books

    My hardcover Traveller Book

    all 5 Alien Modules!

    A complete pristine box set of Mega Traveller

    Nice! Congratulations!


    I sold off my Harpoon stuff a long time ago, but remain a Traveller fan.


    Of those, I’d probably use The Traveller Book (I have a new Print on demand copy from DriveThru RPG so it doesn’t matter if something spills on it...), but I’ve spent a lot of time with MegaT as well.  If it’s pristine, though, hopefully you have the errata pages if you go to use it.


    There are 8 Alien books, by the way...6-8 are Solomani, Hivers, and Darrians respectively.


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  6. On 11/3/2019 at 11:45 PM, NebulousMissy said:

    Peanut butter cookies. It's an excuse to run the oven. Yes, I've already put a ticket in for the heater. Tired of freezing temps both inside and out.

    Apparently this post has been seeding an idea in my brain all week, because I’m making some peanut butter cookies myself today.  My partner and I are going out dancing this afternoon, so I’ll have a chance to bestow some elsewhere, with a cut for my ice dance coach tomorrow.  

    It’s been a baking day in general; I made whole wheat buttermilk biscuits as part of brunch this morning as well:



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  7. 1 hour ago, Crowley said:


    I'm a strong subscriber that you shouldn't cook with something you're not willing to drink. 


    That stinks. But the bread looks great! How's it taste?


    I currently have a base for chicken noodle soup on the stove. I'll also be making a jerk chicken rice dish, probably tomorrow. 

    Soup is always good, and I agree about being willing to drink the cooking ingredients. ::D:


    I had to go back for a second slice of bread after the trial end, so pretty good. One of these days, though, I need to read up on bread theory, so that I have more control over the results at the mixing/kneading stage. 

    1 hour ago, NebulousMissy said:

    We're playing Pathfinder tonight but I'm not cooking. We'll get pizza or something.

    That’s usually a good choice, too. ::D:

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