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Rob Dean

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  1. Sigh. Picture is sideways and I haven’t the energy to diagnose why this morning. My iPad installed iOS 13 yesterday, so everything is working in subtly different ways, which is confusing my traditional brain. Anyway, it’s the middle day of a three-day weekend, so I decided it was a good time to start some bread before my partner gets up. That way she doesn’t have to watch me flinging flour everywhere.
  2. So, it's about time to go do something useful for the day (paint some miniatures, play a solo game, bake some bread...), but I am left with a thought from a conversation I had with my brother yesterday. I am looking at the Bones 5 Core set, and considering what sort of D&D campaign one could assemble just from the figures there. Is there a list somewhere of what those figures are intended to be, by species and occupation, say? The main downside, of course, is that the hypothetical campaign will be out in 2022 or so. I might have retired by then and have more time on my hands for painting and playing... But for a new-to-miniatures GM, that delivery is a long way away. (Off topic, but I wonder if Reaper could sell GM starter sets, presumable at some minor discount over the per-piece retail prices...)
  3. https://misternizz.wordpress.com/2018/09/30/duke-seifried-has-passed/ There's a picture of Duke Seifried's pirate game, along those lines, about three pictures down in this obituary. The ships were on poles rather than carts, but the basic idea seems workable enough.
  4. That’s an average of about $130 per pledger, if I haven’t slipped a decimal place on my trusty slide rule. So there’s plenty of scope for increase of pledge amounts as well as pledge numbers.
  5. I was wargaming with Airfix plastics and reading the Wargamer’s Digest when D&D was published, although it took a couple of years before I ended up with a copy. So, 1971 for minis and rules, 1976 for D&D... My pledge is currently over my wishlist by ~90 dollars, so we’ll see what the ship runs. That may alter my thinking about the need for the undersea expansion. Which reminds me, in a previous Kickstarter (2?) there was some discussion of getting a set of swimming surface adventurers for undersea fun. Seems like time.
  6. My club is planning a Renaissance tank game extravaganza next year; I ended up buying a handful of Warlord landsknecht sprues in their recent sale, so we’ll see whether putting multipart plastics together works for me this time...
  7. I don’t know about cost, but it would give the siege engines a target. Some siege engine crews would make sense... I bumped my pledge up today to a level above what I need to get all the stuff I want, being pretty saturated, but I trust additional fun stuff will show. I’m in for that notional ship, for sure...
  8. One of the other club members has been running a monthly Saga session at one of the FLGSs, and I finally made it out to one today. We had three players altogether, so we did two sessions of a scenario involving a falling-out among three bands of raiders over the division of loot. I'd have to check my log, but my Dark Ages (Saxon/Viking/Norman) figures haven't been on the table in a couple of years, so I was glad to have them out.
  9. Yes, my package arrived yesterday as well. As usual, they look great--I'm just so saturated with miniatures at the moment that I don't know what I would have done with more of them...
  10. I'm off to a decent start this morning; bread is kneaded and is rising...
  11. Do we have a castle yet? Did we get some clue as to the really big thing out of yesterday’s show? With all the siege equipment, I’m wondering whether a castle might be somewhere on the horizon...
  12. Well, that’s good enough...as in, that’s sufficient information to remind me to steer clear. While it looks great, and they did manage to scrape together a good booth set-up for Gencon, so did the table company. Discretion is the better part of valor...
  13. I played in a demo session; game play seems plausible enough. My main concern is that the production seems exceedingly ambitious, and I am wondering what the likelihood of Kickstarter fulfillment meltdown is. I’m still smarting from a table project that went toxic about two years back and disappeared with $800+ of my money...
  14. At least we now have evidence that shipping might occur. This is the first Stonehaven since Gnomes where I haven’t been all in.
  15. So, after backing Bones 1-4, I’m feeling pretty saturated. If the Kickstarter were ending today, I’d probably be in for paint, the troll bridge, and the townsfolk. I am still looking forward to the teased Greek mythological expansion. Is it bad of me to hope that it will NOT include hoplite dinosaurs? That said, as usual, the Core would be a pretty good looking set for a starting DM/GM. I’m almost tempted to pick one up and do a Chris Palmer-style paint-through of the whole thing, and then run a 5e game using only the bits. As that would take us out to 2023 sometime, who knows...
  16. The GM behind the wooden figures is Matt Kirkhart, and his presentations are more amazing each year. Last year he did a dungeon crawl featuring the idol from the AD&D Player’s Handbook:
  17. Last month I said I wanted to: Do *something* French Revolution related Finish 4 1/72 scale spearmen needed to base up the last units for one of my campaign armies Work on some vintage Middle Earth stuff  This month I STILL need to: Do *something* French Revolution (besides casting, which I did get done) Finish the blasted 1/72 spearmen Finish a unit of 8 Romano-British spearmen in 25mm home cast Paint some 28mm urban fantasy figures Continue the vintage Middle Earth project; I have 8 orcs and a dozen goblins primed 
  18. Well, it looks like I ended up finishing a group of 7 vintage orcs, and a group of 16 home cast Saxons, for a respectable month. Unfortunately, I still didn’t get back to work on the 40mm French Revolution. I have the first four of a unit of eight Romano-British done (to oppose the Saxons), but they only go into the logbook when based and varnish...so presumably October. That stray Foundry Norman should get based up as well. He’s been on a painting stick and primed since 1998 or so...
  19. Our club is running Barrage, now a two day convention for the second year. Here a group, including Chris Palmer at lower left, are playing a 54mm medieval skirmish game.
  20. Generally speaking, adjusting the subsidy rates seems like a rational idea; quitting the UPU seemed like a massive headache in a globalized world... (And did I mention before, as a stamp collector I felt like I was probably one of the few people around who’d ever heard of the UPU when this first blew up?)
  21. A little antimony in the alloy helps—it expands slightly on cooling, so helps fill the molds better.
  22. This was a good one. My elder son’s wedding started the fun off the 6th of July. We all (brother, SO, both sons) made it to Gencon at the end of July/beginning of August, and I made it ‘home’ for a visit with my parents at the end of August, having just seen them at the wedding. This last weekend of summer, I met with two work colleagues yesterday to do a little biking on the DC bicycle trail system, which we’ve been attempting to schedule for two years. (52 miles; I’m just a little stiff in a few places this morning.)
  23. I spent lunches last week on these two stands of Saxons for the Osprey Game Dux Bellorum, in which each stand is a unit on its own. All of the figures are home cast, mostly Prince August with a few spearmen from Dutkins Collectables. For the Saxon army, I'm doing it all with home cast figures, partly as an excuse for having the molds, partly as an artistic challenge. Practically speaking, there's probably more individualization and detail work than is actually necessary for a mass tabletop unit, but I like to err on the extra side...
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