• Archives,  Old West

    Studying Triggernometry

    I’ve had a thorough first pass at tidying up Triggernometry — my Old West gaming resource page. I reconnected links that have meandered through the years, pruned some dead wood, and resurrected a few chestnuts via the Internet Archive, aka…

  • Fantasy

    Catching Up: Splintered Light

    The minis up next have been nagging at my conscience for years. Many, many birthdays ago, my two boys pitched in together to get me several sets of Splintered Light miniatures anthropomorphic animals. I painted a few, and then they…

  • Paint Table Saturday,  Painting

    Outer Order, Inner Calm

    The titular incantation is frequently chanted in my house whilst we scurry, returning errant objects to rightful positions. The house, I suppose, is thus generally experienced as a calm and ordered space. My Hobby Shack … not so much. The…

  • Colonial,  Fantasy,  Painting,  VSF

    Paint Table Annex

    One of the great joys of my day is chatting with my wife as she prepares dinner. Cooking is her hobby, as miniatures (and guitar and carpentry and farming and sailing … oh, well, perhaps I have too many hobbies)…

  • Colonial,  Painting,  Pulp,  VSF

    Paint Table Saturday + 48

    Following the blizzard of productivity which coincided with February’s blizzards (well, o.k., they weren’t really blizzards, but a half-foot of snow is a lot for North Carolina), things have been slow, hobby-wise, for the past month. I did finally manage…

  • Colonial,  Fantasy,  Painting,  VSF

    Jumping the Queue

    Paint Table Saturday features flagrant queue jumpers. Looking back yesterday at A) the Major General’s page and 2) my aged stage-set mountains, rendered me nostalgic for VSF and afflicted with remorse for my long-suffering 15mm figures. As things stand, I…

  • Fantasy,  Pirates/Naval,  Scratchbuilding,  Terrain

    Gaming Table

    Building a gaming table is a daunting endeavor. If one has yet to accumulate a lot of wargaming experience, he has to imagine what “features” a table should have in order to make gaming more enjoyable. Lumber and time are…