A quick recap:
I won the Baccus 6mm ACW figures I wanted from James at Exiles Wargames Painter. Plus he threw in some Napoleonic British figures as well. Just in time for me to obsess over another game, Command & Colors: Napoleonics. I was able to pick it up along with the first two expansions for a song on eBay.
|Don't let the silly hats fool you. These guys mean business.|
This led into my annual gaming weekend, affectionately known as Jay's July Jamboree (J3). A weekend of gaming, friendship, good food and held at a winery. Who could ask for anything more? The big event was a big X-Wing Miniatures game recreating the Battle of Yavin.
|The start positions. My brother Chris (not pictured) put the board together. There are PDFs out there.|
Our long-time friend Chris (pictured) contemplates his initial moves. The Rebels lost. I played Vader.
Based on our experiences with this game, I started considering modifying the X-Wing rules to use for another era. I'm not quite ready to talk fully about that project, but here's a hint:
|Never before have so much been owed by so many to so few. This project is going full steam ahead at the moment.|
Additionally, in looking to next year's J3, I've started preparing a large fantasy mass-battle game. The project is still in its infancy, but is looking to already to be a fun and exciting project in its own right. More than a few Skaven will be making an appearance. These are the first:
|They have a bit of paint on them, now. Just not painted all the way.|
So, the Helsreach project is on hiatus for the moment. But never fear, old school Warhammering is here! Out there in the blogosphere, there exists links to a certain book near and dear to some which had page after page of card buildings one could cut out, glue or hammer (ahem) together and have a decent townscape (ahem) to war (ahem) over in relatively short order. I printed up a page or two and cobbled the following building together using black foamcore as the structure:
|I have since completed the roof. I'll be doing more of these buildings. If I were looking for the PDF, I'd look here.|
So, that's what's been going on. I'll get some more in-depth reports on each of the topics discussed above in the next coming days. Or weeks. Or something.