Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Trading Post - 15mm SYSTEM for SALE

My 15mm miniatures have not been out on the tabletop in many years.

Partly due to my own move towards the 25-28mm miniatures and partly due to less time in general available to game with.

I have decided to put on the market the 15mm system for Ancients and Napoleonic games that I started with in the hobby back in the mid 1990s.

Campaign map of Italy for "Rise of Rome" campaign in De Bellis Antiquitatis

close-up of a forest terrain with 15mm minis for scale

The whole Rome collection

The whole Napoleonic Collection

See more details at my TRADING POST.

Edit as of October 6, 2018, the terrain boards and 15mm Ancients miniatures have all been sold.

Monday, July 30, 2018

AMAZING TALES Vol. 0 - Mandalorian Debut

My middle son has long had a fascination with the Mandalorians of Star Wars fame.

We even used his LEGO men in the play testing of the terrain and getting used to doing Pulp Alley games fast.

I have kitbashed some stormtroopers and Boba Fett's to create a custom league of miniatures for him.

He calls them "The Deathwatch"

Last night they had their first taste of action against "The Yellow Peril", supported by "Radium, Inc."

The Yellow Peril

Mandalorians, The Deathwatch
Rob brought out his newest terrain board, the abandoned airstrip:

overview, with the aircraft looks simply amazing

the detail includes tufts of grass growing from the cracks in the pavement

rusted parts abound

actually plenty of 'scatter' to used on the field

The random scenario was "Dangerous Delivery" and Rob won the dice toss and selected defender, making middle son have to cross the airfield with at least the 'one' plot point he got to start with.

The Deathwatch arrived via stolen police car

The immediately set up a gun line under cover so as to get to another plot point
The center of the field was open at the start

Yellow Peril and Radium, Inc were covering each others flank

The central 'major' plot point was not going to be given up easily ...
A couple of turns of maneuver later ...

Mandalorian gun line still in place as Radium, Inc sacrifices moving forward

one flanking Mandalorian was going to have a really bad day ...

no easy way across this field

the fuel tank details are simply the best, though the heat of the day saw us put some supports under the aircraft tires because it was 'sinking' into the ramp due to the heat making the surface soft

Yellow Peril gets another plot point and can now go for the 'major' point in the center of the field

During turn 4 the Mandalorians were still slowed down, not making forward progress through the wrecked hangar.

crossfire in the center had forced Mandalore (leader) to go wide on the left flank under the hanger ruins

one poor Mandalorian got fully 'knocked down and out' by the brutes of the Yellow Peril and Radium leagues

At the end of turn four the Mandalorians realized that they had not covered enough ground at all yet and without a special card that could extend the game they could not get to the escape aircraft.
Realizing they could not get away with their ill gotten goods the Mandalorians chose to escape in that stolen police V8.

Tune in next time for another adventure from Amazing Tales - only 10cents !

only a supporting role this adventure ...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018


Fun little site for making pulp magazine covers:


I did this one in less than 1 minute:

With a planned Pulp Alley game coming up this weekend!

Time to see what Rob's abandoned aircraft hanger is like ...

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

Welsh ECW Foote Drilling continues

Ink layers for the white coats

Ink layer on the sappers

Under color layer - only one more to go then metallics

the sappers are being done with more powder and shotte markers also