Monday, December 24, 2018

Monday, December 17, 2018

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Happy New Year

The Nightmare Before Christmas

The "Monday Knights" (as I call them) gathered for our Christmas end of the year wargame.
We had missed a HotTs game for Halloween so we caught up with the theme at Christmas with a 
"Nightmare Before Christmas" double HotT battle.

Skellington's Spear clash with Father Christmas' Knights.

Here I am commanding the "Black Friday Shoppers" a nearly all hoarde army.

My flank commanding general Mr. C. commands the skeleton spear army with a Hero General and a behemoth war wagon.

Checking the list to see who is naughty or nice.

It was one of our groups' better HotT encounters.  There were no rules surprises and the battle lasted just the right amount of time.

The Germanic Knights would clear the hilltop of the skeleton spear forest and the Viking host would hold the flank for the race of men.

Early battle.

The Skeleton Hero. "Got his eye shot out."
The Vikings face the black Friday horde.  Nearly an all zombie army.
Not my usual command.

What is Jack up to in his laboratory?!

The horde.

The meeting ground.

Mr. S and Mr. J. Set there armies to face the undead horde and skeleton army.

Thanks for looking in.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Dollar Tree Conestoga Wagons and a Bag O' Dogs

When you wargame in 54mm you have to know when to mass purchase.  You never know what era will present itself in the toy stores and dollar ships.
Buck a Bag.

Conestoga Wagon, with driver!  Fire pit and tripod of beans in a pot. Some 60mm possibly useful cowboys and Indians.

Bag O' Cats.  Well actually small pets in 54mm and 90mm.
More on this one later.

The bags have mixes of figures.  The wagon, fire pit and tripod are consistent and of useful quality in setting up a scene of a wagon train.

What made me buy the lot was the fact that the wagons had drivers.  I have found wagons in bags of cowboys before but this was the first instance of a useable driver figure on the bench.  Now the action can be wagon train "under way" or we can circle the wagons and defend a lager.


Mixed figures in each bag.

Two bags opened for display.

These cats are essentially useless.  However I also game in 90mm medieval and these could be used as scenic devices but that is a stretch.  Anyone know of a good cat based RPG?

The dogs are what made me purchase three of these bags.

I am not a breed specialist but this is a good bird dog?

This brute will be added to my untouchables police set.

As well as these two tracking dogs.  I now have a K9 unit for my police.  These ought to paint up wonderfully and I don't know of any 54mm dogs I have ever seen before.  Anyone?

Time to track some criminals.

Great dogs for a dollar.
You never know what will pop up in a dollar tree.

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