Angus Podgorny What do you Mean?

Tim and I played a game of The Pikeman’s Lament on Sunday. Nifty little system – very fluid… He has a detailed write-up of the battle report here, but I did take some pictures as well:

Fun fact: I named my commander after an ancestor of mine from the 17th C., Wildsmith Astbury.

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Angus Podgorny What do you Mean?

Um, Sarge… I don’t think those are Necrons

Picture by Tim Brown

Drove out to Saskatoon to spend last weekend with Tim, his family, and some other friendly folks, playing Shadow War: Armageddon. I didn’t take a ton of pictures, since I was playing, but Tim documented the fun on his blog:

On top of all that hospitality, conversation, and gaming, I had some lovely meals and “enjoyed” about 19 hours of driving on the prairies (good opportunity to catch up on podcasts; been on a true crime kick lately, so on the way back I got through 6 episodes of Atlanta Monster).

Um, Sarge… I don’t think those are Necrons

Deadlines are good

A blast from the past…

I made the trek out to Saskatoon in February, 2014, to play in Tim Brown’s annual birthday wargaming tournament. The game was “Ronin” from Osprey Publishing.

I’d had a few packs of 28mm Wargames Foundry Samurai (formerly the Citadel “Oriental Heroes” range) kicking around for a year or two. Even though they aren’t historically accurate by any stretch, I liked the chunky cartoony style of the sculpts.

Started working on them (about 30-35 figures) in early December (including one lonely Dixon Miniatures ronin), along with a few PlastCraft terrain pieces. I also grabbed some scale cherry blossom trees from a dollhouse supplier on eBay and mounted them on 4Ground bases.

Cleaning up the Buntai (Wargames Foundry)
Cleaning up the Buntai (Wargames Foundry)
Samurai (Citadel via Foundry) in progress 2013/14
Samurai (Citadel via Foundry) in progress 2013/14
PlastCraft terrain (temple, gate, bridge, and grave markers) before assembly
PlastCraft terrain (temple, gate, bridge, and grave markers) before assembly
Painted gate, temple, grave markers, bridge, and buntai
Painted gate, temple, grave markers, bridge, and buntai
The finished buntai - picture by Tim Brown
The finished buntai – picture by Tim Brown

I had a great weekend, met some terrific folks, and got in a solid amount of gaming.

Tim’s battle reports and commentary on the weekend are here and here.

I’m planning on making the trek out to Saskatoon in February this year, as well. Looking forward to it!

Deadlines are good