I’ve been working on the new Chainmail Battles video, and frankly, it’s been a real pain. I wound up having to shoot it twice because I had some false starts and then went off on a whole tangent and was using incorrect terminology.
In any case, Episode 5 is underway (if not completed at the time of posting) and you can view Part One
I made some tokens/playing pieces to represent spell effects, as MAGIC features in this video segment.
This is the Fireball spell counter.
Don’t Give Up the Ship
In 1975 TSR Rules published a set of rules for conducting Napoleonic era naval wargames. Called Don’t Give Up the Ship, this was a revised and expanded version of a game published in 1972 by Guidon Games. It was also one of the very first collaborations between Dave Arneson and Gary Gygax.
I picked up a copy of the rules, printed them into a booklet, and started painting some little plastic ships. The ships are fairly cheap-o and non-detailed, but good enough for video on the tabletop!
I’ll get these going, as well as a long hobby post on water board terrain, in March. (First I need to finish the last two Chainmail Battles videos in the training series.)
I picked up some materials at the hobby store for creating Islands, Shoals, etc for the ship battle games:
The blarg tag for Don’t Give Up the Ship posts.
ACW Epic Battles
The Painting project was on hold last week, while I worked on the little ships. I needed to rest my eyes after staring at the tiny troopers!
The first three sprues of Union troops are almost ready. I know one regiment will be the 20th Maine, I haven’t decided on the other two yet.
Finally, this isn’t miniature related, but I did get the fish tank up and running! We have half a dozen goldfish (comets) in there, getting the biological filtration set up. Next month: Angelfish!
Until next week, keep your brushes sharp and your pencils sharper!