Thursday, September 4, 2014

155mm US Artillery (in 15mm Scale) and more Spider Fun!

 A bit of a change of pace as my current project is a 155mm US Artillery unit for Flames of War. I signed up for a tournament in early October and want to bring a US Glider Infantry force.  In the current rules version Artillery is very effective for the US so one doesn't leave home without it!

There's a pretty active debate in terms of if allied artillery is too effective in the game but dems da rules for now.

I also had a bit of spider fun today as I went to retrieve the empty trash can from the street and found this lovely family scene - a female Black Widow spider with her newly hatched brood of young (all the little brown dots).  It takes about 2-3 weeks for an egg sack to hatch so I've been trundling this trash can with it's veritable "cargo of death" (OK that was a little melodramatic) for a good bit.

Some of you may remember from earlier posts that I'm not the biggest fan of our eight legged arachnid friends (Shelob Lives!).  I admit it, I'm a spider wimp.

My first reaction to this fearsome arachnid incursion was typical of most Bolt Action players - when in doubt employ a vehicle flame thrower or my case douse the bin in gasoline and light it on fire - that's 3 D6 hits you, you nasty spiders!  I then realized that doing so would render my plastic trash bin unusable (except as a stark message to future spider invaders) and provide yet even more fodder for my wife to ridicule me.  With logic ruling out a flame attack, I was left with one choice - chemical agents.  A quick trip to the local hardware store and I returned with a few cans of spider killer (I think it's just normal bug killer sold at a premium 'cause there's a picture of a spider on the can).  Never-the-less, said agent was quickly dispersed over the can and where we keep the cans and the local problem nuetralized.  At least, I think so ........

7 comments:

Ian said...

Just a tad worse than the last one then.

Hope you delivered the coupe de grace to the lot :-)

Ian

Maurice said...

Your spider narrative was excellent (and the Artillery looks good too).

Phyllion said...

Crikey, we have a lot of spiders around our bins but I sure hope I never come across a black widow!

Ray Rousell said...

Poor spiders!!! I'd have gone for the bonfire I think!!

David Sullivan said...

I have a live and let live philosophy about the few spiders that show up Chez Dave--but all bets are off if they're Black Widows. My reaction would be similar to yours, "Kill it! Kill it with fire!"

MiniMike said...

Thank god I'm from Holland. The scariest creature here is a mouse. Have fun with the artillery

yorkie said...

Good drills.

Any spider/bogging looking insect entering my property is effectively signing its own death warrant. Chemical weapons are normally employed, or a book or boot.....

We get lots of brown widows here in Cyprus...

Steve