Tuesday, September 17, 2019
I ran a game of Legion to teach the rules. I really like Legion and think it's a much more refined version of Bolt Action.
The overall opinion on Legion was very positive so I think you'll see more at the club in the future.
Sunday, September 15, 2019
Thanks fro the very nice coverage - Dave Taylor is a superb photographer and his skills make even the schlock I put on look good.
Monday, September 9, 2019
All the stuff behind the divisions is "extras" that came with the French Division set I purchased from Perter at Baccus.
This is the first time I've painted up 6mm figures in a long time. How long - maybe all the way back to 2012.
I had forgotten how freeing painting 6mm minis are - there isn't a lot of detail that I can paint so rather than focus on individual minis one focus on the entire basing to convey the setting and time period. It was a lot of fun. I suspect you'll see some more 6mm in the future.
Thursday, September 5, 2019
It's an interesting force with a mix of troops in French blue and a range of colonial and Senegalese troops.
I am not the most skilled painter in 6mm so am trying to make the basing look good - see the "barbed wire" to distract people from my really awful paint job.
I suspect Peter Baccus will see some additional orders from me for his WW1 line
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Oh, there may have been a beach being taken away from the Brits. Just saying.....
There will be no pictures from the second game but the table and mini's are equally stunning. Why no pic's? - cause you just might see the game this season on LWTV and I don't want to "spill the beans"
I also recorded my first two rules reviews for the channel so it was a busy day - please be kind in your complaints about my ugly visage on the You-Tube. I am a delicate flower.
Monday, September 2, 2019
This next part may be too much for those of you with delicate constitutions - using nothing but my hand I lifted the trapped skink out of the pool.
I love it when a plan comes together.
Friday, August 30, 2019
You may see this warehouse in an upcoming LWTV video....
Anyway, I'm really happy with the Prusa printer and the level of customer service. There are less expensive printers out there but I think the combination of hardware and support quality make Prusa worth a bit of a premium price.
* I know "thermistorized" really isn't a word but given that Google's auto spell correct feels free at times to substitute any word other than the one I want, I try to strike back by making up new words to confuse their devilish algorithms.
Fight the Power!
Tuesday, August 27, 2019
The Wargaming Company) and we all had a blast. I restaged the full battle of Talavera. The table size was a little tight at 6x4 ft but it worked. The first picture shows the French advancing on the combined British / Spanish position.
As for the rules, I really like them. To be honest, I still got some things wrong but it was a much better run through than our previous game. I'm going to tweak the OOB's and run this one again - perhaps on a slightly larger table that will afford a little more room for maneuver. I'll also put a little more effort in on the terrain as this may become a convention game down the road.
Thursday, August 22, 2019
After inspecting the printer it looks like one of the wires to the Thermistor has broken from wear and tear. I'm 99% sure this is from use error as I've been struggling a bit with the filament jamming and have taken the print head apart at least 5 times so may have not made sure the wire was clear the last time I reassembled the printer.
I went online to the Prusa support site and was able to quickly diagnose the issue via their superb documentation. I took the picture you see above and then opened a chat box with Prusa support. Horsa jumped on the chat with me and quickly confirmed my diagnosis and just sent me a new Thermistor for free. Thermistors are cheap but this unit is coming from the Czech Republic and postage isn't free. I was very impressed with the customer service and the lack of a nickel and dime attitude that I see with a lot of other tech companies. As I think the break is due to my error, I would have gladly paid for the part and postage but this issue was never raised.
I highly recommend both the Prusa company and the I3 Mk3S printer. Get the kit - it's a little cheaper but the process of putting the thing together really does teach you how these things work and makes it a lot easier to diagnose issues.
For clarity, the initial problem I had with the filament jamming seems to be from using Cura as my slicer and that software not being fully tweaked to work with the Prusa printer - yet another "user error" on my part. Once I switched over to the free slicer software from Prusa, I've had no jamming issues.
3D printing isn't for everyone as it's still a developing technology but if you're a tinkerer at heart its a lot of fun and I highly recommend you incorporate it into you miniature gaming hobby.