Friday, November 18, 2011

Don't Fence Me In... or What's Cookin' Zanazaz?

Wow.  I just noticed it's almost been a month since I last posted.  Sometimes when you're exhausted it seems like time flies by like the Millennium Falcon evading Tie Fighters.  I've been busy building a fence, which included a concrete footing, and that involved loading and unloading bags of concrete, mixing said concrete, etc.  I think it involved close to 2,000 pounds of concrete, probably more than that.  Hence the exhaustion....
Each section took six bags of concrete. So... about 360 pounds of concrete...

The hard part is almost done.  I've got to put up a few more rails then I start putting up the fence slats, which should be easy, but I have to cut each one to the correct length.  Three are already up, but there are so many more to go.  I should already have had this done, but the summer heat was a real killer.  It's nice and cool now.  Unfortunately, after the back fence is done, the other side fence needs to be replaced...

After working on the fence all I usually feel like doing is watching t.v. or reading blogs, but like I said the hard part is over, and I can start writing again.  Expect a new Kinship story soon!

A couple of weeks ago I received the newest issue of Loviatar in the mail.  Cool gaming zine.  I really enjoy reading it.  Christian, of the destination unknown blog, does a great job publishing Loviatar.  If you haven't checked it out yet you should.

On the gaming front, I haven't done much of anything.  I've been downloading free miniature rules, and reading them.  I'm intrigued by fubar, and plan on exploring it further.  I've found a couple of interesting blogs and websites that use 6mm scale minis and terrain for their war gaming.  So tiny!  I guess Epic ( Games Workshop ) is 6mm?  If so, I have a ton of minis I could use.

I've also downloaded Hordes of the Things, but reading through it, I'm not sure I like it.  I played one game of HOTT many, many years ago in the gaming room in a comic book store, but I don't remember anything about the game.

My Kinship project is on the back burner for  now, just simmering away...


  1. That does look a good piece of work. Great view too - looks like the weather's holding out fine where you are. To answer the question, Epic is 6mm. There have been some great minis for the system over the years, and there's plenty of new choice out there too beyond GW.

    Wargames at 6mm are where it's at as far as I'm concerned - for me they do better justice than 28mm or 15mm to the scope of even historical warfare, and are certainly more appropriate to the planet-despoiling battles of an imagined future - assuming that future goes to war in such an old-fashinoned way of course - and 6mm is better suited to the limits of the usual playing surfaces.

  2. Highly recommend MicroWorld Games 6mm fantasy... amazing detail makes it pretty easy to use quick drybrushing and get nice looking figs: