Wednesday, 12 March 2014

While Mart unpacks, I am packing! Turns out, it's really hard to get any hobby work done when all your time is spent keeping a house in tip-top shape and your hobby supplies packed away.

I do think ~$70 of KR Multicase foam is going to do the trick for me. It might even be less, because my American infantry are already somewhat cozy in their foam and shoebox setup. This would put my Finns and unpainted Japanese as the foam candidates. Hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to count stands to see what all I need in terms of foam.

You're going to see a lot less of us until things get sorted out. I didn't expect things to get this bad!

Friday, 7 March 2014

Flames of Discontent

One of the guys in the local Flames group is not really feeling the ol' flame for Flames. He cites games being one-sided right off the bat, how damn hard my Dug In infantry are to kill, and the supremely uphill battles he faces with his German mechanized lists versus "super" Tank companies. I get it. Battlefront seems to think their system is good enough for tournaments because of the endorsements, prize support, and the tournaments they run. But like with Games Workshop's rules, I wonder if we're really looking at a ruleset that is best for setting up a scenario ahead of time, taking friendly lists, and having fun. Beer and Pretzels, y'know?

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Movin' out

Roll out!

I should be moving out to a new place to live, whether that be in town, across the country, or overseas. We'll see who wants to hire me. But, the whole prospect of moving or putting most of my stuff in storage has made me think about my miniatures: what's the best way to store them? Here's what I'm thinking sofar...

Monday, 3 March 2014

NPR's Fresh Air

The next two weeks are going to be awfully bumpy. Expect short posts. I'm loaded with classwork and Mart has no internet!

I did listen to NPR's Fresh Air program on the way to pick up my mother from the airport today, and the program focused on five Hollywood directors who made films for the War Department during World War II. Two of these films were shown at the Nuremberg Trials, showcasing the brutality of the Nazi regime. The lawyers for the defendants couldn't stand the be in the same room as their clients after that. Really fascinating stuff.