Monday, January 13, 2014

Veni. Vidi. Picti.

Okay, so I only had twelve weeks of Latin in eighth grade... thirty-three years ago... and I'm hoping the title of this post and the new title of the blog are correct... or at least plausible to people not named Horatio or Calpurnia.

I've been posting on a website, The Chronicles Network, for about six or seven years now.  I promised the readers in the G.R.R. Martin forum that I'd show them pix of my ASOIAF minis.  Well here are the first views.

The first two pix are Wildlings Mammoth Hunters and Wildling Warriors (Demonworld).

Here are (left to right): A Dornish Captain, Mace Tyrell, a knight, Eddard Stark, and Ser Parmen Crane. (Mace is AD&D Battlesystem and the rest are Demonworld.)

The Kingslayer.... Ser Jaime Lannister, Lord Commander of the Kingsguard, with his golden hand (Demonworld).

Night's Watch Rangers with bows (Demonworld). Night's Watch Rangers with axes (Black Raven, except for the command figs). Lord Commander Jeor Mormont (Demonworld)... aka, the Old Bear. Night's Watch Rangers with swords (Swordsmen are Black Raven, Knight is Demonworld).

Six of the Kingsguard.

I'll be taking more pix soon.

Sincerely, Boaz

Sunday, January 12, 2014


Let me see if I can figure out the intricacies of putting in a picture...

Hopefully a picture will appear below.  It should be uncropped... displaying a giant Shark Man (Reaper), one of Poseidon's chosen, being attacked from behind by Bad Daddy's Ogres (Warmaster).

Well, according to the page preview this is going to work.  So I'd better try another pic or two...

Here are the Greek Guard (Xyston) defending a village.

And here we have Joe (Schleich), Son of Kong, and Kong waiting for the Uluz general (Blue Moon) on the zebra to order the charge.  Sadly, all three monstrous apes were gunned down by devilish Dwarven trickery.

I should also post a horizontal pic...  A barbarian hero (Demonworld) in front of the troops.

I think I have it working...  So all that's left is to start taking pictures of my armies.

Sincerely, Boaz

Friday, January 10, 2014

Fantasy Rules!

I'll confess that the setting of fantasy (magical medieval, mythological, and Middle-earth) floats my boat much more than science fiction settings... i.e. Fantasy Rules! I also happen to be hosting Bad Daddy, Cyborg, He-who-must-not-be-named, and The Kid on the 25th when we will put aside our Piquet rules and play Fantasy Rules! The Kid and I have never played these rules and it's been about fifteen years for the other guys. We'll see how it goes...

On the plus side for Sci-fi, I have been replaying Knights of the Old Republic. I'm almost done. My character, Jaran Rando Kang is ready to face the droid assembly line and then Malak. I've probably played through KOTOR ten times over the years. Jaran is a 5/15 light side Consular, but he's not as fun as a dual wielding Guardian. I'm a bit apprehensive about fighting Malak. I just don't know if I can do enough damage.

 Hopefully this post will come out in seperate paragraphs.

 Sincerely, Boaz

Edit: Paragraph problems solved... and I went back and edited the last few posts.