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And this is Saturday

I meant to get to bed at a reasonable hour last night, but made the mistake of opening up the World War II in the Pacific scenario for Civ III, which as a simulation is kind of at the same level as SPI's old Blue & Gray quad, or a couple steps above Risk. Short steps. Anyway, it kept me up until 2 AM.

Today I need to run out to Kinko's, make an expedient cover for StippleAPA #225 , and then head over to jolest and his SO's place for the collation, stopping along the way to pick up the new Drake novel at the library, because the library won't be open by the time I get back. Probably need to hit Wal-Mart and/or SA on the way back, since the supply of milk, mayo, and lunch meat is getting a tad low.

The eBay auctions are going...so far, only two of the six games have bids. Bloody April is up to a respectable $61, and oddly enough someone's made a bid on that ancient creature Korea. People are watching three of the other five, but so far nobody's expressed any interest in Air War. I guess that doesn't surprise me too much; these days there are probably quite decent flight simulators that will let you play head-to head in just about any fighter you like, or make a bomb run with your choice of Bear, Bison, BUFF, Aardvark or B-2 (or whatever fighter-bomber you desire) against all manner of air defense systems. I'd be sort of interested in the latter, having long had an unhealthy fascination with busting the Soviet air defenses a la Flight of the Old Dog or taking on Route Pack Six in a Thud like Jack Broughton and his fellow sled drivers. Ah, well, that'll have to wait until I have more time and money, like so many other things.

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edwarddain
Nov. 11th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
I've actually been seriously debating getting back into some miniature wargaming with sekhmetdancing - scifi rather than historical. But I'm sort of surprised I'm even thinking of it.
wombat_socho
Nov. 12th, 2006 02:10 am (UTC)
In some ways it's a logical progression from RPGs - those really don't work too well if you're dealing with more than a handful of people, and considering that D&D started out as a way to integrate magic with medieval miniatures gaming, it's not too surprising that people tend to start with D&D (or other RPGs) and go the other way.

Miniatures for me were never worth the hassle of painting them. I am simply horrible at fine motor skills (well, anything requiring more dexterity than disassembling and reassembling small arms, anyway) and tended to leave the few miniature warships and AFVs I bought in bare metal...though I have to say I've been awfully tempted by the vehicles made for the Hammer's Slammers miniatures rules. I already have the boardgame, after all.

edwarddain
Nov. 12th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
*chuckle*
Only if you like the military stuff. But I grew up with a miniature wargamer (my Dad owned/owns a whole bunch of Napoleonic flats...).

And the rules I use are by the same company that makes those mini's (Ground Zero Games).

When you do the 6mm stuff (Microarmour scale) there's not a whole lot of painting involved.
wombat_socho
Nov. 12th, 2006 11:33 pm (UTC)
Re: *chuckle*
Interesting coincidence.

Yeah, you don't have to do much with 1/285 scale miniatures, but I felt I ought to at least paint stars on the sides of the WW2 Soviet tanks I had. Or use dazzle camo on some of the ships. I never did either, as it turned out.
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