Baghdad Parade Grounds Boards Progress

This project is going right up to the wire.  It’s early Tuesday morning right now and I’ve got to  have these boards at a convention in Los Angeles on Friday.  It’s going to be close.  Honestly, they could go just as they are right now .. but I really want to get a lot more detail added before Friday and if I can somehow manage it I would love to get one more row of boards on the east end of the set.

Progress on the Parade Grounds boards

Well, the convention in Los Angeles is exactly 2 weeks away and I still have lots to do to finish these boards … so the sensible thing to do at this point was to add another row of three boards to each end of the setup.

Now the entire array will be 3 boards wide and 6 boards long (5′ x 12′)

Here are the three boards being added to the west end of the parade grounds.

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Parade Grounds Progress – 8/12/14

Ground covering is going in and it’s starting to take shape.  Still lots of work to do south of the buildings in the parking lot areas and the southwest and southeast corners where there will be a lot smaller buildings.

A few new terrain pieces

I guess I’m sort of known for large terrain pieces (after all I did build an Eiffel Tower in 1/285th scale) and when I build pieces in 285th scale, they are actually 285th scale … not some “that looks right” scale that is in between vehicle scale and ground scale.  So here are two more pieces I’m working on, a wharfside container crane and a vehicle bridge,,, pieces for two different projects.  I’ll probably do two more of the cranes for a total of three.

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Playtesting TAC II

Did a little playtesting of TAC II tonight. I had a small area so I doubled all distances. Game lasted just 7 turns and the US won the battle with 4 M2 Bradleys left at the end of the battle. The forces at the beginning wer 10 BMP-2s VS 9 M-2 Bradleys.

Modern Micro Armor Rules from Proving Ground Games

This is a set of rules for modern micro armor (1/285th scale AKA 6mm) combat that is published by Proving Ground Games.  I intend to do a compete review of these rules once I’ve had a chance to really learn them and use them a few times,,, but I fear that I’m so busy right now that might not happen for a little while.  So I at least wanted share this with you and let you know that I have flipped through the entire book and from what I’ve seen so far I think I really like it. If you are looking for a set of modern micro armor 1 to 1 combat rules I think this is a book certainly worth looking at. You can get more info on these rules at http://www.provinggroundgames.com/fieldsoffirenews . Their website does not seem to have an online shopping component so I think you just have to contact them for pricing and ordering information. If you contact them please tell them that you heard about these rules from Allen at GameCraft Miniatures.

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