Saturday, July 23, 2011

What D&D Character Am I ?

Greetings troops,

I came across a fun website which was shared by Dr. Willett's Workshop, a great blog that can be seen here.

His latest post involves a website that allows you to answer numerous questions to see what character you would seem to play in Dungeons & Dragons.  Be warned it is 129 questions but it goes fast.  Here is my results. You can find "What D&D Character Am I?" via this link.

I Am A: Lawful Good Human Ranger (4th Level)

Ability Scores:







Lawful Good A lawful good character acts as a good person is expected or required to act. He combines a commitment to oppose evil with the discipline to fight relentlessly. He tells the truth, keeps his word, helps those in need, and speaks out against injustice. A lawful good character hates to see the guilty go unpunished. Lawful good is the best alignment you can be because it combines honor and compassion. However, lawful good can be a dangerous alignment because it restricts freedom and criminalizes self-interest.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Rangers are skilled stalkers and hunters who make their home in the woods. Their martial skill is nearly the equal of the fighter, but they lack the latter's dedication to the craft of fighting. Instead, the ranger focuses his skills and training on a specific enemy a type of creature he bears a vengeful grudge against and hunts above all others. Rangers often accept the role of protector, aiding those who live in or travel through the woods. His skills allow him to move quietly and stick to the shadows, especially in natural settings, and he also has special knowledge of certain types of creatures. Finally, an experienced ranger has such a tie to nature that he can actually draw on natural power to cast divine spells, much as a druid does, and like a druid he is often accompanied by animal companions. A ranger's Wisdom score should be high, as this determines the maximum spell level that he can cast.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Comrades to Arms ! (11) - Russian Anti-tank Platoon WIP

Greetings troops,

On to the next project !  I am currently working on my Russian Anti-tank platoon.  I thought I would post some photos for your viewing enjoyment.  The main uniform is being done in Khaki, which is an alternate uniform color.  The hardest part with these guys is the two soldiers carrying the same anti-tank rifle.  It's a difficult thing to place and paint.  I haven't thought of a good method yet.

Here are some WIPs ... Enjoy

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling ...

Joe ... aka Mezz

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Infantry Aces - Eastern Front


Пришло время ехать гуннов с Родиной. Мы будем стоять плечом к плечу и бороться со всем, наш славный народ дал нам, чтобы победить. Ни шагу назад. Вперед мои храбрые товарищи.

Kommisar Нельсон - первая компания, 1-й батальон Strelkovy

Comrades !

Time has come to drive the Huns from the Motherland.  We will stand side by side and fight with everything our glorious nation has given us to win.  Not one step back.  Forward my brave Comrades.
Kommisar Nelson - 1st Company, 1st Strelkovy Battalion


The WWPD Escalation league for Eastern Front has begun.  Sunday evening Sean, Steve and I assembled for pizza, adult beverages and the start of our Infantry Aces/Escalation League.  Steve already has his AAR posted at WWPD

Over the last couple of months, we have all been assembling forces to be used in Eastern Front.  Our readers have asked for it and it shall be given!  Sean has been getting his Finnish forces up and running. They look fabulous. Steve decided to make the Russian plunge since it was the only force that was not represented in his collection.  Steve and I also felt it was easier for us to tag team Russian forces since at the time I was still in school and had a lack of hobby time available.  As you can see at WWPD and on LPG, the Russian factories are pushing out the armies of the People.

450 points was our point starting point since we have small numbers of represented forces.  It was also hard to zero in on the 500 mark with the Eastern Front lists, so 450 was a nice compromise to the situation. The photos will describe the battle. Enjoy

 1st Company on the left flank

 Company CO - 1st Company

 Kommissar Nelson of 1st Company

 Kommissar Steve's 1st SMG Company on the right flank

 1st Company moving forward on the right flank

 Sean's Finns deploy their ambush !

 1st Company still surges forward 

 1st SMG Company moves forward on the left flank

 Hold your FIRE ! NOW !

 11 hits by the Finns, 11 saves by the Russians

 1st Company takes out the Finns 2IC

 Not so lucky on the Finns shooting step ...

 Forward for the Motherland! Assault phase ...

 Finns counterattack with brutal results ...

 1st Company fighting to the last man ...

 1st Company is destroyed ...

 Russian SMGs approaching the left flank ...

 SMGs assault the Finns positions ...

 Russian Soldiers storm the objective, hold it without any Finnish forces able to contest !!

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice Rolling ...

Joe ... aka Mezz

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Comrades to Arms ! (10) - 1st Company Complete

Greetings troops,

A glorious day for Mother Russia. Our sons of 1st Company are complete and will be deploying to halt the German Huns.  1st Company consists of the Lieutenant, Kommissar and 9 squads of infantry.  1st Company has an extra squad due to forming of squads. (ie instead of 5 a stand I placed 4, so it gave me an extra squad.)

** The unit consists of 12 stands of infantry. They number 45 men. **

Here are some pictures.

Keep the Paint flowing and the Dice rolling ...

Joe ... aka "Mezz"