Misc.

For, well, the miscellaneous stuff that doesn’t quite fit neatly into existing categories here!

Still Around, Happy Holidays, & Such!

Posted on Dec 13th, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Real Life ganged up on me pretty solidly around mid-September and didn't really let up until nearly the end of October, and by then other hobby…

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The Workbench This Week, 21 April 2017

Posted on Apr 21st, 2017 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

...is being relocated and cleaned up! Same room as before - our guest bedroom/office/workroom - but we've moved the shelf unit I used as a…

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Dice Problems

Posted on Nov 7th, 2015 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'm off in Vancouver this weekend, so have a brief link to an older Penny Arcade comic about one possible solution for that age-old gamer problem,…

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All Quiet On The Warbard Front?

Posted on Dec 28th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quiet around here; I was away for a week earlier in December visiting family out of town, caught a rather unpleasant cold right at the end of that…

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LInks of Interest, 5 Sept 2014

Posted on Sep 5th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Just to prevent this place becoming all-Blood Bowl, all the time, some semi-random interesting links. Over on Lead Adventure Forum, I found the…

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Reaper Minis Customer Service is Awesome

Posted on Aug 28th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Looking to assemble unique teams for Blood Bowl without spending a lot of money, I've been poking around the Reaper Bones collection - Reaper's…

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Getting Back At It!

Posted on Jul 20th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'm back from seven weeks of holiday in Europe, catching up on email and such, and looking to get back into gaming and terrain making. First up is…

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The Workbench This Week, 29 May 2014

Posted on Apr 29th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Quick overhead snapshot of the painting bench recently. As you might have guessed from recent posts, I've been in a "clear the decks" sort of mood,…

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Links of Interest, 23 April 2014

Posted on Apr 23rd, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Hope everyone had a satisfactory Easter holiday, however you celebrate it. It's a cheap chocolate and dinner with family and friends holiday for me,…

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… And We’re Back…

Posted on Mar 25th, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

When you forget to renew the primary domain your entire web presence depends on, and then have to wait a weekend for the #%^#@% bank to sort your…

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The Year of Missing Conventions…

Posted on Mar 1st, 2014 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Victoria's GottaCon is running this weekend, and as I've just flown back into town from a work assignment elsewhere in the province, I'm missing the…

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Two for Remembrance Day

Posted on Nov 11th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I'll be off to the main downtown Cenotaph for the ceremony and two minutes of silence today, but after you do your own two minutes, here's a pair of…

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Breaking Radio Silence…

Posted on Jul 2nd, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've been out of town on a work project for the last seven weeks, after rushing through the last couple rounds of my Lead Painter League entries…

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Added a “Reviews” Page & Category

Posted on Jan 20th, 2013 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I realized I had an increasing number of review posts here at the Warbard, but no category or single point of reference for them, so I've created a…

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Always Good Advice

Posted on Nov 16th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The Known Rule NGR contains a large number of rules, and in the end it is not likely someone will have them all memorized. The rules of this game…

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Latest Addition to my Painting Bench

Posted on Oct 30th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Part of the reason I haven't done much painting in the last several months has been the frankly depressing state of my painting bench. It had…

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Getting Back At It

Posted on Oct 26th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

So I promised to run a Russian Civil War game at a friend's place on the Nov. 11th long weekend; I made the promise ages ago and suddenly looked at a…

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What I’ve Been Up To Lately

Posted on Sep 10th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Bit of a slow summer here on the Warbard, and in gaming in general for me. I haven't touched a paintbrush since June (or possibly May...) and while…

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Cossacks, Dragons, Cavemen and Others…

Posted on May 29th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've had a bit of a slowdown in painting and general wargaming involvement lately; partly this is because I haven't had a game of anything in ages,…

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Sales of Possible Interest

Posted on May 26th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A quick late night post to alert faithful readers to two short-duration sales of possible interest. First, in honour of Her Majesty's Diamond…

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Oh deer! Megamini’s ugulates completed

Posted on May 20th, 2012 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Always looking for interesting new miniatures, I stopped at one of the local gaming stores the other day, Curious Comics, and I saw these deer and I…

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The “Salute Bump”

Posted on Apr 27th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

We track basic visitor stats here at the Warbard, as most websites do. What people are reading, which links they're following, the usual stuff,…

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Pardon Our Outages

Posted on Apr 9th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

We've had two outages in the last week here on the Warbard, where our normally-reliable Wordpress backend takes a dump and decides to stop working.…

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Paint It Black

Posted on Jan 17th, 2012 - By The Editors - 1 Comment

This is a wargaming website run by a pair of Canadians. It's hosted on a Canadian server (a very deliberate decision, I should point out). So why is…

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A 2011 Review

Posted on Jan 4th, 2012 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Happy New Year! Just back from a week away from my computer and my workbench, spent visiting the folks inland, and counting down the hours until it's…

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Links of Interest, 9th Dec 2011

Posted on Dec 9th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

If you haven't already read Sidney Roundwood's excellent 29 Ways to (try to) Stay Creative: A Wargamer’s List yet, you really do need to. The…

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Pearl Harbor, 70 Years Ago Today

Posted on Dec 7th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Today is, of course, Pearl Harbor Day, and this year marks the 70th anniversary of that attack. I was on Maui for a vacation about 18 months ago,…

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Nov. 11, 2011

Posted on Nov 11th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Went down to our main Cenotaph on the Legislature lawn this morning for the Remembrance Day ceremony, as I almost always do. Good turnout despite the…

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BottosCon

Posted on Nov 4th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Off overseas (ie, to Vancouver) Friday afternoon to spend the weekend at one of the area boardgame conventions, BottosCon. Boardgames? It's likely…

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13 Years of This Nonsense!

Posted on Nov 2nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Sometime in November 1998 I sat down in the computer lab at the college I was going to at the time, signed up to Geocities (remember them?), and got…

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Testing, testing…

Posted on Aug 14th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Assuming this works, I can now post to here from my shiny new Android smartphone, in other words from pretty much anywhere, anytime... Be afraid, be…

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Messrs. Clarke & von Clausewitz

Posted on Jul 19th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

"Everything is very simple in War, but the simplest thing is difficult." — Carl von Clausewitz, On War Richard Clarke of TooFatLardies has…

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Greetings, TGN!

Posted on Jul 17th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

The excellent editors of Tabletop Gaming News have just added The Warbard to the TGN Blog Network! Assuming the TGN feed works the way I think it…

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The Dropship Drops Out?

Posted on Jun 2nd, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 1 Comment

Over on the excellent 15mm science-fiction focused Dropship Horizon blog, a rather startling notice that Mark, the blogowner, is planning to "bring…

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ECW Painting, Other Randomness for 28 May 2011

Posted on May 28th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

An entire week since my last substantial post! The horror, how will our dedicated readership cope? I've been painting up an English Civil…

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New Painting Category and Page

Posted on May 8th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

I've created a new "Painting" category, and a new page to collect all the Painting-category articles. You'll find the page as a submenu item under…

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First of May

Posted on May 1st, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

What? It's gaming related, WoW was used for the video. Besides, how could I resist? Link to "First of May" video on YouTube just in case the embed…

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.45 Adventures 2nd Edition, A Review

Posted on Apr 12th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Rattrap Productions released the much-anticipated 2nd Edition of their .45 Adventures pulp adventure rules a few weeks ago, I received my copy of the…

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A White Russian, And Other News

Posted on Mar 18th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

A bit quieter around the Warbard right now; I'm having most of my gaming time sucked up by the Lead Painters League 5 and real life; Corey is however…

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1920’s Egypt in colour

Posted on Feb 21st, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

Egypt, much in the news today as it was in the 1920s when these pictures were taken, is the focus of this photo collection: Egypt in the 1920's in…

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Pulp Design Tools & Resources, Part Three: Inspiration

Posted on Feb 17th, 2011 - By The Editors - 1 Comment

A necessarily brief, personal and idiosyncratic tour through some websites with noteworthy archives of 1920s/30s posters, postcards, luggage tags and…

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Pulp Design Tools & Resources, Part Two: Fonts

Posted on Feb 15th, 2011 - By The Editors - 1 Comment

This is the second in a series of posts (three or more) aimed at introducing gamers to some of the resources out there they might not be aware of for…

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Pulp Design Tools & Resources, Part One: Inkscape

Posted on Feb 12th, 2011 - By The Editors - 2 Comments

Everytime Corey or I post player aids, faux-vintage ads, building signs, faux magazine covers or similar to forums or elsewhere, there's always…

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Advice to a British Lead Soldier

Posted on Jan 31st, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

Being a Kipling fan, I kept this when it came on one of the mailing lists I'm on, and decided to post it here. I have no idea who the original author…

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Where is the Orbiter stuff?

Posted on Jan 29th, 2011 - By Corey Burger - 0 Comments

The Orbiter meshes for the Percival Lovell and space stations were for a very old version of Orbiter and are not currently supported. Check out the…

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Pulp Music Online

Posted on Jan 25th, 2011 - By The Editors - 0 Comments

So, you're writing a classic interwar pulp scenario to play with your favourite rules. Or you're just reading one of the great pulp stories for…

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Trebuchet!

Posted on Jan 12th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 0 Comments

Apparently not many people have webpages featuring working model trebuchets. Except the old version of this webpage! Transplanted and spruced up;…

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The New Re-Launched “The Warbard”

Posted on Jan 11th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

This website is devoted to wargaming, mostly in pulp adventure, hard science fiction or fantasy settings. The rules we play include Rattrap's .45…

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Gradient Backgrounds for Photography

Posted on Jan 11th, 2011 - By Brian Burger - 2 Comments

I've created a number of simple colour gradient backgrounds that I've printed out for use in miniature photography, and recently decided to bundle…

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