SOLDIER DREAMS – now at AMAZON

soldier_dreams_typoThe second installment of Shift TenseSoldier Dreams – is now available at Amazon for Kindle.
Soldier Dreams at Amazon It’s got Somali pirates, killer robots, mad dictators, child soldiers, and plenty of action. What more do you need?

To mark the occasion, Part One – RED FLAGS – will be free for download starting tomorrow, Sept 27th through the 28th. RED FLAGS at AMAZON

A thousand thanks to everyone who’s taken their hard-earned cash and purchased my books, then taken their time to actually read them. I’m eternally grateful.

Game Night 24 Sept. West 37C – CODE 105

After watching Dredd the other night, I had the urge for a quick Sci Fi Police game.

CODE 105 – Active Shooters

An anonymous tip brought Central Enforcement to a midnight meeting between two mid-level gang bosses in industrial sector West 37C. Lieutenant Hiram Voss led a five-man Rapid Response Team, reinforced by Infiltrator and Razor specialists. Micro drones confirmed the identifications of ‘Butterface’ Krall of the G-Rips (mutant crew) and ‘Bear Bear’ Brown of the Voodoo Eights as they conferred in the shadow of a large storage tank. IR Sweeps also picked up signatures of additional gangers hidden among ConEx containers. (No honor among thieves…)

Both Krall and Brown were wanted for multiple homicides, arson, rape, human trafficking and narcotics distribution. Not the type to come quietly. “Detain if possible. Deadly Force authorized,” Voss radioed. The CE team fanned out and approached from the east.

G-Rips thugs waiting in the wings. Yes, that's a plasma cannon.
G-Rips thugs waiting in the wings. Yes, that’s a plasma cannon.
Pair of CE troopers on the right flank
Pair of CE troopers on the right flank
V8 gangers thought they had the drop on the CE trio. Nope.
V8 gangers thought they had the drop on the CE trio. Nope.
Pit Fighter v. Razor Girl. Killed each other in a single round of melee
Pit Fighter v. Razor Girl. Killed each other in a single round of melee
G-Rips shoot first.
G-Rips shoot first.
Bear Bear Brown and Fingers. "You'll neva take me alive, Coppers!"
Bear Bear Brown and Fingers. “You’ll neva take me alive, Coppers!”
Butterface Krall is more discreet in his response
Butterface Krall is more discreet in his response
CE advance down main street.
CE advance down main street.
Cmdr Hiram Voss earns his pay.
Cmdr Hiram Voss earns his pay.

Sept brushwork

Apologies – Been a while since I posted. I’m in the middle of a large leaded glass restoration, releasing my next book, and writing a ghost story. Plus family, church…

Aug/Sept brushwork. I’m seriously hoping CB makes some more Chaksas. Big fan, here.

Chaksa Auxilars for Tohaa faction. (Infinity)
Chaksa Auxilars for Tohaa faction. (Infinity)
Walker is a re-painted AT43 COG Hunter.
Walker is a re-painted AT43 COG Hunter.

Rumor is GW is coming out with a skirmish game. I’ve got an Ogryn and Commissar to bulk out these lads. Perhaps I’ll pick up a Sentinel or two to round this group out.

Found a box of old GW Stormtroopers. Squad 1. Look Ma, No skullz!
Found a box of old GW Stormtroopers. Squad 1. Look Ma, No skullz!
Stormtroopers squad 2
Stormtroopers squad 2

Vehicle reinforcement for my buddy’s Haqq force.

Antenociti jeep for friend's Haqq force
Antenociti jeep for friend’s Haqq force

Fast and dirty brushwork to get it on the table.
Fast and dirty brushwork to get it on the table.

Game Night 8/27

So I’m getting a little jealous of the camera on my buddy’s phone. And I lost this time, which rubs salt in the wound. It’s kinda pissing me off.

OK, got that out of the way.

Any recommendations on a decent digital camera for minis?

All our recent games have been straight up brawls, what with my friend wrapping his head around game mechanics and familiarizing with his Haqq force. So there’s not much narrative for a Bat-Rep. Unless you count, “Advance to contact, then slug it out.” He won this game using his rocket launcher specialist to pop in and destroy the Comms relay station.

Here are some pictures:

Drone activates first
Drone activates first

This shot is one of the reasons I love gaming.

Even though the Kem Var lost, this was my MVP.
Even though the Kem Var lost, this was my MVP.
You'll never take me alive!
You’ll never take me alive!

Grenadier advances AFTER Drone takes out mono-bikes. Smart...
Grenadier advances AFTER Drone takes out mono-bikes. Smart…
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Pix from STALKER games

Well that pic-swipe from another site didn’t work out. Sorry.

Here are some shots from STALKER-themed games.

If you’ve never played the STALKER PC games, I think you’re missing out. They’re slow burn, sandlot, RPG-type shooters set in Chernobyl. Moody, exotic, (in a barren, radiated sort of way) with loads of automatic weapons.

Lead Adventure makes the most appropriate figs, IMO.

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Game Night 8/20/13

A root canal kept me from creating any kind of narrative for a Bet Rep, but here are pix from latest game night. Bloodied my friend’s Haqq force. It was a close battle with hefty body count. The Haqq pulled off a win first time out though.

Restricted Area: Missile Silos
Restricted Area: Missile Silos
Launch Control Bunkers
Launch Control Bunkers
Battlespace from Haqq deployment zone.
Battlespace from Haqq deployment zone.

Once again we used out “Cleared To Engage” house rules that let you slot in any figs. nothing new or deep, they’re designed for fast, fun, pick-up games.

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Haqq Mono-bikes: cool, fast, fragile as hell.
Haqq Mono-bikes: cool, fast, fragile as hell.
Stand-off
Stand-off
Xeno commander with a couple pets.
Xeno commander with a couple pets.