Attack Wing: Ship #1

While I was running errands today, I stopped by Gator Games and found one ship that I couldn’t find online:

There are no hull markings, so I could claim that it’s actually the Excalibur.
While removing it from the packaging, the left nacelle snapped off!
Clean break, nothing at a little Gorilla Glue can’t handle
Good as new
Honestly, I’m not impressed with the quality of this piece
Ship dial
The ship cards. There’s a generic ‘Federation Starship’ card, along with a ‘Federation’ captain card, with a picture of Admiral Morrow

Star Trek Attack Wing

After an enjoyable evening of playing 4 games of X-Wing Miniatures at Nelson’s house, I decide to bite the bullet and order a copy of Star Trek Attack Wing.

The starter set comes withe the three starship miniatures shown, from Star Trek: The Next Generation.  I myself am a bigger fan of the Original Series, so of course I went and ordered a few TOS ships.

My one beef with this game is the size of the original Enterprise miniature, and the price they charge for it ($14.99 retail).  After looking at the number of other items (cards, tokens, etc.) that come with it, and after using reward points that game me a $10 coupon at an online store, I figured that it was worth getting for $1.97 (originally $11.97).  Heh.

Edit: behold!

You’re paying for more than just a miniature, that’s a lot of game material for this ship.

I browsed the available Klingon ships and came across this one, the ship that attacked V’Ger in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.

And then there’s this ship, the Romulan vessel that attacked the outposts along the Neutral Zone, until it was stopped by the Enterprise in “Balance of Terror”.

The Klingon and Romulan ship miniatures are much bigger than the Enterprise miniature, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but whatever, I’m getting my TOS fix with those three.

iPod Failure?

I’ve been fiddling with my iPod for the past few hours.  It doesn’t seem to want to respond to a proper sync with iTunes, so I deleted all the music and am currently reloading them.

One problem was that it said that it was 4GB over limit, even though I didn’t add anything.  On the contrary, I deleted a few playlists, that were still listed on the device after a couple of ‘successful’ syncs, but the playlist I wanted to add was not found in the list.

I even went in and marked a few apps for uninstall, and it still said I was over capacity.

Looks like it’s syncing now.  Arrgh.  I hope it’s not dying.

Targets for Today

Spent the evening playing B-17 Queen of the Skies with the new bomber ‘miniature’ or ‘game upgrade’ or embellishment.

3 missions, last one a 30% success, 2 previous ones were off target with no bombs hitting the target.

No casualties, and a couple gunners got their first kills.

Good times.

Hyperlanes

One of the projects I backed on Kickstarter was for a role-playing system called Hyperlanes.

It’s described as cinematic sci-fi for Dungeons and Dragons 5th Edition.

I just downloaded the PDF for it, and so far I like what I see.

Aside from everything else in here, I’ve already seen quotes from Firefly, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Empire Strikes Back, and The Clone Wars.

I can’t wait to sit down and read this thing.  The first thing I’m gonna do is create a race of tech-savvy koalas.

And then I’ll create a character or two.

Hero

I never thought of making a super hero out of any of the 12″ GI Joes that I collect.  Mike Power and Bulletman were the closest that they made in the actual GI Joe Adventure team line.

So of course I decide to do it with an Action Man figure instead.

50th Anniversary Action Man – Action Soldier

Continue reading “Hero”

Karateman

I while ago I picked up a GI Joe figure from Cotswold Collectibles with the Asian headsculpt, but as an Adventure Team Fuzzhead.  I called him Karateman, and had him in a black/yellow bodysuit, the reverse of Bruce Lee, but I later learned is the same design as the old 8″ Super Joe Commander outfit.

The one thing I was not satisfied with were the cavalry boots that I got for the figure; they seemed too high.  So I went and bought a pair of jack boots for him.

Time to make the switch!

Whoops…

A little wiggling got the left boot off the foot

Finished!

I think he looks better in the shorter boots

But wait!  What’s this?  Whose outfit is this?

We’ll find out later today!

Randomness 5.16.2017

Thoughts after last night’s Supergirl episode:

NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

Watched 10 minutes of Logan Noir, it looks great.

Mind control?  Disguised Daxamite? #supergirlthoughts

Is the current popularity of Star Wars sapping away my interest in Star Trek?  Or is it the debacle that is Star Trek Discovery?

How do you like your eggs?

Prepare for Battle

Okay, so, the counters have been punched and cards sorted for both B-17 and Alexander games.

Awaiting the large box for Warfighter WWII, should arrive this week.

Re-reading the rules for X-Wing Miniatures for Games night this Saturday.

Reading the rules for Bataan!, Shadow War: Armageddon and a couple of other games.

Deciding to play the next series of games in either the 1917 or 1967 baseball replays.

Picking up Injustice 2 after work today.

Games overload in full effect!