Monday, December 30, 2013

Starting a New Project

The results of my most recent CATSCAN mean that I will soon be entering another cycle of chemotherapy . . . although apparently not as brutal a cycle as the first one.

Anyway since I know how fatiguing this will be I needed to find a project that I could complete and play quickly . . . which isn't painting up several hundred figures for my English Civil War project (although hopefully I will be able to paint while on chemo).

For some time I've been reading glowing things about the game "Pulp Alley" from numerous sources, so I decided to give it a whirl since it doesn't require much of an investment . . . the rules in .pdf form are less than $10 and most "Leagues" (what they call their gangs) are around a half-dozen figures (from whatever manufacturer you choose).

By the way, until early on Jan. 2, 2014, Wargame Vault is having a 25% off sale on many items including "Pulp Alley" . . . click here for link

Anyway I've ordered a number of figures from Bob Murch's "Pulp Figures" (very quick service, by the way) and painted up most of them . . . but I'm waiting on bases from Litko.

So I'm going to use some "Old West" figures that I have for a "training game".

The photo at left is one of three "gangs" that I've put together with the clever names of the "White Hat Gang", the "Black Hat Gang" and the "Brown Hat Gang". 

To view these cleverly-named Leagues as well as the unbased "pulp" figures I've painted, please check out my "On Pulp Street" blog:

On Pulp Street.

-- Jeff

8 comments:

Tomo said...

You've worked fast getting those leagues painted!

Looking forward to reading your posts on the game and your opinion of it.

Will you be playing solo?

Tomo

john yorio said...

Hi Jeff,

Sorry to hear about the need for more chemo. Hopefully, you will indeed be able to paint the ECW figures despite the chemo.

That said, I just spent some time over on "On Pulp Street." Great looking figures! i'm looking forward to seeing posts from your games.

-John

Paul Robinson said...

Good luck Jeff hope it goes well for you.

Mosstrooper said...

I have a copy of these rules but never got round to using them yet , will be interested in your progress - Tony

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

I've subscribed...! Chin up for the next round..

Fitz-Badger said...

Best wishes with the chemotherapy and the game therapy! I'll be interested to see how the gaming goes.

A J said...

I hope you have a great New Year, and that the chemo goes well. I've also read rave reviews for Pulp Alley, and I'm sorely tempted. The comparatively few figures required is a bonus for a gamer on a budget.

Ross Mac rmacfa@gmail.com said...

Better a small new project than none at all. Best of luck and health in the year ahead.

Ross