Sunday, October 16, 2016

Farewell, strike the tent

A final entry here for Saxe-Bearstein.

On October 2, 2016 the originator of this blog, Bluebear Jeff Hudelson, started on his journey to the Summerlands.

Jeff is survived by his great love Lani.

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Blue Bear had some challenges

Hello readers, this is Murdock writing from Jeff's desktop.
Jeff has encountered more than the usual Gout and had complications from the treatments of the past few years.

This has Jeff currently in hospital awaiting hospice availability.

While winded from this event, Jeff is still carrying on his jovial talks.

Jeff wanted there to be a note to the readers and to assure you all that we plan to continue the games projects.

Friday, May 20, 2016

Our 2nd Game of "Black Powder"

Rob and I fought the "Bridge at Kronstadt" scenario from Battlegames Magazine and I have finally posted a few images on my "Wars of Stagonian Aggression" blog (clicky).

One of the last units standing at game's end.

For other images, go to Rob's photo-account . . . here (clicky) . . . and yes, the guy in red is me.

-- Jeff

Saturday, May 07, 2016

A Short Update

As many of you know, my health has been troublesome the past few years . . . and it continues to be now.  Still, with the help of a few "gaming buddies" I have been able to play a variety of times.

Our first "Black Powder" game -- Battle of Bittewasser

Last Sunday, Rob and I played our first game of "Black Powder" with two of my "Imagi-Nations", the most worthy Principality of Saxe-Bearstein (cheers welcome) and their vile neighbor, that nasty Kingdom of Stagonia ("boos" and "hisses" appropriate)Here is a link to the battle.

But I have also played some ECW games and several "Lion Rampant" games, as well as a bit of "Pulp Alley" . . . most of which I have not gotten around to blogging about.

Anyway, check out our recent WSA battle . . . that stands for "Wars of Stagonian Aggression" for those who hadn't guessed it.

-- Jeff

Sunday, February 14, 2016

A Gift of Terrain

Due to my cancer, I am not able to get out much but have played some "Lion Rampant" over the past month.

From our third "Lion Rampant" game.  

As you can see by the above photo, I use pieces of outdoor carpet to indicate terrain.  Dark Green is used for woods; Light Green (upper left) is used for brush; and Gray is used for rocky areas.

You might also notice that I have trees for the woods and plants for the brush but nothing for the rocky areas.  I asked Rob (one of my players) to gather some small stones so that I could scatter them on the carpet sections.  Rob did so, but then got creative . . . and this is what he did before sending me a photo of what he has made for me:

Rob's Rocks will work magnificently

I think that these will work marvelously, don't you?

By the way, here is a link to Rob's account of our most recent games.

-- Jeff