Saturday, December 31, 2011


I like big cities.

These figures were in the set, they are about 1/48th scale.

Here are the lights, not enough to light a street, but perhaps enough to light a campus.

The trees have white bases and white tips, I will probably repaint them.

All in all a reasonable villiage with just these few buildings.

Friday, December 30, 2011


The little Big Lots buildings were lighted and looked cute, but I took off the lights.

There were several styles of street lights poles.

The buildings have little bits of snow that I will paint over.

The big building has a round hole for an electrical connection. I plan to plate it over was a big round window.

These buildings are a bit larger than the Dollar Tree buildings I got earlier, but they will make a nice village.

Thursday, December 29, 2011


Big Lots after Christmas sale.

Sets of two buildings for $6 each.

Or a big building for the same price.

Quite nice and already painted.

Instant village, take them out of the box, put them on the wargame table.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


On a recent trip to Disneyland I got another couple of monorail trains.

They are just like the ones that run every day at Disneyland.

They will work for any urban environment since about 1950.

The fit pretty good for 1/72nd scale.

They also make a much larger one that would work for 28mm, but it is much more expensive.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


In keeping with my War of the World research, this book, The Martian War by Gabriel Mesta tells the story of HG Wells during the War of the Worlds as if it really happened in 1898.

The book includes sort of cameo appearances of other HG Wells characters, including The Invisible Man and the First Men in the Moon characters. It is a good read and contains some good wargame scenarios, but not much on the traditional invastion front.

Monday, December 26, 2011


I have been preparing for some alien invasion wargaming and the best way to do that is to read War of the Worlds by HG Wells. It is the granddaddy of all alien invasion books. This book is a sort of updated and revised version.

War of the Worlds, New Millennium by Douglas Niles takes place in 2005. The Martians invade Earth with updated technology and it flows from there. In some ways this book does for the HG Wells story what the George Pal WOTW movie did in the 1950s. It is less of a techno novel than I would have liked but there are some good wargame scenarios in the book.

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas to you all.

I hope Santa Claus brought you all the army men you asked for and that you will have a great day at church and with the family.

God bless you all.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

Saturday, December 24, 2011


Certain elements in the nation are are opposed to American troops in our Jungle.

I know Communist agents have been working to keep us out of the Jungle, Mr. Secretary.

I am afraid we must ask the American troops to leave in the next week.

Friday, December 23, 2011


The men worked hard to complete the camp. In the competition that is the Cold War, knowledge is power.

The local soldiers knew they were contributing to keeping the Red Menace at bay.

The American Amabassador meets with the foreign secretary of the host nation.

I am afraid there is opposition to having American troops in the jungle.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


The Air Force or Navy might fly the space ships, but it was the Army men of the Astro Ranger Force that would do the ground fighting on other planets.

Here in the South American jungles they trained for that day, wearing their distictive golden uniforms.

You never know what kind of weapon you will need to survive and so they practice with spears and wearing space helmets in the jungles of Earth.

The only men allowed outside the compound, facing unknown dangers, just at they will on Mars, the Moon or Venus.

Even so they don't stray far and are under observation of the outposts.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011


The sniper sat on a case of grenades while he checked his scope for targets.

The men patrolled the entire camp, ever mindful that attacks could come from anywhere in this unknown place.

The roof of this truck acted as the only high ground available.

The scientists had made another find and were discussing the best way to retrive the specimen.

Looks like a lot more digging ahead.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


The engineers worked hard to put up the fence.

It was difficult work in the heat and humidity of the jungle.

Several of the local soldiers were impressed with how well they worked in the tropical sun.

Some of the civilians dressed in bright colors, to reflect their jobs and authority. This one in red was a foreman.

DR Handricksen was also dressed in bright colors so his directions would be better noticed.

Monday, December 19, 2011


The most vunerable side of the camp is near the tents. A heavy water cooled machine gun has been set up there.

Other lighter machine guns are also in play in that area.

There is also a radioman to keep the other stations informed.

Even as far back at the science station a BAR gunner and a machine gunner stand watch.

The most important new development is the addition of a perimeter fence.