• Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    Zafrarian Infantry

    Paint has dried on the first Zafrarian infantryman and thus he is ready for service. I had returned to Battledress for inspiration. I believe these two fellows may have risen to the top: An infantryman from Wurttemberg... ... and a…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Paint Table Saturday

    More About Zafraria

    As promised, here are the first two Zafrarian troops, painted. Also as promised, it is a bit of a cheat. Through the process of an apparent convergent evolution, the troop type "Zouave" arose separately both in Algeria in 1831 (according…

  • Praise

    Further praise

    I have been driven to the point of proverbial distraction by ætheric misbehavior. I put in hours to perfect the fine points of an imaginary language, only to discover that my blog obdurately declined to reproduce it accurately. After spending…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation

    Ascaria II

    Part 2: Zafraria The name for the sworn enemy of the Ascodali came during my original session of random generation: Zafraria. Soon after my dive down the rabbit hole of the Ascodali long s, I decided there should be something…

  • Praise

    A word from our sponsor

    A brief peek "under the hood" at Circa Games. I rarely do "commercial breaks," but I was ably assisted in a time of need, and thus am moved to sing appropriate praises. Broadcasting was temporarily disrupted for a day or…

  • Ascaria,  Imagi-Nation,  Painting

    Ascaria

    Part I: Ascodal I mentioned in my last post the bags of random figures I received in my Christmas Haul from Armies in Plastic. Amongst them were a smattering of Napoleonics, an era which has never, for some reason, "grabbed"…