Site News

News about the site: Updates, new features, new articles, what to expect etc.

Finally updated maxxon Nov 13, 2018 13:01

Sorry, it took a while but I've finally updated the site again. I need to figure out my update process...

Migration Finished maxxon Sep 07, 2018 13:18

The site is now completely on new platform.

Please let me know if something doesn't work.

Migration Proceeds maxxon Aug 23, 2018 10:59

Databases are now migrated.

Again, you should see no difference anywhere. Please let me know if there are any hiccups.

I am in the process of closing down the physical server and moving all this stuff fashionably "into the cloud".

The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same maxxon Aug 10, 2018 11:38

You should not see any difference, but the pictures on this site are now being served from Amazon cloud.

This is the first step in the process to migrate the server from my study to the cloud. The end result should be exactly the same, but there may be occasional outages.

Thank you for your patience!

Rules update! Jan 09, 2018 11:48

I bit the bullet and updated the rules inventory section.

I had to reconstruct last couple of years of purchases mostly from online order history so there may be something I forgot to include.

The updated count for rules systems is 188.

Incidentally, the number of painted minis is 6420.5.

Yes, I have one painted halfling.

Finally an update maxxon Jan 02, 2018 12:01

Well, not quite but rather more attention than the site has been receiving lately.

New year end reports are up now.

More rules maxxon May 19, 2016 14:50

Cleared a backlog of updates and now the rules section should be up to date.

Update! maxxon May 02, 2016 12:33

Long overdue diary and inveontory updates are finally here!

Sorry to keep you waiting!

A Year In The Making maxxon Apr 14, 2016 07:47

It took a while, like all worthwhile projects do, but here are the results. The grand article on dealing with the vile lead rot!

We're not dead yet! maxxon Mar 09, 2016 08:48

Updates in the diary and inventory sections.

Yes, I know it's been slow lately but rest assured, we're not dead yet.

2016 is here! maxxon Jan 25, 2016 10:05

Things are starting up once again. Check out the diary for the new saxons.

2015 year end report is coming too, promise.

Finally an update maxxon Nov 17, 2015 08:08

Yes, it's been a bit slow but finally there's an update to the diary and the inventory sections.

Closing the book on September maxxon Sep 30, 2015 10:53

I'm not finishing anything tonight, so I'll close the book on September. Diary and inventory are up to date again.

Fall update! maxxon Sep 02, 2015 09:10

September is here and the diary and inventory have been updated again!

Mid-month update maxxon Aug 19, 2015 08:44

Yup, that time of the month again. Diary and inventory have been updated again.

Summer update! maxxon Aug 05, 2015 11:35

Back from vacation and the site has finally been updated! More stuff in diary and inventory sections.

Update! maxxon Jul 08, 2015 17:51

Yes, you guessed it, diary and inventory have been updated again.

Mid-month update maxxon May 20, 2015 13:43

Yup, it's that time of the month again. The diary and inventory have been updated again.

April update maxxon Apr 30, 2015 08:31

The diary and inventory have been updated again.

Updates galore maxxon Feb 24, 2015 08:05

Sorry for the delay, but the diary and inventory have been updated. Oh, and the rules section too... in a minute.

Projects cleanup maxxon Jan 19, 2015 10:24

Slight updates in projects section. Updated status in H and P, moving the latter to stalling section.

There is a bit of a problem with projects without clear end goals... I have to be more specific in the future.

2015 diary opened maxxon Jan 13, 2015 09:20

Yea! The diary now has 2015 as well.

All googly-eyed maxxon Jan 12, 2015 12:41

More experimental Google features added to the site. Now you should be able to +1 and share most pages on Google+.

Spears! maxxon Jan 12, 2015 08:39

I added a how to article about making plastic spears in the pictorials.

In addition, I reorganised the pictorials section a bit.

Google login maxxon Jan 09, 2015 14:42

Experimental Google login added for comments. Let me know if you have any problems with it.

500 Retrospective added maxxon Jan 09, 2015 11:20

The articles just keep coming! Check out How To Paint 500 Models In A Month in articles.

15mm Painting added! maxxon Jan 04, 2015 20:50

Due to popular demand, well ok, I just thought someone might enjoy it, I've added an article about speed painting 15mm figures in the pictorials section.

2014 Year End Report! maxxon Jan 02, 2015 08:17

The 2014 Year End Report is up.

The loose ends are just about tied, time to look forward.

Diary and Inventory Closed For 2014 maxxon Jan 01, 2015 11:08

Yep, it's that time of the year. The diary and inventory have been updated with all the official data for 2014!

2015 diary will be opening shortly. I'll just have to get a new notebook first. The original one from 2006 does not have any pages left in it.

Resolutions 2014 maxxon Dec 31, 2014 12:24

I wrote a report for the 2014 resolutions. That's the regular monthly one. The crazy 500 and 2014 in general will get their own retrospectives a bit later.

Diary and inventory updates coming tomorrow to close off the year.

Pre-Xmas update! maxxon Dec 21, 2014 18:32

Yes, diary and inventory have been updated again. Next update probably after Xmas.

Have a good one!

Mid-December update maxxon Dec 15, 2014 05:17

Road to hell and all that... anyway, the diary and inventory are up to date again.

RSS feed improved maxxon Dec 11, 2014 12:04

Hmmm... for some reason the Bloginator link in the RSS feed was not using the latest greatest features present.

Fixed that.

Diary update maxxon Dec 05, 2014 09:09

I'm going to try to update the diary a little more diligently during the crazy 500, so here's the first batch of finished models.

December is here! maxxon Dec 01, 2014 10:18

Yes, Christmas is coming. I've updated the diary and the inventory with the latest and greatest.

There will also be a special feature running this month, look for it tomorrow.

Mid-month update maxxon Nov 16, 2014 22:30

Yes, that time of the month again. Diary and inventory are updated.

Updates Available! maxxon Nov 04, 2014 23:19

Ok, back to normality. Diary and inventory have been brought up to data again.

Oh, and in other news, my MYTH Kickstarter set just arrived today. The figures look pretty darn neat for pre-assembled board game figures. Much better than the gummibärenjäger with Zombicide... and no zillion-piece assembly supergluefest like Alabaster, though the material seems similar and there are a few minor warpage issues.

And I do mean minor. Nothing like BONES.

Back online! maxxon Nov 03, 2014 08:53

You may have noticed the outage in service over the past couple of days. This was caused by technical issues and should be resolved now.

For those interested, this is the more technical explanation: My secondary DNS provider was acquired by another company a while back. They were supposed to handle the migration without my involvement, but apparently didn't do such a good job of it.

For various reasons my own primary DNS server was set up to serve zone transfers only (and I had largely forgotten about it). Thus when the secondary DNS went out, I was left with no working name servers.

This caused my domain registrar to park the domain and wipe the config that wasn't working -- something their support didn't realize when I first contacted them about the problem.

Well, all's well that ends well. I switched to a new secondary provider and tuned my own config and if you're reading this it means everything went well.

I run my own server and do stuff myself to limit my dependence on external providers. But this incident teaches a twofold lesson:

1) In a networked world, you always depend on others to some degree.

2) Everyone makes mistakes, and that includes you.

But at least faced with a problem, I could fix it myself instead of just bitching to an uncaring, minimum wage tech behind a support email.

Don't get me wrong. There's some great people working support. But there's also not, and I do realise the financial aspects as well -- if I'm paying $10/year for a service, that doesn't cover a whole lot of support man hours even at Mumbai prices.

But great support is not just about polite and timely responses, it's also about knowing your customer. If a new customer's name server config is blank, it's likely they just forgot to enter it. But if the client has been running with you for years and suddenly their config is blank, it means something went wrong, somewhere, somehow, at some point. And that's when true skill is measured.

Well, that's enough about that. Let's get on with the regular programming.

Better Late Than Never maxxon Oct 27, 2014 08:36

The mid-month update is late for various reasons, but it's here nonetheless. The diary and inventory have been updated again.

Here comes October! maxxon Oct 07, 2014 08:08

No revolution in sight, though.

Instead we have updated the diary and figures inventory sections. The African Expedition is nearing completion...

RSS feed improved maxxon Sep 12, 2014 08:12

RSS feed now includes the Bloginator. In addition reporting new pictures has been slightly altered. That may get changed, I'm keeping an eye on how that works.

The problem with sticking all the photos individually in the feed is that many feed readers only report a couple of the newest items, therefore a batch of photos will clog the output and nothing else gets shown.

Or maybe I should open a separate channel just for the photos...

More Africans maxxon Sep 10, 2014 09:27

September is here! There's new African in diary and inventory plus some sneak peeks in the latest photos section.

BONES! maxxon Aug 26, 2014 10:05

Yup, another update.

Check out the diary and inventory for new BONES, ships and mercenaries...

Another update maxxon Aug 22, 2014 08:58

More updates, they diary and inventory are up to speed again.

Project H2: Broglie's Legion maxxon Aug 15, 2014 10:12

Broglie's Legion is here! Check out Project H2 for more details.

August rolls on! maxxon Aug 11, 2014 11:11

Another resolutions batch finished, diary and figures inventory updated, and more stuff on the way soon!

Things are rolling great!

Up to speed again! maxxon Aug 04, 2014 09:40

Yep, getting back into the groove. Diary and figures inventory are updated again.

Summer Update! maxxon Jul 12, 2014 11:53

Diary and inventory updated again! I've managed to get something done despite the searing heat...

Lady Wintermore's Fangs Final Issue maxxon Jun 26, 2014 09:25

The chilling final issue of Lady Wintermore's Fangs is out. Check it out in the comics section!

It's Update Time Again! maxxon Jun 24, 2014 09:55

Diary and inventory updated again. Plus a few new purhases in the rules section.

Project H2: Prosperity Rebels maxxon Jun 17, 2014 14:01

Prosperity Rebels are go! Check the projects page for more details!

Lady Wintermore's Fangs maxxon Jun 12, 2014 09:16

There's a new comic up in the comics section detailing the Ferach army's flight from the Witchlands.

Project H2 updates maxxon Jun 11, 2014 14:48

Added some WIP photos of the Prosperity rebels in projects section.

May is here! maxxon May 06, 2014 08:49

May opened up in the painting diary section.

Bridging It Over maxxon May 05, 2014 15:48

There's a new article in the pictorials about building a bridge kit.

And I noticed I've neglected the article section in my RSS feed (it's manually updated), I need to take a look at that some time in the future...

Comic update maxxon Apr 24, 2014 13:34

Looks like I forgot to add the comments/vote feature to the comics page... sorry about that, it should be fixed now.

Projects updated maxxon Apr 24, 2014 10:58

More pics for Project H in the projects section. It's getting very picture heavy, I probably need to rethink the approach...

Dead Lead: Season Finale! maxxon Apr 24, 2014 00:19

The shocking season finale to the critically acclaimed Dead Lead series can be found in the comics section.

No, we totally did not buy off the reviewers... honest!

A long due update maxxon Apr 23, 2014 09:37

Yes, I've missed updates for quite a while. Sorry about that.

The diary and inventory have been updated now.

Tabletop Day! maxxon Apr 07, 2014 12:04

Pics from the club Tabletop Day happening in the photo section.

Dead Lead: Second Issue! maxxon Apr 03, 2014 00:17

Check out the new Dead Lead: Withdrawal Symptoms comic in the comics section!

Like I Sees Them... maxxon Apr 02, 2014 12:37

This is a bit overdue, but there is a review of Ravage magazine in the reviews section.

Let's see how much hate mail that generates...

March Final Figures maxxon Apr 01, 2014 09:17

Diary and inventory updated with the final figures for March.

The End Is Nigh... maxxon Mar 26, 2014 12:45

The end of March, that is.

It's not looking too good, but I updated the diary and inventory pages anyway. More details next week.

Mini Action Comics is back! maxxon Mar 20, 2014 19:38

Check out the new Dead Lead: Impact Hits comic in the comics section!

Project H updated maxxon Mar 20, 2014 10:02

Check the projects page for details.

Mid-month update maxxon Mar 14, 2014 10:46

Yup, time to update the diary and inventory again.

Lots of terrain done but not that many actual figures. Maybe the elves will be done next week...

Projects, projects, projects! maxxon Mar 13, 2014 10:32

I updated the content in the projects section.

Some more pics for Slammers and Purple Hearts.

Internal Affairs maxxon Mar 06, 2014 11:40

Minor tweak in poll code. Let's see if we can keep the robots off the vote buttons a little bit better...

That time of the month again maxxon Feb 28, 2014 09:03

Yes, it's end of the month updates in diary and inventory again! I wager I won't finish anything tonight anyway so these are the final figures for February.

Unpainted Chronopia maxxon Feb 25, 2014 14:06

I did something I usually avoid like the plague: I counted my unpainted Chronopia figures. I didn't catch all of them, but the rough estimates are in the inventory section.

In addition, I found a note with some previous calculations from years back. Since I know I haven't painted any of those figures, I added that information as well.

Pad friendly layout maxxon Feb 14, 2014 17:50

I tweaked the layout of the front page a bit. It should look better on a tablet now, at least it looks better on my iPad...

The cat's on the moon! maxxon Feb 13, 2014 12:18

Added a new pictorial about moonbase construction to intrigue the terrain makers among the audience.

Mid-month update maxxon Feb 12, 2014 09:23

Diary and figures inventory updated with latest work.

Yet Another Update! maxxon Jan 28, 2014 09:24

January is drawing to a close and I have updated painting diary and figures inventory accordingly. Just a few more days to finish stuff... expect to see January results early next week.

Project H2: The Lost Jeeps! maxxon Jan 21, 2014 11:11

I just noticed I forgot to add pictures of the jeeps on the H2 project page.

This has now been rectified... and the tanky goodness is inching closer as we speak.

Project H2: Tank Factory maxxon Jan 20, 2014 15:10

Some new assembly photos in projects section. There should be some finished tanks pretty soon...

The New Year Has Been Opened! maxxon Jan 13, 2014 11:00

First diary entries for 2014 entered and figures inventory updated with the first finished stuff.

Minor layout changes maxxon Jan 09, 2014 12:33

You possibly already noticed it, but I just tweaked the front page layout a bit. It's still not quite where I want it to be, mainly because of the way Safari behaves, but it's getting there...

PicLink feature added maxxon Jan 03, 2014 13:16

I added a new feature to automatically link embdedded images to the same image in photo gallery.

This is now enabled in the blog section -- each picture in the blog posts apart from the logo should be a link to a larger version of the same picture.

Assuming I didn't break anything, I will enable the same feature in other sections of the site.

Happy New Year and a Retrospective maxxon Jan 01, 2014 12:42

Happy New Year to everyone! May the coming year bring great gaming and loads of painted figures.

This is the time of the year to take a look back, so who am I to argue?

2013 Year End Report is now up! I'm pretty pleased with the results and yes, I did make it to 1000 Club again, this time without any 15mm figures too.

P.S. Entries for the amount of stuff painted are no longer accepted.

Let's call it a year maxxon Dec 30, 2013 21:00

Painting diary and figures inventory updated. I won't be working tomorrow, so this is the final update for the year.

Year end report will be published January 1st, 2014.

P.S. Did I make it to the 1000 Club? You'll have to wait for the report unless you want to count the diary entries. But if you are industrious and send me the correct total amount of things painted in 2013 before the year end report is published and before anyone else, I will send you a gift.

Resolutions Report maxxon Dec 12, 2013 15:38

There is a report of the entire resolutions project in pictorials.

It's Yuletide! maxxon Dec 03, 2013 08:11

And the diary has been updated accordingly. We are also officially into the last Resolutions stretch, with 31 orcs on the table.

Projects updated maxxon Nov 21, 2013 12:32

Project H updated. Check out projects section.

Project H updated maxxon Nov 19, 2013 14:01

Another update for Project H. I really should decide when this is deemed finished...

Inventory and diary updated maxxon Nov 15, 2013 15:09

Another update, plus Baughast get their own section.

Haters Gonna Hate... maxxon Nov 07, 2013 13:01

...but now at least they will be better informed haters. I added some icons to the Suckinator to help our friends who have trouble with longer words.

Projects on the go! maxxon Nov 06, 2013 14:14

The structure of the projects page was configusing even to me, so I changed it a bit. Now it should be easier to see which projects are worth checking up on.

Yet Another Boring Update! maxxon Nov 04, 2013 13:42

Yes, the diary and inventory have been updated again. In addition, there's also a minor update in the rules section.

Yet Another Update! maxxon Oct 25, 2013 10:19

Yes, another boring update about updates.

Painting diary and figures inventory have been updated again.

Updates galore! maxxon Oct 15, 2013 09:14

The diary and figure inventory have been updated. The daleks are here! Plus the TARDIS. Gotta go work on the Doctor...

Fixit time! maxxon Oct 09, 2013 14:56

Fixed a couple of broken links... it pays to check the access logs every once in a while.

Diary updated maxxon Oct 04, 2013 08:05

October is here. The diary has been updated again.

Project H updated maxxon Sep 19, 2013 12:09

Project H page in projects updated with latest playtest pictures.

More painting updates maxxon Sep 17, 2013 08:06

You know the drill: Painting diary and figures inventory updated with latest additions.

Inventory and diary updated maxxon Sep 02, 2013 09:31

Looks like I finished a bunch of figs just at the end of the month. The diary and figures inventory are now updated accordingly.

Comics added! maxxon Aug 28, 2013 15:39

A completely new section, comics added!

It's a bit sparse, but more will come...

More rules updates maxxon Aug 23, 2013 07:57

I added another new purchase to the rules section and updated a couple of descriptions.

Ok, the updated descriptions are for SAGA, In Her Majesty's Name and AK47 Republic.

Rules inventory updated maxxon Aug 16, 2013 12:59

I added the latest rules purchases to the rules section.

Latestnator improved maxxon Aug 15, 2013 09:16

I had already implemented the feature but there was no way to access it...

Now you can use the links on latest photos page to view more latest photos on the same page. Note that the latest photos are still on the top of the page, older ones are below them.

Snazzier paging functionality coming sometime later maybe.

August is here! maxxon Aug 12, 2013 11:25

August now opened in the painting diary

New layout! maxxon Aug 01, 2013 10:36

Ok, so I was supposed to check how this looks with a pad but what the heck, here's the new main page layout.

Leave feedback if you hate it.

Bloginator Added! Jul 31, 2013 10:50

A new feature has been added for your enjoyment: The Bloginator

As many of the blogs on the net seem to be just a pile of pictures with a scant few comments, I decided I want to offer you that experience as well. Actually, I've already been doing that since all my pictures include caption text and they are uploaded in batches. The only thing really missing has been a function to automatically group them by date.

This has now been rectified. You can now browse the list of upload dates and view the pictures in each batch.

Stuff with more text and possibly even some thought in it is still in the blog section

We're back! maxxon Jul 30, 2013 10:18

I'm back from vacation and more regular updates should resume.

Now You Know What We're Talking About maxxon Jun 27, 2013 12:07

Minor update in the randomator -- titles are not shown for the pictures.

Short Guys And Some Other Stuff maxxon Jun 19, 2013 08:01

Painting diary and miniatures inventory updated again.

Project S2: FINISHED maxxon Jun 06, 2013 10:04

Project S2 is now officially finished, though I will be painting more figures and playing more games.

Pictures of the demo game can be found in the projects section.

Muskets and Assegai are here! maxxon Jun 04, 2013 14:24

I wrote a small article about the Muskets and Assegai games we played this spring. All the rules changes, force roster sheets and scenario notes are also available if you want to try this out.

Diary updated maxxon Jun 03, 2013 07:52

Yes, another update to the painting diary section! May is all done and summer is here!

Painting The Town Red... maxxon May 31, 2013 22:54

...well, the columns kinda yellowish anyway.

I added another Destruction Workshop video to the selection. I still have a bunch of raw footage to be processed, but I have managed to streamline the process somewhat.

Project S2 Updated maxxon May 30, 2013 08:41

I added some pictures to the Project S2 page int the projects section.

Yet Another Update! maxxon May 24, 2013 09:05

The diary is brought almost up to date and I also corrected an embarrassing omission in the figure inventory section. Everything should be pretty much up to date now.

Get Plastered! maxxon May 20, 2013 10:56

A new Destruction Workshop video is now available in the video section.

The story of the scrap moulds continues... and I have a bunch of raw footage I haven't had the time to edit yet. Watch this space.

New Heights Of Suck! May 16, 2013 10:39

The Suck-o-Meter should be fixed now. I had added some validation to prevent various robots and spiders skewing the results, but I made a mistake and then compounded that by neglecting to test my code changes. D'oh!

My apologies to the 40 voters whose ardent sucking went unrecorded. Please try again. Hmm... can I really say it like that?

It Came From The Lead Pile! maxxon May 14, 2013 08:13

The video section now features first video in a new series: It Came From The Lead Pile.

Various unboxing videos seem to be popular on the net so I decided to make my own. Unfortunately I don't have the funds to buy new releases so I'll have to do with the pile of lead that has accumulated over the years.

Much of which is out of print...

Diary updated maxxon May 07, 2013 08:26

Oopsie, I almost forgot about it. Well, the diary and the figure inventory are now updated.

New Article: Buildings maxxon Apr 30, 2013 08:40

To complement my evergreen classic about toy cars I wrote another piece about buildings in gaming.

What next, ships maybe? Trains? I do have that toy train set I bought from a sale...

I'm also slowly upgrading the visual look of the site. New banner graphics should be popping up here and there from now on.

Video Section Updated maxxon Apr 25, 2013 08:42

Since I just published my first video in Finnish, I revamped the video section

Videos in Finnish (well, the only one for now) are on a separate page, accessible through the regular video page.

I Am Not Guest, I Have A Name Now! maxxon Apr 23, 2013 10:22

I thought about implementing OpenID for the site, but couldn't see the real benefit.

So instead I implemented a small tweak that lets guest users enter their name when writing comments.

Drop me a note if you think OpenID would be useful for you.

Destruction Workshop Returns! maxxon Apr 22, 2013 08:43

I made another Destruction Workshop video. I got myself a new microphone so the audio quality should be substantially better. I also got new video editing software, which is miles better than MovieMaker, but I'm still learning to use it properly. For all its faults, MovieMaker is pretty easy to use.

You can find all the videos in the video section at least until I have more time and need to organize them better. But right now my hobby room is much more in need of a spring cleaning.

Project S2: Update! maxxon Apr 12, 2013 08:50

The second bug warrior batch is finished and a sneak peek at heavy bug support... plus I found some old photos about assembling the MI troopers and even some Chickenhawks added!

Would you like to know more?

Project S2 officially started! maxxon Apr 08, 2013 10:43

Project S2 is now officially started!

Would you like to know more?

Destruction Workshop Video Available! Mar 25, 2013 10:04

My foray from stupid and useless into merely useless: The first ever Destruction Workshop video is up in YouTube. It's also handily available from the Video page

Latestnator Just Sounds Too Stupid... maxxon Mar 21, 2013 11:54

...even for me.

So the new latest pictures feature is called just Latest Pictures

Have fun with it!

Yet Another Update! maxxon Mar 14, 2013 08:42

Yes, we have noticed it's actually March already. Painting diary is now updated accordingly and even the figures inventory is up to date.

Improved Randomator maxxon Mar 11, 2013 13:27

If computers are bad at something, it's being truly random. Despite selecting seemingly random gaming pictures from nearly 4000 photos in the database, The Randomator gave you repeats annoyingly soon and often.

Fear not!

The New and Improved Randomator is here! It will now remember which pictures you've seen during your session and should not offer them again.

Introducing the Randomator maxxon Feb 19, 2013 13:48

Can't decide which pictures to look at? Have trouble with the search terms, pictorials, albums and whatnot?

Have no fear, The Randomator is here!

The Randomator will display a totally random set of pictures every time you load the page.

What are you waiting for? Go and randomate!

P.S. Well, at least as random as the dumb computer can make it.

Video section opened maxxon Feb 18, 2013 15:23

I added a video section to make the videos easier to find.

YORKS pulled out maxxon Feb 07, 2013 08:52

Our Force on Force campaign ended last night. The sorely battered British units were finally pulled out of the line for rest and refit.

The final tally was 10 KIA, 2 WIA and 8 MIA.

Special commendation to Lance Corporal Dingwall, who took part in 6 of the 8 missions, was wounded once but returned to the unit and is finally missing in action as the unit pulls out. He was last sighted with his men holding off a massive insurgent ambush to buy the Royal Marine elements time to disengage.

British roster

February is here! maxxon Feb 06, 2013 09:24

Painting diary and figures inventory are updated again.

Tek Upgrade maxxon Jan 25, 2013 13:27

I made a number of small technological fixes on the site. The most visible is that site load speed should no longer depend on whether W3C have their site up or not.

Really astute readers may notice that Suck-o-meter vote counts have changed. That's because I cleaned out a bunch of robot votes and installed a couple of extra security measures while I was at it...

For Queen and Country maxxon Jan 24, 2013 08:36

A black day for the Yorks, two KIA and four MIA.

Roster updated.

Rules inventory added maxxon Jan 22, 2013 13:11

Well, I did it. I cataloged all my rules in the Rules inventory

139. That's how many different rule systems/editions I count. It took a couple of days to dig them all out. Now I just have to put them all back...

Project S: FINISHED maxxon Jan 16, 2013 09:45

Since Project S is now finished, I updated the project page to reflect that.

While I was at it, I fixed the project quick link too.

Happy New Year! maxxon Jan 04, 2013 09:32

2012 year end report has been published.

Diary updated maxxon Dec 17, 2012 08:29

The end of the year is approaching... December diary is now open and updated.

This year, there will be a tear end report too...

New Feature: Latest Suck maxxon Dec 14, 2012 11:29

Suck-o-Meter now features link to the latest thing "sucked" by our distinguished readers.

Your chance to see what's suckiest right now!

Project S link fixed maxxon Dec 12, 2012 16:04

Oopsie, copy-paste bites me in the butt...

I updated Project S contents and fixed the link so you can actually view it now...

Features galore maxxon Nov 21, 2012 14:50

Not immediately apparent, but I made some improvements to my software. Now I can make nicer links and drop some graphics in these things.

Painting diary updated maxxon Oct 29, 2012 14:33

Hmmm... I had forgotten to update the diary... well, it should be up to date now.

Random Goodness! maxxon Oct 26, 2012 12:09

Just implemented a new feature that will display a random picture from selected categories. So the picture will change every time you load the page, but it should remain topical.

One of the pictures on the front page has been changed to work like this and I will be changing the internal content to use this as well. All pictures won't be randomized, just the mood setting illustrative ones without deeper connection to the text.

Obviously, it will take quite some time to update everything, so basically I will make the changes as I update something else on the page.

Sgt. McNulty Shows How It's Done maxxon Oct 22, 2012 08:51

After the dismal results from previous operations, Sgt. McNulty was persuaded to give the bagpipe a rest and show the lads how it's done. The fresh Charlie section was tasked to destroy an insurgent arms cache, reinforced by the battered 1st fireteam from Alpha section and the sarge himself.

The resulting operation was a resounding success with only one WIA.

In other words, the British roster is updated again.

P.S. Claims of inhumane battlefield usage of bagpipes are totally unfounded.

Project T updated maxxon Oct 18, 2012 12:41

Project T pics added to projects page. For now this completes the project page updates.

British roster updated maxxon Oct 04, 2012 08:50

Another bloody operation saw four more Brits dead and three wounded. The roster has been updated accordingly.

Charlie section is the only one still untouched, mainly because they still haven't seen any action.

Foreign Stations updated maxxon Oct 03, 2012 12:19

Foreign Stations project page updated with existing photos. I really need to do another photo shoot with these figures, though...

British roster updated maxxon Oct 03, 2012 10:36

Ok, I managed to paint all the reinforcements and now the roster is complete with pictures.

More project updates maxxon Oct 02, 2012 14:26

Project section is slowly taking shape. Project V and Project P show the shape of things to come.

Projects page added maxxon Sep 25, 2012 10:23

Added a page to remind me which project codes I'm actually doing...

Detailed project pages still to come.

Painting diary updated maxxon Sep 20, 2012 08:21

Yet another painting diary update.

Celtic inventory updated maxxon Sep 19, 2012 09:22

Since I finished my celts (well, almost all of them), I updated their counts in the inventory section.

British roster updated maxxon Sep 13, 2012 09:39

After a hard fought battle, some replacements were needed to bring the roster back up to strength.

Added Paint Tray Pictorial maxxon Sep 07, 2012 15:30

Added a pictorial about building a paint tray in photo section.

Tweaked CSS settings maxxon Aug 30, 2012 09:42

I tweaked the CSS settings on the site a little bit to slightly modernize the layout.

You can also try different stylesheets by going to My Account. This does not require registration, though your selection will only last for the session.

Painting diary updated maxxon Aug 28, 2012 09:24

Yet another update in the painting diary. It looks like I've been doing celts all summer. Small wonder I'm a wee bit fed up with them. Still over 40 to do... sigh...

Inventory FINISHED! maxxon Jun 29, 2012 09:42

The figures inventory is finally finished!

Unless I suddenly find more figures somewhere.

Okay, actually I know I didn't count my Dark Future cars. They're stuffed in the game box. Oh well...

Inventory updated again! maxxon Jun 26, 2012 09:55

Ok, I've managed to count my epic and space naval figures, plus the stuff in my display cabinet. The only thing that's really left anymore is my knights because I'm waiting for more foam to store them in.

I also counted the running total... but let's not spoil the surprise quite yet. I'll sort out the last few cavalry and then reveal the final numbers.

Figures found! maxxon Jun 20, 2012 11:53

Good news, I found the missing figures and updated my inventory. Now I really only have my knights to count, plus some odds and ends...

...okay, and my epic figures and spaceships. Not really sure what I'll do with those, since they sit so comfortably in their toolboxes as it is.

Giant Inventory Update maxxon Jun 19, 2012 09:48

Another giant inventory update. I'm almost there... most of my figures are inventoried, except for epic stuff, spaceships, a few specials in my display cabinet and...

...a bunch of figures I seem to have misplaced. Oh bummer, where could those be?

Feldherr review posted maxxon Jun 05, 2012 13:27

I wrote up a review of the Feldherr figure cases and storage foam trays.

Painting diary updated maxxon May 30, 2012 08:56

Yet another update in the diary. The Russians are almost all done!

New pictorials section maxxon May 23, 2012 09:07

I finally published the piece on my Purple Hearts marines. I wrote that a good while back, but left it "unpublished" or so I thought. In reality, it was just missing from the index but could be accessed through the Land Raider article.

So I decided to add it to the index as well. As it was not a battle report or a workbench article, it didn't really fit in the existing sections. So I decided to add a new section for pictorials devoted to complete forces.

This is slightly parallel to the army list section, but let's see how it works.

Giant Inventory Update maxxon May 22, 2012 12:07

I added a whole bunch of new inventoried figures with the result that I really needed to split the inventory into sections.

Still several hundred left to be inventoried, I just need to get more storage trays first.

Inventory updated maxxon May 18, 2012 11:49

Nothing really new, but the status of WWII Americans and Russians updated.

Painting diary updated maxxon May 18, 2012 08:23

There are less dark and dreary days, which shows in painting activity. Still, the latest updates for the diary are now in.

The Brits are done maxxon May 11, 2012 09:09

Poor British, they didn't even get their own project code. But they're all painted up now. Photos online, diary entries still need to be entered.

More Americans and Zombies added Apr 24, 2012 09:17

And I didn't even consider the zombies might actually be American zombies.

Charlie added to inventory maxxon Apr 13, 2012 09:50

My Vietnamese forces are now added to the figure inventory.

3064 gaming photos maxxon Apr 10, 2012 12:27

Relatively useless trivia: There are currently 3064 original gaming photos on this site. And zero unoriginal ones, if you care.

By original I mean I took the pictures myself instead of pilfering material off other sites. Actual artistic originality is not claimed...

Dynamic new stuff section. maxxon Apr 02, 2012 12:26

New stuff on the front page now has dynamic content sections meaning it should be better up to date even if I forget to update it.

The Brave Defenders Are Here! maxxon Mar 29, 2012 09:05

Got my natives painted up. Look in the photo section.

Updated front page maxxon Mar 26, 2012 11:34

I tweaked the front page layout a bit. We should now include pictures related to the latest updates.

Painting diary updated maxxon Mar 22, 2012 07:45

Painting diary's been updated again.

I also noticed that apparently I forgot to take pictures of my new Stuarts and 76mm Shermans. This will be rectified in the near future.

WWII figures added to inventory maxxon Mar 21, 2012 10:57

Got all my Flames of War figures finished and inventoried.

Technical updates maxxon Mar 20, 2012 08:57

I spent some time revamping my site software. It really should be rewritten from ground up, but I doubt I have the time for that.

The immediate improvement should be evident in this news posting...

Westwood Tank Factory

Inventory expanded maxxon Mar 19, 2012 10:47

Latest stuff inventoried is my WWI naval collection. This is the stuff I got for my Foreign Stations project a few, well quite a few years ago.

Looks like I need to organize the inventory section soon...

RSS Feed is up now! maxxon Mar 16, 2012 13:45

Yes, I know. Should have done this ages ago.

The RSS feed actually works now. It is limited to dynamic content currently, namely news, blog and photos. A couple of latest items from each section will be displayed in the feed.

Due to the archaic nature of the site, articles and such are not dynamic content. I'll have to see if there's any reasonable way to include them. Then again, there should always be a news posting about them anyways.

Mr. Russia Competition maxxon Mar 16, 2012 10:13

I've dabbled a bit with fast paint techniques so I decided to do a little comparison. Check it out at:

Rebirth of the blog section maxxon Mar 13, 2012 10:25

I figure I will post updates on painting progress etc. to the blog section. In retrospect I probably did not differentiate the blog and articles well enough, which lead to starvation of the blog texts.

New Section: Inventory maxxon Mar 09, 2012 11:09

I started reorganizing my miniatures storage (the good old egg cartons are on the way out) and while doing that I started counting how many figures I actually have. The results are in a completely new section of the site, inventory.

So far it basically covers painted figures only, but maybe one day I might extend it to unpainted ones... most likely to entertain trade offers.

Diary updated maxxon Feb 28, 2012 09:52

I finally took the time to update the painting diary.

Russian Invasion maxxon Feb 07, 2012 12:18

Painted up some Russian basically to see how fast I could get reasonable quality done. I'm pretty happy with the results, but I think it's largely due to the Russian color scheme adapting well to dip-style painting (being basically all earth tones anyways).

Slow times maxxon Nov 28, 2011 11:50

Yes, I know it's been a while since I added something here.

I have some FoW Americans on the table, let's see if things heat up a bit.

Fresh blood maxxon Oct 06, 2006 17:00

New pictorial My First Miniature added. Blog opened.

Kevin and Me maxxon Jun 09, 2006 14:09

New in the articles - Kevin and Me.

40K test games maxxon Nov 22, 2005 11:04

Pictures from a couple of test games now in the photo section.

Tyranids galore maxxon Sep 14, 2005 09:08

My tyranid force is nearing completion. Check the photo section for latest pics of the spotted beasties.

New photos added maxxon Jun 23, 2005 14:33

Added a pile of photos.

Now with InstaSuck! maxxon May 26, 2005 15:57

Every page that supports comments now also supports InstaSuck voting.

Let those feelings be known!

Painting Diary added maxxon Nov 15, 2004 13:34

The latest feature on the site is the painting diary. What you see now is just a small taster, there will a small competition related to the diary and a whole slew of new entries in early January 2005:


Cobalt Forces photographed maxxon Sep 07, 2004 10:40

New photos of Cobalt mercenaries in the photo section.

Land Raider maxxon Aug 03, 2004 15:29

Whew, it is done. The grand LandRaider restoration project and pictorial is up.

New Pictorials maxxon Jun 29, 2004 14:25

The actual pictures have been here for a while, but I just wrote up some text to go with them.

Kids' Game: /photo/?pict=kids.jsp

Rouge Trader: /photo/?pict=rouge.jsp

More Crossfire maxxon Jun 20, 2004 23:59

A new article on Crossfire. This time an analysis of expected kill times.

Substantial Improvements in Photo section maxxon Jun 20, 2004 23:58

Part of it is not visible to users, but the new slideshow mode is. After selecting multiple pictures, click view and you will be presented a slideshow view of the pictures. You can still switch back to the old list view if you wish.

Archive Stuff Added maxxon Jun 02, 2004 13:57

Whew, what a job. Over 150 photos of my old stuff added to the photo section.

The Great Archive Project has started maxxon May 19, 2004 10:10

Due to complete lack of popular demand I have started photographing the old crap that I have lying about. They pop up in the photo section from time to time.

Anonymous posting maxxon May 15, 2004 09:38

Due to popular demand, I've enabled anonymous posting. You can now leave comments without logging in - they'll be under "guest" account.

Even more photos maxxon Apr 13, 2004 14:39

More photos in the photo section. Cobalt-1 mercs, celts, medusa, meat processing plant!

More pictures maxxon Mar 22, 2004 15:43

Pictures of recently finished terrain items, including ones from Amera Plastic Mouldings, are in the photo section.

New battle reports maxxon Mar 15, 2004 15:04

A new battle report for a game of Fantasy Rules!

Check out in the pictorials section /photo/?pict=slingers.jsp

DB Mess maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:25

Seems there was a mess in the database, which is the reason these news items are appearing out of sequence.

The problem is fixed but some of the symptoms persist.

Vector article maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Article on vector movement systems in space games.

Rise of the Machines maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Rise of the Machines new in Photo section !

Crossfire hit tables maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Ever wondered about your chances in Crossfire? See our new article and find out.

Anynomous preferences maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Since people seem to be hesitant to register, I've adjusted the prefences system to store anonymous preferences as cookies.

So hop off to My Account to set your preferences!

RoPeCon 99 report resurrected maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Thought lost but recovered from a backup, a never before published gem of journalism, the RoPeCon 99 report now in Small Cuts !

See the photo section/pictorials.

New Pictorials maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Well, sort of. I resurrected some old pictorials in a new format. Check the photo section for them.

Email blackout maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Due to a misconfiguration, my email was on the blink for roughly the past 24 hours.

If you sent me an email during this time, please resend it.

New pictures maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Pictures of my Greek army, some WWII Russians and Japanese fighter planes in the Photo Archive.

Improvements in Photo Archive maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Photo Archive listings are now sorted (still some more work needed with this), and if your preference settings don't allow a picture to be presented, you're presented with a link to view it in a separate window.

More improvements maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

Photo sorting should work now.

There is actual editing capability in posting your articles.

New pictorials maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

There's a battle report from Njetponimai City, and a couple of Workbench articles.

Check pictorials in the Photo section .

Rise of the Machines maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

BattleReport in revolutionary DualView(tm) now in photo/pictorials.

Welcome to Small Cuts maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

We are finally open! Unfortunately due to a mishap with our DNS servers, this might not be available in all parts of the world yet.Please register and check the My Account.

The notify feature is not yet implemented, but it will be coming soon.

Technical improvements maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

You can now comment the individual pictures in the photo section.

I'll probably add commenting for the pictorial features soon.

Technical improvement maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

I switched the site to run under Tomcat 5.

This should not be visible to you in any way, but if something has gone haywire, please drop me a note.

New registration system maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

I revamped the registration system. Now it is fully automatic.

Space Hulk report maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:17

I dusted off my old Space Hulk set, painted all the miniatures and wrote a report of the games we played.

Duffer's Rescue maxxon Mar 08, 2004 14:12

Duffer's Rescue battle report up in pictorials.

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