Archives for February 2009

VictoryPoints.com Do-over


Well I had good intentions ages ago of getting Victory Points up and running but it has failed to happen because Joomla was a pain in the tush to learn and customize. It has a lot of cool features but it was more work than I have had time for.

So I’m doing it all over again. I am also wondering if I am going to keep GreaterPacificWar.com alive as well. My thought are that I will use GPW to store everything there is about my Iwo Jima game that as of today is back on track. For the site to be successful it will have to have everything about the battle – history, model making, terrain making, rules, design notes and after action reports – in such a way that the site can be expanded to incorporate many other battles as well.

VictoryPoints will be much broader – being a storage place for lots of game aids and reports of all kinds. Since it will be less static I’ll have my hands full creating the basic software to handle it all. With VictoryPoints.com I want to be able to cross genre lines and allow the site visitors to participate as much as possible.

The host I am using is 1and1.com and right now they are having an unannounced sale where you get 3 months hosting for free. Their rates are already dirt cheap – I think I pay around $10 for three domains. I am plenty happy with the service. The sites have great up time.

I just finished a very simple design for a community action website designed to let a community keep up inappropriate development. Power to the people. It refocused me on these two other websites and the direction I need to take them in.

Evil Bit Game Studios soon to launch

I just discovered my brother’s new url – EvilBitGameStudios. It is this outfit that is going to work on taking Japanese Art of War and bring it to the computer. The game platform is coming along nicely. I’d provide screenshots but then I’d have to shoot all my readers. That isn’t good on many levels.

There is nothing to see as of today on the site but the company logo. Decoding the logo doesn’t requires knowing if it is big endian or little endian or signed or unsigned. 😉

So keep watching this space for news and info. Pretty soon it will be time to don the bathrobe and the two swords and carve out an empire!

28mm CAV (ACW, Old West, etc.) for sale


CSA Cavalry MAW Cav Old West Ptd 25mm 28mm Cowboys – eBay (item 280312083647 end time Feb-15-09 06:09:55 PST)

I’ve got a back log of articles to write, some are mostly written but before I get those out I want to point out a great set of figures available on EBay by my friend Tony (aka CombatPainter).

Absolutely gorgeous stuff. The photos do not do them justice. Check them out and make a bid!