Hey, I’m Dave. I play, on a regular basis, Deadzone, Dreadball, SAGA, Battletech, and Gruntz 15mm Sci-Fi. On a more infrequent basis I play Chain Of Command, Da Clash, and boardgames like Chaos In The Old World, Lords Of Waterdeep, Space Cadets Dice Duel, and Eclipse.
I love to paint and make bases and terrain. I might like the hobby aspect even a bit more than playing games (but just a bit). I’m active on Kickstarter, which means I have, at random times, loads of minis showing up at my door.
I’m currently painting up a late medieval army because I just bought Sword & Spear after hearing about it on the Meeples & Miniatures podcast. I got some Perry Bro’s plastic Wars Of The Roses figures. They arrived this past Friday (that’s 3 days ago as of the time of this writing), and I’ve assembled 38 “European Mercenaries” (one box worth) – 18 pikes, 12 crossbows, and 8 dismounted knights / men at arms. Just now I finished painting (not based) 3 pikes, to add to the 3 I finished yesterday. If I can keep up this 3 a day pace (probably not) then I can move on to the next box, “Bills and Bows” in about 2 weeks.
The Sword & Spear rules look great. A quick read, clearly presented. I hope to get a game in soon with my SAGA minis on movement trays.
If anyone is in SoCal, there’s a very active Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/socaltabletop/
We’ve got a SoCal wide Dreadball league going right now, with divisions in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and Inland Empire. The top 2 teams from each division will meet in late August for a champions tournament.
Southern California has a thriving gaming community, playing all kinds of games. I’m happy to be a part of it.