Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 137

 


Hello and welcome to Game 137 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play game two of a three-game series against their divisional rivals the Baltimore Orioles.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 136. Today the Yankees starter will be David Phelps (8-2). In 9 starts this season Phelps has thrown in 88 innings while allowing 52 hits, 29 walks, 93 strikeouts for an ERA of 2.45. Phelps will be going up against Jake Arrieta (1-0) for Baltimore who in only one start this season has thrown in 6 innings while giving up 5 hits, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts for an ERA of 5.68.

Monday, September 28, 2020

Masters Of The Universe Origins Skeletor Review

 

In order to have a great tv show/cartoon/toy line you need a great bad guy for the good guys to struggle against and I think Masters Of The Universe hit a home run when inventing Skeletor. People who have no knowledge of MOTU can probably name a character or two but everyone knows Skeletor, for a property that hasn't really been in the public eye since the 1980s he's still mentioned tons of non-related tv shows. Last week I brought you MOTU Origins He-Man and today I bring the ultimate bad guys of the Universe, Skeletor.

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 136


Hello and welcome to Game 136 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees begin a new series against their divisional rivals the Baltimore Orioles at Yankee Stadium.


If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 135. David Robertson (1-0) gets the start for the Yankees today. In 2 starts this season, Robertson has thrown 34 innings while surrendering 22 hits, 7 walks, 36 strikeouts for an ERA of 2.14. The Orioles have Brian Matusz (6-6) pitching who has started in 10 games this season while giving up 95 hits, 34 walks, 79 strikeouts for an ERA of 2.98.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

Silent Victory USS Tambor War Patrol 4

 

After its third successful War Patrol the USS Tambor has been ordered on a fourth patrol around the Empire of Japan area of the Pacific Ocean. The sub has been resupplied and the Captain and crew of the Tambor set out on their fourth War Patrol.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 135

 
Hello and welcome to Game 135 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play the final game of a three-game series against their division rivals the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankees Stadium in New York.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 134. Today the Yankees have this year's ace Hiroki Kuroda (17-7) on the mound today. In 26 starts this season, Kuroda has thrown in 205 innings while giving up 197 hits, 45 walks, 146 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.78. The Blue Jays have Ricky Romano (7-18) on the mound. Romano has started in 34 games this season and thrown 159 innings while allowing 195 hits, 82 walks, 98 strikeouts for an ERA of 6.69.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 134

Hello and welcome to Game 134 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play game two against their division rivals the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankees Stadium in New York.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 133. On the mound for the Yankees today is veteran C.C. Sabathia (9-9). In 23 starts this season Sabathia has thrown 178 innings while giving up 162 hits, 39 walks, 163 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.64. The Blue Jays have Henderson Alvarez (6-14) starting who in 32 starts this season has thrown 168 innings while allowing 192 hits, 44 walks, 74 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.46.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Wings Of Glory Dogfight RAF Se5a vs UFAG C.1 AAR #7

Today I'll be fighting a duel in the skies between two new planes that I've recently purchased. I'll be flying the British RAF Se5a flown by James Thomas Byford McCudden, the British top ace of WW1 with 57 planes shot down and is also one of the top British aces of all time. Against him will be a new Austrian two-seater the UFAG C.1. Both of these planes were from late in the war and I think it will be a good match between a quick scout plane and a two-seater.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 133


Hello and welcome to Game 133 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees start a new series against their division rivals the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankees Stadium in New York.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 132. For today's game, the Yankees have Phil Hughes (11-8) on the mound. In 26 starts this season Hughes has thrown in 176 innings while surrendering 182 hits, 44 walks, 119 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.08. The Blue Jays have Aaron Laffey (7-3) pitching who has started in 15 games this season while throwing 106 innings and giving up 108 hits, 34 walks, 39 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.32.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Masters Of The Universe Origins He-Man Review

Today I'm very happy to bring you my first review of the new Masters Of The Universe Origins toy line by Mattel. For my first action figure review, I had to go with the big guy He-Man, The Most Powerful Man In The Universe. Unlike the Masters Of The Universe Classics toy line that was designed for adult collectors, this line is designed to be modern recreation of the original toys, basically the 80s toys with modern articulation. Will He-Man and this new toy line become a cash cow for Mattel like the original toy line was?

Sunday, September 20, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 132


Hello and welcome to Game 132 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play game four of a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 131. On the mound for the Yankees today is David Phelps (7-2). In 8 starts this season Phelps has thrown 79 innings while allowing 43 hits, 25 walks, 82 strikeouts for an ERA of 2.38. The Indians will have Zach McAllister (6-9) pitching today who has started 24 games and thrown 137 innings while giving up 147 hits, 31 walks, 111 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.01.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Silent Victory USS Tambor War Patrol 3


Lieutenant Commander Smith has been ordered out on his third War Patrol as the captain of the USS Tambor after successfully completing his two previous patrols. Sailing out of Pearl Harbor during the month of June 1942 the Tambor is to patrol around the Empire of Japan


Friday, September 18, 2020

Hero Forge Full-Color Custom Miniature Kickstarter Review

Back in February of this year, Hero Forge had a Kickstarter end for a custom prepainted 32mm miniature. I think anyone who plays with miniatures, particularly around the 28-32mm range, eventually wants a miniature of themselves. I've been on the fence for a few years now about ordering my own miniature from them and when I found out that they had a Kickstarter for a custom miniature that would also be prepainted when printed I figured it was time to order a MiniMe.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 131


Hello and welcome to Game 131 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play the third game of a four-game series against the Cleveland Indians.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 130. Today the Yankees are giving Ivan Nova (2-6) one more chance at a start this season. In 12 starts this season, Nova has thrown 81 innings while surrendering 118 hits, 28 walks, 80 strikeouts for an ERA of 6.56. The Indians have Josh Tomlin (8-9) starting today. In 13 starts Tomlin has thrown 101 innings while giving up 117 hits, 27 walks, 63 strikeouts for an ERA of 5.36.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Wings Of Glory Dogfight Sopwith Camel VS Albatros D.III AAR #6


Today I bring you something new, at least for me, a two-seater. I will be flying my favorite Sopwith Camel flown by Belgin Jan Olieslager and I will be going up against an Albatros D.III that was flown by German Emil Meinecke with an unnamed ally in the back seat. This will be my first battle against a two-seater plane that will fire at me if I get behind it to line up the perfect shot, get ready for some excitement.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 130



Hello and welcome to Game 130 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play the second game of today's doubleheader against the AL Central Cleveland Indians.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 129. On the mound for the Yankees, today is David Robertson (0-0) who in one start this season has thrown 25 innings while giving up 21 hits, 7 walks, 24 strikeouts for an ERA of 2.55. The Indians have Ubaldo Jimenez (6-16) on the mound who in 29 starts this season has thrown 147 innings while surrendering 155 hits, 77 walks, 107 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.83.

Monday, September 14, 2020

Masters Of The Universe Origins Now In Stores


With the global pandemic, I really don't have a reason to leave the house right now because my wife works out of the house and loves to shop so she buys the regular household items like food and whatnot. I've been to my local Wal-Mart twice since the world shut down, the first time I lucked out and found two of the rereleased Ghostbuster figures from the 1980s. On Monday she said she needed to do some shopping and asked me to come along so I agreed thinking that it would give me the change to go to the toy aisle and see if they have anything new and interesting that I may like and let me tell you I hit the jackpot.

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 129


Hello and welcome to Game 129 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees travel to Cleveland to play the Indians. This game is the first game of a doubleheader. The Yankees have played one series against the Indians this season had have won two games to three against them.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 128. Today the Yankees have Freddy Garcia (2-1) starting. In 3 starts, Garcia has thrown 26 innings while allowing 24 hits, 6 walks, 24 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.16. The Indians have Justin Masterson (9-10) pitching today who has started 36 games and thrown 188 innings while surrendering 181 hits, 96 walks, 128 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.83.

Saturday, September 12, 2020

Silent Victory USS Tambor War Patrol 2


Today Lieutenant Commander Smith, Captain of the USS Tambor, begins his second war patrol. The Tambor's first war patrol was a success with being awarded a Bronze Star, you can click here to read War Patrol 1. For their second War Patrol, the USS Tambor has been assigned to patrol around Midway Island with the sub pulling away from Pearl Harbor in March 1942.

Pearl Harbor

Friday, September 11, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 128


Hello and welcome to Game 128 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees are in Chicago to play the final game of a three-game series against the AL Central first-place team the White Sox.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 126. On the mound today for the Yankees is this season's ace Hiroki Kuroda (16-7). In 25 starts this season Kuroda has thrown 200 innings while allowing 193 hits, 45 walks, 141 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.87. His opponent today for the White Sox is Jake Peavy (12-9) who has also started in 25 games this season and thrown in 185 innings while giving up 144 hits, 27 walks, 176 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.02. Today's game looks to be a good matchup.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

Wings Of Glory Reinforcements From eBay


I got three new planes in the mail the other day from eBay including two French scouts and one British Two-Seater all flown by American Pilots. Normally I wouldn't make a post about random purchases but these planes are a little more special than the rest.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 127



Hello and welcome to Game 127 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees are in Chicago to play game two of a three-game series against the White Sox who are currently in 1st place in the AL Central Division.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 126. Today the Yankees have Phil Hughes (10-8) on the mound. This season Hughes has started 25 games and thrown 167 innings while allowing 172 hits, 42 walks, 113 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.09. The White Sox pitcher today is Gavin Floyd (12-6) who has started 22 games and thrown 132 innings while allowing 127 hits, 47 walks, 119 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.50.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 126


Hello and welcome to Game 126 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees travel to Chicago to play the first-place White Sox of the Central Divison.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 125. David Phelps (6-2) gets the start today for the Yankees. In 7 starts this season, Phelps has thrown 71 innings while allowing 40 hits, 23 walks, 75 strikeouts with an ERA of 2.40. On the mound for the White Sox is Chris Sale (11-4) who has started in 22 games this season while giving up 131 hits, 38 walks, 156 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.12.

Monday, September 7, 2020

Propstore Live Auction August 26-27 2020 - Masters Of The Universe Memorabilia Results



Today I have the results of the Propstores Live Auction from August 26-27 2020, particularly the Masters Of The Universe memorabilia results.

I wasn't sure how the pandemic would affect the prices and from what I can see it had no change as every MOTU piece sold for higher than the estimate except two that sold for the minimum and one selling for three thousand dollars above.

Sunday, September 6, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 125



Hello and welcome to Game 125 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play the final game of a three-game series against their rivals the Boston Red Sox. The Yankees have lost the first two games so they've already lost the series so in today's game they are hoping for a win to avoid the dreaded sweep.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 124. Veteran C.C. Sabathia (8-9) gets the start today for the Yankees. In 22 starts this season Sabathia has thrown 170 innings while allowing 153 hits, 39 walks, 157 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.65. The Red Sox starter today is Clay Buchholz (9-10) who has started in 25 games this season and has thrown 147 innings while surrendering 159 hits, 59 walks, 106 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.90.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Wings Of Glory Dogfight (2 Sopwith Camels Vs 2 Albatros D.Va) AAR #5



In today's match, I switch it up a little with a four-plane dogfight. On the Allied side will be two Sopwith Camels, one flown by Canadian Ace Arthur Roy Brown (I'll be flying this plane which is light green) while the other Camel is flown by Belgian ace Jan Olieslager (Dark Green). On the Central Powers side is two Albatros D.Va's, one flown by German Ace Ernst Udet (Black) with the other flown by Karl Friedrich Kurt Jentsch (Yellow and Green).

In this match, I'll be piloting Brown's Camel while the other three planes will be flown using the solo rules developed by Herkybird of the Tyneside Wargamers website. I will be using all of the optional rules in the rulebook for this dogfight.

Friday, September 4, 2020

Silent Victory USS Tambor War Patrol 1


President Roosevelt

President Roosevelt, "Yesterday, December 7th, 1941—a date which will live in infamy—the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan."



Admiral Harold Stark

Admiral Stark, "Execute unrestricted air and submarine warfare against Japan."

It is December 8th, 1941 and the Empire of Japan has attacked the US Naval Base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. Admiral Stark has ordered all US submarines in the Pacific to attack Japanese shipping as a way to blockade the island of Japan.

Lieutenant Commander Smith, the Captain of the USS Tambor SS-198 has been ordered to begin a war patrol around the Island of Japan. The USS Tambor, the first of the Tambor class submarine of the US Navy, was built by Electric Boat in Groton, Connecticut, and was commissioned on June 3rd, 1940. Tambor Class Submarines are 1475 tons surfaces, 2370 submerged, is 307 feet long. It has a top speed of 20.4 knots surfaced, 8.75 knots submerged, can safely go to a depth of 250 feet with a surfaced range of 11,000 nautical miles and 48 hours submerged at 2 knots. Tambor submarines have a complement of six officers and 54 enlisted crew, has six forward torpedo tubes, and four.

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 124



Hello and welcome to Game 124 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees play game two of a three-game series against their bitter rivals the Boston Red Sox.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 123. On the mound for the Yankees, today is Freddy Garcia (2-0). In 2 starts this season Garcia has thrown 18 innings and allowed 17 hits, 4 walks, 20 strikeouts for an ERA of 1.96. The Red Sox starting pitcher today is Felix Doubront (8-11) who in 26 starts this season has pitched in 143 innings while giving up 128 hits, 62 walks, 144 strikeouts for an ERA of 4.23.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Silent Victory: US Submarines in the Pacific, 1941-45 Board Game Introduction


I've recently gotten into naval warfare for the first time in my life, particularly WW2 submarine action. I'm mostly interested in the U-Boat battles in the Atlantic and the US in the Pacific so to satisfy my submarine wargaming cravings I purchased the game U-BOOT. Unfortunately for me, the game came in the mail the day before Hurricane Isaias hit and knocked power out for a week and the game requires a phone or tablet to play and I couldn't spare the power to play the game. Plus it's pretty complicated and I wanted to watch some videos online to see how it plays. So for this reason I went in search of a submarine game I could play if I had no power and I found Silent Victory from GMT Games.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Strat-O-Matic 2012 New York Yankees Replay Game 123


Hello and welcome to Game 123 of my 2012 Strat-O-Matic New York Yankees season replay. Today the Yankees start a new three-game series against their longtime rivals the Boston Red Sox at home in Yankee Stadium. This season the Yankees have played three series against the Red Sox and have lost two out of three with a record of (4-5) so the Yankees are looking to win the next three games against their rivals.

If you missed the Yankees previous game you can click here for Game 122. The Yankees starting pitcher today is this season's ace Hiroki Kuroda (16-6) who in 24 starts this season has thrown 195 innings while giving up 183 hits, 43 walks, 138 strikeouts for an ERA of 3.60. The Rangers have Daisuke Matsuzaka (4-8) starting today. In 20 starts this season, Matsuzaka has thrown 74 innings while giving up 105 hits, 36 walks, 62 strikeouts for an ERA of 7.54.

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