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  • 04 Sep 2013
    Hi folks! The New Young Collectors Club Web Show is starting up again next week! Thursday, September 12, 2013, the New Young Collectors Club will feature several new segments, including costuming, collectible news, good buys, and many more fascinating pieces. Be sure to check us out at 6PM PST, 7PM MST, 8PM CST, 9PM EST. We want to thank our new producer, Guy Davis, for his many contributions to getting the show back on its feet! Don't miss it!
    907 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • Hi folks! The New Young Collectors Club Web Show is starting up again next week! Thursday, September 12, 2013, the New Young Collectors Club will feature several new segments, including costuming, collectible news, good buys, and many more fascinating pieces. Be sure to check us out at 6PM PST, 7PM MST, 8PM CST, 9PM EST. We want to thank our new producer, Guy Davis, for his many contributions to getting the show back on its feet! Don't miss it!
    Sep 04, 2013 907
  • 27 Jun 2013
    Historical wargaming is a subject we haven't covered on our Young Collectors Club. It is a subject this author had a passive interest in. If someone else was interested, then when it came into my orbit, it flared for a brief time and then fizzled out. However last night, one of our Heroclix players introduced me to a game I had seen around before, but had never really paid it much attention, called Wings of Glory. There are 2 versions of the game, World War I airplanes and World War 2 airplanes, which are not compatible with each other... for obvious reasons. A Sopwith Camel probably wouldn't survive long against a Messerschmitt Bf 109. For some reason this game concept of simple, fast dog-fighting peaked my interest. I was always interested in aircraft, but, as you know if you've watched the Young Collectors Club, my head was beyond the clouds of the atmosphere.   Wings of Glory faithfully recreates historic aircraft with gorgeous prepainted miniatures. The game hasn’t been around for too long, but their selection of aircraft to choose from is decent and expanding. They have a wide selection of fighter planes, and even some bombers that are in scale together, 1:200 to be precise. You can control a single plane up or squadrons of planes and basically try to destroy your opponent or achieve the mission objective. Recreate historical battles, or you can make up your own. So what does this have to do with anything? I began thinking about wargames in general. Most tabletop games nowadays have collectible miniatures, figures, tanks, seaships, spaceships, etc, so I can see the attraction to collectors. But the idea of reliving battles, battles where real live human beings lived, fought, and died on a tabletop board game is a curiosity. Why would you want to reenact the sinking of the Bismarck, or the attack on Pearl Harbor, or the Battle of Waterloo? It seems like a bit of armchair quarterbacking to say that, “Oh if I fought this battle, we would have won.” And of course, history won’t change.   So what is the appeal? The power to control great armies? To live like the leaders live? To dominate the world? Putting yourself in the shoes of those real people? Learn about history? All of these are what make wargames great. The educational value alone is fantastic because what better away is there to learn about the past than to experience it for yourself. Now granted there is no one actually getting shot at and the risks upon losing are at best dignity, but you can still learn about strategy, mistakes, and triumphs.   Miniature historical wargames are fun for everyone, and I think this will be a fun new topic to discuss on the Young Collector’s Club. We can play out the battles, learn what the real participants must have been thinking, and find out why this is important in history. Wednesday nights are our gaming nights at the Denver Brass Armadillo, so come on down and participate, or tune in on Thursdays at 7pm MST and learn about the forces at work and watch the battle unfold. Wings of Glory looks fantastic and I can’t wait to start playing it. I hope you will come and join us, or enjoy the history we attempt to recreate!
    796 Posted by Denver Brass Armadillo
  • Historical wargaming is a subject we haven't covered on our Young Collectors Club. It is a subject this author had a passive interest in. If someone else was interested, then when it came into my orbit, it flared for a brief time and then fizzled out. However last night, one of our Heroclix players introduced me to a game I had seen around before, but had never really paid it much attention, called Wings of Glory. There are 2 versions of the game, World War I airplanes and World War 2 airplanes, which are not compatible with each other... for obvious reasons. A Sopwith Camel probably wouldn't survive long against a Messerschmitt Bf 109. For some reason this game concept of simple, fast dog-fighting peaked my interest. I was always interested in aircraft, but, as you know if you've watched the Young Collectors Club, my head was beyond the clouds of the atmosphere.   Wings of Glory faithfully recreates historic aircraft with gorgeous prepainted miniatures. The game hasn’t been around for too long, but their selection of aircraft to choose from is decent and expanding. They have a wide selection of fighter planes, and even some bombers that are in scale together, 1:200 to be precise. You can control a single plane up or squadrons of planes and basically try to destroy your opponent or achieve the mission objective. Recreate historical battles, or you can make up your own. So what does this have to do with anything? I began thinking about wargames in general. Most tabletop games nowadays have collectible miniatures, figures, tanks, seaships, spaceships, etc, so I can see the attraction to collectors. But the idea of reliving battles, battles where real live human beings lived, fought, and died on a tabletop board game is a curiosity. Why would you want to reenact the sinking of the Bismarck, or the attack on Pearl Harbor, or the Battle of Waterloo? It seems like a bit of armchair quarterbacking to say that, “Oh if I fought this battle, we would have won.” And of course, history won’t change.   So what is the appeal? The power to control great armies? To live like the leaders live? To dominate the world? Putting yourself in the shoes of those real people? Learn about history? All of these are what make wargames great. The educational value alone is fantastic because what better away is there to learn about the past than to experience it for yourself. Now granted there is no one actually getting shot at and the risks upon losing are at best dignity, but you can still learn about strategy, mistakes, and triumphs.   Miniature historical wargames are fun for everyone, and I think this will be a fun new topic to discuss on the Young Collector’s Club. We can play out the battles, learn what the real participants must have been thinking, and find out why this is important in history. Wednesday nights are our gaming nights at the Denver Brass Armadillo, so come on down and participate, or tune in on Thursdays at 7pm MST and learn about the forces at work and watch the battle unfold. Wings of Glory looks fantastic and I can’t wait to start playing it. I hope you will come and join us, or enjoy the history we attempt to recreate!
    Jun 27, 2013 796
  • 07 Sep 2012
    Hey folks! Come check out our new set of Heroclix at the Denver Brass Armadillo. The release date is September 11th!  
    818 Posted by Ian Kisluk
  • Hey folks! Come check out our new set of Heroclix at the Denver Brass Armadillo. The release date is September 11th!  
    Sep 07, 2012 818
  • 31 Aug 2012
     Hi Again! I just wanted to shout out our new Heroclix minis selection at the Denver Brass Armadillo!! They are in Case 228 on Phoenix St. Come Check them out1   This fall we will be doing tournaments on Wednesday evenings. Email us at yccbaam@gmail.com for more info!   Thanks!!!                          
    1088 Posted by Ian Kisluk
  •  Hi Again! I just wanted to shout out our new Heroclix minis selection at the Denver Brass Armadillo!! They are in Case 228 on Phoenix St. Come Check them out1   This fall we will be doing tournaments on Wednesday evenings. Email us at yccbaam@gmail.com for more info!   Thanks!!!                          
    Aug 31, 2012 1088
  • 31 Aug 2012
    THE UNFORTUNETLY POOR CHOICES OF IAN KISLUK presents:     ...This.... This.... IS my prop building blog. Thats what the internet is all about. Thats why were aboard her!!...            Well Young Collectors and prop building fans! This is my new blog dedicated to the buildations of things and stuff. As some of you know, my current project list looks a bit like this:     and this     and this     and this     and this:           but the enthusiasm never waivers. As you can see in the unending parade of nerdieness we have an overwhelming display of Star Trek Props, as is my collection at home. But in the coming times I will record for the endless amazement of future peoples, my adventuring in the prop building and collecting world. With iAntique.com and the Denver Brass Armadillo, I will endeavor to recreate those items which are lost to time, close to the heart, and have yet to be realized. Stay tuned as we as we go forward boldly... to the past... and the mostly present.    -Ian K.   Check out the props!   http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n154/Admiralkisluk/   http://www.youtube.com/user/Iams001?feature=watch
    730 Posted by Ian Kisluk
  • THE UNFORTUNETLY POOR CHOICES OF IAN KISLUK presents:     ...This.... This.... IS my prop building blog. Thats what the internet is all about. Thats why were aboard her!!...            Well Young Collectors and prop building fans! This is my new blog dedicated to the buildations of things and stuff. As some of you know, my current project list looks a bit like this:     and this     and this     and this     and this:           but the enthusiasm never waivers. As you can see in the unending parade of nerdieness we have an overwhelming display of Star Trek Props, as is my collection at home. But in the coming times I will record for the endless amazement of future peoples, my adventuring in the prop building and collecting world. With iAntique.com and the Denver Brass Armadillo, I will endeavor to recreate those items which are lost to time, close to the heart, and have yet to be realized. Stay tuned as we as we go forward boldly... to the past... and the mostly present.    -Ian K.   Check out the props!   http://s111.photobucket.com/albums/n154/Admiralkisluk/   http://www.youtube.com/user/Iams001?feature=watch
    Aug 31, 2012 730