Irrational Number Line Games, LLC
Welcome to Irrational Number Line Games' little home on the web!
We hope to become a comfortable stop in the eternal journey
for that perfect wargaming experience. Tutorials, examples, and
templates abound on the Internet, many with lots of tips for
high end details. Our main effort is providing examples, ideas, and
suggestions for the regular wargamer. Nothing wrong with high end
stuff. We love it and we buy tons of it. But there's also nothing
wrong with finding ways to do good, solid work without investing
every spare hour in detailomania.
Our forté is simple, cheap, yet (surprisingly?) robust aids for wargaming.
Tools, games, scenarios, swag, advice, examples, experience, philosophical musings,
resources, hints, tips, miscelanea. We will both provide our own (some for free,
some for sale) and point you to others' (some for sale, some for free). And we
hope (again) to help wargamers who stop by to share, trade, and learn.
Also, check out our stuff on our
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17 JAN 2019 : Some quick and easy
scifi indoor terrain
made with bits and left overs.
17 JAN 2019 : A couple quick repaints of
foam toy aircraft
that work well for 15mm scale figures.
14 JAN 2019 :
because look at all the massively unsafe things you've blown
up during your wargames.
14 JAN 2019 : New additions (and older conversions) for
The new ones are shown with the old ones.
12 JAN 2019 : A few more
Doctor Who minis
10 JAN 2019 : Chicka*-chicka-chicka-chicka-chicka-chicka ...
* - Chicka is the sound of sixteenth notes on a hihat.
05 JAN 2019 : I had some figures who needed
a shield wall
as an option for one of their tactical formations.
05 JAN 2019 : We all keep blister packing materials. Because we
can make something with them. But, now, I will make some
rocky terrain plates
out of a few I have collected up.
05 JAN 2019 : I like tea. I like streetside food stands. I like tea
from streetside food stands. So I made some
streetside food stands
from old tea boxes. I need to drink more tea ...
05 JAN 2019 : Cheap plastic toys become
Mighty Cthulhu! Ia! Ia!
29 NOV 2018 : Start with orcs. Add guitars and drums. End with
Detroit, Orc City!
23 NOV 2018 : Start with orcs. Add wings. End with
11 AUG 2018 : Some fantasy
made from scifi raccoons.
10 AUG 2018 : Who are you?
No ... tell me Who you are.
Why should I tell you. You already have it right.
OK. No more Abbot and Costello. Straight to the
Doctor Who conversions.
10 AUG 2018 : The After Action Review for the
lastest Jurassic World Cup.
This time, JWC - The Deep!
27 JUL 2018 : Postapoc and Retro SciFi
06 JUL 2018 : Commie Rat-Bastard Gorillas from Outer Space -
04 JUL 2018 : What do you get if you cross Spawn with Raven?
03 JUL 2018 : Giants are great since you can use them for multiple scales,
depending on how big you want the giants to be. The same goes for
giant bones embedded in hills
as a terrain piece.
02 JUL 2018 : Two variations on the theme of
from a common base.
18 JUN 2018 : I just added some
to my Dr. Who Risk armies. Now I have four sides - Sontarans, Daleks, Cybermenm and UNIT.
18 JUN 2018 : I'm afraid of spiders. A little. But real spiders. Not
giant fake spiders!
02 JUN 2018 : More box terrain. This time, some
26 MAY 2018 : More box terrain. This time,
a minaret tower.
26 MAY 2018 : The battle of
Cinco de Mayo ...
a couple weeks late.
22 MAY 2018 : Tako Tuesday means ...
13 MAY 2018 : As a follow up to cartoon characters with gaming possibilities ...
Kim Possible conversions.
13 MAY 2018 : I can't find him ...
12 MAY 2018 : I painted up the miniatures that came with the
12 MAY 2018 : In honor of Earth Day (every day is Earth Day),
repurposing dinosaurs bits
into a Cthuloid monster.
06 MAY 2018 : In honor of allergies and cats,
a quick and simple church
made from a tissue box and some really nice playing cards where the cat ate one.
06 MAY 2018 : My set of Hinterland Miniatures is done. Mostly painted, but
some conversions, too.
04 MAR 2018 : A set of conversion variations on
the PowerPuff Girls! :)
02 MAR 2018 : A carrion crawler and the good and bad of
magnetic bases! :)
25 FEB 2018 : I think these were New Age pyramid power trinkets. Now they are
SciFi Pyramid Power Terrain
25 FEB 2018 : What can we do with Halloween leftovers?
An Undead Dragon!
24 FEB 2018 : Apparently, I am going to try for one figure,
one terrain, and one battle report post per day (on the weekend?) until
I catch up a bit. So here is the setup and outcome of a
Ranchers vs. Dinosaurs
24 FEB 2018 : Speaking of catching up with the posting ...
I made a set of
from on sale easter decorations.
24 FEB 2018 : Speaking of not posting ... Here are some
from a couple months ago!
30 DEC 2017 : We just played the 103rd Annual
Christmas Truce Football Game
(a couple days late). The Brits (as played by SWMBO) won!
17 SEP 2017 : The
Andrews AFB Air Show
is flying over my house this weekend.
16 SEP 2017 : Civilians ... civilians ... um ...
10 SEP 2017 : Gotta love movies with a toy tie-in. The latest
Smurves movie gave me fodder for some
25 JUN 2017 : Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood
backwards. The Existential Dilemma (well, at least the way I like to write it).
So here is a
for a 27 square foot+ dungeon crawl, crammed into a 3'x3' space.
25 JUN 2017 : Ruh Roh! Just a simple repaint of Heroclix to make
Mystery, Inc. figures.
WoW! : I am the greatest of slugs. I have done lots and lots of projects
over the four month gap in posts. Hopefully, I will be able to catch up.
11 FEB 2017 : Butterflies? Scorpions? No
05 FEB 2017 : The yummiest aliens have arrived in
29 JAN 2017 : Oral hygiene is important. It results
in empty mouthwash bottles that you can use to make
sci fi drop ships!
22 JAN 2017 : Christmas ornaments were on sale in January. Duh.
Looking through the dross, I found two
Japanese animal kami
waiting for their opportunity to get on the wargame table!
21 JAN 2017 : Starting with some Medieval Spanish
cavalry, a few cuts and glues, and we can get
camels and guns too!
16 JAN 2017 : Revisiting the 3D printer sprues, this time it is
15mm industrial ruins.
02 JAN 2017 : Got a big terrain problem that's sweating you?
Pop a cap in it!
31 DEC 2016 : A kid's toy dinosaur skeleton kit
is cheap, easy to work with, and
just what I needed.
24 DEC 2016 : I guess I do a lot of weird sci fi stuff. Because I used some
leftovers from DOM's job
to increase my terrain.
18 DEC 2016 : Tsuro is one of my fave boardgames.
I took the pieces from the new game and
spruced them up a bit.
18 DEC 2016 : I believe these are some type of
D&D fantasy football figures. Regardless of their intent,
I got some good figures to continue making
animal themed conversions.
03 DEC 2016 : I got some Civil War figures
and while painting them, decided they could use some
24 NOV 2016 : This is a simple combo for a
bug based superhero
that works for alternate universes, alternate versions, or just
regular superheroes. He also has a theme that would fit in well
with Egyptian ancient fantasy.
21 NOV 2016 : Along with the Dr. Who theme,
this scifi terrain project
could easily fit in an episode.
13 NOV 2016 : Well, I've been on a hiatus of posting (but not
mucking about with minis), so I'll get back in the swing with my
Doctor Who Risk project.
11 SEP 2016 : H. R. Geiger
03 SEP 2016 : Here's an AAR from
Guns of August
convention last weekend.
21 AUG 2016 : 15mm this time. U turned some modern Special
Forces (US, I believe) figures and some cheap plastic tanks into
13 AUG 2016 : By request, more detail on some
giraffe conversions techniques.
07 AUG 2016 : Balancing unit and variety with
31 JUL 2016 : Leftover bodies are so much fun to
turn into plants.
24 JUL 2016 : Leftover bodies are so much fun to
turn into beasties.
17 JUL 2016 : Let slip the
dogs of war.
16 JUL 2016 : Here's a very quick
11 JUL 2016 : Messin' around with some
10 JUL 2016 : Guess what I got for
10 JUL 2016 :
Giant Kauji Monsters
have some special appeal to me. Maybe its just that they're easier to paint ...
22 JUN 2016 : I did two different types of
One is a pretty classical one and the other is more of an alien horror.
30 MAY 2016 : Some plain old CD jungle terrain and
a cool idea for storage.
22 MAY 2016 : What says Easter more than
science fiction terrain?
I have no idea...
13 MAY 2016 : More Clix conversions, featuring ...
Mind your grammar. That's an "A", not an "E".
07 MAY 2016 : I got two
on sale. Modded them a bit and painted them to make 28mm river spanning bridges.
01 MAY 2016 : Na na na na na na nana nana nana
08 APR 2016 : Keeping with the theme of giant things ...
a giant insect demon.
Also, apparently keeping with the theme of demonic things.
03 APR 2016 : Some
to bridge between normal fantasy sized figures, and my
03 APR 2016 : A fun little set up for a
Night at the Museum
29 FEB 2016 : A couple more
and a little what to do with the leftovers...
28 FEB 2016 : Here's an old
Roman Gladiator Project
that I did quite a while back.
28 FEB 2016 : What is more classic scifi than
brain in a jar?
23 JAN 2016 : Three different variants of
16 JAN 2016 : Turning some knights away from Chaos to make
30 DEC 2015 : How do you make an easy
30 DEC 2015 : Some simple mods to
Big Die Cast Cars!
06 DEC 2015 :
31 OCT 2015 : A small conversion of an
to get some variety out of toy models.
28 OCT 2015 : More industrial terrain. This time
18 OCT 2015 : Some new terrain scratchbuilds made from
26 SEP 2015 : Even classic fantasy demons are not sacred. Well, really
they kinda are the definintion of not sacred. Anywho ... I did a head swap and
then a head swap plus with a couple of
classic Reaper models.
19 SEP 2015 : Yesterday, I was telecommuting and took a long
lunch hour (actually an hour) and did this
quick adobe building.
12 SEP 2015 : Well, I need to move things along a bit, so
why not hire
06 SEP 2015 : So I am testing out some paramaterized
scenario generation material, and I end up needing an indoor location.
Which I already have many of ... but ... why not try out this idea
that has banging around for a
30 AUG 2015 : The best thing about
mash up robot toys
is that they are designed to be mix and match pieces. Not only
does this make conversions easy, but also just plain gluing the
pieces into position so they don't move. Check out the robot
25 AUG 2015 : A new shot at making
This time, I added some extra bits and bobs to make them
a bit more exotic.
22 AUG 2015 : This is a simple little terrain bit that pays
off quite nicely using
to make plant terrain.
08 AUG 2015 : Got three miscelaneous "trash bash" projects done.
A soccer ball (very large for 28mm, or I suppose, normal for 40mm), a
mushroom, and a demon frog. Gotta have those