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Fri 8/3/2019 - Pledges, score and new rpg interest

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First off, here is February's Painting Pledge (nearly) complete, just base colors and need to do layers of highlights to really finish.
I was cutting it very close to the finale and really struggled to get anything done, then somehow I managed to motivate through the depression and get these done in a couple of days which surprised me.
I think I need to paint less but more often so that its not such a jarring experience for me to make a start.

My Daemon Prince conversion and two Foetid Bloat Drones.


And here is my Painting Pledge for the Month of March.
A Tri-lobe of Fart Karts, aka Myphitic Blight Haulers and 10 Poxwalkers 411 Points.
Poxwalkers have been very intimidating for me to make a start on, because there are so many and they hardly rank up cost at all against a pledge.
So I'm going to try to get a small group done at a time to actually get progress done, instead of sitting here all daunted.



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This months hobby budget went towards restarting a Craftworlds Eldar Army.
Wife and I briefly extended our hobby budgets because there were things we both wanted and I was able to fit a full 1000 points starter army of Eldar into it.

My order just arrived yesterday, though it took about 3-4 weeks to complete waiting on some GW stocks.
Order as follows.
- Autarch Skyrunner
- Farseer Skyrunner
- Spiritseer
- 2 Boxes of Dire Avengers
- 2 Boxes of Guardians
- 2 Boxes of Dark Reapers.

I also scored with a lot of luck a copy of Warhammer 40K KillTeam starter box which has been sold out almost everywhere I looked about 6 months ago, just sheer luck on my part.
Not sure why they discontinued the box, it was sooooo sweet a deal. $220AUD for what I guess is about $170AUD of terrain, plus $60 rulebook and two Kill Teams.
And lets face it, I wanted it for the terrain.

Now I'm still not convinced about KillTeam as a game, sure smaller foot print playing area and less to paint are bonuses but I bought into Warhammer 40K over other good games like Mantic's Warpath Firefight because I want variety and epicness! And you get that with Titans and Superheavies and named characters who are well known and loved.
I am probably going to sell off the two Kill Teams included of Genestealer Cults and Adeptus Mechanicum because 1) I don't see myself playing these teams (Death Guard for me!), and 2) I don't intend to replace 40K with KillTeam - If I can only get one game in better it be full 40K 8th Edition.
Even learning the rules is a chore and I don't want to confuse my friends with differences between the two games.

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Two of the reasons I may keep those unwanted Kill Teams are for two related Warhammer 40K games.
Inquisitor and Wrath and Glory.

I loved Inquisitor and while I sold off my collection and my sweet conversions, I got my hands on the rules I need to play that aren't memorized and the variety of mini's could be very cool
Same with my use of Warhammer Quest Blackstone Fortress, enjoy the game but seen extra potential in the minis.

Wrath and Glory I only just discovered this week by accident as I was browsing GW's Licensed IP goods and was shocked to have not heard about it earlier.
Our latest RPG sessions of Starfinder have been very 40K influenced, in all but ruleset so why not go the whole hog!
So I will probably sell off my Kill Teams to fund this new RPG experience.
And as typical I will end up with me being the GM and never getting to play, I guarantee it!
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Sun February 10th 2019 - Painting Pledges, A new addiction, A new army.

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PAINTING PLEDGES


Well to start off this blog entry here is my finished painting pledge for January.
417 Points of Deathguard: the big man Typhus himself, Chaos Lord Caustic in Power Armor, and a squad of 7 Plague Marines.
I could still go back and do more work on them but am content, I had them painted up in base colors with a week to spare and two days before deadline I highlighted details on to them.

For February I chickened out and took the easy route of three miniatures because I'm supposed to paint a minimum of 340 Points a month to reach my 4000 Point fully painted army by years end and while Poxwalkers are a key troop choice in my armies 20 of them only costs 120 points.....
That daunted me.
So I opted for two dual-spitter Foetid Bloat Drones and my Daemon Prince of Nurgle with wings: 496 Points of paint worth!




I was so sated by getting three battles fought in just over a week that I have been content but now am feeling the hunger for more action.
Pity because its crappy hot and humid now in Australia and my tin shed games room sucks!
Am contemplating some ideas of moving this operation indoors for gaming but it gets intrusive with the family and we like to play late and get loud so that won't fly.


A NEW ARMY?

Anyone who knows me and my 40K history will know that I am a big Eldar fan, in fact the last time I really played 40K before 8th Edition I was playing Eldar, Biel-Tan Eldar Swordwind.
A couple of bad decisions fueled with unhappy marriage at the time saw me selling off my fully painted Eldar army to fund Relic Knights which totally bombed for me. I loved it during playtesting but when I got my full Kickstarter pledge (And I mean full, I ordered practically one of each, except for a couple of characters which I ran short of cash for)
I didn't even recognize the game anymore nor could make sense of the rules.
That and my enthusiasm took a massive plunge after 3+ years of waiting.

Anyways Scott and Carissa, Carissa was an old friend from working at Australia Post for a short time and Scott is her husband, bought my Eldar at a nice price but now having a child find less game time.
So there is a slight chance I could buy my army back.....
Carissa said she would work on Scott but chances are the army is split up between houses and needs resorting.
If anything, I would want my Avatar, Farseer and Warlocks and probably Aspect Warriors back.

I had come into a little bit of spare cash due to selling my Dust Tactics collection to a guy in Japan who is gonna use them for 40K as Imperial Guard oh sorry I mean Astra Militarum.
I was tossing up three ways of spending the cash; Restarting an Eldar army, Starting a Tau Army or getting a 3D printer.
In the end I said "Eff It! No Guts No Glory!" and ordered one off Ebay.
Its a cheap chinese Geeetech A10 kit which I had to put together myself but when checking the cables I accidentally broke the clip to the LCD display, but chatting to the seller he is gonna resend me the LCD Kit!

So I am still excited about 3D Printing but more wary now, lots of cool stuff to do but after I get past the headache of getting it up and running smoothly.

I was regretting buying the 3D printer after the first day though because I could have gone the safe route with 40K miniatures and just recently GW prices have gone up a bit so I lose out on the savings I would have made.
"Hindsight is always 20/20 but looking back its still a bit fuzzy."

Having the 3D printer not work out kicked me into a nasty depression and the wife always has a way of bringing me back up by temporarily increasing both our allowances. (its only fair, not fair if just me gets an increase)
Looking at my Deathguard army I hit 1500 Points nicely and while my next purchases are three Plague Burst Crawler Tanks to take me to 2000 Points, I figured I could sit on them for a bit and use this increase to collect my first 40K love of Eldar.


A NEW ADDICTION?!

Well once I get it running 3D printing will probably become a new addiction because of all the cool stuff to make especially the 3D tiles and terrain for Blackstone Fortress, what is really keeping me up late at night is an app game.
Harry Potter Hogwart's Mystery!

Man this app game is so addictive, it captures the feel of Harry Potter very well.



I'm playing as John Sullivan a second year Slytherin who is friendly to everyone, a nice guy who is very ambitious and plays hard and fast with rules.

Oh, still playing World of Warcraft Battle for Azeroth, don't expect that to change anytime soon.
Still having fun with it, though other interests are taking priority.
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19/01 - Woot I love gaming! First Pledge for Monthly Painting

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Its been a nice start to the new year with THREE Warhammer 40K battles fought over the last eight days.
This could possibly be a new record for me.

Has a nice 1000 point battle against my friend Myles on the Friday when he came over to give me a copy of the Warhammer 40K movie I was looking for, Always fun to game with Myles.
Close game too, Typhus killed his Captain on an objective which let me win the battle by 1 victory point.

Met up with a new guy who plays Black Legion and recently got back into the game with the new edition. For someone who had the rule book he wasn't that in touch with the new rules. Plus he lied about his Forgeworld Dreads toughness, not cool.
His army was more a smattering of stuff with no real cohesion but I got to really see how resilient Death Guard are in cover when you have dice rolls on your side!
It was a killing for points game and he didn't wipe out anything of mine, nearly my poxwalkers but I pulled them out of combat to get some shooting.
It was nice to battle someone with their own miniatures for a change, but I found out that means I could face some serious cheese out there, I mean a small 1000 point battle and he's taking powerful Forgeworld models - it wouldn't be minded so much if he had the books with their stats, but he didn't even have his Chaos Space Marine Codex.
Not sure if I will follow up with this guy again, definitely not with next weeks heat wave and my tin shed gaming room.

Today was my third battle and it was with Dave, Dave is really fun to play.
He's laid back like Myles but has some investment into the Warhammer 40K universe, despite him knowing very little about 8th edition I knew enough about previous editions to answer all his questions and he was down with the flow of the game.
So I figured a treat was in store and cranked out my Knights in 1500 point battle.
This was the one battle where Typhus let me down, he survived 6 Inceptors blasting him at point black range after deepstriking and charged them back, but only killed one of them. Being flyers they backed out of combat and gunned him down. Didn't help that he took 3 wounds from Perils of the Warp earlier.
The knights were very fun to use, however I discovered that the Avenger Gattling Cannon isn't as useful anti-heavy armor.
Dave really put the hurt on my knight with his rapid fire battlecannon then charged into melee hoping to finish me off but he whiffed and I struck back with the powerfist and brought him down to my level.
At one point I had 6 Wounds left on my knight and he had about 8.
Then I concentrated fire upon his knight with my own and some plague marines special weapons and finished him, not wanting to resort to melee again if I could help it.
That was the turning point, after killing his knight my own ended up crushing his commander and turning his flank, which would have worked out the other way if it were my knight to fall.

Ah so nice to get some games in!

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That the battles I've been playing and just in time for the heat wave in Perth, my games shed is gonna be unbearable for a while to come.

I changed some of my earlier plans for collecting armies with an all out goal of having 4000 Points of Death Guard painted up by the end of the year.
That works out to painting over 340 points of miniatures every month, which makes the task less daunting by breaking it into a bite sized chunk and giving me short term goals to achieve, that ARE achievable.

So for January I have pledged to paint:
Typhus
Converted Chaos Lord in Power Armor
7 man Plague Marine squad.

Which comes out to 417 points!
And also forms the core of my forces for games and planned armies for GW events which I am considering attending.



I have over 10 days left to go and just the plague marine squad to paint up but they are all ready to go.
Typhus and the Chaos Lord need more layering and highlighting but are basically tabletop ready as they are.


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On another front I like Blackstone Fortress and saw a local 3D printing service for a full set of 3D tiles for the game, but they are $480AUD.....
Tempting but as much as I like Blackstone Fortress its a side game compared to Warhammer 40K
Still, very tempted... if I could ever afford that in one go.
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The end of 2018, looking back and looking forward

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Well there is one hour and forty minutes to go til the new year ticks over, but it also was my wifey's birthday which I will never get used to.
I'm just sitting here next to a fan on a warm Australian night and thinking back over the year of gaming done.

Admitted, the amount of gaming I have gotten done is pretty low, almost disappointingly so, but its not the quantity of it but the quality.
I cherish game nights with the boys since its always a nice night to binge out on some fast food, talk nonsense, play some games and have a good laugh.
Our main game other than roleplaying with Starfinder or D&D5E has been Shadows of Brimstone which we all enjoy. I still have over probably 3/4 of a Minecart pledge that I scored in a trade unopened!
And yet I still think of adding Forbidden Fortress as an expansion / base game to the collection for one of my most loved themes - Fantasy Feudal Japan.
Though I plan to be a lot smarter with my money this new year, I have retaken up Warhammer 40K with a vengeance and even decided on ONE faction (which is impressive for me because I'm mostly just an obsessive colletor of everything) which are my Death Guard of Nurgle that I plan to fully collect and paint and then get my ass out to game stores and do some playing and make more friends despite my social anxieties that constantly hold me back.
Who knows, I may even enter tournament play?

I do plan to have some campaign games run with the boys on game night to knock out some games and fully learn the stories about, these are Galaxy Defenders, Star Saga and Blackstone Fortress.

A constant game for me is World of Warcraft, I am enjoying this expansion though farming herbs for cauldrons is a bit of a chore.

There are two directions I see Warhammer 40K going, both smaller and larger.
By smaller I am thinking about Kill Team because the boxed set is awesome value with the terrain alone and it might appeal more to my friends who I am trying to get to buy into 40K with me with smaller purchases required.
Though honestly I don't want Kill Team to become my main game, I got back into 40K because Warpath was felt pretty limited when you tried to go larger where as 40K has Knights and Superheavies that really appeal to me.
Hell I wouldn't mind eventually even going larger with Titans possibly, who knows.

Well its a warm night and my mind is wandering so I think I will leave this year with those thoughts and hopes for more of everything in the new year!
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Sun 16th Dec - An overcast humid day during Austrailan Summer

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I'm pooped.
Just played WoW and ran a keystone dungeon which I don't really enjoy that much and it exhausted me.
Was hoping for raid but many no shows, eh its not an official raid day anyway.


6 Days ago I had a Warhammer 40K battle with Dave using my minis to show him 8th edition and man was it fun to play against a player who had an idea what they were doing.
Dave also has his own army painted up and just needs the new rules and codex to play effectively, plus he is gonna work on some Tyranids.

Me I've been struggling with motivation, spent ages tossing around a thought about my Primaris space marines and what chapter to paint them.
Initially I was gonna go full on Dark Angels but wanted the flexibility to play other chapters like Blood Angels and Raven Guard notably so was considering a custom paint job but I think my loyalty to The Lion will persist as I am really hoping they will bring him back (wake him up) and return him to the world of 40k.

Made a slight change to my original hobby budget and plans, I changed up getting two repulsor tanks for Primaris in favor of a couple of Venerable Dreads and a squadron of Landspeeders.
Also instead of sticking to my purchases for Deathguard this block, I will be getting their codex and the Imperial Knights Renegade boxset, it suddenly re-became available again and I want one for the sheer value of it plus the firepower of two Knights that I will magnetize.
Just a couple more days to go til I can buy.

My Deathguard will welcome the additional firepower, well so will the Primaris but they are doing fine as they are (read: hellblasters kick ass), I have had some trouble defining the Death Guards role - they are sorta a gunline but lack the staying firepower that my primaris has due to their Hellblasters.
Contemplating what to add to help them out, I already converted a spare Lord of Contagion into a Terminator Chaos Lord for that reroll 1's to hit bubble so I'm thinking the next step may be some Terminators with Combi-plasma.

Contemplating my 30K Project: after playing 8th Ed the Horus Heresy rules based on 7th just confuse me a lot.
I don't want to sell them off though (despite having some offers) because I put quite a lot of work into them so am thinking of painting them up and finishing them for use as Ultramarines with Horus Lupercal moonlighting as Guilliman.
All the Mark IV stuff is ready for painting but I still have a bit of Mark III power armor marines and Tartaros Termies to magnetize up.
How knows, maybe I will play 30K?

Had a game of Blackstone Fortress last week with the guys, that was fun, kinda glossed over some rules but that can easily be made up.
I do hope they expand this game nicely with some cool additions.
Still so very tempted to open that envelop and read the secret ending.

Middle Earth Strategy Battle Games-wise I still love that game but just been overshadowed by my rekindled interest in 40k, that and the rules kinda confuse my wife where 40k was easier for her to grasp.
Got the Pelennor Fields boxed set waiting for a rainy day to be assembled.

Contemplating all my Warpath stuff, it has next to no secondary value here cos no one has even heard of it. Oh and in my last game of 40k I didn't seem to mind the I Go/ U Go turn system which I thought would really niggle me.
Sorta contemplating Kill Team, the terrain alone is worth it but I scored some nice resin ruins pretty cheaply recently so I'm not hurting for a coverage, and I know that game would confuse the wife hell the turn system sorta confuses me.

If I had the spare cash I would buy an Imperial Guard tank army, its something that really appeals, just 1500 points of armor.

Its nearly the end of the year and heres to hoping for a lot more gaming tabletop wise in the near future!
Once I get more confident and finish up some armies I will get myself out there amongst the community.
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17th Nov 2018 - Thoughts on Games I Play with the Wife.

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So I've been getting back into Warhammer 40k, it was about a year ago I bought the latest starter Dark Imperium and traded some old stuff for some new stuff to add to those armies.
I tried to play it with the wife and she got overwhelmed and didn't enjoy it and I ended up losing interest and selling it all off.

About a month ago I had a tiny game of 40K using the contents of the First Strike Box and surprisingly she enjoyed it, and so did I - not just for the joy of being able to play but that was increased by her fun too!
I had bought the First Strike Box as cheap and easy minis for Kill Team which I was contemplating at the time quite a whiles back, when it was released but never took the plunge.

So that game was fun and reinspired me to getting back into 40K, that and actually planning out two forces that I could afford on my monthy hobby budget with afterpay from my favorite online retailer.
So last week I received my new box of Dark Imperium and Know No Fear which form the core of my two forces, Death Guard and Dark Angels Space Marines.
I've been assembling but hot and humid Australian Summer time sucks and just saps your energy but I did have more than enough to create a slightly larger forces than our last game hoping that it wouldn't overwhelm her.

Last night was Friday and we had a 20 Power level battle and it was fun, surprisingly nailbiting towards the end where I won with only my Lord of Contagion standing with one wound left.
BUT the real kicker is that I won, I wasn't holding back playing nice, and the wifey still enjoyed it despite losing!
Normally she is a bit of a bad loser, threatening never to play me again - and if I had utterly destroyed her, I wouldn't blame her.
So shes getting into this and learning the rules, its great.

I've tried gaming with her with some other games but some didn't last long.
Warmachine and Hordes she did enjoy but we bent rules and stuff kinda, the whole synergy building lists was WAAAAAY over her head and if I did something like Kreoss pop and drop would never play again, guaranteed.
Anyway, she mostly played Kreoss but building up to that kind of endgame move is beyond her strategy wise.

She kinda liked The Walking Dead: All Out War by Mantic but didn't enjoy the PvP nature.

The only other game I think she got into was the Warmachine Card game High Command, and that was kinda stacked in her favor for her Khador build that accumulated lots of victory points by just building units.

I enjoy Wargaming and Tabletop stuff, and although I have a social phobia and anxiety I am thinking of getting myself out into the community (eventually) and playing some 40K

Oh, I also sold a bundle of Kings of War that sat unassembled in my games shed that I scored from a previous trade and put that money toward a preorder of Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress.
The official Games-Workshop vid kinda put me on the fence when I was initially keen on this game, but then Guerrilla Games had a nice solo play vid that really cleared up the questions I had about the gameplay and sold me on it.
I think its fate, because the character I initially and immediately wanted to play was the Aeldari Ranger, and Lo and Behold! She comes from the Biel-Tan Craftworld which was the eldar force I always used to play, the Biel-Tan Swordwind.
That and the fact that my wife is interested in the Craftworld Aeldari too probably means I will be collecting them in the near future.
Pity I sold off my old 3k Biel-Tan army for funds to kickstart Relic Knights, I game my wife and I loved in playtest but got completely stumped on when the full game came out.

That reminds me, I need to buy an eldar badge for BGG!

Heres to more gaming with the wife! And hopefully she will get competitive with me at it!
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30 Oct 2018 - Hobby update

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I was chatting in WoW to a guildy about dodgy roleplay which brought me back here to one of my old posts and reminded me about this blog which somehow completely slipped my mind, so I figure an update is required.

- I had a lot of inspiration back around last entry to make LoTR terrain but that burnt out shortly after and was replace with WoW Battle for Azeroth expansion which I have been hitting kinda hard.
Online gaming is nice since I don't have to organize people or even do much more than log into my computer..... ah so easy.
Organizing games is hard!

- Ordered the new LoTR or Middle Earth Strategy Battle game starter, Battle of Pelennor fields and semi keen on it, but my new project love plan is to get back into 40k.
WHY GET BACK?? DIDN'T YOU HAVE IT AND SELL IT OFF??

Yeah I did, but I was unfocused at the time, I tried to get into it and it didn't work out for me, but this time around I have a plan that took months of mumbling over to formulate.
And this month unless I can expedite which I doubt I can, will take 6 months.

2 planned armies of Primaris Space Marines and Deathguard, planned and purchased in 3 stages to allow for my hobby budget.
Before I could never make the armies work out, this time I succeeded.

First Purchase - Dark Imperium and Know No Fear
this gives me the core of my armies and 2 approx 1220 point armies

Second Purchase - Primaris Librarian and 2 Repulsor Tanks.
To buff the Primaris to 2k army.

Third Purchase - Malignant Plaguecaster, 3 Myphitic Blight Haulers, Plagueburst Crawler and Deathguard Codex.
to bring DG to 2k.

Got the Deathguard paint scheme down, but still haven't really chosen a chapter for the Primaris.
Was thinking Dark Angels (since I have the codex) or Ravenguard (Like the chapter), or Ultramarines for Big Robby G.
Was disappointed that they didn't bring The Lion back but I hear that they are planning the return of two more Primarchs (dont quote me, I read it somewhere I think) and I suspect one would be loyalist and the other traitor.
I do intend to eventually add Mortarion to the DG once it gets nice enough.

That is my plan, will I stick with it who knows because something shiny might come along and distract me, but I hope I do.
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Do I just choose unpopular games? Trouble finding local players

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I love table top gaming, for me its an addiction far greater than online gaming because of the tangibility factor.

I've always been kinda antisocial due to a social phobia that had gotten worse as I got older, so games played would always be at my house with friends I knew quite well.
Though not all (and these days none at all) of my friends buys into any of these games, so its me doing all the buying, hey more toys for me.
I miss the old days back in high school where we piled up our collection of AD&D books high, everyone had a Players Handbook plus The Complete X book for their class and even sometimes their chosen race.

So its me supplying all the books, miniatures, terrain etc for my group. I don't mind it so much but I miss the creative contest where one person achieves something cool with their stuff which inspires others to greater heights.
Same with Roleplaying, I constantly find myself as the DM and I'm burning out of ideas when I would love to just play.
Adventure League games don't satisfy, I find they drag and the 'box in' the roleplay into small portions to keep it timely.
Back with my old group we would roleplay in character even when the DM wasn't in the room, and it was one of my greatest joys.

Now I'm trying to branch myself out into the local communities to sate this hunger for gaming but I am finding the games I currently enjoy not very popular at all.
I semi-recently within the last couple of years discovered Mantic Games which are known for being affordable, I made the mistake of thinking them too derivative of Games-Workshop as wanna be's when actually I find their games far more enjoyable to the big GW.

I prefer Dreadball to BloodBowl for its faster, almost hectic pace - I've only just bought into DB2.0 and have found no one to play it with.

In a similar vein I love Deadzone and hated original Necromunda, I haven't looked into the new version Underhive but it doesn't grab me at all.

For my futuristic battle games its Warpath Firefight for me, I did buy Dark Imperium and traded some stuff for two decent playable armies of Dark Angels and Death Guard CSM but it didn't satisfy.
The things that I love about FireFight are the alternate activations which speeds up play and minimalizes downtime, so you don't just sit there while your opponent throws everything plus the kitchen sink at you.

The problem is I can't find people interested in these games, I've advertised myself to some local game clubs and groups and it seems my choices are just very unpopular.
Lets no mention Carnevale which is an extremely niche game, I wouldn't be surprised if I was the only person in my city who liked it.

The new Warhammer 40K Kill Team appeals because of the smaller model count so its not such a commitment but the boxed set is quite expensive for all the terrain you get. I expect it to be popular so finding gamers of it shouldn't be too hard.

So do I buy into one or more of the more popular (and probably expensive) games just to get more action?
Aside from the ache to the wallet, I don't want to find myself playing a game and wishing it was something else, else whats the point of playing it?

New WoW expansion is due soon, maybe that will solve all my gaming needs, who knows?
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27/7/18 General Update: LoTR and Others

Pete aka The Masked Minstrel
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Well my 30k Sons of Horus are basically complete other than assembling one tank and painting which I intend to make a start.

One of my biggest regrets was selling off my Lord of the Rings collection which haunted for a while until I decided to start it up again, yeah a waste but hey...

I've really gotten back into terrain building for Lord of the Rings / The Hobbit SBG, with a Hirst Arts front defenses for Helm's Deep.

Also I remade Weathertop vastly improving on my old and sold version.

And greatly inspired by a table board featured in the SBG fan Magazine, I have made the courtyard of Dol Guldur for the Vanquishing the Necromancer scenario.


Looking forward to playing this scenario when the minis I have ordered from FW arrive.
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I am very bored and stagnating.
My gaming group can't commit to the gaming that I want to do and though it means leaving my comfort zone, I think I am going to head out into the community in search of more gaming.
One friend who would be a regular is long gone now, in jail, a real disappointment.

Am being tempted by Kill Team but in all honesty I don't think it will appeal more then how Warpath Firefight does.
I did buy the 2nd edition of Dreadball and looking for more players for that.

What to do, what to do?
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Magnetizing my Miniatures - how I did it.

Pete aka The Masked Minstrel
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I approached my Horus Heresy Sons of Horus army with the idea of being flexible and not locking my troops into their roles so I can be more versatile when it comes to army creation.
This has been a bit of work but it wasn't too hard, except for the strain on my wrist, and if not for that probably could have been done even faster.

The way I magnetized them allows for further changes with Forgeworld bits like the Proteus II missile launchers and any other heavy weapons that are held underslung.


This is a basic marine with both arms glued and a single 2mm x 2mm magnet in the right arm, and another in the bolter hand.
This allows easy switch out to bolters, combi-weapons, and special weapons like flamers or plasma guns.




This is the Sergeant magnetized - this is my 'Dedicated' Sergeant.
He does not have his head nor right arm magnetized, but his left is interchangable with powerfist, Lightning claw, arm with chain or power sword.
His right wrist is magnetized to change pistols or combi-weapons.

The other sergeant has his head and right arm magnetized so can be swapped out for a heavy weapon trooper or standard trooper
Being fully magnetized like that allow me to create heavy support squads.
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