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I am LEGION??

Posted on May 15th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

For I number a touch more than you thought I did!So, as is blurrily apparent I built and base coated all of my Legion, barring the AT-ST and T47. It turns out to be a few more figures than I realised when they were all in separate piles around the plac…

We are LEGION!

Posted on May 7th, 2018 under Posted by

Evening!So, no I didn’t forget and no, I didn’t quite achieve my very modest goals….As I’m sure you can work out the Rebs are built, based and base-coated while the bucket-heads have a little way to go. In fairness it’s just mould lines across the to…

May the Sith

Posted on May 6th, 2018 under Posted by

Hello people,So, not back to work until Tuesday so still a day to go with Legion ;)Today myself, Ian and Charlie had a day out playing 5 rounds at Warboar in an ETC (European Team Championship) Qualifier / Charity event. In truth numbers were a bit thi…

Trading Up

Posted on May 1st, 2018 under Posted by

Hola!So, I’m currently in the middle of two weeks off work. Previously I’ve set some some hobby goals during these periods. Last week was far more fluid but achieved the following;1. I’ve finished up the Plague Marines and sold off 40K.2. I’ve watched …

#MetaMatters

Posted on April 22nd, 2018 under Posted by

Hola!Not a new conversation I appreciate but, hopefully, a different point of, personal, view.For any gaming system there is always going to be a prevailing Meta. The state of that Meta often seems largely out of the hands of those playing within it. O…

Tumbleweed??

Posted on April 5th, 2018 under Posted by

Hello people??Yes, another unintentional hiatus….I pretty much ran out of anything to say that I felt had any relevance. Also, the foray back into 40K didn’t really work out, which was genuinely disappointing.In short I do now feel like I have potent…

Inexorable Advance

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under Posted by

Rejoice once, Rejoice twice, Rejoice THRICE!!!Nurgle be praised I have finally finished up some Death Gaurd, specifically the Malignant Plaguecaster and the two Hellbrutes :)As previously mentioned it took a while to work out what I was doing with the …

Inexorable Advance

Posted on November 7th, 2017 under Posted by

Rejoice once, Rejoice twice, Rejoice THRICE!!!Nurgle be praised I have finally finished up some Death Gaurd, specifically the Malignant Plaguecaster and the two Hellbrutes :)As previously mentioned it took a while to work out what I was doing with the …

Rule of COOL

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under Posted by

So, three weeks later I have;- been busy….again- had a stinking cold for 10 days- actually almost finished some Death Gaurd- got my Death Gaurd scheme sorted in my head- played a load of games!Some of these things are better than others but I’m happy…

Rule of COOL

Posted on November 2nd, 2017 under Posted by

So, three weeks later I have;- been busy….again- had a stinking cold for 10 days- actually almost finished some Death Gaurd- got my Death Gaurd scheme sorted in my head- played a load of games!Some of these things are better than others but I’m happy…

Creeping Death

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under Posted by

So, I’ve actually been doing some painting, a fair amount if painting actually and pretty much al of it Death Gaurd. Happy Days!…..literally :)I’ve stuck with the relatively experimental pre-shade and wash technique that I wanted to try out and it’s …

Creeping Death

Posted on October 4th, 2017 under Posted by

So, I’ve actually been doing some painting, a fair amount if painting actually and pretty much al of it Death Gaurd. Happy Days!…..literally :)I’ve stuck with the relatively experimental pre-shade and wash technique that I wanted to try out and it’s …

Toxic Relationship?

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under Posted by

Hello people,

Long time coming this one, in several different ways. As previously mentioned I’ve taken the plunge back into 40K with 8th Edition. GW and I had parted many years ago but I’ve been tempted back by Papa Nurgle.

With any break-up there’s a period when you swear that you’re not going back, ex’s are ex’s for a reason. You’re moving on and so are they, you tell yourself. You tell other people that you’re pleased that they’re doing well, just as well as you…..obviously. As time passes you check in virtually, it’s not stalking honest, and can admire at a distance relatively safely.

The issue really rears it’s head when mutual friends mention them in passing. How they’ve moved on, how good they’re looking, how they’re new and improved……a new Edition…

And so it was that 8th Edition was mentioned to me, how it was more streamlined,  less power-cheese, more skirmish, more old school. Though we had turned our noses up at Age of Sigmar, whilst quietly applauding trying something different, as far more juvenile 4OK 8th was somehow retro. The memories of Rogue Trader through to 4th beckoned. Where Stormcast were ridiculous Primaris are cool x 2 and just look at the new Death Gaurd. Didn’t you used to have Death Gaurd army? You’d have a great time putting together the new figures? Fancy swapping out a starter set??

So thats a double starter set plus a pair of Hellbrutes, a Rhino and a “spare” set of Plague Marines, E-Bay bargains all, later. With the Codex it made sense to pick up the cards and the plague-ridden dice are rule of cool. Ordering from my local store I ended upgrading to the collectors edition codex because it’s just that bit sexier and I knew I’d be dissapointed with the standard one otherwise. Apparently time is my most finite resource these days but £72.50 still left a mark, though it was definitely the right call.

Currently everything but the “spare” marines and 20 Poxwalkers are built and thanks to a number of donations I’ve kit-bashed them all to individuality, a personal necessity. Painting has begun in earnest with a pre-highlight and wash scheme that I’ve not used before now approved. I’ve even play3dchalfa dozen games and rather enjoyed them. Things to unlearn but I particularly like the objective cards adding a random element. The game feels more brutal than I remember and though I’m sure power-cheese is more than possible I can see myself playing on a regular basis.

All on my own terms…..obviously 😉

Toxic Relationship?

Posted on September 24th, 2017 under Posted by

Hello people,

Long time coming this one, in several different ways. As previously mentioned I’ve taken the plunge back into 40K with 8th Edition. GW and I had parted many years ago but I’ve been tempted back by Papa Nurgle.

With any break-up there’s a period when you swear that you’re not going back, ex’s are ex’s for a reason. You’re moving on and so are they, you tell yourself. You tell other people that you’re pleased that they’re doing well, just as well as you…..obviously. As time passes you check in virtually, it’s not stalking honest, and can admire at a distance relatively safely.

The issue really rears it’s head when mutual friends mention them in passing. How they’ve moved on, how good they’re looking, how they’re new and improved……a new Edition…

And so it was that 8th Edition was mentioned to me, how it was more streamlined,  less power-cheese, more skirmish, more old school. Though we had turned our noses up at Age of Sigmar, whilst quietly applauding trying something different, as far more juvenile 4OK 8th was somehow retro. The memories of Rogue Trader through to 4th beckoned. Where Stormcast were ridiculous Primaris are cool x 2 and just look at the new Death Gaurd. Didn’t you used to have Death Gaurd army? You’d have a great time putting together the new figures? Fancy swapping out a starter set??

So thats a double starter set plus a pair of Hellbrutes, a Rhino and a “spare” set of Plague Marines, E-Bay bargains all, later. With the Codex it made sense to pick up the cards and the plague-ridden dice are rule of cool. Ordering from my local store I ended upgrading to the collectors edition codex because it’s just that bit sexier and I knew I’d be dissapointed with the standard one otherwise. Apparently time is my most finite resource these days but £72.50 still left a mark, though it was definitely the right call.

Currently everything but the “spare” marines and 20 Poxwalkers are built and thanks to a number of donations I’ve kit-bashed them all to individuality, a personal necessity. Painting has begun in earnest with a pre-highlight and wash scheme that I’ve not used before now approved. I’ve even play3dchalfa dozen games and rather enjoyed them. Things to unlearn but I particularly like the objective cards adding a random element. The game feels more brutal than I remember and though I’m sure power-cheese is more than possible I can see myself playing on a regular basis.

All on my own terms…..obviously 😉

Spoils of War

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under Posted by

Hello people,++++ WARNING: OBLIGATORY POST GAMING EVENT POST ++++So, back from Nationals. As previously mentioned it was a very positive weekend being a geek. I also made out like a bandit for swag;Alt arts are clearly a big thing these days, I was gif…

Spoils of War

Posted on September 18th, 2017 under Posted by

Hello people,++++ WARNING: OBLIGATORY POST GAMING EVENT POST ++++So, back from Nationals. As previously mentioned it was a very positive weekend being a geek. I also made out like a bandit for swag;Alt arts are clearly a big thing these days, I was gif…

Rediscovered Country

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hello people,I tap this via the App whilst sat in a concrete room vaguely full of geeks in Liverpool.Yes, that’s correct I’ve found myself attending Fantastic Flight Games’ UK National Championships!It’s been a more interesting event than you may think…

Rediscovered Country

Posted on September 17th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hello people,

I tap this via the App whilst sat in a concrete room vaguely full of geeks in Liverpool.

Yes, that’s correct I’ve found myself attending Fantastic Flight Games’ UK National Championships!

It’s been a more interesting event than you may think as it was this event last year that marked my decent into X-Wing burnout and 6 to 9 months of general X-Wing  discontent. The upside if that was getting into Armada.

For Friday the choice was between Armada and Destiny. I went for Destiny for extra laid back funsies. I really enjoyed Destiny at the European Champs. My 3-7 record quite simply wasn’t an issue because I was having a ball all day long. As much as anything it was a decision to play just the one full on event plus extra lols.

With a notionally more focused deck, I went 0-5 plus a bye before dropping the final game. It was a positive decision to avoid any salt issues and to switch decks for some side events.

Yesterday I pheonixed from 0-3 to my standard 3-3 for almost every major X-Wing event I ever played in. The difference from last year was that there were no easy games / match ups, even on table 130, and that I enjoyed myself throughout. Maintaining X-Wing respectability was a bonus 😉

Meanwhile there’s been another five of us up here from the club plus dozens of other gaming mates enhancing reaquainiting myself with a swarm of X-Wing. As always it’s the community that makes so much of the game, especially now that I’ve accepted and embraced my more casual gaming status.

State of mind people, it makes a huge difference 🙂

Points make Prizes?

Posted on September 9th, 2017 under Posted by

Hello people, So no flurry of update posts just yet, apologies, but the pipeline is charging up 🙂 As well as getting back to gaming I’ve also got back to painting, both on a more casual basis than previously. With the current re-launch I’ve decided t…

A BLANK is built on Hope

Posted on August 30th, 2017 under Posted by

Hello people,…person?It’s been a bit busy in the real world the last couple of months and the club has had to close for the summer due to local road-works limiting accessibility. This meant about a month without any games……sad face :(The last cou…

The LONG walk….

Posted on August 22nd, 2017 under . Posted by

Hello peeps,Yes it’s been a while, almost a year in fact…… I tap away in a slightly guilty manner as the hiatus was long, unannounced and primarily down to burnout on my part. I’ve primarily used the blog to fuel and track my hobby in a somewhat sy…

Ugly Ducklings?

Posted on September 11th, 2016 under , . Posted by

So, I’ve actually painted something ;)Though in honesty these are re-paints of re-paints ad I’ve been rather unhappy with the original re-paints or more accurately the overdone transfers applied to them.I’m MUCH happier with these versions. Painting as…

To the MAX!!

Posted on September 6th, 2016 under , . Posted by

So Sunday I headed out to the BABW, Bring Another Brit to Worlds, Netrunner event at Scenario gaming pub in Stoke Newington.In short there are a network of such events running up and down the country to raise funds to financially assist the eventual wi…

The Turning Wheel

Posted on September 2nd, 2016 under , . Posted by

So Thursday last week I dropped down to the Post Office early doors to pick up my great big package of Armada.Whilst I was in town I had a bumble about, picked up a latte and strolled into WHSmith looking for potential new reading material. As is the c…

Event Horizon # 4

Posted on August 30th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

So the end of a long week off. Tradition dictates a wrap-up post.The last couple of days I’ve played a few games with Rich who also took me SUP-ping, stand up paddling Monday morning. We’d played a couple of games of Halo on Friday. I got a bit more in…