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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…

Event Horizon #3

Posted on August 26th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Hello again.

So Wednesday I headed down to Warboar in Bromley for a day’s gaming with a long time mate, Alan, and also to pick up some FFG prize kits for club events. We had a good chat about all sorts, including our time working together for the big Gee-Dub, but fairly obviously plenty of hobby.

Fairly spontaneously I prevaricated as to my recent gaming woes and came to the conclusion that my self-imposed “Rule of Three” probably hadn’t helped in some ways.  All this whilst Alan set up Rebellion along with sage nodding and occasional supportive throat noises. It occurred that most gamers are notorious magpies leaping from one game / system to another, often hoarding multiple half completed projects in protective coatings of dust. I had dared to challenge my hard gained affliction and fallen foul of my own good intentions…….

Maybe nothing quite so drastic but variety is the spice of life and with so many, MANY, quality offerings out there its a good release to dabble on a regular basis as much to remind yourself why your staple games are so. Even better if you can try before you don’t buy through mates, clubs or board games cafes such as Warboar / Paradice.

My considered review of Rebellion is that it’s a good game, FFG after all and I rather enjoyed trolling around as the Imperial fleet crushing the Rebellion wherever I found them. After forcing and winning a major engagement I did eventually locate the Rebel base on Ryloth, but not before leaving Coruscating open to a Rebel terror cell. Forced into a last desperate assault my favourable all game dice failed me and the Rebellion triumphed.

I’d definitely play again but I’m unlikely to ever part with cash for the privilege as I don’t have to. Shared resources amongst a group of gaming buddies is a given. I’m off to do the same today with Rich. It’s the lack of variation that hasn’t helped my, first world, gaming issues and this week is dealing with that nicely.

I also picked up my Armada package from the Post Office yesterday and fairly obviously supplemented at Warboar whilst I was there, rude not to. As such the weekend will feature a bit of overtime in the shipyards for a potential deployment at the club on Tuesday.

Brace yourselves ; )

Event Horizon #2

Posted on August 23rd, 2016 under , . Posted by

I’m back!Only fair that you might thought otherwise as I’ve hardly been overly active on here over the past couple of months. As I’ve mentioned recently X-Wing has found a natural dip for me since Yavin. Infact gaming as a whole has, for various reason…

Event Horizon # 1

Posted on August 22nd, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,I’ve got a week off work which is traditionally a time when I set a project and inflict it upon you as a form of personal motivation. This week is no different in respect that there’s a project, it is different in respect of the goals and …

Competition Time?

Posted on August 1st, 2016 under , . Posted by

Hello people,Once again it’s been a bit quiet on the gaming front. A bit of life getting in the way,as it does, but also a natural lull as I’ve taken a bit of a natural break from competitive gaming. It’s been somewhat necessary, with my Bolt Action Co…