Last 15 posts from Oddleg's Enterprises

Celebration Time!

Posted on July 20th, 2016 under . Posted by

So, by luck I ended up at Star Wars celebration last Sunday courtesy of Ian and his cousin who double booked a walking holiday in Sweden. Sorry cuz!

Rocking up early we even managed to walk into for the Ray Parks (Darth Maul) seminar. He’s an awesome guy with a real connection to the fans.

There was plenty of cool stuff to fill the rest of the day along with the many, many stands of t-shirts and tat. Unfortunately the tat I as looking for was out of stock and nothing else much jumped out at me.

There was however a fantastic Admiral Thrawn, I can’t wait for the new Timothy Zahn novel, an £800 deluxe Boba Fett suit, a TIE Bomber Shuttle and plenty of superb props and replicas. A bit of tactical planning kept queuing to a minimum. The Rogue One area was a particular highlight especially as Ive avoided all the trailers so far.
We did agree that if you were doing all three days that the seminars would be a must. We also missed a trick it some of the more economical celebrity signings. A Bossk card signed by Bossk would have been particularly AWESOME!!

All in all a really, really good day. So good I’m keen to rewatch the prequels!

Undiscovered Country

Posted on July 7th, 2016 under , , , . Posted by

Hello people,Yet another LIFE inspired hiatus but I am actually playing games. Last week saw a swarm of X-Wing match ups with a smattering of Netrunner culminating in a whole weekend of “I am your Father!” at Warboar and Lost Ark.Warboar were running a…

Menage et Trois?

Posted on June 27th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,So, completing the set Nigel dropped by last night for a game of Infinity, to kickstart us both back into the game. He’d recently picked up the Onyx Contact Force set and I just wanted to get back to it with some table time.As such I went …

Filthy, Filthy

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

Hello people,So once again real life has got in the way but last weekend that was all brushed aside as I spent both day playing Netrunner,aka Filthy Cards,  and thoroughly enjoying myself whilst I did it :)Saturday was Dark Sphere’s Regional with …

Never being Boring

Posted on June 15th, 2016 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello people,So, after the qualified triumph of Yavin / Expo as a bit of variety I’ve been dabbling elsewhere, which is allowed under my self imposed gaming restrictions as I haven’t spent any money. Nor will I…..honest :)Nigel recently picked up War…

Battered, Bruised, Triumphant!

Posted on June 5th, 2016 under Posted by

Morning people,Far too late a finish yesterday to post. Apologies as I know you were all waiting with great expectation ;)Long story short I went 3-3 which is better than I expected but slightly dissapointing as I slipped from 3-1 with bad match ups in…

Expect the Unexpected

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 under Posted by

So, despite my apocalyptic predictions I actually had a pretty good day.Opening game of the day was triple Jumpmasters. Not so good. Settling down I got stuck in, leading with Oicunn. Despite forgetting Issard and my Ion Bomb I traded Oicunn for two of…

Sunny side up?

Posted on June 3rd, 2016 under Posted by

So, yesterday’s trip up was delayed a touch but no-one died so all good.The hotel is fine, I consumed a particularly good double burger and most importantly we picked up all of our event tickets and found the gaming hall. This year it’s been upgraded f…

Hope vs Expectation

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

Hello people.So its the eve of Birmingham eve i.e. a third Regional followed by the Yavin Open most likely followed by an afternoon of Hanger Bay.Currently I’m most looking forward Hanger Bay. Primarily this is because I’ve realised that Oicunn / Soont…

Playing the System

Posted on May 29th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,It’s all been a bit overly X-Wing recently with an escalation league at the club and a third Regional and the Yavin Open up at Games Expo in Birmingham next weekend. Add in a bit of life and anything else has taken a definite back seat.As …

That’s the Kicker!

Posted on May 15th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,

As I’ve banged on about previously I try and strictly limit my Hobby these days in the names of efficiency and effectiveness, which at times seems to be contrary to the point but does actually reap positive effects the vast majority of the time.

Fairly obviously this hasn’t always been the case and despite various purges of recent years I still, as we all do, own a pile of games and figures that might have hit the table once or twice before being relegated to the eponymous Lead Mountain (of Shame).

KickStarter has been a regular temptation for many. Having dallied I have successfully weaned myself away from this Pagan of False Promise preferring instead to hold to the Old World notion of paying and actual shop for actual product. Heresy I know!

One of my previous “investments” was Heroquest 25 run by GameZone, originally on KickStarter only to move to a similar Spanish platform after various IP issues. I followed and laid out just over £100 for the full monty. 16 months later I’ve just received another e-mail from the Spanish platform,  who have been excellent, as a result of a vote regarding how to take the woefully delayed project forward. In short GameZone are going to asked to submit to a full audit of the project as they haven’t been overly forthcoming recently.

Like Monday’s cat I, and many other backers, have been “Hanging on in there” with few options to do anything else. Imagine then my multiply mixed feelings when GW announced the re-release / reimagining of Hero Quest……..

Yes there is a strong element of sour grapes here. As I’ve previously blogged I’ve moved away from GW as much, if not more, than they’ve moved away from me. I feel that they deserve praise for making the kind of seismic changes that they have, whether you agree with then or not. The recent move to nostalgic big box releases is sensible business, especially as entry level product.
That in itself is rather besides the point. I backed Game zone as an alternative to GW and as a hark back to my “golden age” of gaming. Hindsight is a wonderful thing :)

So, another lesson or two driven home which is just as well with Blood Bowl and Adeptus Titanicus on the horizon. I never had Titanicus as a kid so surely that one’s allowed 😉

Hmm, back to X-Wing :)

Veteran Instincts

Posted on May 8th, 2016 under , , . Posted by

Hello people,I went up to Lost Arc in Stevenage yesterday for the first time in a while for an X-Wing Spring Kit. There was another Spring Kit at Warboar with a bigger, more challenging field but I knew Lost Arc would be more relaxed with plenty of guy…

Trials and Tribulations

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

Hello people,I’ve got rather out of the habit here. I shall make amends, to myself at the very least. You have been warned :)Yesterday was the X-Wing Regional up at Milton Keynes run by the eve excellent Gaurdians of Tyr. As previously mentioned this o…