Posts Tagged ‘What’s New?’

It’s Quiet…. Too Quiet!

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Oops, sorry for the radio silence as of late, but have actually been quite busy!  If you’ve been visiting my Mixer Channel, then you may have already seen some of what I’m gonna go over!  It’s much easier to go over this sort of stuff in…

MHWorld Launch day! HYPED!

Posted on January 25th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

It’s one day away, and I am SUPER HYPED for the launch and release of Monster Hunter World on Xbox One.  I plan to stream on Mixer most of the morning and into the afternoon.  I’m going in relatively “blind”, as I’ve never played an MH t…

WuhSawBe: Coming to a stream near you!

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

 I randomly decided the other day to try my hand at streaming on Mixer, which also led to a few new updates to the blog’s logo and such.  I’m pretty excited, and while I don’t have any grand expectations of being eFamous, I’m mostly just look…

2017 End Of Year Gamer Review…

Posted on January 1st, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Continuing the tradition of previous years, I like look back at the end/start of a year and sort of see “how I did” as a geek and a gamer.  Last year was a bit of a rough one, and while 2017 still had some rough patches, I think it ended on a high note.  If you like to read long lists, with a bit of ranting, this post is for you…

Strap in, it’s a long one…

As always, I start off with the total number of painted models for the year:

  • 2x Sherman 76’s
  • Jagpanther wreck
  • M10
Imperial Assault:
  • AT-ST
  • 9x stormtrooper 
  • 3x Probe Droid
  • 3x Imperial Officers
  • Vader
  • 4x Imperial Guards
  • 2x E-web engineer 
  • 4x trandoshan hunters
  • Diala Passil
  • 2x Nexu 
  • Gaarkhan 
  • Gideon Argus
  • Fenn Signis 
  • Mak Eshka’rey
  • Luke Skywalker
  • Jyn Odan
  • Kayn Somos 
  • 4x Heavy Stormtrooper
  • Biv Bodhrik
  • Bossk
  • Saska Teft
  • 4x Tuskan Raiders
  • 3x Republic Commandos
  • IG-88
  • Boba Fett
  • MHD-19
  • SC 2-M Tank
  • Loku Kanoloa 
  • 2x Rebel Saboteur 
  • Verena Talos
  • 2x Wampa
  • 4x Assassin Droids
  • 6x Snowtroopers
  – Roman Warlord
 – 16x Roman Bowmen
  • 16x Warriors w/ spears 
  • 18x Levies
  • 4x Hearthguard
  • Ballista (proxy)
  • Guide
  • 3x adventurers
  • Matabele king
  • 6x Scouts
  • 4x Fanatics 
  • Witch Doctor 
  • 10x Warriors
  • 10x Askari
  • Major Allan Wilson
  • 3x BSAC Scouts
  • 8x BSAC Riflemen
  • 4x BSAC Soldiers
  • 3 Japanese Buildings
  • 6 Wall-end section
  • Gate 
  • 6 walls
  • 3x terrain bases
  • BSAC flag
  • BSAC Camp (4 tents)
  • 8x Tree stands
  • 5x Rocky bases
  • 3x Bush bases
  • Favorite model of 2017
  • 2x Hills
Test of Honour:
  • Masahiro
  • Tadashi 
  • 1x Samurai
  • 10x Masked Men
  • 2x Sergeants
  • 3x Archers
Blood & Plunder
  • English Captain
  • 4x Sea Dogs
  • 8x Freebooters
  • 8x Militia 

  • Fire Prism
  • Farseer Skyrunner
  • 3x Windrider
TOTAL PAINTED: 281 (more or less, taking into account the terrain as well)

So, off to a good start!  2015’s total was 145, and 2016’s was 154.  I was definitely hit by the painting bug this year, and not only that, but doing a bit of stuff in several systems too!  Last year, the big hit seemed to be Age of Sigmar, while this year it was clearly Imperial Assault.  That said, I think my favorite model of the year is actually one of the last ones I completed, the Fire Prism for my Warhammer 40,000 Aeldari army.  (I still cant get used to saying “aeldari” over “eldar”)  So, why the Fire Prism?  I think a lot of it has to do with my recent attitude change towards painting as whole, more on that in a bit, as well just the fact I enjoyed the overall process from start to finish.  I got out of comfort zone, and did  lot of experimentation, and I think the results turned out pretty well!  Reddit helped make the final decision on which color scheme/craftworld I would run, and I think they made the right call!

Next up, my Top 5, most played games of 2017:


Favorite game AND opponent
2015’s total was 298, while 2016’s was only 87, after big slump in the gaming department.  148 seems respectable enough for me!  Interesting little side note, all the games of Magic The Gathering were done over the Thanksgiving holiday against my brother in law. Also not shocked to see so many card games make the list, but obviously, the Pokemon TCG is taking a dive… I honestly, doubt it makes the end of year report for 2018.  None of the previous years’ games make the top 5, but SAGA made a bit of a return.  (though it too, has started to drop off.  More on that in a bit)  Imperial Assault saw a lot of play at my house, as every game played of it has been against my daughter.  Thus, I gotta go with Imperial Assault as my top game of the year.  Sure, set up takes awhile, but with all the various missions to play, there is tons of variety, even if I get stuck always playing as the Rebels.  FFG has recently came out with an app for the campaign, allowing you to play through it solo, so eventually I hope to give it a try.  (even though I’m not much of a solo gamer these days)

Favorite book
Unlike last year, this time around I’ve got a favorite book 2017: Thrawn by Timothy Zahn.  It was close between this and Chuck Wendig’s Aftermath series, as I really liked the characters he presented in the story, along with a lot of the gaps he filled in the timeline between Return of the Jedi and the The Force Awakens.  BUT, I gotta go with Thrawn!  For those that don’t know, Thrawn is one of those widely popular expanded universe (we still use that term, right?) characters that often interact with the BIG named film characters, and often times has enough popularity to rival them as far as fan spotlight goes.  In the pre-Disney (Legacy) era, Mr. Zahn wrote a couple of novels centered around Thrawn, that many fans felt were pivotal to ENTIRETY of the Star Wars saga.  Now, post-Disney acquisition of the franchise, Thrawn makes his return in a new origin story, and while some fans cannot get past the pre-Disney era/timeline, I am NOT one of those fans, I LOVE the direction Disney has taken Star Wars into, and LOVE what Zahn has done to sort of reintroduce us to Thrawn.  Aside from being about Thrawn himself, the novel also gives us a very interesting look into the “Imperial Political Machine” that I really enjoyed.  AND there have been announcements of a follow up as well!

Favorite Video Game

Also different from last year, I’ve got a favorite video game of year… well sort of.  I’ve got a favorite console, and that would have to be the Nintendo Switch.  I LOVE it, and in fact, the reason I haven’t been on xbox at all lately is due to the switch.  (though even then, I’m not on often.  I’m usually too busy painting in my free time!)  Picking one game as a favorite was hard.  I played a lot of Zelda, but once I beat it, I haven’t much incentive to go back in.  I LOVE the idea and concept of Pokken Tournament DX, but I’m terrible at it, and fighting other players online gives me major RAGE issues.  So really, that leaves Splatoon 2.  Luckily, I’m decent at Splatoon, though my aim sucks half the time, I still typically end up 1st or 2nd place in every match, both in terms of splats (kills) and turf inked (how you score points)  

I tried my best to come up with a favorite movie/TV show/Anime for the year, but I really couldn’t settle on a favorite, every time I’d think of one candidate, I’d come up with 5 more titles that rival it!  But, I really did try!  Movie wise, I liked the latest Star Wars, though the internet would have me convinced I am in the minority.  Aside from that, I also liked the DC comics films, though again, with the exception of Wonder Woman, I think I’m in the minority.  TV wise, I watched a lot of Black Mirror, along with Dr. Who, but I also like the Marvel shows on Netflix (not Agents of S.h.i.e.l.d. though) as well as being a regular viewer of the CW’s DC shows.  I got really into Black Sails while I painted my Blood & Plunder stuff.  Anime is another one of those that I just can’t decide on a favorite…  after finishing up Naruto, which I liked, I started watching Boruto, and while enjoyable, something is a bit off, it lacks something that Naruto had in my opinion.  Attack on Titan is good, maybe Sword Art Online edges out as a favorite, but I’m not sure. One thing I do know, is that using my free Amazon Prime sub to subscribe to the Warhammer TV channel on Twitch!  I often sit, and chat live while I paint, and it has really got me motivated and excited for the Games-Workshop hobby.  If you tune in, you’ll often hear my gamertag mentioned pretty often, which is always a bit exciting! (for me it is, anyway)  Even my daughter enjoys watching it whenever she’s off of school!  (they typically start about 10 am here)

So, what’s next for 2018?  I usually will post up something about specific games that are “on my radar” but really there are not any this time around.  I’m really enjoying working on Games-Workshop’s models as of late, so I firmly expect to continue to work on my Aeldari army, especially as my daughter has started working on an army completely on her own, the Black Templars.  (All “easy build” stuff for her)  I’m semi-excited for the 2nd edition of SAGA in February, I say only semi-excited because SAGA has been on the back-burner, really ALL actual gaming outside of games with my daughter have, so it’s not a SAGA-specific issue.  I’ve really turned into more of a “hobbyist” at this stage than a gamer.  A lot of it comes down to effort.  It takes a lot of effort to arrange a game, pack up all my minis and giant tub of terrain so we can play on a decent looking table, drive the 25 minutes it takes me to get to the game store I play it, game for a few hours, pack it all back up, and drive home… then get up at 7 am.  I *could* do all that, or I could just paint for a few hours in my workshop, then go upstairs and to bed.  Same goes for solo gaming.  I *could* set everything up, commit to playing a game for a few hours, OR I could pop on a video game and play as little or as much as want, then turn it off, OR I could also just paint.  That said, as much as I may grumble about getting out of the house, I do hope I can find my way back to at least playing semi-regular games of SAGA in 2018…

SO, there you have it!  As always, I wanna thank all those that visit my blog, especially those that take the time to share the blog and drop in some comments.  You guys & gals are part of what keeps me motivated to keep this blog going.  Thanks again, and hope you all have a good 2018!

Until next Time,

#WIPWednesday – WH40k Aeldari WIP

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I often post pics on Twitter under the hashtag “WIPWednesday” along with a lot of other hobbyists on there, so I figured I would also post a few WIP shots on here as well.  Sort of as a way to keep everyone up to date…Recently, I decided to…

#WIPWednesday – WH40k Aeldari WIP

Posted on November 30th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

I often post pics on Twitter under the hashtag “WIPWednesday” along with a lot of other hobbyists on there, so I figured I would also post a few WIP shots on here as well.  Sort of as a way to keep everyone up to date…Recently, I decided to…

Back, after a brief hiatus…

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

** Don’t worry, this isn’t meant to be a grumble piece.  Actually, the opposite!After a brief hiatus of 2 months of having nothing to paint, (cuz I painted ALL THE THINGS) and not gaming either (cuz the fun/effort ratio was way off), I recently ha…

Back, after a brief hiatus…

Posted on November 16th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

** Don’t worry, this isn’t meant to be a grumble piece.  Actually, the opposite!After a brief hiatus of 2 months of having nothing to paint, (cuz I painted ALL THE THINGS) and not gaming either (cuz the fun/effort ratio was way off), I recently ha…

WIP Wednesday

Posted on September 6th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

A quick shot of what’s currently on my painting desk at the moment… lots of Imperial Assault stuff from the “Return to Hoth” expansion.  I’ve been in a big Star Wars mood since “Force Friday” a few days ago….Place your bets on how long it will…

STOP playing unpainted! STOP the Miniature Abuse!

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

Every time you bring an unpainted army to the table, a baby bear dies…Something’s been bugging me lately, and really ruining the overall fun, immersion, and enjoyment of the gaming hobby for me personally…. and that is the prevalence of “Miniature …

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on May 10th, 2017 under , . Posted by

On my desk at the moment: SAGA, CONGO, and Test of Honour…I may be slowly easing back into the tabletop side of things, but still pretty heavy on the Video Game side: Halo and Pokemon….I’ve taken a good, solid week or so off from really doing any h…

What’s New With WuhSawBe? ( LONG )

Posted on May 2nd, 2017 under , . Posted by

KC ComiCon 2017…Some miniature progress, though hobby time has taken a backseat as a bit of the old “gamer-woes” has creeped in.  Halo, Pokemon, ComiCon and more in this “what’s new” post…  Hopefully, this wont be too much of a “downer” p…

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on April 16th, 2017 under . Posted by

Facehugs for all!First off, Happy Easter everyone!ToH Roadside Scenario set upLet’s see, hobby wise, I’ve assembled the two 15 pt Test of Honour warbands, and have started painting them as well.  I also assembled enough of the Plastcraft Games ter…

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on April 4th, 2017 under , . Posted by

A Full CONGO Column in 3 days!So little, and yet, so much has happened this last week….(Going out of my usual order this time)SAGA DemoIt started on Tuesday, when I ran a SAGA demo for a friend on Tuesday.  I played 4 pts of Romans, and I let hi…

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on March 27th, 2017 under . Posted by

My Roman Warlord ain’t to be messed with!Hobby wise, since finishing up my intial 6 pts of Romans for SAGA, I’ve dove straight into CONGO.  I started out painting up a Guide and some Adventurers for my Expedition team.  I’ve settled on doing …

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on March 20th, 2017 under . Posted by

I’m much too busy….This last week or so saw my daughter and I playing a bunch of games, in addition to some hobby progress…CONGO: So it begins…On the modeling side, I managed to finish up a unit of Bowmen and a unit of Spearmen for my Late Roman …

What’s New With WuhSawBe?

Posted on March 8th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

This week’s “HOTNESS” for me….Been a bit busy the last week or so, hobby wise….NO disintegrations… On the modeling front, I picked up Boba Fett and IG-88 for my daughter, and although I asked if she wanted to help me paint them, she decided …

New Poll: Should I return to 40k with the next edition?

Posted on February 27th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Posted up a quick poll at the top of my blog, with a simple question:  IF I were to pick up 40k with the next edition (8th edition), what force should I collect?  (plus I left an option for the 40k haters out there!)  The poll will run u…