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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #37

Right about now I am walking onto our Disney Cruise boat, so not much is getting done this week, nor much was done last week.  We did manage to get in a game of Batman Miniature Game on Friday night to start shaking off some of the rust, and I realized again how much I hate 'Gordon' for The Brave and the Bold.  Luckily I decided to strike at him instead of 'Batman' and that really changed the game for me and came back for the win.Maybe if I have some alone time sitting on the deck of the cruise ship, I'll work on a list for my painting queue for when I get back.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 1

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #36

It is already a real busy Monday morning "real" work wise, so just a quick Weekly Chronicle.I was amazed to actually finish painting 3 models last week, the 2 Harvey Dents and Talia Al Ghul, I was not planning on any, as it looks like for this week and next.I was able to get in one game on Saturday, a 250 Rep BMG game, it was good to start shaking the rest back off.  Hopefully I will be able to get in at least one more this Friday or Saturday, I need a lot of practice before the Renegade Open in November.Models Completed: 3Games Played: 1

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #35 (NOVA Open 2019 Recap)

Well this one is going to be a little long since I will be recapping some of the highlights of this past weekends NOVA Open 2019.First off with our standard weekly recap of models completed and games played while at home.....none....OK that was easy, onto the recap of NOVA Open 2019.Thursday 8/29Thursday was suppose to be our travel day and relax when we get onsite, but at the last minute we decided to sign up for the Guild Ball Regional Cup event that started at 12:00 PM, so that meant we would have to leave late Wednesday night in order to arrive in time.  The drive was very uneventful (which is great) and arrived onsite shortly after 10:00 AM.  Once we got situated with valet parking and checked-in with the NOVA Open, I got a text saying that our room was already ready which was great as we were able to drop off a few our items.  Once we did that, we headed downstairs to the ballroom floor and proceeded to the Steamforged Games room and checked in or the event.During the pairings of the Roun

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #34 (Week of NOVA Open 2019)

Post #285 for 2019, what does that mean? In the 10 years I have been writing this blog, 285 posts in one year sets a new record for me (last year was 284, previously it was tough to hit 200).  There may not be that mean blog readers anymore, but for me, the blog keeps me motivated in the hobby and a good diary of the models/games I have completed and played.  With 4 full months left in the year, there is plenty more reading to come.First, lets start off with our quick usual weekly recap, this past week was not the greatest, but at least items did get completed and a game was played.  I managed to complete my Limited Edition 'Shank' and 'Tenderiser' for my Butcher's Guild which can be played for the Cook's Guild, and we did manage to get in a practice game of Guild Ball of Friday night (which I lost to the clock to again).  I was hoping for another practice game yesterday, but that did not happen and I will have to use Thursday at NOVA Open as my practice day.On the drive to DC and back, I

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #33

Week #33 for the year was a little slow on the painting front (2 models) and average for gaming (2 games).Real work has been busy this month so painting has slowed just a bit, but I still managed to get 2 models completed for Batman Miniature Game, 'The Merciless', and 'The Red Death'.  I think once I get back from NOVA Open in two weeks, I will take a look at what we have fr BMG and work on my Painting Queue for them and prioritize what I want to paint.  I still have a mix of Guild Ball models I would like to get completed so those will be done in between to break up the repetition of painting BMG.For gaming this past week, we got in another practice game of X-Wing to get ready for NOVA Open (and I am STILL undecided on my list that I am playing).  The last 2 lists I tried both netted me a victory.  Now it is a matter do I want to play Rebels or Scum.Yesterday afternoon we also finally gotten in a practice game of Guild Ball, it has been awhile since we last played (early July) and we wer

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Daily Chronicle: 2 Weeks Until "NOVA Open 2019"

NOVA Open 2019 is only 2 weeks away and the only practice we have gotten in recently was for X-Wing, and I am still undecided on my list.  Back when I first announced NOVA Open 2019 in January, our thought was to play Bolt Action and Middle-earth SBG.  We have not played a game of MeSBG since last year and Bolt Action never made their schedule of events.Last year we went and played Warmachine/Hordes all weekend, seeing how we have not played that game much (at all this year), we had signed up for this years NOVA to play Guild Ball and X-Wing.  At least with Guild Ball we started the year off really strong and attended events for the first four months of the year, and now with the recent errata release on Monday, the excitement is coming back.  X-Wing 2.0 came out late last year and we have been occasionally playing that game to keep the rules fresh (nearing on 20 games for the year) so we thought that would be a fun event to play.So our schedule for NOVA Open weekend is:Thursday Evening: S

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #32

So Week #32 was another average week for me regarding painting and gaming.  5 models were completed last week (2 for Guild Ball and 3 for Batman Miniature Game) and I was able to get in 2 more practice games of X-Wing for the upcoming NOVA Open.I played a X-Wing list that was really happy with last night, but I think I have 1 more list that I would like to try out before I make any decisions.  If I do not get a chance tonight (more than likely not with next section of news) then hopefully this Thursday night.That now leaves with the big news coming from Steamforged Games later today regarding the new errata for Guild Ball coming out.  More than likely I will be spending my evening getting all the cards ready for printing, and from the SFG blog post, it sounds like there will be a lot of changes.Once those changes get released, my son and I will need to get a few practice games of GB also before we leave for NOVA, it has been awhile since we last played and need to get refreshed again.I am not s

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #31 (GenCon Recap)

GenCon 2019  has come and gone now, and yesterday was a good time, but before we get more into that, just a quick usual weekly recap.Gaming was pretty decent last week with 3 games of X-Wing played, we are preparing for the NOVA Open Grand Championship at the end of the month, so we are trying different lists until we find one that we like.  There will be a lot more X-Wing the rest of the month as I am still undecided on my list.  BMG games will have to take a back seat until we get back from NOVA, we may and try to squeeze in one though for the month.Painting was also really good last week, I was able to complete another 6 models for Batman Miniature Game, though I do not have any more models currently prepped and ready to go so it may be a bit before I post anymore BMG models, which is OK since I have two Guild Ball Rookie models I need to also get completed or NOVA Open and they will be next in my Queue.Games Played: 3Models Completed: 6So now onto GenCon 2019.The day started pretty early fo

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Daily Chronicle: "Marvel Crisis Protocol Miniature Game" Announced

There is a new player in town, this past Wednesday night at GenCon during the Fantasy Flight Games announcements, they brought up Will Schick to the stage.  Will Schick used to work for Privateer Press last year along with Will Pagani and Dallas Kemp, they all left Privateer Press at the same time and we found out why.  Atomic Mass Games was born from the three of them and on Wednesday night they announced their new game which will be part of the Asmodee Games umbrella.When I first watched the video announcement I was a little excited to be honest, but a part of me was still 50/50 on this game.  Just earlier in the day my son and I had a discussion on what games we wanted to keep on playing going into 2020, seeing how I still had games I purchased at AdeptiCon they we have barely touched or not touched at all.  We were both on the same page with BMG, Guild Ball, X-Wing and the occasional Arena Rex with the one off of Warmachine/Hordes and Aristei! and now with the upcoming release of the D

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Daily Chronicle: "GenCon 2019" Starts Tomorrow

GenCon 2019  officially starts tomorrow, just like last year, my plan is too only attend this Sunday's event.  The Sunday ticket has a special price of just $15, compared to $110 for all 4 days, or $75 on Saturday.My son and I are going to check out the Vendor Hall too see what items we can pick up.  My list slightly changed from two weeks ago and below is an updated version (italicized), honestly I am not sure how much we will be able to purchase off our list, most of the vendors are required to charge the Indianapolis sales tax, so in some instances it may be better to just purchase the items online (especially if it is a large order and we can receive free shipping), but obviously we will not know till we get there.HobbyWashes/Paints (if there is something I see that I really want), maybe some more Army Painter paints.GW Contrast Paints?TerrainBMG/Guild Ball small obstacles/buildingsModelsBMG Bronze TigerBMG Teen Titans? undecidedBMG White/Dark Knight (Harvey)BMG Ventriloquist Crew? undecide

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Daily Chronicle: DC Universe Miniature Game Physical Rulebook Announced

There has been some talk the last few months about what is going to be happening to the DC Universe Miniature Game.  Some of the rumors have been; Knight Models will be dropping DCUMG, the game will turn into a board game like Harry Potter, and a new version 2.0 will be released.A little over ten days ago, Knight Models made an announcement on Facebook that for the first time, the DCUMG is getting a physical rulebook.  This rulebook collects all of the rules, errata and FAQ, and adds illustrated background and showcases miniatures.  It is not a version 2.0 of the rulebook, they say it is more like 1.75.As of now there has not been a date set for this new rulebook, I am hoping it is this coming weekend.  For the first time ever, Knight Models will be attending GenCon down in Indianapolis starting this Thursday, and my son and I will be attending on Sunday.  If by chance Knight Models does have the rulebook and is selling it, there is a good chance I may pick up the rules.The game does

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #30

Week #30 was not a bad week at all, not many games were played, but more painting did continue.  I was able to complete my 2 lists that I want to play at the 250 Rep Friday tournament at Renegade Open, at least my lists for now.  The Renegade Open is still about 4 months away, so ideas my change, new models may entice me to change lists, but if all that fails, I have my backup plans.I was out of town for most of the weekend visiting the Mighty Mac up in Northern Michigan so not much gaming was played this week, but we did manage to get in a game of X-Wing yesterday afternoon.  I was trying a different Rebel Alliance list and my son was trying out the Galactic Republic for the first time.  My Rebels ended up winning 327-73, and I am seriously considering that list for the NOVA Open next month.Might MacSo that brings me to the NOVA Open at the end of next month where my son and I will be playing in the X-Wing Grand Championships on Friday and the Guild Ball Regional Cup tournament on Saturda

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Weekly Chronicle 2019 #29

At least this past week I did get in a couple of games compared to 0 the week before, it was not a lot, but a game of X-Wing on Saturday night and a game of Batman Miniatures Game yesterday afternoon.  This coming week is not looking to good for gaming with being out of town this coming weekend, and on my free day Sunday, it may be some chores, but we'll see what happens.Painting last week was great with 9 models posted on this blog and a few more ready to go for this week.The setup for Sunday's BMG game, Joker came home to the circus.Games Played: 2Models Completed: 9

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Daily Chronicle: Painting Points, A Personal Milestone

With this mornings post on 'Joker' (Arkham Asylum), I hit a personal milestone with Painting Points.I started tracking "Painting Points" back in 2010, shortly after I started blogging, as a way to keep me motivated each year to keep on painting my models.  Through the years a lot of fellow bloggers tried to do the same thing, but honestly I think I am one of the few who is still tracking it.So what is this "milestone" I am referring too? Well it is a "sort of a milestone", back in 2010 I had 819 Painting Points for the year, which is ridiculously high, that is due to the fact I was painting and collecting Warhammer 40K armies with all of their Vehicles (which Vehicles score me 10 points), so unless I start playing/collecting Warhammer 40K again, this amount of points will never happen again.Then in 2014, I started playing Bolt Action, with a large amount of Infantry men and a few Vehicles, that year I scored 364 Painting Points which was my highest amount till this morning.This morning with 'Joker' 

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Daily Chronicle: "GenCon 2019" 2 Weeks Away

GenCon 2019 is now 2 weeks away from the official start of the convention, just like last year, my plan is too only attend the Sunday event.  The Sunday ticket has a special price of just $15, compared to $110 for all 4 days, or $75 on Saturday.Seeing how my son and I only want to go to the Vendor Hall, paying anything more to "shop" would be ridiculous.  It will be more for the ambiance of the convention and pickup a few items if I see what I like, plus the last time my son had attended he was like 7-8 years old.I do have a shopping list (want list) planned out for the event:HobbyWashes/Paints (if there is something I see that I really want), maybe some more Army Painter paints.TerrainBMG Small obstacles/buildingsModelsBMG Bronze TigerBMG Teen Titans?BMG White/Dark Knight (Harvey)BMG Ventriloquist Crew?Arena Rex?Guild Ball New Rookies (if available)X-Wing?Warmachine/Hordes Oblivion?Some of the items would have to be on a show special price in order for me to purchase (mainly X-Wing) seeing how

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