Another week goes by (Week #45) and at least it was not as bad as the past few weeks. Warhammer 40K seems to be my main concentration as I await the new rules for BMG (3rd Edition this Christmas). The painting is not going as fast as I would like, but it is slowly getting there. This past week my 'Redemptor Dreadnought' and 'Primaris Captain' were completed, I have 2 Units of 'Primaris Eliminators' ready to go next on the table, and I spent the weekend getting some more models assembled.This past Friday, AdeptiCon also released a sneak preview of the upcoming schedule for 2020, and there are still some events that are missing (just like last year, Steamforged Games is late to the party in submitting events).With my shift in wanting to play Warhammer 40K recently, I am now looking into these events. Mainly I am interested in the Warhammer 40K Friendly on Friday. If it is like last year, it is a 1500 Point single Detachment event, and it is meant just to have a good time. Hon
Now that I started painting Games Workshop figures again, I have slowly accumulated some of the Citadel paints. While I was mainly painting WM/H, BMG and Guild Ball, I had stuck to the P3 line of paints but for my 40K figures, I do sometimes want to use the Citadel line.Instead of just having them sit on my table, I measured my painting table the other day and figured I could add one more rack to make it still all fit. Seeing how I used GameCraft Miniatures for my other racks (and I like the option of the 5" shelf), I went back to their site GCMINI.com and placed my order the other day. Well yesterday my new paint rack arrived and the assembly has just finished.
It was a pretty quiet week in the hobby/gaming front and not much was actually completed. I did continue working on my 'Redemptor Dreadnought' and it will be posted tomorrow morning.Renegade Open is just under 3 weeks away and I still have to finalize/submit my lists and get a few more games in. My plan is to get a practice game in the weekend before so that the rules are fresh for the event. Then once we get back, I think BMG will be quiet until we get our hands on III edition.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 0
This last Painting Quarter of the year has been off to a slow start, but I think soon a flow of models will be hitting my table. I have been recently purchasing some Space Marines for Warhammer 40000 to work on a new Imperial Fists army, soon I will have enough models to keep me busy into the new year. I did get one model built this past week that will be getting primed soon and hopefully worked on sometime this week.Don't get me wrong, I still have plenty of Batman Miniature Game models to paint (and some Guild Ball), but right now I am in a holding pattern with BMG. Knight Models teased a release of BMG III (3rd Edition) and then went silent, a 3rd Edition card was released on Facebook and the rules were all speculation. From what I know, it looks like BMG III will play a bit faster (which is a good thing) but until I know more, the desire to play BMG II has slowly faded. We have Renegade Open coming up next month which will probably be the last hooray of BMG II and my BMG gami
Most of my Imperial Fists pre-order had arrived yesterday and my son and I made the trek down to South Bend to pick it up. Unfortunately they did not receive the Upgrade Pack in their shipments, so when it arrived it will be another trip down.Now I am going to spend a few hours this morning and work on my first 2000 point list to come up with my first Imperial Fist army. I already purchased a lot of the models, but still are missing quite a bit (some are out of stock), so it may be awhile before the list gets completed. I am trying to add models to this list that I have not played with much before, and to still be competitive.
Last weekend the pre-orders went on sale for the new Warhammer 40000 Salamanders and Imperial Fists Codex Supplements and Datacards. While my son went and ahead and did an order for the Salamanders, I did not order anything. After reading about the new releases this past week for the imperial Fists, and their Chapter Tactic with "Bolt" weapons, I thought the Imperial Fists would be a good fit army for me (I like shooting) but I do not like painting yellow. So I decided that I will start on Imperial Fists but do an inverted paint scheme for them (like the way I did my sons Salamanders) where their armor will be black and their shoulder pads in yellow, since the Back Templars are a successor chapter to the Imperial Fists, I think if I ever run the two together on the battlefield, they will look alright together, Black Templars with white shoulder pads, and the Imperial Fists with yellow.The new Imperial Fists Codex Supplement comes out tomorrow and it is a bit late for me to pre-order with my L
This past week was not actually bad for me, a pickup from the previous month. Models were painted and games were played, so that's a plus.First I was able to paint up some new models for Warhammer 40000 with the 'Eliminators' for my Black Templars army and began assembling my 'Redemptor Dreadnought', though he is taking longer than expected and getting him painted this week may be tough.Then this past weekend, my son and I were able to get in 3 games. 2 games of Batman Miniature Game, a 350 Rep and a 250 Rep practice games for the Renegade Open where we played a time game for both (for the practice) on Saturday. You do not get many Turns in and really need to take advantage of the first 2 Turns, the first game at 350 Rep, my Joker crew had lost, but the second game at 250 Rep, they managed to pull out a win.On Sunday, we broke out our Warhammer 40000 armies and I played my first game of 8th Edition with 1000 points. I knew this first game was going to take us a lot of time (as we were
As I mentioned last year when I was purchasing templates for Arena Rex, I have been using Litko for nearly 16 years now when it comes to having custom tokens made and there were my first go to for my purchase of clear bases.Now that most of the Space Marines for Warhammer 40K need to be on 32mm bases, and all of mine are on 25mm, I thought the easiest solution would be to just glue my existing model with the 25mm base, onto the clear 32mm base. This way it will save me a lot of time repainting bases and possibly screwing up my models. It seems like the trend has been moving to clear base anyways, why not have both.While on the Litko site, I had to peruse the other products that I had for W40K and came across some items I liked:Objective Tokens Numbered 1-6Victory Point DialsCommand Point DialsMovement/Shooting Gauge 12"Close Combat Gauge 6"So of course I had to get 2 of each for my son and I. Order was placed this past Tuesday, and yesterday they all arrived at my door.Later t
It still was a pretty slow week, but as I mentioned in yesterday's post, this past weekend was the 2019 Michigan GT and I was hosting the Guild Ball event on Saturday, so nothing was painted this week, nor any games played for myself.That will change this weekend and my son and I have a weekend of gaming planned. Originally this coming weekend we were going to attend the Guild Ball US Eastern Nationals in Chicago, but plans had to change and we will not be attending. Since my son had already requested the weekend off, we are going to take advantage of it and game at home.The Renegade Open is next month and I still have to finalize my lists for the event, after this weekend I should have a better understanding of what I want to play. Originally my plan was to play 'Joker' in Friday's 250 Rep event, and 'League of Assassins' in Saturday's 350 Rep main event. With the lack of playing time recently, I think I need to decide on one crew and play that crew for both events. This way the
Yesterday in Lansing, MI was the 2019 Michigan GT Guild Ball Championships and I was the Host for the event. Originally when inquiring about interest for the event there were over 25 people that had said they would attend, which would be a really nice turn out, unfortunately only 15 people attended (which I am still happy for), but having the Guild Ball US East Nationals announced shortly right after, and next weekend in Chicago, I think hurt attendance.But I am grateful for those that attended and I Thank You.The results for the event can be found here on Longshanks, but here is a brief recap of the winners.Awards for the following:Earning the Double is Zach Grogan, Guild Ball Champion and State Champion.2nd Place: Cory Walker3rd Place: Josh Rigelman4th Place: Josh Chichester5th Place: Jacob Nix6th Place: Eric Bemus7th Place: Thomas Rasor8th Place: Tony Palazzolo9th Place: Dale GibboneyWooden Spoon: Don CasteelBest Painted Trophy: Cory Walker“Golden Boot” Trophy (most goals): Cory Walker (11)“Off The P
Oh My God! I really cannot believe I am actually writing this post. A few years ago I had told myself I was done with Games Workshop (GW) games, and like everyone says, they just pull you right back in.Warhammer Fantasy back in 2002 had gotten me into miniature gaming, then followed by Warhammer 40K and so on and so on. Over the years my interests had shifted to smaller model count games (like Guild Ball) and lower prices. Recently my gaming has been between Guild Ball and Batman Miniature Game and still do like both games a lot.Last week, Knight Models were making a lot of announcements about their upcoming 10th Anniversary week (10/4-10/14) and that a lot of info was coming out. Well it has been just about radio silence from them except oh by the way we are discontinuing these models and these models can now only be played in DCU with no explanation. At least Steamforged Games does keep their website blog updated when they have news and information to be released. So with
Well at least I was able to get in one game of Guild Ball this past weekend (on Saturday). I found out my son will be off work next Saturday for the Michigan GT, so we played a game to shake off some of the rest. For the first time ever I tried to pay with the Alchemist's Guild, that was probably a mistake since I clocked out in Turn 2 and probably did not give much practice to my opponent. I did manage to score a goal with 'Kami', but my dice were really terrible and the failed dice rolls then cost me a lot of time trying to think what I was going to be doing next.It has been a slump for the past month and half, playing and painting....having the Michigan GT this weekend is giving me the itch to play more Guild Ball, and I know I still need to get games of BMG in to prepare for the Renegade Open next month.My final quarter for painting also started last week and it has not been looking to good an I am not sure when I will break out of that groove, usually a convention gets me motivated to p
Still in hibernation/slump for the week, maybe after the Michigan GT on October 12th I'll get out of it.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 0
Nothing new at all to report this week, just got back from a week's vacation and I have not actually thought about any modeling or gaming.This coming weekend I will also be busy, but then I will need to start to get back into the grove and get ready for the Renegade Open in November.Models Completed: 0Games Played: 0
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