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
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
To be honest, I actually kind of forgot about these models, I have been busy in "real" life trying to get things ready for a big vacation for next year that I forgot these models were coming in soon. Well yesterday afternoon, the second wave of my Free Cities Draft Rookies arrive, 'Champ', 'Flea', 'Kami' and 'Nomad'.Honestly, it will probably be awhile before they get painted, but maybe Thursday night I will work on getting them assembled and put away.
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
While watching the live stream of the Guild Ball English Championship two weekends ago, I noticed some of the players using the "Steppers" from Art of War Studios.That Sunday morning I decided to place an order and hoped that they would arrive in time for us to leave for the NOVA Open this weekend. Well yesterday afternoon my package arrived and I started working right away peeling off all the protective coatings off each of the Steppers.I ended up ordering the 30mm/40mm/50mm Steppers for my Butcher's Guild, and then also did the same for my son but for his Hunter's Guild.
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
The final Rookie of the Free Cities Draft was revealed today, and it is 'Champ' for the Mason's Guild. All 8 Rookies have been revealed now, with the first 4 models already released, and the final 4 models being released next Friday 8/30.
Another Free Cities Draft Rookie reveal today (3rd of the week) and today it is 'Nomad' for the Engineer's Guild.I like the stats for this model, not to over powering an seem like fun with Roulette.
The fsecond model of the second wave of Free Cities Draft Rookies was revealed today, and it is 'Flea' for the Brewer's Guild.Honestly at this time, the stats/traits on this card do not do much for me, but I still purchased the model.
The last model of my Cook's Guild is officially complete. As I mentioned yesterday, this past weekend got me the urge to try the Guild out for the first time and finish my last two models.I am sill undecided if I will switch to them for the NOVA Open (instead of my Butcher's Guild) but I will make that decision this weekend after I get to try out my new Rookie for the Butcher's, 'Layne'. Part of me wants to earn the BUtcher's Guild badge on Longshanks (20 consecutive tournament games with the same Guild) and I am still needing 10 games. So I am stuck in between, part of me wants to play the new Guild, part of me wants to earn the badge. More than likely I will play the Butcher's and hopefully get my Badge by November.Anyways, the final model for my Cook's, Guild is their Goalkeeper, Limited Edition 'Tenderiser' model. TenderiserTenderiserPainting Points: 2
The first model of the second wave of Free Cities Draft Rookies was revealed today, and up first is 'Kami' for the Alchemist's Guild.
While getting ready to play the Cook's Guild for the first time this past Sunday, it got me motivated to start working on my final two models for the Guild, the Limited Edition 'Shank' and 'Tenderiser' models. These models came in the Organized Play box I ordered many months ago which had arrived after my Cook's Guild Tournament that had hosted in March.I got my models assembled on Sunday prior to my game and applied a few coats. Well 'Shank' is now completed and ready for the Pitch. ShankShankPainting Points: 1
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
Welcome to another Let’s Talk! Chase from the Learned from Gaming Podcast (podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/lear…st/id1266704678) returns to talk about the art of getting games wrong and the iteration process of first learning and then eventually mastering and re-mastering a game system. Intro Jingle by Kevin McLeod GMG Let’s Talk on SPOTIFY: https://open.spotify.com/show/5FtAVzqQzcaPIMlgmMh42v GMG Let’s Talk on SOUNDCLOUD: https://soundcloud.com/guerrilla-miniature-games RSS Feed for any App you want to listen on: http://feeds.soundcloud.com/users/soundcloud:users:648706932/sounds.rss