I'm about to go on vacation, so this is basically my April output:A necromancer for Age of Sigmar Skirmish/ Warcry. Very pleased with how he turned out!An AT-RT for Star Wars: Legion. This guy was long overdue but I chickened out doing the LED mod and airbrushing the camo pattern. Finally took my brave pills and did both last week.
Back with my continues coverage of Adepticon 2019.Check out part 1 here where I talk about my first impressions of A Song of Ice and Fire game, Horus Heresy Knight Fight, and the Kings of War Big Battle.I skipped my first game to sleep and paint that day. It was an ASoIF even, but only cost me $5, and I made the better decision considering how late I stayed up to finish for the 40k team event the next day.I did make it to my second game, which was ASoIF Assault on Kings Landing. What made this game extra fun was it was ran by the game's designer. He had a really cool mission put together where the 8 players (mostly Starks and Boltons) fought his Lannister Army. I was that little green blob of Wildlings led by Tomund Giantsbane. Not the most accurate thing, but awesome of him to let my do that when asked who my favourite character was when he realized he didn't have enough units set up for us. He also had a constant narrative progression happening. AND BRIBES. He'd bribe up with free models to do certain actio
This week was club night and Terry hosted a game of Imperial Settlers. I had a hoot! What a pleasant and interesting game of resource management.George also hosted a WW2 plane game that I did not get a chance to watch.I have been doing a bit of painting to finish off a commission (some broken pieces that the manufacturer replaced for the owner).I finished the Rancor. What a lovely model! And huge!I left it glossy as all of the movie stills show it as a touch damp or slimy.I had some trouble getting a decent shot--it looks much nicer in person than these photos show off.Up next: I have on last gormorrian guard who is underway and hopefully some western gaming.
Earlier on I was expecting a much busier day. The time of year and the end of daylight savings time, with some lack of sleep made and with what I was expecting to be doing today made time look a little short. Sunday is usually the day I do any last minute work to finish of my plan for the week. So I was was relatively happy when on the way to a jog I tripped over the curb, skinned my knee and fingers and did some damage to my foot. With all plans out of the window it was back home to put my leg up. And paint.Despite some misgivings I have achieved my plan and surpassed my expectations. The New, New Cruelty is happy. I have tinkered about with some terrain and got along way through the prepping process for a load of figures. Not a bad week.Some of the figures this week have been a bit entertaining to paint. The Rebels and the Star Saga scientists suffer from some flatness of detail. Nothing wrong with this but it is difficult to make them shine. The three Malifaux figures were good fun to paint. Lots of nice d
March turned out to be a pretty great (hobbying) month for me.Played some great MESBG and Kill Team games,...... got started with my warbands and some terrain for Warcry... ... and got pretty excited about the Clone Wars expansion for Star Wars: Legion.
Pozdrav ljubitelji RPGova! Ove nedelje donosimo vesti o novoj knjizi za Zweihander Grim & Perilous RPG. Imamo i dva suplementa. Jedan za Adventures in Middle-Earth RPG i jedan za Star Wars RPG. Da obe strane budu zadovoljne. Za ljubitelje lepih izdanja knjiga, Chaosium je spremio Slipcase nove edicije […]
Another week of working hard looks like it is in the offing. Already I am getting static from all quarters and I need to find even more paperwork. Still, enough griping as I also have some painting to do.So another mixed bag this week. Last year I was all about getting blocks of stuff done. This ended with big queues and feeling just a little demotivated. At the moment, this really is working for me. So four more Mantic Star Saga figures are on the table. I did a little bit on these last week. There is one Artizan Designs cowboy which has been hanging around as well. the biggest chunk will be the Star Wars Legion Rebels. These have been staring at me for a few weeks now so probably time to crack on with them. Lastly there are three Malifaux figures. I plan to spend some extra time on these and get them as perfect as I can. It's about time I did something with them. They cost enough when I got them and they have been gathering dust for ages. Maybe it will push me into doing something practical with them.
Yesterday my son and I played 2 games of X-Wing to get a little more practice for the X-Wing System Open Qualifier at AdeptiCon next Friday. My son will not be playing in X-Wing (but instead Batman) but he still got in a few games for my much needed practice.Last time I played a couple weeks back, I was testing a "Fat Han" list with just Han Solo and Wedge, a 2 ship list (Hyperspace legal), but since the AdeptiCon event is a System Open Qualifier and is an Extended Format event, I decided to change a few things up by putting Han on a diet and squeezing in a Bandit Squadron Pilot Z-95 ship.Game 1:My List:Han Wedge Bandit v1.0(82) Han Solo [Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter](5) Nien Nunb(8) Perceptive Copilot(6) Veteran Turret Gunner(5) Lone Wolf(6) Millennium FalconPoints: 112(52) Wedge Antilles [T-65 X-wing](2) R4 Astromech(0) Servomotor S-foils(5) Hull Upgrade(6) OutmaneuverPoints: 65(23) Bandit Squadron Pilot [Z-95-AF4 Headhunter]Points: 23Total points: 200My Son:Luke Wedge Norra(62) Luke Skywalker [T-
Each Star Wars movie in the original trilogy had its own wow moments, especially to first my highly impressionable five, next eight and then 11-year-old eyes. In 1983 Return of the Jedi (RotJ) actually had two of such moments. And no, the Ewoks wasn't one of them. First impressive bit from RotJ was the Imperial AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker which I completed last year. Another is
Today March 21st marks the release of Wave III for X-Wing 2.0. Since the release of X-Wing 2.0 I have not really purchased that many new ships. Back in Wave 1 I did purchase 'Lando's Millennium Falcon' and couple of 'Fang Fighters', but other than that, my son and I have been playing with our ships (with new upgrades) from 1.0.There is not really too much also that interests me from today's release of Wave III except for maybe the 'Sith Infiltrator Expansion Pack', this one will come with a pilot card for 'Darth Maul'.Seeing how AdeptiCon is less than a week away, more than likely any purchases my son and I make we will just wait for AdeptiCon.Here is a list of ships for the the Wave III release:Servants of Strife Squadron PackSith Infiltrator Expansion PackVulture-class Droid Fighter Expansion PackGuardians of the Republic Squadron PackARC-170 Starfighter Expansion PackDelta-7 Aethersprite Expansion Pack
I finished off the last of the Imperial Assault commission I took on (except there may be a few replacement figures left to arrive).These guys were from a Hoth set. I'm now going to shift to rebasing some 1812 figures and painting up some of the railway buildings I picked up this past weekend. With spring upon us, I'm also going to start shifting to one post per week (from two) for the summer.
Week #11 for 2019 is now in the books and it was a "good" week, not bad, not great, just good.Wednesday night I was able to throw down my Navigator's Guild and get in a game vs Hunter's, and on Friday I was actually able to finish painting another model for my Butcher's Guild with the new 'Veteran Boar'.Then on Saturday I hosted my first ever Guild Ball Tournament down in South Bend, IN and I think it was very successful. We had 15 players come out for the event, and I hope everyone had a good time.What is in store for this week? I have a 'Mataagi' for the Hunter's Guild that I think my son is going to want me to finish for AdeptiCon, not sure if it will be completed but it will be close, and then we still need to practice practice practice. We have no major plans coming up this weekend, so it may be a perfect time to get in quite a few Guild Ball and X-Wing games in before AdeptiCon, we shall see....
Since I have gotten back into X-Wing with the release of 2.0 back in September, I have been looking around for some compact tournament trays to hold our movement sticks and ships while moving tables in between rounds.There were some European companies that had some very nice acrylic ones, but the ship trays were not yet updated to 2.0 (adding a medium sized ship), I noticed the same thing while looking for some made out of MDF here in the US.Then last week I decided to take another look at Mini Duels (I knew that I had made MDF trays and are US based) and came across a compact X-Wing try that now had slots for medium sized ships and was exactly what I was looking for. So I decided to go ahead and order 2 sets (one for me and one for my son) and was hoping it would be here in time for AdeptiCon.Well shipping was quick and last Friday my trays arrived and I assembled/glued them that night. Yesterday I decided to take some time and paint them up black like I did with my Guild Ball tray.The trays are
I just wrapped up Week #10 for 2019 and once again it has been a so-so week.Nothing was completed from the Painting Queue, but 'Veteran Boar' was assembled and some of the base colors are being applied. My goal is to have him completed by AdeptiCon, but realistically it should not take that long, hopefully within the next week or two he should be completed.I was happy to get in 2 games over the weekend, another refresher for X-Wing (which was a difficult loss) and another Guild Ball game with a 'Veteran Boar' stand-in.This coming Saturday March 16th is my first event as a SFG Pundit and there will be a Guild Ball Tournament at Fantasy Games in South Bend, IN.There are still 2 spots remaining and you can signup up on Longshanks.I'll more than likely do a quick recap of the event on Sunday morning.Other than that, only 16 days till AdeptiCon 2019, and I think it will be a pretty good time.
Yesterday morning I was able to get in another practice game with my "Fat Han" list against my son (though it turned out it was not much practice with the Falcon). I asked my son if he could fly a Tie list so I could see how well my 2 ship list would hold up against multiple ships.I made a slight change to my list from my last game, dropping R2-D2 for Perceptive Copilot.My "Fat Han" List v1.1:Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter - •Han Solo - 132Han Solo - Scoundrel for Hire (82) Lone Wolf (5) Nien Nunb (5) Perceptive Copilot (8) Millennium Falconn(6) Luke Skywalker (26)T-65 X-wing - •Wedge Antilles - 66 Wedge Antilles - Red Two (52) Outmaneuver (6) R4 Astromech (2) Shield Upgrade (6) Servomotor S-foils (Closed) (0)Total: 198/200Son's Empire List:TIE/ln Fighte