This Week in Hobby – 10.18.16

It’s been a rainy stormy week here in the Pacific Northwest … I spent more time preparing things for the storm than doing any hobby work.


But I did do some minor painting on these two DarkAge Brood Sawblades. My push to get all the Brood done is slowly moving forward. 


But, I picked these up on eBay which kinda sets that goal back a little.  These pick-ups finish my Brood. I now have all the current choices for Brood in DarkAge. 


Along with these miniature picks – I grabbed this set for my Infinity USAriadna. I’m hoping that I can get some mobile speed into my list soon. 


On top of all that I received my “This Is Not A Test” Kickstarter this week. I’ve had just a few moments checking it out. Next time I’ll do a quick breakdown of what I picked up.  I love Kickstarter stuff … sometimes you wait quite a long time for stuff – but it’s always good stuff. And with the time delay sometimes it’s a nice surprise waiting in the mailbox. 


BloodBowl – Stunty Leeg Week 4. Well not a lot to say about this one – TöeJam loss yet again. This time a blow out against another Goblin Cheaters team the “Red Cloud Revers”. 



I’m beginning to feel the grind with this BloodBowl season.  And my lack of playing this game regularly really shows. I’m thinking this will be the last league of BloodBowl I’ll be joining for awhile. One off games – sure. But league play really requires you to “know” the game. I simply don’t have the time to devote to BloodBowl. On top of that – their are so many other games I like to play… it would be hard to justify time to play more BloodBowl. 

I say this now – but a new edition of BloodBowl is due out by the end of the year. Maybe a good human team will be a nice change?  

-d

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This Week in Hobby – 10.10.16

Well things got pretty busy for me last week. I found myself this morning thinking I missed posting a couple things.  So before things get to far I’d better take care of it. 

Last Tuesday I got my 3rd week BloodBowl match in with my friend “Evil” Bryan and his team “Pork Belly”.  His was a Gnoblars team. First time playing against a Gnoblar team … they are grabby and have ogres. It made me wonder again why can’t I have a troll in this Stunty league. 


Back to the game … it all started out well – I received the ball at kickoff and proceeded to slowly move down the pitch. 


About midway through the first half I had moved from the left side and swung over to the right to try and outrun the ogres (whom hit really hard). This seemed to be going well until I left just too much of a gap in the ball carrier protection. 

A Gnoblar blitzed in – knocking the ball loose and it bounced into the stands. The happy fans tossed it back on the pitch – but way down the wrong way lol. 

I scrambled to get gobbos back on the ball – but before I could a slimy Gnoblar snatched it up… 


And with two goblins hot on his tail he ran it in for the score with 2 turns left in the half. 

This is where things start to go bad… I failed my rolls and two of my cheaters got caught. And with two rounds left in the half I was receiving again. At this point I also was running tight on players due to the ogre hits as well. 

I received and did what I could – but to no avail. – time was to short and the half ended.


This was crippling … I failed rolls and cheaters again got tossed out of the game.  Compounding this… I failed all my rolls to get my knocked out players back in the game. 

I kicked off  for the second half …- and Pork Belly did well to kill time and slowly move the ball. 


I got a blitzed on the ball carrier finally late in the half … but I just could not get a handle of that slippery ball.   Eventually, it popped and squireted out back to mid-field. 


It was all a bit too much – the bashed and bruised Gobbos ran out of time and teammates to secure the equalizer. TöeJam falls 0-1. 

I made some key mistakes in this game and really lost sight of some of my special rules. I need to do some prep work before next game to get back into a better coaching mind. 


Hobby work,  I got back to work on this set of stairs.  And things seemed to turn out well with it. 


With the handrails and doorway it looks good. I’ll get to repainting the whole building this week. 


INFINITY – to the surprise of the Sunday gaming group I showed up to play some infinity. They are on their second / or third week of a learn to play league.  I’ve been wanting to come down… but the day conflicts with my normal Sunday home schedule. But this weekend I got lucky. 


I got a 200 point match in with Darren “Gamer Geek” from the club. He’s learning the game just as I am. 


Infinity is a very crunchy rules game when compared to Dark-Age. It’s very rules dense and has lots of granular bits to learn to really get a handle on things. I know I’ll need lots of games to really figure out how to use my USAriadna. 


I had fun – and we ended up with a draw. I amassed more primary objectives. But my opponent scored extra bonus points in the end. 


Thanks to my opponents… it was an encouraging hobby week.  I’m hoping to get some more hobby time in this week… we will see. 

-d

This Week in Hobby – 9.16.16

It’s turned into a sorta busy week of hobby stuff.  I figured I should post up an update today before this post got to be to large. 

First, after the BloodBowl match last week I ended up with one goblin advancing with a new gained skill. I opted for “catch” … mostly because I had this mini that I had yet to paint. 

He took a couple hours – and I did my best to match the rest of the existing team. 


Next up, I finally got time to finish up my current USAriadna – Traktor Muls. 


After getting this photo I decided to add some aerials … because they just seemed to need something visually. 


So here is a shot with the quickly added antennae. I’m not sure if I’m done messing with the Traktors … but this is it for now. 


Lastly, I got in a game of Dark-Age with my son. We played on the newly completed Zuzzy mat. 

We played a 590pt battle – custom seize ground type of battle. I used plastic tubes to represent the LOS blocking objective markers. I’m planning to do more with them later. 


The battle was initially tight – we each grabbed the three closest objectives on each side. But after the third round dice rolls and luck – my son had gained a 6-4 point advantage. In the mission- 10 victory would win and end the game. 


I mounted a stiff comeback – but it was too little too late. He ended up winning in round 4 with 11 points. 

-d