Signs of (gaming) Life

  
Well I got out and played a couple short games of Infinity this week down at the club. It was really nice to get my head back into the hobby. 

  
I tried out my USAriadna force … I like the number of actions I get -but I need to work on support within my team.  I was still pretty pumped the next morning about playing some more games soon. I also ordered the rest of what figures I need to round out my force.  I’ll post up my working army after they arrive. 

I also got some painting time in this week – here is my CORE TB-13 … I’m good with how it looks. But I’m annoyed with the brand of primer / the surface isn’t as smooth as I used to get with the primer. 

   
   
The look is ok for my CORE – but I’m going to trash the can of primer before I prime anything else with it lol. 

  
Lastly, I finally got myself a copy of the print rules for Epic. – can’t wait to get in some games soon. 

More to come – I’m feeling good about getting my hobby time rolling again. 

-d

Blood Bowl -wk 1

Ok – first week of the league is in the books for my goblin team “TöeJam”. It was a fun game against some chaos dwarfs. 

A hard played loss for the gobbo’s – but hey- no one died!  And only one permanent brain injury to a single goblin(who could tell). 

Here are some shots of the game.    

      

The first half was a pushing match – the goblins held their own – much to my surprise. But – late in the half a hobgoblin got through the scrum for the first score of the game.    

 

On the ensuing kickoff … I did get a one possession score- via a thrown goblin FTW … er’ … The TouchDown. This happend at the end of the first half.  

The goblins surround the ball… One picks it up and hands it off to the gobbo next to the Troll ( waiting to either toss or eat the goblin).   

The hand off is fumbled — the goblin fans hold their breath as the ball bounces around. As luck would have it… The ball scatters first to the troll – whom can’t seem to grab it. Then the ball scatters back to the intended goblin whom gets his hands around it this second time!  

Then the Troll needs a series of die rolls to do the task…

   

 Success!  1) the Troll is paying attention and not dumb this turn. 2) the Troll picks up the goblin and decides NOT to eat the tasty goblin. 3) the Troll tosses the goblin over the chaos dwarf defenders.- successfully. 4) the goblin lands without dropping the ball. 5) the goblin runs – with an extra push (successfully) in for the score!

The crowd goes wild!  And on the ensuing kick off they riot! And rush the field. In the end of the half its a draw. 

   

     

The second half is more scrum time – with a late score by the chaos dwarf team.  My bomber did delay the score – but not long enough. 

With only two turns to score the goblins attempt to repeat the first half magic / but no luck. The first Troll was dumb – and the second attempt the Troll tried to eat the goblin – whom survived by hastily jumping out of the Trolls gapeing mouth… Dropping the ball in the process. 

– looking forward to next week!

-d

EPIC, BFG and Blood bowl

I have been starting to prep my newly cleaned and mostly organized gaming space for gaming.  I plan to start off with showing my son 40k.  Along with that I am planning to show a few of my great nephews some of the games I have collected over the years.  I am trying to pass some gaming hobby fun on to the younger generations.  And if I am lucky I will have more folks to play in the long run :).

In the work of prepping I have pulled out my specialist game forces.  Starting with Epic… I have quite a bit of stuff.  I have some trees and all of the old buildings from the very old set of “SPACE MARINE” and the later broken buildings from EPIC:A.  I started playing Epic Space marine way back… in the 90’s?  lol.  Anyhow I started with Orks… here is the painted bits of the force I have… (lots more unpainted in a box).  I think I had more gargants – but I have not found them here.  But I think what I do have will be more than enough options for a 3k list or a learning game.

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With the 3 box sets of epic over the years I have more than enough ork stuff.  Along with the second army – Marines.  The imperial titan that came with the box set back in the day has missing parts.  I am hoping to pick up a big one on eBay for this army.  As it is I have 2 war hounds… and several land raiders.  I have more on sprue and in boxes.  Recently I picked up a thunder hawk for this army.  Again there should be enough for teaching games.

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About 5 years ago I picked up a bunch of Eldar… lots of painted… some unpainted.  But I plan on stripping the metals and repainting these for a grand sword wind army.  I am hoping to build an army to match the paint of my Eldar 40k Wraith theme.

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I have lots of extras –   Also my friend Gunnar (local) has a sizable Squat army for epic… I am hoping to convince him to pull it out for some games soon :).

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OK – I did mention Battle Fleet Gothic – but I have no photos at this time.  I have some imperials that need painted from the box set… along with some extras.  I have an Eldar Corsair fleet – which I had played in a local BFG tourney a decade ago.  I also have a Craftworld fleet – I have yet to paint.  When I get that stuff out and in order I will post up photos.  What I need to do here is put together the imperial forces – enough to match up with a small Eldar force.  My friend locally has an Ork fleet.  I have discussed some learning games with his assistance when I have the kids over to learn BFG as well.

— what do I have left?  I have Blood Bowl… I have the original and the last edition box sets.  Both sets of humans and Ork teams.  Both unpainted but ready to go.  I also have my own teams … I have a chaos team (I can’t seem to find them).  And my favorite – Goblins!…  They are so much fun.  I wish I was a better player of BB.  But I will be sure to show the youngsters how to play Blood Bowl as well.

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-d