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

Time to focus

  
Well things are getting to a better place for my hobby time. My daughter is doing better – and adjusting to her new conditions, as am I. Sometimes it takes a swift kick in the bits and a sucker punch for life to refocus things in your life.  These past few weeks (months?). Have done that for me. I think I’ve learned to take a breath now… As well as get a few decent nights sleep. 

Time is there for me to focus some of my attention back to the lighter side of life.  It’s the hobby time that keeps things fun. 

Well, I’ve done a bit more eBay shopping – a few more bits for epic.  A big titan for my imperials, some flyers for Orks as well as stuff for my eldar. I also picked up some epic objective markers. 
I’m thinking I’ll need to examine some army lists and figure out what I need to sell off. The goal is to build up 3-5 force factions for epic. I’m thinking I’ll do either tau or nids next, maybe both!? 😜

I found some time last week to paint up this Menial bot for my Dark-Age Core faction.

   
    
 I’m hoping to get the rest of the faction done soon. I really am hoping to get some games of Dark-Age in before the end of the year. 

Currently, my hobby desk is running out of room. At some point the fall rains will come and I’ll find more time to get some real progress on the hobby table. 

Oh – this week I traded off some x-wing stuff that I had gathering dust for these guys …. 
I’m still undecided of what to do for an army around these guys… (Ideas welcome!).  Currently, my thoughts are of trying to build a Rogue Trader force – using RT era fluff – possibly grey knights or inquisitor force … Perhaps combined.??  Or the thoughts of just adding 2 more knights and calling it good. 😳. But I have ruled out in my mind of combining them with any of my eldar. 

That’s it for now – 

-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