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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Back in the Game

After a long month off actual gaming, I managed to get in 3 games today against Chris and his Circle army, all 35 point caster kill games.  Chris was running a few variations and trying out new casters and proxying a few models in to see how they worked etc. I ran with my slightly changed running bomb list,  Iron Lich Lord Asphyxious Tier 4 list. Since I know it pretty well I thought that would be a good place to start back in.

I proxied in some Bane Thralls (still waiting on them to be shipped..5 weeks after ordering them Sad smile)
And played my Necrosurgeon for the first time, which I rather like. In all 3 games I managed to spawn more Mecanithralls without problems, so was worth the 2 points.

The list is really working for me now, I just change out the Thralls to match the opponent. Swapping out Bile Thralls / Bane Thralls and Mechanithalls in various combination is working well. My only issue is that both the ranged weapons on the Reaper and Corruptor have been pretty much redundant, but since I’ve been playing mainly Chris and his Circle with all there dam stealth, I could just be that. But planning on changing to a couple of different heavy’s and see what happens.

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Back in the Game

After a long month off actual gaming, I managed to get in 3 games today against Chris and his Circle army, all 35 point caster kill games.  Chris was running a few variations and trying out new casters and proxying a few models in to see how they worked etc. I ran with my slightly changed running bomb list,  Iron Lich Lord Asphyxious Tier 4 list. Since I know it pretty well I thought that would be a good place to start back in.

I proxied in some Bane Thralls (still waiting on them to be shipped..5 weeks after ordering them Sad smile)
And played my Necrosurgeon for the first time, which I rather like. In all 3 games I managed to spawn more Mecanithralls without problems, so was worth the 2 points.

The list is really working for me now, I just change out the Thralls to match the opponent. Swapping out Bile Thralls / Bane Thralls and Mechanithalls in various combination is working well. My only issue is that both the ranged weapons on the Reaper and Corruptor have been pretty much redundant, but since I’ve been playing mainly Chris and his Circle with all there dam stealth, I could just be that. But planning on changing to a couple of different heavy’s and see what happens.

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Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone, hope Santa has been good to you all. I know he’s been pretty good to me. 
The best words I can find to describe it all is a saying a coined a few years back when the cousins were over from Norway,

“Fat, Full and Happy”

I’ve ended up with a few nice new toys, an awesome desk lamp, one with a magnifying glass in the centre, on a really long arm. The sort they use in beauty salons, so I’ve now got some great lighting at my desk now, gonna have to pickup my game … no excuses now.  Add in a few bottles of scotch, a Space Marine Predator tank. And of course thanks to Santa’s excessive amount of overtime and weekend work this month, I got a spanking new Airbrush and compressor. I can feel the terrain mania starting already.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Early Christmas

While doing my usual Christmas email clean up on the last day of work for the year, I came across this little gem, one of the more funny ones I got sent this year.

After a rather rough month at work, I got a rather nice surprise today. My work vehicle got replaced. Smile
After my little miss hap a week back, they decided it was time to trade it in anyway, so I now have a Nissan X-Trail, 2007 model, with 40,000Km on the clock, but in really good condition. Can’t complain about that, so Christmas is already turning out to be a good one.

Monday, December 20, 2010

WIP: Slow Painted Bacon

War PigManaged to get a bit more paint on my War Pig on Sunday. I picked some nice tips from watching  some of the videos from Miniature Mentors. A much slower process than I normally do, but nice for a change of pace and the results are great.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

WIP: Christmas Bacon

After a very long 6 day week at work and a 16 hour hell for leather day moving and installing. I did get in an hour or two in painting. I started on my fist Pig, the War Hog that I got off Mark, with his hand sculpted tree base which is superbly done. Looking forward to rolling out the Pigs this Christmas, having only played them once so far, I can foresee lots of smoked bacon coming up over the holidays….. bit it’s gonna be fun.

WarPigI’ve decided to go for a much more fleshy colour for the skin rather than the brown leathery hide look of the PP painted version.

I’ve been playing around with layering lots of thin coats of paint, which is working well. It’s just time consuming putting in 4+ coats for shadows on top of 3 or 4 base coats. It’s a good method for the models you want to put the time into, I’ve still got lots of practice and learning on it to do. I think a bit more practice and getting the paint consistence right will speed up my process hugely.

Looking forward to some holidays and lots of painting and gaming.. roll on Christmas Smile

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Perdita and the Ortega Gang

Malifaux Ortega Gang

Malifaux Ortega Gang

After a hell of a week at work I wasn’t up to using the brain and gaming , I managed to find some time to get in some painting and relax a bit. Ended up over at Mark’s and we spent the day painting and talk about crap. I got stuck into the rest of the Ortega gang while Mark worked on his Flames of War stuff he needed to finish for his job. Cranked up some tunes and yakked about all sorts while painting, it was great just to relax and not worry about rules and being competitive. Think we will need to do that a bit more often, or even look at trying out playing one game in the morning, then spending the rest of the day painting and relaxing.

A bit of basing and a couple of touch up I spotted in the photos and the gang should be ready to rock, I quite enjoyed painting sort of cartoonish colours on them, going to do a similar thing with the Neverborn as well.

whisky

I stopped at my local “AO” (Alcoholics Only) A.K.A. The Wine Circle shop on the way home and shouted myself a new bottle of Scotch.. it’s ohhhoooo so nice.. Smile, at 57% barrel strength it has a good kick and goes down nice and smooth, safe to say not much painting going on tonight.

Now all I need to do is learn the rules for Malifaux and finish of my Neverborn Crew.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bad Things Happen

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The motto from Malifaux “Bad things Happen” is very accurate description of my day and week thus far. Third party Muppet’s.. I mean contractors……. (insert a large amount of abusive words) Lets just say my day at work today was completely “Malifauxed” . Note the halo of gas in the above pictures, not something that belongs in a server room with hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment. Not once… but twice they did this.

On the brighter side of life, I now have the Malifaux rules, so off to consult a crystal glass full of scotch and absorb myself into a world were I could legally kill someone…Smile

Thursday, December 2, 2010

WIP: Rutger Shaw

Mercs Rutger Shaw

Doing way to much work and not enough painting or gaming but you get that in the silly season. I did manage to almost get Rutger finished, just a few touch up's and basing to go. Then onto some more new toys… my Legion Grotesques arrived today  Smile

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Malifaux

Malifaux Perdita OrtegaGot a bit of painting in tonight after a crazy day at work, started on Perdita from my Ortega gang. Thought I’d try something a little different.