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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Summer Dust

So today was my first game day in a few weeks after getting back from my holiday, and also day light savings time change (Summer is hear finally). So my day started all wrong as I forgot to reset my alarm clock. Then rushed around left home, only to have to return as I forgot to take my anti malaria tablets. Having been in Indonesian and high risk areas for malaria on holiday. There was no way I was going to miss taken the tablets, four weeks or taking them once you leave the zone, so I’m down to three more weeks of tablets. hooo hummm not the best start to the day.

Anyway, we ended up busting out Dust, my SSU up against Will’s Axis. A small 200 point game, where I tried out my Red Fury for the first time.

I started well, which was helped by my dice rolling and a little overlooked rule which I meant I was cheating a bit. You get that with the brain still half asleep and not play the game that regally.

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But in the end I just couldn’t break through the armour of the Axis walker, so surrendered before I got completely wiped out.

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So another loss to the Axis, maybe with the up and coming SSU releases I’ll fair a bit better once I get some type 3 units. I hardly took any photos… my brain really wasn't ion gear today.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Netrunner



I picked up the expansion to Netrunner on the weekend, the selection of cards in it looks really interesting. Haven't played any of the cards yet, as my holiday turned the brain to mush, so needed to play a few games with the standard set to get the rule refresh into the brain. 

I also found some nice images of playing matts to use. I printed them out on a laser and taped them together to try them out.




They worked well, but need a few tweaks to really work. Looking forward to try the new cards out. 

Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Scale Model Show 2013 - Auckland

After just getting back from 12 days on holiday in Indonesian hunting dragons ( the Komodo kind and using a camera not a gun) I managed to get a couple of hours in at the local Model show in Auckland. Some of the models were pretty amazing, and inspiring.

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I meet Mike Butler after taking a close look at some of his stunning work and got chatting to him. A really nice guy and I even picked up a few tips from him.

https://www.facebook.com/michaeljbutlerNZ

Here’s some of his painting below…  (pretty sure they are all his) I was to gobsmacked to take note of the exact details :-)

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