Super IKRPG Bros. 2 out of 5 ain’t bad I guess…
Above is a pic from last night’s IKRPG session. Zac got his PC painted up and it looks ace! Now that leaves just 3 more before I can get that group picture…
I know I’ve been lax in updating these past few months. Part of that was just life in general and recently it’s been because I’ve been swamped in commission work. Not that I’m complaining. It is what funds this
addiction hobby. I have 3 that are in the homestretch at the moment, I hope to have them all done by no later than this Saturday.
After those are done, I’m going to take some time to focus on my own army mans, like getting my Legion Rearguard ready for the Slow Grow/Journeyman league that usually hits during the summer months. That way whenever it begins, all the prep work like priming, making bases, pinning, greenstuffing, etc, is all done and all I have to do is just pick up and paint.
I also have another little project I have in the works that I’m taking at a very slow pace…
My first Templecon has come and gone and I gotta say it was a real good time. A whole group of the NoVA Nomads made the trip to represent which I think helped a great deal in making it a crazy fun trip.
I ended up forgetting my camera (of course!) so the only pics I have are from my cell phone. I also ended up only doing the Hardcore, which was fine by me as I had just as much fun (or more) just chilling out in the Iron Arena. So how’d I do there? Did the pKreoss list bring home the bacon?
Find out after the jump. Oh and a big photo gallery too!
Couldn’t find a better pic…
I’m going to Templecon 2013!
Last year I didn’t go because I was just getting into the game and didn’t even have 35 points yet, plus what I did have was barely put together or painted. Oh what a difference a year makes…I think this hobby has actually fully bloomed into an addiction, but I digress…
Back to Templecon! I’ve signed up for the Hardcore, and two of the midnight madness style events. Sadly, Blood, Sweat, and Tiers (an event I really enjoy) was full I’m also still looking for a third for the team tournament.
But this post is going to focus on a bit of theorymachine and my plans for the Hardcore tourney, which is an event I’ve never actually taken part in. I’ve never had a fully painted viable 50 point army yet (although I could field a fully painted 50 point list), so that is the first challenge. The next challenge is actually myself. I’ve recently been trying to shed my “whatevs” attitude towards playing and gaining a more competitive edge. So far my average tournament record is 1-3. I aim to change this.
The painting table is never empty. A situation I’m sure many a wargamer is familiar with.
In my case, my table runneth over with models that need paint. I thought I’d share some of the projects I have going on and talk a little about where they’re heading, how they’re going, etc. I never seem to stay on one project or model long, as I tend to shuffle between many at a time. It prolongs the insanity, but at least I change up so often I don’t get bored!
Let’s start with the big mac daddy at the moment….the Menoth Battle Engine: The Vessel of Judgement!
Vessel of Judgement WIP. Wobbly picture is wobbly.
So I started to do some house keeping on ye olde blog and noticed that while it is still very focused on my painting, it has also expanded to include a variety of other topics (all still pretty related to Warmachine though). Something I still would like to do however is get into more commission work, mostly as a means of funding my own hobby ideas and intentions.
And with that, I created a new site: Rocket Powered Paint Brush! It is separate from this site, although the content will mostly also appear on this blog. I wanted to do this as a means of streamlining the process, so to speak, and keeping that part separate (business-wise) from my nattering here. This way, if you (or someone you know) is interested in some commission work, you can go there and see the good stuff, rather than shuffle through the various posts on Mini Army, Huge Time Sink.
“Bow or Burn. Either way, there will be one less heretic today.”
Thursday was the first night of Journeyman/Slow grow league games and man o man, it was a grand time!
I don’t know if it’s the new shiny or what, but Menoth seems to have that…something…that I felt was missing from Khador for me. Maybe I was burned (eh? eh?!) out on them and ready for a change, but I was talking with my wife and basically summed it up as, “I like them, but I don’t know if I’m in like with them…” Suffice it to say I have been tossing around the possibility of possibly…maybe…sorta…selling them off. But that’s for another post!
Back to the slow grow! My local PG and Plarzoid brought in his lightbox in order to take (quality) pics of everyone’s battleboxes and it was awesome. Check out all the pics on his blog here! I’m pretty proud of our group as there are some really sexy mofos in there! To me, it has always seemed like our group are more competitive players than painters, but they really stepped it up for this league!
I got in one and half games Thursday night. Why one and a half? Well about two-ish turns into my second game, Plarzoid started up a Portals event and Paul (my opponent at the time) and I wanted to get in on it. If you haven’t tried it yet, it’s a ton of fun and many shenanigans will ensue. You can find the rules here. I went with eFeora the whole night because 1.) it brought me closer to the battlebox limit at 12 points (everyone was cool with it) and 2.) lighting everything on fire is good times.
Ok so not the Black Widow we’ll be talking about today, but I don’t see anyone complaining…
Lately I was able to try my first theme force in Warmachine and as per usual for me, it’s probably not one of the easier ones to play. I’m talking about Thyra, Flame of Sorrow and her Black Widows theme force for Protectorate of Menoth. It’s basically all Daughters of the Flame. Which is okay with me, as I love all the Daughters models.
Here’s what I ran with at 35 points. The only proxy was the Sanctifier, as it hasn’t been released yet.
Faction: Thyra – Black Widows
Thyra, Flame of Sorrow (*6pts)
* Blood of Martyrs (9pts)
* Reckoner (8pts)
* Sanctifier (9pts)
Choir of Menoth (Leader and 3 Grunts) (2pts)
Daughters of the Flame (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Daughters of the Flame (Leader and 5 Grunts) (5pts)
Nicia, Tear of Vengeance (3pts)
So how is it? What is it? Read on, all will be explained! [warning: this is going to be a wall of text]