Many of you may have noticed a steep decline in posting this past few months. Heck, just seeing this post in your inbox may have triggered a head scratch or two.
Here’s a quick post to update you on what I’ve been up to and why the lack of updates…
Firstly, why the lack of updates?
Recently I found out I am going to be a father (due date December 2014) and as such was wrapped up in a move to larger place and all the things that impending parenthood bring.
Regardless, I’m still in the hobby. I still paint, although that is becoming less frequent nowadays compared to my ~1.5 hr a day I was averaging about a year ago. In fact I’m working on two 50 point Circle Orboros lists to be completed in about a month’s time. It’s my most ambitious project since the Rearguard.
I also still play. In fact, one game a week every Wednesday give or take. More recently my enthusiasm for the game had begun to wane, for late of a better term. I still very much enjoy WM/H, and it could just be burn out with my Menoth (wakka wakka) as I’ve been playing them for quite some time now, but the excitement to play week in and out just sometimes isn’t there. Maybe playing some new blood, both army and players, at Warmachine Weekend will help.
What else have I been up to?
Board games! Kinda. With the winter months upon us, I’ve been kind of getting the itch to play some board games, or at least have them on hand for the inevitable snow days.
I recently picked up Boss Monster and Love Letter as they were 1.) cheap and 2.) seemed simple enough. Boss Monster has actually been a pretty big hit. It’s a great game to break out casually, as it’s easy to learn and quick to play. In it, you play the role of an NES boss monster and have to set up a dungeon of horrors that will attract the heros and then defeat them so that you can munch on their souls. Do this 10 times and you win, but if the heroes defeat your dungeon 5 times, you lose.
I’m interested to try more boardgames, and right now my prime two candidates are Flashpoint or Pandemic. But I gotta be honest, I am completely new to the world of boardgames having only know about the Milton-Bradley variety until recently.
If anyone has any good suggestions for 2-4 player games (especially those that may appeal to less…”nerdy”…folk), I’d love to hear them!
Warhammer 40K Campaign
A few guys have gotten together for a fluffy/fun 40K campaign. It’s all about the Rule of Cool with this one. I’m rolling with Dark Eldar as I’ve always loved their look and this was a perfect chance to pick up some models. Here’s some WIPs:
Now this project has been put a bit on the backburner at the moment, just due to my getting Circle ready for WMW. With a new codex recently released, I’m eager to jump back in though.
Warhammer 40K: Conquest
Oh man, this is my ish currently. Granted is just came out last week, and I’ve only gotten 2 whole games in as opponents are few and far between. But I am way hyped to get more games in, and with more than just the recommended Space Marine and Ork starter decks (Orks still don’t seem like my thing). You get quite a lot of game in the Core Set for $40, including tokens, 2 warlord dials, 7 different factions and the cards for each. I think it comes to like 200+ cards, minus the little token creature and planet cards.
The game plays a bit like a campaign, in that you have to leverage capturing the current planet (or not) and the long game of bolstering your forces at other planets. There is strategy involved in not only deployment of your forces but also your Warlord and then battling. If it sounds like a lot, it is. But it was way easier to pick up and learn than Netrunner and plays pretty quick. Games can take about 30 minutes. My two games where I was teaching others took about an hour total.
Of course I’ll be running a Dark Eldar deck because they’re my fave faction in 40K.
Infinity 3rd Edition
And finally, Infinity 3rd edition is almost upon us. I’ve been patiently waiting for this as from the various leaks they’ve had all lot of the improvements are ones I’m totally on board with. Granted I don’t have the in-depth handle on the game as I do WM/H, but the few squabbles I had with the ruleset seem to be getting addressed.
On top of that, Infinity is quickly becoming my favorite model range since adopting their new digital sculpting method. I get giddier seeing the monthly releases for this game than I do others.
So a bit of forewarning: You will probably see a lot more of Infinity on this blog next year.
And finally I want to thank each and every reader and follower of this blog!
Thanks for sticking around and your comments and interactions throughout the years!