We’ve all had some of those: “OH GOD WHAT AM I DOING?!?!” moments, as you swipe the Visa for your latest plastic crack purchase, when you realize you could have had 12 footlong sandwiches for the same price. Groceries, for a week. Maybe as much as half the rent cheque…?
Perhaps my mother trained me too well, I’m built to scrutinize every single penny that leaves my account honestly. Factored into said scrutiny however, is often the inevitability of the purchase, and AGONY factor of having to delay from such a purchase. Ultimately, if I’ve pretty much decided I’m going to spend the money, I may as well stop fretting about it and pull the goddamn trigger.
This is the model I painted for the Feat of Service 2015 Charity Benefit for the Wounded Warrior Project. I feel Vlad is an appropriate model for Wounded Warriers due to his fluff. I went with a “Dark Knight” vibe as I felt that while looking cool, it was pretty agnostic towards any one’s existing paint schemes!
…but that hasn’t quite come to fruition. Why? A variety of reasons really. Not happy with the scheme or it’s execution were among the top because if I am going to dive off that cliff, I want to be 100% I like the end result.
But if I have to be honest with myself, the biggest reason is excitement. Or lack there of.
So here’s the major distraction that’s been keeping me from the site and from wargaming in general!
As soon as he starts letting his mom and I get some sleep, I’ll be back in full force! I mean it’s been 3 months already, he’s gotta start sleeping some time right?! Please Davey pleeeease…
In my absence I have been stockpiling games (may not be the wisest decision) so here’s what I got in the pipe:
Circle Orboros! Yeah I technically started these guys right before WMW, but I’ve only gotten like 5 games in with them since I came down with a terrible case of Con Crud…But I’ve added a Mohsar list to them that I’m excited about.
Wrath of Kings! This came out of nowhere! A bunch of WM regulars went to Templecon and got smitten with the game…and I have a need to be accepted so I joined them. I have House Shael Han assembled. I like the game the tiny bit of it I’ve tried…
INFINITY! Infinity always looms over me like a technicolor shadow…I received a Haqqislam army in a trade over the Christmas holiday that’s still sitting waiting for some attention and I’ve been stockpiling MDF terrain for the inevitable. Plus Tohaa has been getting some CRAZY AWESOME models that I can’t wait to add like the Rasail Teams and Igao Unit!
Hoping to get over to Certs and his crew for an re-introduction into N3 (and maybe even some WoK or RK) sometime soon (soon meaning sometime in 2015 nowadays)!
Zac, if you are reading this: let’s play some Malifaux yo.
I just received my copy of Angel Giraldez’s Masterclass book and am working on getting the Joan of Arc model that came with it painted up. I hope to have a review of the book up soon. The model is typical nu-Infinity, which is to say, it’s very good…
Today I have a guest post from our local competitively minded player. Following all the Warlock spoilers from Exigence yesterday, local Danny who has a Skorne army commissioned by Jolly Roger Studios, shares his thoughts on eXerxis.
Comparing the stats from the Operation: Icestorm rulebook (pg 25 and 27) with the Infinity Army Builder indicates that we are in for some widespread, yet subtle changes to the costs and abilities of our favorite units in Infinity Third Edition.
Some changes are universal. BTS becomes a positive stat – instead of seeing “BTS -3,” it will now simply read “BTS 3.” They have added the Silhouette stat (all Icestorm “human-sized” models are S: 2). Availability (AVA) is missing from the Icestorm rules, but I do not think that that means it is missing from the eventual, full profiles.
There are new abilities; they have told us what Kinematika will do (add 1″ to the ARO Dodge move at Level 1), but there is a new one on the new Father Knight called “Assault.” Also, there is a new weapon called a “Breaker Pistol” that the Father Knight, Grenzer, and…