Friday, July 22, 2011

Yeah, yeah, busy busy busy.

Obviously, I've been really busy, but I swear I'm not done blogging yet!  I won't get into all the various things that are keeping me away from the computer here (you can look on my other blog for that, it's not very interesting though, I promise).

The important thing is that I'm going to try to blog more.

I don't know if I'll ever get my various battle reports up from PrezCon, mainly because it's been so long now that my memory faded.  We ended up leaving from it early, but still got a few other games in that I haven't posted about: Imperium and Triumph of Chaos come to mind immediately.  Man, Triumph of Chaos has potential to be a fantastic game, but it's going to have to be one I'll need to own to play it effectively.  I need to actually study a few of the parts of the game to see why I would want to do certain things, or to see the penalties from playing certain cards, etc.  One day.

Upon coming home from PrezCon, I broke out (at the time) ATO's newest issue: The Lash of the Turk.  Played one of the scenarios solo.  I really like the overall flow and rules of the game, but it needed some errata (for instance, the setup was completely screwy).  Also, the siege rules are bit peculiar.  It's one of those eras of history that doesn't seem to get enough games covering though, so I'm definitely going to give it some slack.  Again, maybe someday I'll post pictures and a report of that game.  More likely, however, is that when I play it again, I'll post THAT.

Rob and I have been playing occasional games of Combat Commander.  We've been eyeing the Stalingrad campaign game, so maybe in another few weeks we'll do that.  Combat Commander is a blast, but I swear that has to be the most complicated game in existence.

I still do my ASL playtesting when I have time to.  I won't say I'm decent yet, but I'm certainly getting better at playing.  Every time I play it, I'm just reminded how great a game it is.  I have dreams of playing a lot of the scenarios solo (and even grander dreams of running some of those massive Valor of the Guards scenarios *drool), but it won't be for a bit.

Regardless, I'm sure I wasn't missed much, but I'll be coming back with some new posts, I promise.  I've been trying to tackle Fields of Fire lately, so I suspect there will be some posts on that coming up soon.

See you guys soon!

Been so busy!

Man, it feels like forever since I've posted here.

I've been busy, obviously- I'm starting to move to a new job, which requires skills and knowledge I have to learn before doing so.  That takes a lot of time.  My girlfriend is starting college, and her first classes are poorly taught, leaving me to help her out... that takes time.  I work two jobs... that takes time.

Mainly, there just isn't enough time to go around, and certainly none for blogging (or myself in general).

Well, I'm going to try to keep it up a little.  I HAVE played a few games in the intervening months, and I have stacks of battle reports to go through, but truthfully it's so daunting to sit out, right them up, and edit them that I may never get around to it.  Instead, I'll just make a few comments here about what's been going on for me the last few months (various things I haven't posted already, at least).

Warhammer Fantasy: All I've really done somewhat recently was play a single game of this against Frans.  I was using Dark Elves vs. his Skaven, 2500 points, I believe.  I tried to run a little stronger with magic and melee, and it was actually a decently close game, but I still lost.  I actually learned a LOT about Warhammer from this game though- for instance, I won't be taking any more small units.  They are just too easy to get points from.  They can't stand up to all the various things in the game, and it's not worth it anymore.  The new 'unkillable' lord is really as tough as he sounds, as well. 

I haven't purchased the Storm of Magic supplement yet.  I may or may not, I haven't decided.  It's too difficult to keep up with GW's pricing these days.

Warhammer 40K:  I've spent some time thinking about the background for my Chaos Space Marines, and even started to assemble some Berzerkers, but haven't progressed past that yet.  I'm really excited about Necron rumors, however.

Other GW games:  My Blood Bowl project has hit a bit of a snag, because my free time is so limited.  I will look at trying to use the updated Java Blood Bowl client to help speed me up here, however.  If I can save some time, I can still pull it off.

Warmachine/Hordes: I've done a decent amount here, but still pretty disappointing.  Let's cover a few things.

I've played quite a few games.  I played Nathan, Cryx vs. his Cygnar, and lost.  I played BK, Skorne vs. his Menoth, and lost (although the Titan Gladiator dropped two of his heavies in a turn, something he won't forget, I'm sure).  I've played Ben during lunch once or twice, and lost.  I've been playing Rob with intent to help him play Warmachine (especially his Khador) better, and won, but of course these were teaching games.  We've made some progress though- last night we played a quick game, 35 points, me running Master Tormentor Morghoul, and him running Karchev, and although I won, he was one or two rolls away from making it a MUCH closer game (as in, not rolling a 4 on three die for damage on Morghoul sort of rolling).  So, I'm getting some gaming in, but not much.

I've been assembling some, but not very quickly.  Finished a Necrotech for Cryx (you know, because I'll use it so much).  Finished my Arcuarii for Skorne.  Started on a unit of Venator Reivers.  I bought a few Retribution models, but I don't expect to start working on them soon.  Still haven't been painting. 

I'm really excited about Unbound, but I don't think I'll get many opportunities to play, since I'm the only person amongst my group of friends with 150 points (of Cryx).  However, I'm going to be working on my Cryx to have them available to play such a game should the chance arrive.

Warmachine Wrath came out, and it looks incredible.  Maybe I'll go over the choices, from my perspective, but maybe not, since it's not like you can't find those reviews elsewhere :).

Other games: I haven't been working on any of my other miniatures, sadly.  I'm really eager to work on Flames of War, even though I don't play it yet.  Same with Malifaux.  But I don't have time to play the games I have stuff for, it's hard to justify extra.

So yeah, that's where I've been.  I'll be trying to blog more, now that I've posted.  If I go back and manage to get some of the other battle reports up, great, if not I'm not going to sweat it too much.  Anyway, hope everyone is doing well out there!