Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Layout changed

Well, I didn't end up losing power, or (aside from a bunch of rain) see many of the effects of Sandy, which is good, but I know a lot of people did, so hopefully those that did get their power and lives back to normal soon.

I got around to making the layout change to the blog, basically applying one of the templates so that it didn't have the same boring look it had always had.

Let me know what you think.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Hurricane Sandy

Well, being in central Maryland, we're about to get hit by much of the wind and rain from Hurricane Sandy, which sucks.  But thankfully, I got out of work early today, and will have tomorrow off, at the least :).  I used what was left of the daylight today to re-base some minis, and hopefully I can use tomorrow to get some work done as well.

For the other people in Sandy's path, hopefully she goes light on you!  And on us :).

On an unrelated note- I was finally going to clean up the blog, and change some of the layout to make it a lot cleaner.  I'll wait until I'm sure I'll have power through the entire process ;).

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hobby progress for week ending 10/27/2012

This week, I assembled two Young Nephilim for my Neverborn crew.  Now, thankfully, I have something for my Terror Tot Nephilim to look forward to, should I manage to get some blood counters in game.  With luck, maybe I can get a game in this next week.

Also, I read the rules to Firestorm Armada, and re-read the rules to Malifaux.  I don't know if I consider that 'hobby progress', but it's something that will enable me to more thoroughly enjoy games, and it's something I managed to do this week :).

Wednesday, October 24, 2012


Wait, what?


You mean, Dan Abnett is finally releasing the first book of the Alizebeth Bequin trilogy?  *hyperventilates*.

I haven't read a Black Library book in some time, mainly due to the fact I'm so busy, but man, that's the sort of series to get me started again!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Hobby progress for week ending 10/20/2012

This week, I managed to finish assembly of the Lilith crew for Malifaux.  Hopefully I can get a game with them soon, just to see how I like Malifaux, and figure out what I want to do with my armies :).

I've been itching to paint for a while now, but haven't really gotten the time to sit down and start.  Maybe, if I'm lucky, this upcoming week will give me a change to do small chunks of painting at a time.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Past weekend gaming fun

Last weekend, a bunch of friends and I all headed over to a friend's place, and spent part of Friday and all of Saturday playing some games.  So naturally, I'm going to say a few words about the different games I played.

Finally, I got the chance to put Fantasy Flight's game, X-Wing, on the table.  I ended up playing 3 total games, with two of them being basically starter/teaching games (pitting two TIE Fighters against a single X-Wing).  Personally, I had a blast playing it, and would love to get it on the table more.  The only non-teaching game I played was a small 50 point game that we ended up ending because Luke Skywalker w/ R2-D2 is too difficult to kill.  I've actually accumulated a moderate amount of stuff (I LOVE Star Wars, for those that don't know), and I'm itching to try some of the other stuff out (like trying to get some mileage out of that Y-Wing, or even trying some of the weapon upgrades).

This was the main focus of the weekend, and I managed to get a few games in.  I actually worked hard the last two weeks to have some new toys for these games, which mostly made an appearance.  Brief recap:

First game I played was a 50 point game, with me taking Tyrant Xerxis against Rob taking Harkevich.  Rob had recently built his Conquest, and was determined to get it on the table (which he did, several times- he'd have to tell you how he felt about it).

The scenario was Overrun (which I played a lot of this weekend... hmm...), and as you can tell, we played with a lot of terrain (thanks to Minute, which I decided I actually loved).  My early game shooting did a ton of damage, and Rob was forced to come into combat on my turns due the the Nihilators, and I actually managed to take down the Conquest with a fully buffed Gladiator, giving me the win.

Second game was against Minute, another 50 point game, again playing Overrun.  I took eHexeris, and almost the same list as my game against Rob, whereas Minute took Ossyan.

On the second turn, I dropped Black Spot through my Cannoneer onto his Halberdiers, and proceeded to lay into them with the Reivers, taking out most of the unit, and dropping a few Stormfall Archers as a bonus.  Minute's shooting was a little disappointing for him, partially because my Nihilators made five out of their six tough checks on my right.  At the end, I was pretty mangled, but killed enough on the board that Minute conceded.

Third game was a 35 point game against BK.  I ran Epic Asphyxious against his Epic Lylyth, playing, you guessed it, Overrun.

BK used his feat first, killing a lot my infantry, but it ended up just powering up my feat, which I used to kill Typhon, and damage a Ravagore.  Having taken over most of the zone on my turn, he wasn't able to get enough in to stop me from winning by scenario.

And finally, I played another 50 point game against Rob, who chose to run the Old Witch against Terminus (I didn't take a single picture of this game, unfortunately).  Rob continued with his goal of running the Conquest though, something that actually made me a little concerned, since Terminus takes a LOT of infantry.  This time, the scenario was Process of Elimination, and I managed to score the zone on my left on the second turn, leaving me free to focus on the right.  Rob had a full unit of Winter Guard there, who took shots at the nearby infantry (mostly Mechanithralls).  The Old Witch parked behind them and popped her feat, keeping my infantry back.

I took the bait, advanced up, and hit her with a spray, taking out more than half her health.  Of course, this left me without Sacrifical Pawn targets, and after the Winter Guard easily destroyed my only nearby warrior model (a non-Incorporeal Pistol Wraith), lined me up for a combined range attack, starting at about my armor... and then rolled a 3.  Eesh.  Terminus chuckled, Rob's other shooting didn't get the job done, and after failing to Gallows me far enough to get me in charge range of the Conquest, Rob conceded (I could have walked up and killed the Old Witch next turn, most likely).

Managed to end the weekend 4-0 at Warmachine/Hordes!

Firestorm Armada:
In between games, Rob and I found some time to put Firestorm Armada on the table, and try to get a few turns in.  Rob let me borrow his Directorate fleet.. and I think he took the Terran Alliance.  We played a little into the second turn, ignoring some of the rules (mainly fighter/bomber wings and such), but enough to get the basic turn structure.  It's pretty fun- there are definitely things about it that I think are great improvements over Battlefleet Gothic, and I borrowed the rulebook to read on my own time.  Next time it hits the table, hopefully I'll have a good enough grasp of the rules to play with all of them.

Finally, I managed to get two boardgames in: Sentinels of the Multiverse, and Zombicide.  Both these games were AWESOME.  Very thematic, dripping in theme-y goodness, and a blast to play.  If you're looking for either a great super-hero themed card game, or a zombie survival board game, check these two out!

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Hobby progress for week ending Oct 13, 2012

Got some more stuff accomplished this week, in preparation for gaming this weekend:

- Finished assembly of Epic Hexeris.
- Finished assembly of Nihilators.
- Assembled Terminus, just missing a single wing.
- Finished assembly of Venethrax.
- Finished assembly on a second Warwitch Siren.
- Finished all repairs to Deathjack.

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Hobby progress for week ending Oct 6, 2012

Just a quick update as to what I've accomplished this week, hobby-wise.

- Finished filing Nihilators.
- Filed epic Hexeris.
- Attached Terminus' torso and legs to one another.
- Deathjack almost fully repaired (just needs hand spikes).

Since I was basically out of town from Sunday till Wednesday, I did alright.