Monday, 12 April 2010

In the club

That's right, it's time for another exciting instalment of "I've just left the gaming club"!
It went very well this week, believe it or not I got a Vyros charge off on eStryker. I made a bad decision on how to use focus in combat, and missed by one point. Then went on to miss with my final two focus bought attacks. Too confident.

Great game though, I was quite confident going in, and managed to fall 4" short on a griffon charge with mobility and fleet going. Right idea, wrong timing. I'm going to buy another griffon though. If I've learned one thing in all my games, it's that Vyros rocking flank can really hit hard. I would just take a second Phoenix for the reach but in 35pt games that feels silly. I'm going to run some vassal games with a mix of two Griffons, versus Vyros running just a Phoenix, an a Scyir with the griffin. I think I'd like the griffon on big V for the feat however. Once again lots to think about :)

Got my bases made and pretty much finished for all my medium based Skorne, and just need to sand and prime the small bases for next weekend. I've never spent so long painting just bases! It should look pretty good though when base+mini are finished.
Still struggling with a scheme, but I do know that I want to use a pale bone/stone for the armour, with a dark cloth/second colour. I've primed one praetorian so far who will get his fare share of paint this week I imagine :p will hopefully have a scheme settled by the weekend for photos.

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Sunday, 11 April 2010

Best Man

My replacement bases arrived this week along with some new brushes, sculpting tools and greenstuff. I also have a parcel which I need to post for mr Astray over at yellowdice. Despite the fact that the two Praetorian swordsmen I ordered arrived as a cataphract Arcuarius (?!) I'm making a reasonable amount of progress. After many failed attempt at cork desert bases, I stumbled across a great desert base tutorial on the Privateer Press forums mid way down the thread. I've got all my medium bases sculpted and sanded, doing the small bases today, and hopefully getting them all sprayed today too. Those miniatures that arrived with paint have been soaking in paint stripper over night, and both warbeasts have been cleaned (after Royal Mail managed make them come apart in transit....grumble grumble) and assembled over the course of this week. On top of all this, me and Astray managed to devise me up a colour scheme to use, which I will have ready to post pics of next week with any luck.

The real good news however, is that my future best man and good friend of over 20 years (21 years :P) was round yesterday, and I "taught" him to play Warmachine. He liked it enough to want to sit and browse the PP galleries on the website to pick a faction! at the moment I think it's between Cryx and Menoth for him, as he isn't 100% on the Menoth 'jacks. Great news tbh. I've lent him my MK2 rulebook so he can read up on fluff/rules and when he has decided on faction, I'll try and post in the relative community and get some advice on first purchases. Looking forward to club night tomorrow as well, as I haven't been in a couple of weeks, so it's all good here :)

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Monday, 5 April 2010

In Bruges

Back from Bruges. Been doing some wok on my Skorne guys this morning, but there is only one picture that really matters at the moment;

Yes that's right, my better half agreed to marry me.

Mini pictures will arrive shortly, just wanted to share this great news with the world (or at least those people who haven't seen the Face book status/had a phone call etc etc)

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