Tuesday, December 3, 2013
This should just be a quick progress update. Lately I've had a little more time to work on hobby stuff so I've finally restarted work I began earlier in the year. I've promised myself that by in the next few months I will have all of these projects finished so that I can start cutting down some of my painting backlog to more manageable levels. So what have I been working on? Well, as the title suggests I have three projects going right now. The first is my screaming bell conversion for my Skaven army. The next is to fully paint my Nomads for Infinity. While the last is to assemble and paint both of my historical armies of present (Britons and early Imperial Romans). So let's check in on the progress of each of these.
Tuesday, November 26, 2013
Many readers may remember my commitment to get involved in 15mm historical games. Since then I've bought rulebooks and miniatures and let them languish. However West Wind Productions has started a Kickstarter project to create a new line of Ancients 15/18mm miniatures and that has me excited. So consider this short post a pseudo-advertisment for their kickstarter as well as a declaration that I will get back into historicals as soon as I get my Infinity Nomads painted up.
Information on the Kickstarter campaign can be found here.
- I'm working on my Skaven Screaming Bell again. I hope to have progress pictures for a post soon. This leads me to...
- In January I'll be revamping the blog and trying to reinvigorate and refocus. I know, I know. You sense a theme of me getting off-focus. I'm not easily distracted I simply have a lot of interests :-)
Sunday, October 6, 2013
My last post went over how a new player could get started with Infinity. The article largely focused on buying miniatures, the first game, and generally where to access information about Infinity. This week I want to concentrate on the background. Now, within Infinity most people find it easy to pick a faction based on the models alone. All of the factions have pretty discernible and distinct aesthetics. For some people though, that isn't enough. They want to play the "good guy" faction or "the underdog" or any number of other categories that factions can be shoehorned into. Today I'm going to go over some brief background for each faction while also highlighting anything the faction is unusually good or bad at on the tabletop. This should provide everyone with a solid basis for choosing a faction if appearance just isn't good enough.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Last time I focused on why my attentions are steering away from Warhammer 40k. So what have I been working on in the meantime? Well I still have a focus on Warhammer Fantasy and I'm working on gearing up for Adepticon with a new list that (hopefully) fixes the issues with last years list. I'm also working a little on my 15mm historicals. Although to date I admit I've only ever ordered the miniatures and separated them out. Most of my time has been devoted to working on Infinity models and learning that game. Today, I'm going to cover the basic premise of the game and some light faction background as well as give an overview on what new players will need to get started.
Friday, September 6, 2013
This article has been a long time coming as I’ve experienced many personal delays and I took a long time to form a solid opinion about the individual pieces of the Eldar Codex and the whole codex itself. I’ve played Eldar since 1992. They were the first army I collected and up until roughly 2002 they were the only 40k army I played. Over time I dabbled with Space Marines, Imperial Guard, and Orks but the Eldar held a special place in my mind and in the 40k fluff. That makes the next revelation all the more shocking to me; I don’t want to play Eldar with the new codex.
In this post I’ll explain my reasoning and go over what I think are the best points in the book, some missed steps, and the way forward.
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
After Adepticon this year I decided that while my list was pretty good, it needed some tweaks. I identified a number of poor performers and some areas where the list needed improvement. In addition to all this I came up with a great idea for a centerpiece for my army. Something that would really get the judges to stop and say, "Wow, that's cool" and hopefully pick up a few more painting/modeling points. So I set out to rewrite the list. The problem? I couldn't free up enough points to do everything I wanted. So instead I wanted to try out a few ideas so I raised the point cap from 2400 to 2500 and managed to make everything that I wanted to try fit.
Sunday, July 7, 2013
As I announced a little over a month ago my wife and I recently had our first child. Now, children, especially babies, take a lot of time and care and that usually comes straight out of hobby-time first. This can be a sizeable adjustment for those who don't have younger siblings, nephews and nieces nearby, or older children. Today we'll discuss adapting the hobby to fit changing lifestyles and increasing demands on our time from outside sources.
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Last August/September I embarked on a journey that many hobbyists have since taken as well, a Kickstarter Campaign! This one in particular was the Reaper Bones kickstarter that offered an absurd number of miniatures for a modest price. Seriously, the Vampire level alone came in at roughly $0.25 per model (USD). The available upgrades were also very nice and affordable. Being my first kickstarter though, I was reticent to plop down serious cash but eventually warmed to the idea of adding a few addons. I managed to scrap up enough willpower to avoid this one getting too expensive, but since then, I have plopped down an absurd amount of money on various kickstarters. Let's take a peak inside my Reaper Bones box and go over some helpful tips for those adventurous souls who are interested in giving Kickstarter a try.