Hello out there…

Well hello!

It has again been too long since my last post. Hopefully though it won’t stay that way for too long!

There are plans afoot for an ongoing series of posts by one of my club mates who is going through the process of starting a new faction. This should give some insight into choices that have to be made in the process of building a new army from scratch. All the way from which faction to play to what will actually be played in that faction.

I will try and match his content with posts of my own and if things go to plan there should be at least 2 posts a week going forwards.

Thats pretty much it for now but I’ll leave you with some photo’s that chronicle my recent hobby activity…

Missed target…

You may recall that in a previous post I had set myself the aim to have one of my lists fully painted in time for the UK Masters, that hasn’t quite worked out…

With the ETC rearing it’s head (6th to 8th July) in just over 6 weeks time my plan is to try and make some regular posts which will hopefully motivate me to get a move on with my painting.

Here are a few pic’s of what I have done so far.

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Woldwarden

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Shifting Stones

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The first in my unit of “Under Water Gatormen”

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WIP on a Warpwolf Stalker

With all that I need to now complete

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The rest of the Stalker
A Feral Warpwolf
Another Woldwarden
A unit of Druids
The rest of the first Gatorman unit
Another max unit of Gatormen
A Gallows Grove

Easy!

Breaking news – Vlad 3 seen in resin!

So on one of my many rambles through the world wide web I came across this picture of every bodies favourite mounted Khador ‘caster.

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From this picture it looks like Vlad3 will be hitting stores in resin!

Of course this may just be a master model and when released he will be metal. Who knows…

Road to the UK Masters – Update One

Well I think it’s time for a quick update!

And when I say quick I mean quick.

First things first, gaming. Since I posted last I haven’t had chance to get a full game. I did however manage about half a game on Vassal before my opponent had to leave. It was helpful though, I was using Grayle against a tier 4 pAsphyxios list that had lots of undead troops. While the game was quite evenly balanced I learnt a few key things about my force and it looks to be shaping up quite well. I would have liked to finish the game but it was not to be…

Moving on to the painting side I have managed to finish painting something!

Ladies and gentlemen may I present to you a Woldwarden!

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In addition to this I have started to work on a Gallows Grove too, which I should hopefully have finished by the end of the weekend.

Here’s to the next update…

Road to the UK Masters 2012

It has again been too long since I last posted here but in all honesty not a lot has actually been going on, gaming wise, for me.

One big thing however is that the tickets for the UK Hordes & Warmachine Masters, held at the UK Games Expo, went on sale. Similarly to last year tickets went quickly with all 120 gone within around 24 hours of going on sale.

I was one of those lucky enough to get my hands on a ticket which has led me to start thinking about preparations. Last year, when I was playing with my Khador, I went into the event having played two of my lists once each and the other not at all. Accordingly I performed horribly, losing 3 of the first four games and dropping out after the first game on the second day.

This year things will be different! Or at least I hope they will. I worked out that their is just over 7 weeks until the event. That means that if I lock down three lists now and play three games a week, an ambitious target, I will get a total of 21 games in before the Masters. While this may not result in me winning the event I’d really like to do well. A target I hope to achieve is four wins from the seven games and hopefully a win with each of the lists I take.

Will 21 games be enough?

Only time will tell…

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Breaking News – Privateer Press Steamroller 2012

Well we’ve all been waiting for it and the powers that be have pressed the button!

So here is Steamroller 2012!

http://privateerpress.com/files/SR2012Final.pdf

A new year, a new leaf

So, long time no post!

This is a new year however and I want to turn over a new leaf with more blogging, painting and playing.

Last year I attempted to play 111 games. I failed however only managing a meagre 61! So in 2012 I will try again, however to keep thing thematic I’m going to try and play “112 in 2012”. My main aim is to blog about it every month which should motivate me to complete the challenge.

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