A start on the Bushido models

Hello again.

After picking up all four Bushido starters at the UK Games Expo I am determined to get them painted. Now painting isn’t something I really manage to do very often, with having a full time job, wife and three kids. However I love the Bushido models and I really want to get some nice looking forces together.

Hopefully through the blog I should be able to keep myself motivated to post pictures of my progress painting the mini’s and hopefully making some terrain too.

The going has been a little slow so far but I have made a start on the Prefecture of Ryu starter. So far I have cleaned built and made bases for three of the models, Hiro, Hanso and Jin. Today I managed to prime and ink these three and paint Hanso’s base (more of a test than anything else) I won’t bore you with a picture of some grey miniatures but here is a shot of Hanso’s base,

Hanso, Ashigaru Sargeant

Let me know what you think and whether I should forge ahead with these bases for the rest of the starter set.

Thanks for reading.

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Discovering a new game.

Hello again.

Last weekend I took part in the UK Hordes & Warmachine Masters held at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham. Although my gaming left a little to be desired (I retired with a record of 2 wins and 3 losses after 5 games) I wanted to put a post up about the great game I discovered at the Expo. 

The game in question is Bushido! Produced by GCT Studios.

Set on the Jwar Isles it is a fantasy oriental skirmish game for 32mm miniatures.

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A General Update…

So it has again been a while since I last posted an update on, well anything.

To be honest this is a result of not much actually happening in a wargaming sense.

We’ll start first of all with an update to 111 in 2011. In February and March I played a paltry 8 games over the two months, of which 6 were in Febraury! We’ll look at stats first then I’ll explain the reasons for my lack of games.

In 3 of the 8 games I used a Rasheth theme force, two of these games I won and the other was a draw.

I played one game on Vassal and 4 at our weekly club meeting.

I have won 5, drawn 1, and lost 2.

As with January both losses were to ‘caster kills.

“Why so few games?” I hear you ask…

Well February wasn’t so bad, with 6 games played, however I have really struggled to get a game in March. I think there are a few factors contributing to this. First and foremost is the state of the club I attend on a weekly basis. Over the past year or so almost all of our Hordes & Warmachine have moved away, be it through university, work or some other reason. Combine with this that my regular opponent has become dis-enfranchised with his current faction and is in the process of switching to Skorne.

However not all is lost! We have had a couple of other club members show an interest in Hordes & Warmachine and both have started to pick up a few bits. Hopefully they will fall in love with Hordes & Warmachine and we can start getting in some games on a regular basis.

In other news I have fallen hook, line and sinker for the fantastic looking sci-fi miniature game Infinity by the Spanish company Corvus Belli. Beasts of War recently held an “Infinity Week” where they paired up with the guys from Corvus Belli to deliver a week long of cracking content that I think has drawn in a large volume of new interest to the game. I will include below some links that you may find interesting if you like the sound of this cracking game.

I have yet to play a game but have had some stuff for the Pan-Oceania faction for ages. As part of “Infinity Week” Corvus Belli offered 50% off certain army deals and I took advantage of this picking up some Ariadna minis. As such I will soon have two fairly equal pointed forces that I can hopefully run some demos with.

Links

Infinity

Beasts of War Infinity Week

Anyway that’s it for now. So until next time…

Thanks for reading!

Breaking News – UK Masters 2011

Well as we start the new year preparations are underway for all of our favourite tournaments through out the year.

Arguably the “Premier” event in the UK is the Masters, normally held at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham.

Recently there has been a interesting discussion on The Warhammer Forum re The UK Masters in 2011 – the thread can be found here.

However if you don’t want to trawl through the whole thread here is what we know so far…

The UK masters Event is set for UK Games Expo again this year.

The player limit has increased to 100 players

To fit that many players in, there will be a new location within the venue for hosting the event, so everyone will be in the same room.

It will, most likely, follow the official Privateer Press Masters rules state the following

Format: 50 pt. Army Lists
3 Lists Required Steamroller Variant: Players must bring exactly 3 army lists and must field each army list at least once during the event. Each list requires a different warcaster or warlock.
Standard Steamroller Scenarios
Baseline Steamroller Variants

Pre-registration of army lists will be required a week before the event.

Looks like it should be a good weekend again!

As with last year I will be hosting the Pre-Masters Mash Up, two weeks before the big event.

111 in 2011

So it’s been a while but I am still here. Just about.

I cannot remember who posted it originally but there have been a few blog posts flying round about people setting themselves targets of X amount of games to play this year. Be it 100, 150 or even 200!

I am jumping upon this bandwagon and have decided to try and play 111 in 2011! Kinda catchy ain’t it…

So here we are on 1st Feb, one month into 2011. How many games have you played I hear you ask. Well the answer to that question is 8.

I’m not going to give a run down of each game but here are some stats for you to digest…

Over the 8 games I have used 3 different casters over 2 factions.

Played 6 tournament games, gave one demo and had a game on Vassal.

I have won 3, drawn 1, and lost 4.

Of those 4 losses all were as a result of my ‘caster being killed.

So that’s it for now. I have my usual club night tonight and aim to play two games at 25 pts. If I remember I may even try and write up a bit of a battle report and post it up here. Maybe…

Anyway thanks for reading!

Foiled again! Almost…

So it was just over a week ago when I put up my last post. In that post I talked about how long it had been since I had played a proper game of Warmachine.

The plan was to play that night, however things don’t always go to plan! Last week I was foiled by our clubs AGM, which wasn’t supposed to last long but in the end took up most of our time at the club. The Thursday after my wife and I fell foul to sickness bug that seems to be doing the rounds. As such the game I had planned with a buddy, who has moved away and was back for the weekend, had to be cancelled. Foiled again!

However, as the more astute of you in the audience will realise, I am now writing this post on a Wednesday. What does this mean I hear you ask… Continue reading

It’s been a while!

Well well well.

It’s been a while, hasn’t it. Nearly 14 weeks since my last post!

Just to put all your minds at rest I am not dead.

The last 14 weeks however have been interesting to say the least.

It all started shortly after my trip to the UK Nationals. As you may recall, from my post Dude Where’s My Car… Key, I wasn’t able to finish that tournament which, as it turns out, was the last tournament I will have/be attending for 2010 (the reasons behind this will be explained later) I am referring back to this because I love playing in tournaments and knowing that I wasn’t going to be taking part in any more kinda made me a bit low. I felt generally burnt out and lacked a sense of direction within the hobby. Continue reading