As the lyrics to a famous song once went…
It’s just one of those days
When you don’t wanna wake up
Everything is f***ed
You don’t really know why
But you want justify
Rippin’ someone’s head off
No human contact
And if you interact
Your life is on contract
Your best bet is to stay away motherf***er
It’s just one of those days!!
It’s the first day of a week off work. The postlady arrives with the package from Mantic I was expecting. A set of Dungeon Saga furniture I was going to paint up for a game of Frostgrave this week. (Chests, weapon racks, bookcases etc). Opening the package, it’s a box of Dungeon Saga doors instead. 😦
So, I crack open my kickstarter of Deadzone Infestation veer-myn figures. First call, the exclusive kickstarter figure “The piper”. And…. it’s missing a piece.
Mantic: 2 – Me: Nil
So finally, as my lad was painting up some Roman legionnaires as Skyrim Imperials and his Anglo-Saxons in Stormcloak colours, I decided to look into buying a SAGA rulebook and check that game out, only to find Gripping Beast have had printer problems and it’s out of stock (everywhere) for weeks/months.
I guess this music vid sums today up.
Normal service will resume after I’ve Broke stuff.
The title kind of feels how the last month has gone by. As usual, not a great deal of time to dedicate to the hobby. I’ve finally got round to building enough Maelstrom’s Edge models that I can have a starter game – with the wife ofc. It does always mean making and painting two forces up.
I’ve put together two small forces of 50 points for a starter game to learn how to play. The rulebook’s pretty complex, but is well designed and made to cover every rules possibility out there. Very comprehensive – but hard to learn at first.
Karist Forces: (50 points)
Epirian Forces: (50 points)
There’s also a mature Angel and a Hunter mech built – not for the starter game, more for me to find out how large they were so I can design a storage case around my collection.
The photo below shows how complex one of the small human size figures can be – in this case, the Karist Kaddar Nova leader figure seen built in the bottom right of the photo above.
I did manage to finish a couple of very quick and cheesy hobby projects. A set of 5 mines for a minefield in Bolt Action, and some piles of rubble for the 4Ground ruins. I know the mines are rather ‘exaggerated’ and highly visible but it makes it obvious what they are in the game.
I have realised though, with too many scenery projects on the go, I’m never sure what job to get on with next. I think the next thing that will appear on here will be the painted United States Dodge WC-51. It’s not fully glued together, but seems a decent model – except mine came without the front bumper so I hope the plasticard one I crafted will do.
And the scenery to work on…
Probably the only thing I actually painted was a T-70 X-Wing model. I bought an extra from eBay so I could paint one up in the Poe Dameron colours – it’s meant I lost most of this bank holiday weekend playing X-Wing again with my lad – except he was none too pleased when Poe died first in one of the games.