|A little vacation from the Motherland.|
Friday, December 30, 2011
Thursday, December 29, 2011
|The year what was.|
With the new year on the horizon, and since I see them popping up across the interwebs, I thought I'd take a look at what I've done this year. Starting with models built would be appropriate, but I'm not entirely sure what was done this year and what was done in years past, so let's just skip ahead to painting.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
|Gogo Ice Axe.|
Tuesday, December 27, 2011
In the meantime, I have a little nugget here from one of the upcoming reports. I played against...Steve? (horrible with names) a couple weeks ago at the FLGS. It was his first game under mk 2, and first in a couple years. It was also my first mirror match against a fellow Khador player. The exact goings-on will have to wait for the actual report, but one of the things that came up during the game (Steve was very nice and chatty) was a Black Ivan comparison. He did a so-called "Full Metal Ivan" conversion, using the old metal Destroyer as the base. I've seen a couple of these across the interwebs, but this was the first I'd seen in person. The plastic jacks are bigger than the old metal ones in my experience, and I expected the same results in this comparison. Imagine my surprise when the two Ivans were more or less the same size. My plastic Ivan is wider due to how I posed him, but height-wise there isn't much difference. Plastic Ivan is a shade taller, but you'd have to do some looking to notice the difference and I don't think you'd be able to tell if they weren't sitting right next to each other.
In other teaser notes I had my first game of Hordes today facing off against EV's Skorne. I thought it would take some time to get used to how Fury works, but turns out it was pretty natural. Looks like Hordes is, or at least can be, exactly what I hoped it would be: a game of beasts with some infantry support. Looks like this week won't work for gaming at the FLGS, but next week I'll be faced with a tough decision: fight for the Motherland or spread Everblight's influence?
Monday, December 26, 2011
|Quick pictures are bad pictures.|
In other other news, no luck on little winter trees at Micheal's today. I think I may have been early as it looked like they were just starting to set up the Christmas clearance stuff. Perhaps a return will prove more fruitful.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
|Edge highlighting action shot!|
Monday, December 19, 2011
|A good start.|
Sunday, December 18, 2011
As I alluded to in my last post, I went in a new direction with my lists the night before the tournament. I had settled into a single jack, infantry heavy, Iron Flesh caster approach, but following a successful game with Strakhov on Thursday night I went with a list very similar to the one I used that night:
Friday, December 16, 2011
|Not the best pic ever, but better than nothing.|
Work was sloooooooooooooooow tonight which is bad for business but good for hammering out lists. Irusk lost an arm last night as I was taking him out of my bag, what should have been a harmless trip that reinforced the benefits of pinning. I've cooled on pIrusk over the last couple days, for no discernible reason, so tonight's explosion of lists isn't so surprising. Nor is the fact that the lists I'm most taken with at this moment feature casters I'm not so familiar with (not that I'm well versed with pIrusk). While I may be setting myself up for failure, I hope I'm also lining up a good time for tomorrow.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Saturday, December 10, 2011
|Can an iPod be retro?|
The Iron Agenda wasn't the first Warmahordes podcast I listened to, but it was the first one that got added to my regular rotation. It hit all the things I wanted: general news, tactics, combos. and it did all of that with good sound quality and engaging hosts. Sadly the show stopped about a year ago and I have yet to find a suitable replacement. The Iron Agenda is still the standard I measure Warmahordes podcasts by, and they've all come up short thus far. Despite constant disappointment I'm still on the hunt, and I can try and save you some time and effort by sharing my (admittedly biased) thoughts on a great swathe of the Warmahordes podcasts that are going at the moment.
Thursday, December 8, 2011
|A finished group.|
Next up, you can already see my handiwork from yesterday. The current, though I should now say past, batch is finished (except varnishing and snow). I got out of bed determined to get a good day of painting in and ended up getting the whole thing done, which was a pleasant surprise. Once I sat down to do it, there wasn't really much left. Leather, rivets/medals/doohickeys, touch-ups, basing, and it was over before I knew it.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
|Open works, insert wrench.|
Friday, December 2, 2011
Thursday, December 1, 2011
|That's a lot of box.|