Thursday, 28 January 2016

Plans for 2016

So having just flown home from Cancon this week I'm pretty excited about the year ahead.

At this stage I've got a few things here already which need a coat of paint to get the year kicked into gear. They are;

+ Dropzone Commander PHR box. I've only played Dropzone once with my Brother but really enjoyed it. The tables down at Cancon were amazing and the game just seems super fun!

+ Infnity Caledonian Highlanders. I started these guys late last year and having recieved some blisters and a box for Christmas I'm pretty keen to get these guys done. I've been painting a little this week after getting home and should have a good chunk of my 300 point list finished next week.

As far as plans for the rest of the year I think I'll only lock one in at this point.

1. Guildball. This really seems like my kind of game. I watched (on and off) some games down at Cancon and am pretty excited about this one. My brother has offered me the Butchers Guild starter box and I will definitely be grabbing these, painting them up and having a good crack at this one!

I think in 2016 I'll be concentrating on getting more games in rather than expanding my collection too much. I've got a good starting point in a few different systems now, so would like to take the time to actually play more games, and build on what i have already. I'm sure this plan will deviate at some point throughout the but I really want to put the emphasis back on gaming over collecting.

Here's a shot of the Egil Skallagrimsson mini I painted for my brother's Christmas present. I just liked the model to be honest and thought he looked pretty damn menacing as a Warlord.

As I mentioned above I've been working on my Infinity and will hopefully have them all finished within the week. I'll have to get some photos of them when they are all done and then some battle shots/reports as well. Here's one i finished a few weeks back though, hes the 1st Highlander SAS model from the Caledonian Highlander Army Starter Pack.

Cheers all, happy gaming.

Friday, 1 January 2016

Last efforts of 2015

Happy new year! Just thought I'd share a few bits and pieces from the last few weeks of 2015.

I'm very excited to now be painting some Infinity models as I want to get more games in and possibly a tournament this year. I find the models fantastically detailed and a pleasure to paint. I purchased this box of Highlanders a few months ago now, but they had been left behind while I pushed ahead to get most of my Pagan Rus stuff for Saga painted. Plus I wasn't too confident in taking on the kilts at the time but after the stripy goodness of the Rus and some practice runs  random warhammer mini's I figured I'd give it a crack.

I'm pretty happy with the kilts, I'll definitely get better as I get more of the figures done. I'm onto the starter box next (have already started the SAS model) so will be practicing my camouflage as well!

 45th Highlander Rifles

 Conner MacLeod, Stephan, Ramirez and Rob Roy!

I placed an order with War and Peace for a unit of Joms and a Character figure for Saga. The latter of which was a gift to my Brother. I'll have to sort a photo out of the finished product with him as I've already given it to him for Christmas. The Joms will fit nicely into my Pagan Rus warband as a warrior unit. They are pretty much complete and have seen a few battles already, I just have to highlight the pants and will put a photo up with my next post. 

This dude looks like a beast! He will be a worthy opponent for any Warlord who dares cross his path!

 We squeezed in a few more practice games of Saga before our little family/friend Christmas Saga Bash. This feast for Crows was a fun and bloody match up with a heap of laughs and crazy dice rolls!

 I would end up leading my Pagan Rus to victory in the end of year tourney in what was a fun day and one of the best Christmas get togethers I can remember.

Cheers all, thanks for the inspiring blog posts you all shared in 2015!

Happy gaming!