Tuesday, November 28, 2017

New projects and Deus Vult

So I have been playing a lot of Malifaux with my friend Scott, and since he has been routinely beating me like a rented mule with my traditional Ten Thunders crew, I decided to try something else. I had already bought a bunch of other crews, but they have been sitting primed on the edge of my desk now for a while, so I picked the Tara crew, a few Croolingans and a gang of Drowned and I will see if I can make some good use of them. I might add a couple of other pieces and see how it works. So I started painting the Nothing Beast from this set and it was fun. These figures are always a lot of fun to paint. the picture is taken from close, the figure actually looks better at the table top.
So, I will continue painting and I hope to have the whole set painted by next week. I might have to play them just primed, which i s awful, but at least I can see how they work together.

Also I had my 3rd game of Deus Vult of the Year. My friend Peter and I are probably the only ones that play that rule set in the entire eastern seaboard of the United States, so, as a matter of Principle we try to play at least 3 times a year. it was fun! and due to me winning initiative in every round and to some spectacular rolling on my part, my Teutonic knights Thrashed his Crusader Knights  in what will be known as the mauling of Acre.

   So, we will try to be Bold and play a 4th game before the year finishes, or even in new year's eve. lets see if it happens, so far our score is 8 games to 6 in my favor in the 5 years (not continuos) that we have been playing.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

After a long hiatus.....

So as they saying goes, the road to hell is paved with good intentions.....after re-starting with the Hobby again, my actual workload changed, and I started to have less and less time to paint or play. Then I had to travel for work and then had family commitments to attend etc....
now it seems things are going back to a stable pace before I travel again.

In the mean time, I have still played some Malifaux and had the opportunity to play ADLG a couple of times. So I have gone back and painted some Teutonic Knights in 15mm and continued painting the Malifaux Crews that I had not finished.

Also, My local hobby shop got big into 40k (again) and to jump in the bandwagon I decided to build Orks and Talons of the emperor (Sisters of silence and custodians with some inquisition in it).

Lastly I finally dragged my rear to finally get my Franco-Prussian war project started. its a long term project that will involve the whole 1859- 1871 European wars era (Austro -Prussian war, Wars of the Italian unification, the second schleswig war etc). I am building it with pendraken 10mm miniatures and well I have ways to go but at least I started.

so that is all for now and hope to keep these posts going.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Malifaux, Pikeman's Lament and Blood and Plunder

So I continue with my slow re-dedication to the hobby. Slow in terms of progress not actual comitment. I have been playing in a Malifaux campaign for the past 6 weeks and it has been fun. I think I am ready to play in a non-league setting, and I have registered to a Malifaux enforcer brawl tournament and a regular Malraux one day tournament and I am looking forward to that.
I really jumped in with both of my feet into this whole Malifaux thing.
I bought a bunch of crews and I have been painting and getting them ready. Here are some pictures of my Arcanist (Kaeris) and Ten thunders Mai Feng Crews getting done, and my Ten thunders Tengus along side with my ever growing pile of Malifaux Boxes needing attention:

I am slowly finishing up all the Crews and extra models and although it will take me some time I am enjoying it. 

I feel that I am really "Collecting" the figures since I really like them, and so it is a huge bonus that I get to play them....luckily the game, and the people I play it with, are a lot of fun so that has been a win win for me.

Last Sunday I set up a game of Pikeman's Lament with my Friends Scott and Peter at Huzzah Hobbies in Ashburn, VA. I wanted to see how well the game played and it seem to work well, specially since we were testing them with miniatires in 15mm (the ruleswere originally intended for 28mm figures). We played Swedish against Holy Roman empire Croat's around the 30 year's war setting.
The day after I tried the rules again with Scott and they were fun, I think this rule set is a good excuse to get those By Fire and the Sword armies that we have, and put them to good use. I will post pictures as games happen.

Finally, I tried Blood and plunder, a game that is based on pirates vs Colonial powers skirmish battles in the Caribbean, and it is a lot of fun! some people where I play bought into it and so they have been trying it out. I will try it again a couple of times before I jump in, but I think I will buy and build a Spanish army. The models are great and they can be used for pretty much any game of the period, which is a huge plus since I am going to dedicate a big part of this year to finish all my medieval and pike and shot armies.

That is all for now and will post updates on these systems and pictures as games happen.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

The Return to the Hobby

I have been meaning to write again, but I really did not have anything interesting to share. I have not written in more than a year, although I did embark in several projects, with various degrees of success, during that time period. Then I went through a "funk" that made me stop painting or putting anything together. I got more into board games and dedicated more time to chit based games.

of these games Conflict of heroes

lock and load :

and Musket and pike took most of my time:

I have gotten back into the hobby slowly, however,  and in part that has been because I finally got back into playing Malifaux. I have build several crews and joined a campaign that has been fun!
I will take a few pictures of the crews I have finished and I will post them....

now I feel that I am ready to jump back into the thick of it and there are so many projects I want to start...but I will be more cautious this time around, will break up the projects into manageable sections so that I can finish them and not get discouraged when a project takes forever to even flesh out.

so for the moment all good things and looking forward to what's coming up!