Doesn’t necessarily mean a lack of progress. Although it has almost been a month since you last heard from me.
First, the hobby front. OKAY, there is a lack of progress on the hobby front. Painting is at a standstill for various reasons. The stupid thing, of course, is that we’re heading into the warm part of the year when all I do is complain that it’s too hot to paint.
On the gaming side, there has been some progress. In the last few weeks I have managed to catch a couple of games of Infinity with limited success. Most importantly, after … MANY years, I played like I had a pair.
First ever game of #warmahordes. Barnabas got a caster kill! I think Pete was being gentle.
— Adam Jones (@spruegrey) August 15, 2015
I have finally bowed to unyielding pressure (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it!) and played Warmahordes. It’s only taken about eight or nine years for me to finally hit the tables. I have owned and sold three armies in total. I got the original Khador boxset and the Butcher because it was such a sweet model.
Then I got all hot under the collar for the Protectorate of Menoth and finally got all excited about the Circle army and its giant werewolves and beastly goodness. After more examination a couple of years ago, I was in love with the idea of giant Alligators running across the table to munch heads! So it was much enjoyement that I picked up a Bloody Barnabas, a couple of boxes of Gatormen posse and also an Ironback Spitter. Including a couple of proxy models, I was able to assemble a 24 point force.
I’m not going to lie to you, I really enjoyed it. My opponent and all around nice guy, Pete, was quite instructive about the ins and outs of the game. The scenario was a straight smash-each-other scenario and required little more than basic interpretation of the rules. The mission was little more than scream across the field and smash the other guy.
I have had a little exposure to Warmahordes in the past and know enough to try and kill the Warcaster on the other side without getting your Warcaster killed. I think Pete was playing soft or I was E-X-T-R-E-M-E-L-Y lucky and was able to move Barnabas in for a tonne of attacks using a heap of leftover Fury to boost my attacks to a level of brutality that would make Kharn himself wince.
As you can see, I have some other side projects on the go. On top of (frantically) putting together a hobby magazine by the 21st of this month, I am starting a podcast.
My partner in crime and I are still ironing out the details, so I can’t share too much at the moment.
Rest assured, it will be something totally paradigm shifting and amazing and everybody will want to listen to.
Quite the salesman, aren’t it? Or delusional.