Thursday, 10 August 2017

It's ALIIIIIIVE...!

Well, it has been quiet, lately. Too quiet for comfort.

With both my regular gaming buddies busy with house renovation projects, a confirmation, and a vacation, I have not had much time/motivation for doing hobby stuff over the summer.

With the kids' summer holidays ending this coming weekend, I an going to have more time alone when not sleeping after night watches, and as there is a new Painting Club running at the Lead Adventure Forum for which I have ordered and received some minis from Brigade Games (nice, fast service from across the pond, btw), I expect to slowly get started up anew during next week.

I hope to be able to get a SAGA game or two arranged, soonish (had to cancel with Kevin a week before Anna's confirmation, as I felt a bit stressed by the preparations), which should help me get motivated for continuing my Viking army project.

All in all, the hobby season seems right around the corner. And then there is 3D print...

Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Attic Attack 2017 - Cancelled

For various reasons, I cannot see myself preparing and hosting an event in the garage attic this year.

This DOES NOT mean that it will not be possible for peeps living within a reasonable distance from me (or, for some reason or the other, visiting Funen) to drop by for a game - it just means that I am not going to set a date for a gathering this year.

As always, I have plenty of tables and minis ready up there, so, don't hesitate to contact me for a gaming appointment!

I expect Attic Attack to return in 2018, so stay tuned for further announcements!

Monday, 8 May 2017

Slowly Recuperating

I have been down with a nasty stomach-flu ever since last Monday, and I am only just starting to eat regularly again (hope to be able to resume work Wednesday, had to skip a couple of worknights last week).

Needless to say, my hobby-mojo has suffered badly, and with only a fortnight left before Anna's confirmation, I shall not have much time to spend on gaming stuff until after that event.

Well, at least I finished both the Skeleton Marathon, and a full six-points Viking warband before getting bogged down...

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

2017-04-25 Tally

Miniatures Finished:
Painted: 66, Just Re-based: 2, Repaired: 1
Miniatures Acquired:
Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 1
Vehicles Finished:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0,
Vehicles Acquired:
Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 4 (Victories: 1, Ties: 3, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo March

Miniatures Finished:
Painted: 66, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0
Miniatures Acquired:
Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles Finished:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0,
Vehicles Acquired:
Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 4 (Victories: 1, Ties: 3, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo February

Miniatures:
Painted: 58, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 1 (Victories: 1, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo January

Miniatures:
Painted: 38, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2
Games:
Games Played: 0 (Victories: 0, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0), Rules Purchased: 0

LotR: Repaired a Spearman

This model had some battle damage (broken spear), so I had to get it fixed.

It does not look all that good - if it snaps again, I shall have to drill the hand instead of just re-attaching the pieces.

Well, at least for now he can join the warband I am getting ready for SAGA.

I need to figure out if I have some unused plastic archers, somewhere, otherwise I shall need to acquire some (but I would be pretty surprised if I did not get any with some of the lots I purchased a couple of years ago).

SAGA: Mustering the Guard

As mentioned yesterday, I have changed direction and am now aiming at getting a Rohan/Anglo-Saxon warband ready for SAGA.

I have to paint at least eight Royal Guards to exchange for the Minas Tirith spearmen currently standing in for Hearthguards, and also four archers for the Levy.

I did a quick search this morning, and unearthed no less than nine Royal Guards (I think I may have another six NIB in a box in the garage attic, but I shall not have to go looking for them right now - when I get to the next level and have to find a Mounted Ëomer to use as mounted warlord, I shall be rummaging through that box, anyway).


Of course, the Rohirrim will also form part of a Thousand Tribes army for God of Battles, and the Royal Guards are going to play the role as Hyena Warriors (for which I need only 6 models, so I may be able to field two of those).

Over the next couple of days, I shall be cleaning up a handful of these and glue them to washers (I already cut off half the tabs with my razor saw) - I think I shall aim for finishing one point at a time.

It is a real shame, GW never made any alternative body sculpts for these, but I shall try to vary the right arm poses as much as possible without ruining the overall effect.

Monday, 24 April 2017

2017-04-24 Tally

Miniatures Finished:
Painted: 66, Just Re-based: 2, Repaired: 0
Miniatures Acquired:
Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 1
Vehicles Finished:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0,
Vehicles Acquired:
Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 4 (Victories: 1, Ties: 3, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo March

Miniatures Finished:
Painted: 66, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0
Miniatures Acquired:
Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles Finished:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0,
Vehicles Acquired:
Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 4 (Victories: 1, Ties: 3, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo February

Miniatures:
Painted: 58, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 1 (Victories: 1, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo January

Miniatures:
Painted: 38, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2
Games:
Games Played: 0 (Victories: 0, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0), Rules Purchased: 0