Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Oh my, oh me...

Can it be,
Saga dice that I see?

Oh me, oh my
I wonder why?
Playing Saga, I think I'll try.

Bad poetry aside, the dice have arrived and I've managed to make two dice for each faction. Just waiting on the rules now, then I'll see if I can get a Sunday evening free.


Thursday, 21 June 2012

Conceding defeat...

at least for this month.

This might be my last post for this month as I'm on a serious downer, not critically, but I'm struggling to get out of bed and go to work, so not enthused in the slightest about painting, building or anything else really.

There might be a couple of match reports if I can summon the energy.


Monday, 18 June 2012

New WFB campaign

Warning:
The following blog contains no pics, indeed it has absolutely bugger all pictorial content as my phone battery was nearly exhausted. Sorry.



I wasn't sure if Lee was in any condition to remember what happened last Thursday, but he managed a pretty good report in the end. :shock:


Anyway, since I was going to write a battle report and no longer need to, I'll have a whinge instead... There are too many contradictory special rules in GW systems!

Case point 1: The Hellcannon.

It caused us no end of strife for what it classifies as and it was only after researching it post game I discovered the bloody thing is a 'monster with handlers' that just happens to fire like a stone thrower! What does this mean? The Hellcannon has three bloody useless Chaos Dwarfs that can't take part in combat and are only there to prevent the sodding thing from having to roll on the Monster Reaction table. Speaking of which I'm still unclear if it continues to roll for going mental if it rolled "Grrr" on the reaction table...


Case point 2: Spell Casting and the Winds of Magic.

The bloody magic section is at the front of the book, the spells are in the reference section at the back. This is leading to a lot of confusion. Twice on Thursday Lee rolled no more than three on the Winds of Magic and said it was the end of the magic phase, I couldn't (and still can't) find any reference to this in the rules though there is the "under 3" rule but that's when casting! The third point comes under this one as its 'remains in play' spells. Lee's been told and therefore lead me to believe that remains in play spells cast on a unit are lost if that unit flees. Untrue! Remains in play spells only disappear if: i) it is dispelled, ii) the wizard ends it or recasts it, iii) the wizard dies or flees the field.


Now armed with a better knowledge of the rules a Rematch has been declared!

And in a bit of dirty luck on my behalf it transpires that I'm lumbered with the Skink priest as my General for the Campaign, but it means I can now customise the Slann's choices depending on my opponent! Mwahahahahahaha!

Brush to model syndrome

I'm starting to wonder if this might be real as I got a couple of hours to do something last night and I didn't want to pick up a paintbrush... so I built a dice tower instead:

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Happy fathers day!

Breakfast in bed and a new old sketch book, screw painting I owe my girls a day out.


Sunday, 10 June 2012

Insane in the brain?

Hmm, being on holiday put me on a serious motivation downer, then Jimbo opens his mouth on the SR forum to brag that he has the most blog posts of everyone who blogs...

Indeed, this is a most serious quandary. Should I allow apathy full rein and bask in glory after creeping home to victory last month or should I accept the challenge?

Taking my depression and OCD into account, I say "Sod it,



If nothing else I can offer my blog up as a translation service for Pimp my list

As an aside, who automatically sang the next line when they read the post title?

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Wow! Just wow!

Seriously guys, a year already?  Who am I kidding, I know its been a year as our youngest turns one next week.
So, in 12 months have I managed to achieve my target of 5,000 pts of Orks min three coloured and based? No
Do I care? Not really, because I have knocked out 180 boyz inc nobz, 5 deffkoptas, a Weirdboy, a full lizardmen bloodbowl team, a full Mordheim skaven warband, some anglo-saxons for last year's Triples and two starter sets for Relics.  I've also done a ton of conversion work and started building some gaming tables and all that's just off the top of my head!
Anyway, raise a glass chaps, barring a couple of hiccups we've survived a year!
Mandatory pic time and, as I'm in Cornwall and away from my paints, you'll have to put up with some more scribblings.