Monday, July 16, 2012

Building towards ambivalence.

o/

So, I painted my last three swordsmen, and with that concluded I have my first fully painted regiment...sorta. As you can see there are a mere ten guys which would crumple like tinfoil in an actual game. Their movement tray luckily has room for three more ranks (though as to when those ranks will actually be filled is anyone's guess).  Washers have been glued to bases so they can hold fast to their magnetic sheeted trays. Nothing is more demoralizing to the troops than to see the regimental standard bearer make a face plant (again) cause he's a top heavy model. The trays still need some sprucing up at some point (side pieces to hide the washers, etc.), but they work for now, even if only to make the models easier to store/look pretty on a shelf.

Pinning that center standard was a bitch!
 As such, with minis now magnetized, the army as you can see is starting to shape up. To what end though, I can't possibly tell you. To be honest, I have no desire to actually play WHFB anytime soon, if ever...(and somewhere Madival starts screaming). Indeed, while I did play a game of 5th ed. 40k last week, I'm in no hurry to try 6th. Virtually all of what I know of 6th (which honestly doesn't sound too bad) has been gleaned from Son of Taurus' excellent series of posts on the subject.

I don't want a Forgeworld-like book to have to carry around to every game for the next several years, so am waiting for the starter set & mini rulebook. I believe that that is coming out next month, however on my 'things to buy' list, dropping $100 or so on the 40k starter set, while inevitable, isn't at the top of my list. There are things I do want still, an Ork Flyer, more Empire minis, some Kroot to make an allied contingent (was thinking of a Kroot looted crises suit for the HQ...), Warhammer 39,999 has some old school ratlings set aside for me to go with my platoon of beret stormtroopers for yet more allies, etc.. But while I have ideas on what I want to do, my desire to play any games really right now is kinda...meh.

Blame the GF Aggro if you like (probably...well ok that is the cause) but I think I'm just going to take the rest of the summer off from gaming. I just don't want to play any games right now. I'm sure that won't be too popular of an idea as I have one of the few available game tables around here, but everyone will survive. The fall semester at ETSU will start soon enough which will greatly reduce the aggro (sadness). I'll still be painting, though posting on here will probably drop to once per week (yeah okay, its a little late to announce that I guess...). 

Cya next week I suppose...


6 comments:

Loquacious said...

There are always other games... =)

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol, yes indeed...

madival said...

Isn't the term girlfriend aggro meant to be a bad thing ? I always thought it meant they were mad at ya and that's why people had to leave.

Da Masta Cheef said...

If you recall I referred to it as the 'best kind' of aggro last post. That said, some do consider it a bad thing. It is all a matter of one's perspective (and probably one's GF as well).

Hive Angel said...

Better to hear GF agrro instead of FLGS.

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol! Haven't gone there in over a month. The only time that I've been to JC recently I was one a date, and the FLGS was the last thing on my mind.