Turned Out To Be Harder Than Planned

My week started with the shifting of my desk, which was a lot harder than it sounds.

Megan was sitting right next to the radiator and we were, now winter is upon us, putting the clothes horse where her chair normally goes.

Next to my side of the desk is a chest of drawers with my laser printer on it, so what we did was swap the side this goes on so that there is an area for the clothes horse to go that doesn’t require Megan to not be able to sit on her side of the desk when clothes need to dry.

This did however require that I unplug all my computer stuff, and remount my monitor on the wall, and rearrange where the router goes, and that took the best part of the day.

Anyway, now it’s done, the office looks a lot better and Megan will he able to paint more often.


My painting queue has had progress made on it, so I am now planning what’s next after that, this is what it looks like now.

  1. Ghazghkull Thraka
  2. Death Korps of Krieg Death Riders x 5
  3. Tempestus Scions and Taurox Prime
  4. Death Korps of Krieg Death Riders x 5
  5. Lords of Contagion
  6. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad
  7. Poxwalkers from Warhammer 40,000 Conquest
  8. Undecided Underworlds Warband
  9. Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad
  10. Plague Marine Icon Beaer

What I am Moddelling

Sticking to my plan I started with the Acastus Knight Porphyrions for Adeptus Titanicus, which I have painted up in the colours of House Taranis.

These are really nice models and I can’t wait to get a chance to play with them, although I will probably only take one at a time as they are very powerful.

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Today I mostly moved my desk and a chest of drawers, but this require unplugging everything including the router and reorganising the wires, and drilling to move my monitor. But I have in between the physical stuff been doing a little painting, and I have finished off my two Acastus Knight Porphyrion's for Adeptus Titanicus in the colours of House Taranis, and a random bit of Promethium Relay Pope I found behind my desk that should go into Scottish Graham’s scenery box! Not sure I will actually play with these Knights they are rather powerful and have the potential to really spoil people’s games. #PaintingWarhammer #PaintingGamesWorkshop #HorusHeresy #TheHorusHeresy #AdeptusTitanicus #AdeptusTitanicustheHorusHeresy #AcastusKnightPorphyrion #KnightPorphyrion #HouseTaranis #HardforHeresy #FullyPaintedIsForClosers #PromethiumRelayPipes #PaintHammer2019

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I did also find behind the desk when I moved it, a rogue piece of Promethium Relay Pipe from Scottish Graham’s scenery, so I quickly painted this up so I can get it added to the box.

I then started on the secret project, one day I will be able to share what it is, but not just yet!

I decided to move the schedule a bit, because the secret project, well I decided to take a bit more time over it, so I decided to work on the Poxwalkers, which was something easily done because they are mostly done with Contrast paint.

Next I started work on some Death Riders for the Death Korps of Krieg, but I am splitting these into two batches of five, I have gotten the Ridemaster done as a sort of test piece and the next four have gotten the first colour for the greatcoats done.

I am also working on, Ghazghkull Thraka but I am taking him a bit more slowly, here are some work in progress photos, thus far I have done one arm, one leg and his base.

What I am Reading

Continuing stories about the Sisters of Battle, I started the week with Repentia by Alec Worley which was a really enjoyable read, if a little bit difficult to believe because no way a single Repentia could handle a pack of Flesh Hounds and then a Chaos Space Marine, still entertaining tale.

Then I read it’s sequel Martyrs End, which again was good because it very much felt like a continuation of the protagonists journey and how she never felt forgiven, great tale and showed how she cares little for her own life.

Then I moved into Danie Wares Bloodied Rose series, starting with Mercy, which serves as a good introduction to Sister Superior Augusta and her way of doing things.

I then moved onto The Bloodied Rose which is the next in the series, and it was a rather exciting read, I very much enjoyed it, so much so that I read the next story, Forsaken straight afterward for a look at an early Augusta adventure.

I also listened to the audiobook of The Wicked and the Damned, I enjoyed it, but I think the stories would have worked better on their own, the linking narrative was predictable and cliche and just not all that interesting, which is a real shame.

What I am Playing

I played a session of Cogs, Cakes and Swordsticks on Tuesday, which was a lot of fun, Megan is a really good GM, but she really doesn’t get that I am a chaotic player!

We followed this up with two games of Just One, which I have been given to demo by Asmodee. It’s a brilliant game and a very worthy winner of the Spiel Des Jahres, we got 4 in our first game and 7 in our second game.

What I am Backing

I am backing Car Wars Sixth Edition of course and I am backing it at the Black Friday $139 level, which gets me the core game box, Miniatures Set 1, Playmat 1 and Uncle Al’s Upgrade Pack, and unlocked through stretch goals I am also getting the Armoury Pack, Road Tiles, Dropped Weapon Pack and three additional minis!

Car Wars holds a special place in my heart and I cannot wait to get this in my hands to play it in early 2021!

On Monday I had three projects from Steve Jackson Games fulfil, which were all a total surprise as GamesQuest didn’t even have them on their blog as future projects to get round to sorting out yet.

First one to arrive was three mini expansions for Munchkin which consisted of expansions for Star Munchkin, Munchkin Cthulhu and Munchkin Zombies, along with the promo cards from the sleeves promotion and the coin machine which never got to the UK.

I am a huge Munchkin fan so this was very much looked forward to.

The second was Dungeon Fantasy Monsters 2, which is an expansion for the Dungeon Fantasy RPG set I backed a couple of years ago, and one I really should get round to playing sometime, I used to like GURPS when I was a kid, but haven’t played it in so long.

With this I also got a notebook, six silver eye in pyramid dice and the copy of Robin’s Laws of Good Game Mastering I had added in BackerKit.

And finally I got Ogre Battlefields and the Ogre Miniatures rules, I am a huge fan of Ogre and it has a certain sentimental value to me, so this was one I was looking forward to.

I managed to get everything away and the new 3D Ogres are at home in the Ogre Designers Edition garage which is now full to capacity!

The missing parts for the Alhambra Designer’s Edition Mega Box also arrived on Friday, so I can now put this particular project to bed and move on from it, can’t wait to play this one!

What I am Cooking

I cooked some chips in the oven, they weren’t burnt too badly.

What I am Spending

Probably too much, I got a bit less money this month than I thought I was going to have.

In the Element Games Black Friday sale, I bought Rippa’s Snarlfangs, their dice and Gotrek Gurnisson.

I also bought from Games Workshop, a new M Layer Brush and a pot of Mordant Earth which I used to paint Ghazghkull Thrakas base with.

As a family we also bought out Christmas present to ourselves, a Nintendo Switch, which is going to be wrapped up and put under the tree until the 28th December. We got it for £293.97 with Lego Jurassic World, Mario Kart 8 and Labo Robot Kit.