The Witcher – Wow!

It’s taken me a little while to watch The Witcher I would have loved to have binged it, but I find it very difficult to sit down and just watch TV for ages like I used to.

It’s utterly amazing, frankly it’s as good as the early seasons of Game of Thrones, absolutely amazing with extremely high production values, and the cast is bloody amazing.

The timeline takes a bit of getting used to, but I love how this first season has focused on the early short stories before getting stuck into the meat and bones of the novels.

You really get to understand more about the characters, what motivates them and where they came from.

I absolutely cannot wait to see the next season and I am pleased to be vindicated in my faith in Henry Cavill as a choice for Geralt.

What I Am Painting

Again this post comes after short gap since my last post, but may I have kept myself busy.

I started 2020 with a squad of Death Korps of Krieg Infantrymen, weirdly enough there were 11 of them, plus I also did their Quartermaster at the same time.

I then managed to quite quickly knock out my second Plagueburst Crawler that I got from Warhammer 40,000 Conquest.

And whilst working on Episode 0 of our fourth year of Edge of Empire I painted up these Primaris Suppressors for my Blood Ravens.

Mollog’s Mob finally got finished off after I managed to get some paints that I needed and I am very happy with these.

I got an Army of the Dead Banner Bearer from my in-laws at Christmas, and because my paint scheme for them is so very simple, I decided to paint them alongside Mollog’s Mob and some other stuff, and I am quite happy with how he turned out.

And on Sunday morning I finished up the last Death Korps of Krieg Infantry Squad for Niki, which brings phase one of the Death Korps of Krieg project to and end.

And now I am ready to start the next phase which will start with a squad of Engineers and a Hades Breaching Drill, but I need to build them.

I then picked up the Rhinos for the Death Guard and got them painted up fairly quickly, the scheme is super simple so they took very little time to paint.

Now I am working on Ylthari’s Guardians, and next will be picking up the Infiltrators from Shadowspear which will be joining the Blood Ravens.


So how does this leave my painting plan well right now it looks like this.

  1. Ylthari’s Guardians
  2. Blood Ravens Infiltrators
  3. Death Korps of Krieg Engineers and Hades Breaching Drill
  4. Ultramarines Heavy Support Squad with Volkite Culverins
  5. Millitarium Tempestus Scions and Taurox Prime
  6. Plague Marines and Plague Marine Champion
  7. Death Korps of Krieg Centaur Lights
  8. Blood Ravens Reivers
  9. Blood Ravens Librarians
  10. Death Korps of Krieg Quartermaster and Retinue

What I Am Reading

I have been reading a couple of chapters of Requiem Infernal where I can, but I haven’t read as much as I would have liked.

I have been listening to audio dramas I paint, I managed to finish the Hunt for Nagash series, so that’s Sands of Blood, The Lords of Helstone and Bridge of Seven Sorrows.

I enjoyed this series but there was rather a lot of repetition of certain turns of words and phrasing between the stories that was a bit annoying, but the stories were great.

I then listened to The Knights of Vengeance series so that was The Beasts of Cartha, Fist of Mork, Fist of Gork, Great Red and Only The Faithful.

I found this series to be a bit better than Hunt for Nagash, they were a little bit more varied, and the alliance between the Ironjawz and Hallowed Knights was pretty cool.

What I Am Playing

Tabletop wise, I played a single game of Holiday Fluxx, before it gets packed away until next Christmas, and unusually, I won!

Video game wise I have mostly been playing Mario Kart 8 Deluxe on the Switch, which is a lot of fun!

I am working my way through the 50cc Cups and plan on moving up to the next level soon.

What I Am Backing

Still just Car Wars Sixth Edition which is in its last 48 hours now and so far what has been unlocked is incredible, my pledge currently includes:

  • Core Game with 12 Minis
  • Miniatures Set 1 with 5 Minis
  • Miniatures Set 3 with 5 Minis
  • Playmat 1
  • Playmat 3
  • Dice Bag
  • Uncle Al’s Upgrade Pack
  • Armoury Pack
  • Road Tiles
  • Dropped Weapons Pack
  • Crew Pack
  • Linked Weapons Pack

That’s an absolute ton of stuff for my Black Friday $139 pledge!

And if we get to $650,000 then a future Kickstarter to add motorbikes will be run, no sign of Boat Wars however 🙁

What I Am Cooking

This morning I helped to make a breakfast pizza which was nice, but the sausages were a bit too well done for my taste.

And this evening I helped Megan and Lindsay make a roast dinner, I was responsible for potatoes, and they didn’t turn out ok badly at all.

What I Am Spending

I bought a bunch of 32mm bases for rebasing some models, my resolutions have me rebasing my Orks and my Blood Ravens Tactical Squads.

I’d like to do the Space Wolves as well at some point but my lack of motivation to do anything with that army is holding me back.