Not having a great week, my motherboard has gone and died on me, and it’s taken out my CPU on the way, so I have had to invest in a replacement motherboard and CPU.

I am not gonna pretend I can invest in anything amazing for my PC, I have gotten a Gigabyte F2A88XM-D3HP, which is a pretty decent motherboard in my opinion, and an AMD A8 7600 as a CPU. People have been telling me for years to get an Intel CPU instead of AMD, but the truth is that I have been buying AMD since my Socket A Athlon Thunderbird, and I have always been more than happy with them, and I feel like I get more bang for my buck with AMD.

Now I know they aren’t exactly going to set the world on fire with their performance, but they will make me more than happy, and it’s not like I use my PC to run graphics intensive games is it.

I am also getting 8GB of memory with it and I am going to combine that with the 8GB I already have to give my machine a respectable 16GB of memory.

Anyway the stuff should arrive on Tuesday so I am going to get that all fixed up ready to do some podcast recording on Wednesday.

What I am Modelling

This week me and Megan have painted a Blood Angels Tactical Squad, armed with a Heavy Flamer, Flamer and Hand Flamer on the Sgt for a squad that can literally bring the fire.

I have been wanting to do a Blood Angels army since the Deathstorm boxset and it’s something Megan wanted to help me with, and in the time since then all I have managed to do is paint a Tactical Squad up that I got with Kill Team, pain the scouts from Lost Patrol and a Librarian that I bought cause I wasn’t feeling good mentally at the time.

Next up we are doing a Sanguinary Guard Ancient and a squad of Sanguinary Guard to accompany him, tonight I got Retributor Armour down to form the base and then washed it with Reikland Fleshshade.

What I am Reading

I have been struggling with reading of late, the headaches are really giving me trouble concentrating, this week I haven’t read more than a couple of chapters of the Crimson King and I haven’t listened to any audio books.

What I am Playing

I played James’s Ultramarines this week and lost my first game of 8th Edition, it was a very close game and there was only a point in it. My Xiphon made a good show of itself again, but the Spartan took an early pounding and was gone in turn two.

What I am Backing

I have decided to back WoundWang, James got a sample of this when he was at Warhammer Fest and he let me look over it, and I have to say I am awfully impressed, simple and for vehicles with more than 9 wounds, will be a lot easier to use, so I am backing at the Warmachine level.

What I am Spending

Apart from the PC, I have preordered First Strike, I knew I wanted the Poxwalkers, Reivers and Plague Marines, and I have arranged a swap of the Intercessors for some more Reivers to give me a full unit of them.

With the Plague Marines I intend to combine them with the ones from Dark Imperium and split them into two units of 5, and then when a full multipart box comes out, just use one of them to bulk those two units out to full units of 10.

I also bought the Open Play cards and a Terminator Librarian for my Blood Ravens.

And today at Wilkinson’s I got a cold pillow mat to help keep my head cool at night, and so far it’s working quite well.

Oh and Under the Big Top arrived in stores so being the Carcassonne nut I am, that got bought.

  • Mood: Hot!!!
  • Caffeinated Beverages Consumed: 5
  • In My Ears: Love Rollercoaster by Red Hot Chilli Peppers
  • Game Last Played: Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition
  • Book Last Read: The Crimson King by Graham McNeil
  • Movie/TV Show Last Viewed: The Big Bang Theory
  • Current State of Projects: Sanguinary Guard based and washed