It’s been a few weeks since my last post, I have been having a lot of issues with my sleep and sorting out a few real life problems that I have been having.
To help with the sleep issues, the hospital carried out a sleep study and now I have a CPAP machine to sleep with, which is actually helping me sleep a lot better, still doesn’t solve the fatigue or brain fog but sleep is a lot more refreshing.

And I am just trying to enjoy stuff as much as I can, I have a task ahead of me for the next week and I really need to crack in with it.

A lot of time has been taken up with Company of a Legends, and I am now organising a second one for later in the year as the March on sold out in four hours!

What I am Modelling

Since my last update I have painted a few things.

I started off by finishing my Tau XV8 Crisis Suit Squad, all of whom are armed with Burst Cannons and they have 6 Marker Drones to accompany them.

I started these last year and have only just got round to finishing them, I also discover that the waists are the wrong way round, doh!

The paint job isn’t the best but it’s my first Tau models.

I then painted up a TX4 Piranha for the Tau and I am a lot more happy with this, although the some of the transfers stick out quite a bit, which is rather annoying, but over all I am quite happy with how this turned out.

The I turned my attention to the first complete Forgeworld model I ever bought, prior to this I have bought a few bits here and there and a couple of transfer sheets, but this was the first model, the Titan Tech-Priest.

And he was a great model to paint, loved ever moment of painting him, and I am really happy at how he turned out.

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This is the very first model I bought from Forgeworld many years ago, when I was first thinking of doing an Imperial Guard army, the Titan Tech Priest. I have done a quick and dirty paint job on him at long last, I only built him this year, and he is ready to rock and roll both as a Tech-Priest Enginseer for my Adeptus Mechanicum in 40k and as Magos Reductor Calleb Decima for my Ordo Reductor army for 30k, that I will one day finish. #PaintingForgeworld #PaintingGamesWorkshop #PaintingWarhammer #AdeptusMechanicum #AdMech #Warhammer40k #Warhammer40000 #TheHorusHeresy #HorusHeresy #Warhammer30k #Warhammer30000 #Mechanicum #OrdoReductor #Mars #PriestsofMars #TitanTechPriest #TechPriest #Enginseer #TechPriestEnginseer #CallebDecima #Magos #MagosReductorCallebDecima #FullyPaintedIsForClosers

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He will serve a couple of purposes, in 30K he will be Magos Reductor Calleb Decima when I eventually get round to finishing my Ordo Reductor army and in 40k he will be a Tech-Priest Enginseer, which is a much more important unit now that it’s a HQ.

I then went back to my Space Wolves and built and painted a Leviathan Siege Dreadnought, armed with a Cyclonic Melta Lane and a Leviathan Siege Drill.

I love painting Leviathans, they are full of so much character, I think I am gonna have to get another one for my Word Bearers, because I love them that much.

This one was very cool to paint, and it really does fit the look and feel of the Space Wolves.

I also finally got round to printing a large number of models, because I had a lot to do, including the rest of my Primaris Marines for the Blood Ravens and the Breachers for my Ultramarines. And speaking of the Breachers, they are on my table in the middle of being painted right now.

What I am Reading

I finally finished the Crimson King, and it was really good, but because I took so long reading it, a few things got lost for me, ruddy brain damage, so I am now listening to it as an audiobook.

I also managed to get through Predator, Prey the second book in the Beast Arises series, and a couple of short stories as well.

On the audiobook front, I got through Angels of Caliban, which was very enjoyable, and I also listened to a few short stories set around that book, and as I said before I have now moved onto The Crimson King as an audiobook.

What I am Playing

I still haven’t played all that much, which is depressing me quite a bit, but I did get in a nice long game of Firefly which I always enjoy.

I came second in the end, which is unusual for me because I normally finish well behind.

I did play a game of Age of Sigmar tonight, a three way game with my Khorne Bloodbound and I lost predicable. Once the herd started to thin the list fell apart.

But it was fun, and made me realise I need more Blood Warriors!

What I am Backing

I have only backed one project in the past few weeks and that was Unstable Unicorns, I know it’s a simplistic game and there isn’t a huge amount of strategy going on there, but it looked a lot of fun, and I am a sucker for anything like that.

We did get one Kickstarter project in the post, Unspeakable Words Deluxe, which is 2 years and 1 month late, and it’s a full year after they fulfilled pledges to the US.

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It’s two years late but it eventually got here. Unspeakable Words, Unspeakable Words Deluxe, Pairs and the promo stuff. Glad to say that my involvement with Playroom Entertainment and Ultra Pro is over with, this was the worst Kickstarter I have ever been involved with, continual lies and delays on their part. The designers made a great game and I will not let my experience of dealing with the publisher stain my opinion of them. But the stuff itself is ok, the Deluxe Edition box is way way too big for the game, stupidly big in fact. And annoyingly they have changed the size of cards, so the Unspeakable Letter promo card I got a few years ago no longer works with the game. Also must say that I don’t like that for the promo cards included in the original version of the game should have been done in the original style, they got him to illustrate the Exploding Kitithulu card, so not sure why he didn’t do the others. I do love the artwork by @muskrat_john, I love his Cthulhu stuff. #Kickstarter #UnspeakableWords #UnspeakableWordsDeluxe #Pairs #PairsShallowOnes #ShallowOnesDeck #Playroom #PlayroomEntertainment #UltraPro #PairsShallowOnesDeck

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Anyway the game itself is good, the designers did a great job, but the campaign was awful, full of lies and misleading updates, and it simply took way too long to print a deck of cards and make up some pawns which had been made before so the moulds already existed.

But it’s here now, and I am not going to buy anymore games from Playroom Entertainment or UltraPro again as I felt they really let backers down with the way they handled the campaign and it’s fulfilment.

What I am Cooking

I have managed to cook twice in the past few weeks.

The first meal I cooked was Dirty Rice which is a Cajun dish, and it was delicious. I used a couple of recipes to put it together, but I put in extra vegetables to make it healthier, and I think it worked.

I would have liked to have put a touch more spice in, but Megan thinks it was just right.

I also made a Nigerian Jollof which was quite adventurous for me as it involved a cooking method I had never used before which was the right steaming of the dish, and an ingredient I had never used before, Okra. It also led me to surprising Megan as she didn’t realise the Kenwood Chef had a blender, which I used to prepare the ginger, chilli (birds eye not scotch bonnet, for some reason Tesco didn’t sell them) and tomatoe base.

Just like the Dirty Rice, I feel like this could have been a touch spicer, but the girls liked it as it was.

What I am Spending

I have spent a lot more than I planned to, me and some pals went in together on a Forgeworld order and I got a little bit of a list.

I have never had MK2 Armour before and I am looking forward to painting them up, so as soon as the order arrives I will be building the Volkite Charger Support Squad.

From Games Workshop over the past few weeks I have also bought a few things, I picked up a set of Tau Sniper Drones, Datacards for the Death Guard and their dice too, Datacards for the Adeptus Mechanicus, and I caved and bought Blightwar which I will use to add to the small Stormcast Eternals force I have and to the Death Guard army from Dark Imperium, I also got a Herald of Nurgle as well.

To strip some old models I also picked up a pot of Biostrip 20, which I am told is the best stripper for models.

And I grabbed a new t-shirt as well, a Red Lantern one, because that’s my favourite group of Lanterns.

Oh and finally a few Christmas presents may have been bought!