This past weekend, I got to work at Airecon, a wonderful little board game convention in Harrrogate.

I spent the weekend showing people how to play Star Wars Legion, using a capture the flag scenario that gave people a very very basic taste of the game, to tempt them to join the Dark Side and crush the rebels!

Got to stay at the Crown Plaza, which was nice, until they nicked my pizza, but that’s another story!

Really nice breakfast though and I got to have Eggs Benedict on Sunday, weirdly served with bacon, and I ate probably very badly, existing on pizza, burgers and Coke Zero!

I showed off Star Wars Legion to a total of 77 individuals, which I feel was good going.

Lindsay and Megan came as punters on Sunday and I think they had a good time, Paul did have them pick up a Zatu mystery box for him.

Hopefully we will be back in 2024!

I started the week by painting the Imperial Fists Kratos, it’s less than a month until the event, so I need to get the fists done!

What I Am Modelling

After that I painted up the Drukhari Succubus.

Followed by some Tomb Blades for my Necrons

And then Some frigates for my UCM fleet, a pair of Limas and Taipeis

So what’s in the painting plan for next week?

  1. Templar Brethren x 10, Land Raider Proteus & Sicaran Battle Tank x 2
  2. Drukhari Wyches x 10
  3. Inquisitors x 3
  4. Kainan’s Reapers
  5. Blood Ravens Firestrike Servo Turret x 2
  6. Drukhari Reavers x 6
  7. Ultramarines Assault Intercessors x 10
  8. Man-Skewer Bolt-Boyz x 6
  9. Necron Triarch Stalkers x 3
  10. Kairic Acolytes x 18
  11. Drukhari Helions x 10

What I Am Reading

I listened to the Garro: Knight of Grey by James Swallow audiobook, which was great, after that I listened to Loups-Garoux by Marc Platt, a fun 5th Doctor story.

I read Primacy by Marc Collins, you can see a review on Edge of Empire here.

And I finished The End and the Death Volume I by Dan Abnett, and you can read a review on Edge of Empire soon!

I am now listening to The Iron Kingdom by Nick Kyme.

What Tabletop Games I Am Playing

We played Gorechosen at Warhammer World on Monday, of course Megan knocked me into a pit early on and of course she went on to win as usual!

What Video Games I Am Playing

I have completed Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood!

I now streaming Control Ultimate Edition, which I am playing on GOG.

I have also been playing some Borderlands on Switch, and PC Building Simulator and Portal with RTX on PC.

What I Am Spending

At Warhammer World, Megan bought me a Raider for my Drukhari, which will complete my Wych Combat Patrol!

And I needed to hook up the Xbox Series S, PlayStation 5 and printer to the network physically, so I bought 3 Amazon Basics Cat 6 ethernet cables to do this.

So they now connect to the network switch under Megan’s desk.

And my copy of Imperium 78 arrived, so I have what I need for the Command Barge!

I bought myself the Türkiye-Syria Earthquake Relief Bundle from Humble Bundle.

It’s for a good cause and it get me a fair few new games for Steam, which were:-

I saw Virtua Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown on sale on the PlayStation store, and being a huge fan of the game, I ended up buying it!

I also grabbed a couple of DLC for Euro Truck Simulator 2, Cabin Accessories and Scandinavia.

I grabbed Fallout 2, Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition and Fallout Tactics for Steam, kinda decided I am going to buy a Steam Deck at some point in the next 12 months, so grabbing a bunch of games I really enjoy that are cheap specifically for Steam.

And finally I bought Model Builder, along with the The Witcher & Cyberpunk 2077 DLC and Into The Stars DLC.

What I Am Winning

I won a £50 voucher for Revl, which was really nice, and we spent it right away and bought for ourselves:-

  • Tango 330ml Can x 6
  • Rekorderlig Mango-Raspberry Cider 330ml Can x 15
  • Pepsi Max 330ml Cans x 40
  • Gordon’s 0% Alcohol Free Gin 70ml Bottle

I mist admit I was tempted to get 100 cans of Pepsi Max, cause I don’t drink, but Lindsay wanted some alcohol free gin and cider, so I ordered that for her, and then made up the remainder with soft drinks, total cost to us was £1.75!!!

I won another game in the form of Row of Numbers for the PlayStation.

I also won Quiz Thiz Spain from a Twitter competition for the PlayStation.

And the next day I won Quiz Thiz France!