Ok this has been a long update, my health and metal capabilities have been in the damn toilet, but better later thane never!
It was a really fun weekend and I spent it demoing games on the Star Wars games, moving between being a stand greeter, Shatterpoint, Legion, X-Wing and the Deck Building game, all of which are a hell of a lot of fun.
Myself, Lindsay and Sean came down by car on the Thursday night, and got to Birmingham, around 9:30ish and we got a Dominos and hung out.
The hotel is fine, its not the best hotel, but it was okay, the biggest gripe was breakfast which had zero diabetes friendly option, but I was able to remedy that by buying some Wheetbix of my own.
It was a really fun if exhausting weekend, and once I get paid at the end of July, I am hoping to buy a Steam Deck, depending if its even in stock, cause that’s been a huge issue in the past few months 4.
I actually came away with the belief that this was the best UK Games Expo I have been to since before the plague, yes a few minor niggles, but actually really positive, probably helped by having an awesome stand manager and an absolutely brilliant team to work with.
Cannot wait for next year!
What I Am Modelling
I started off by finishing my scenery for the Imperium table, first up was the Haemotrope Reactor.
I then painted up three Ruined Factorum buildings
I then painted Tech-Priest Grombrindal who has been sitting in the pile of potential for a while now!
And then a squad of Ultramarines Outriders!
After that came Hedkrakka’s Madmob for Underworlds.
And finally I painted the Parasite of Mortrex for the Tyranids!
After that it was some Deathrunners for Silver Tower
And cause I thought I needed it for a game, I then completed a Rat Ogre for Blood Bowl!
After that I finally painted the Kairic Acolytes for Silver Tower
Followed by the ones for Shadows Over Hammerhal
So whats coming up next?
- Catacomb Command Barge & Overlord
- Swampcalla Shaman x 3 & Pot-Grot x 2
- The Rashaar
- Gutrippas x 10
- Beast-Skewer Killbow x 2
- Imperial Fists Tactical Squad x 10
- Soriaitas Palatine
- Pink Horrors x 2, Blue Horrors x 4 & Brimstone Horrors x 4
- Deffkilla Wartrike
- Ultramarines Bladguard Veterans x 3 & Ancients x 2
What I Am Reading
You can read my review of David Annadales In the Coils of the Labyrinth here!
I finished up Necropolis from The Founding Omnibus by Dan Abnett, and it was extremely good!
And I have now started on Sisters of Sorcery by Marsheila Rockwell and so far its quite canny!
I finished listening to The Lion: Son of the Forest by Mike Brooks, and thats an issue, cause now I want to start an army of Risen!
I also listened to Blightslayer by Richard Strachan, which is rather good, I had feared the loss of Maleneth but Amara isn’t a bad character, but I am still sad at losing the Witch Aelf.
I also listened to The Time of the Daleks by Justin Richards, which was ok, but not the best 8th audio so far.
And I just finished listening to Stormcaller by Chris Wraight which was great but at times a bit hard to follow
What Tabletop Games I Am Playing
Not much, but I did manage to get started with the local Blood Bowl league, and I lost my first match!
I lost 5-0 but it was a very very good match, and a lot of fun!
My team roster is as follows:-
Blitzer x 2 Gutter Runner x 2 Rat Ogre Skaven Clanrat Linemanx 5 Thrower Re-Roll x 3
What Video Games I Am Playing
Bit more time on The Witcher 3 as I start on the DLC.
I also started playing Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun on stream, and that’s a lot of fun!
Also played a bit of Control on Stream too.
What I Am Creating
The second battle report of 2023 is out, and its Dropfleet Commander!!!
The new 40K podcast from the Edge of Empire team is here, its currently lacking a title, but here is our first episode!
What I Am Winning
Its been a minute, but I won these Govee gaming lights back in March, and they arrived this week, and will be getting installed on Megan’s desk in the next few days!
What I Am Spending
I bought Warhammer 40,000 Boltgun, cause hell yeah!!!
I got Winds of Magic, Shadows Over Bögenhafen, Back to Ubersreik, Grail Knight Career, Outcast Engineer Career, Warrior Priest Career, Sister of the Thorn Career and Forgotten Relics for Vermintide 2.
And I decided to treat myself to a few bargains from my wishlist!
So I bought Euro Trick Simulator 2: Road to the Black Sea, Lost Planet 2, Sleeping Dogs Definitive Edition, Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux, Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3, Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, Wolfenstien 3D, Wolfenstein: The New Order, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and Resident Evil Revelations 2.
And Junes Humble Choice came out and I got the following:-
- Ghostwire Tokyo
- Remnant: From the Ashes
- Curse of the Dead Gods
- Honey I Joined a Cult
- Eternal Threads (being given away as I already had it)
- Turbo Golf Racing
- Meeple Station
I was silly enough to buy the Warhammer stamps from Royal Mail!
I finally got my hands on Kâhl Yôht Grendok, he took a bit to get made, but he is here now and I quite like him, cannot wait to get him built and painted!
- Mood:- Ill!
- Caffinated Beverages Consumed:- 3
- In My Ears:- Chainsaw Man – D-Rok
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Blood Bowl
- Video Game Last Played:- The Witcher 3
- Book Last Read:- Sisters of Sorcery – Marsheila Rockwell
- Audiobook Last In My Ears:- The Helwinter Gate – Chris Wraight
- Movie Last Viewed:- Tetris
- TV Show Last Viewed:- Quantum Leap
- Podcast Last In My Ears:- The Imperial Truth
- Current State of Projects:- Catacomb Command Barge Primed