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Thinking of October

October is on my mind a lot, why, because I turn 40, I will officially be old.

And I want to commemorate the occasion, it I can decide what to do. I have a few ideas, but I can’t decide on what to do.

I first considered a LAN party, but I suspect that won’t work cause my house ain’t that big downstairs.

Then I considered hiring a hall and just having some games of Warhammer, but then Lindsay and Megan wouldn’t take part.

Or just throwing another geeks disco as I did for my 30th.

This requires planning and I am just not sure what to do, I really want to do something fun to mark it with my friends.

If Battle Bunker were still around I would have hired that out, but alas right now it’s not.

Maybe I should enquire at the community centre next door to my house.

What I Am Modelling

I started the week by painting a squad of Orruk Brutes alongside Bawla and Burk.

The main give brutes got finished first on Friday night.

And then I finished Bawla & Burke on Saturday.

After that I turned my attention to two sets of STC Ryza-Patten Ruins I had lying about, these are needed for Company of Legends.

I have two tables of terrain which are mostly Sector Mechanicum, and they lack line of sight blocking terrain. So adding a set of STC Ryza-Pattern Ruins to each of them, along with a Haemotrope Reactor each will, I hope, resolve this.

I painted them in a very simple scheme, just kinda assumed the Mechanicum painted everything red and went from there.

I then painted a Soulblight Gravelords Mortis Engine which I got with Mortal Realms.

I also managed at long last to get the air brush out and get the base coats on the T’au I have outstanding, a few Blood Angels and Fafnir Rann.

I am currently working on some floor tiles for Zone Mortalis.

So what am I working on for next week?

  1. T’au Pathfinders & Darkstrider
  2. Ork Kommandos Kill Team x 12
  3. Corpse Grinder Cult x 15
  4. Ultramarines Intercessor Squad x 5
  5. Blood Bowl Referees x 2
  6. T’au Crisis Suit Team x 3
  7. Blood Angels Assault Intercessors x 8, Primaris Lieutenant & Librarian in Phobos Armour
  8. Skitarii Rangers x 10
  9. Orruk Weirdnob Shaman
  10. Death Korps of Krieg Medusa x 2

What Video Games Am I Playing

I uploaded my ad hoc Tuesday stream of Horizon Zero Dawn.

Mostly I have been concentrating of Far Cry 2 in an effort to finish it, which I managed on Saturday evening.

And I finished Unpacking on Saturday night as well.

I started on Far Cry 3 on Saturday night and I have to say, it’s a marked improvement on its predecessor.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

Not a sausage 🙁

What I Am Creating

The next battle report for Imperium has been published, this is for issue 16.

Issue 17 and 18 have both been filmed and edited and await their publication date on Wednesday and Saturday respectively.

What I Am Backing

No live projects, but the dividers for the Griefcase from Gloomier arrived at last!

What I Am Spending

I bought myself an Xbox Elite Controller Series 2 with my Microsoft Rewards points!

I exchanged my points for £140 worth of Microsoft vouchers and put another £4.99 towards it.

And it arrived on Wednesday!

To fit it’s charging dock on my desk, I had to sacrifice my original Stream Deck, there was just no longer any room on the desk.

So I have now payed it forward and sent it to my friend Jessica.

A more practical purchase for me and Megan was a new mattress, we got it from Nectar as we had a 45% off voucher, but after signing up to their website, I have been sent a silly number of vouchers for 45% so I highly doubt anyone pays that price.

On the recommendation of RandomFrankP on his Cool Tech Under $50 I grabbed this Tripod/Selfie stick to use with my ZV1 for better vlogging ability, cause holding it at arms length is crap.

I also got a couple of cheap RGB Zigbee bulbs for the kitchen, as this is where I film my battle reports, I need a better white light and these fit the bill perfectly.

This means the existing smart bulbs there are moving to the downstairs loo and the en-suite to await the motion sensors becoming available for Hue again.

I also picked up some floor tiles for Zone Mortalis and a few paints this week.

Taking a Stand

I know I am only small fry, but i myself have to make a stand.

Lots of little stands will make something much bigger, and will hopefully make an impact bigger than any of us.

One thing I have done is to uninstall any program or app I have that’s from a Russian or Belarusian company, the big ones being Audacity and World of Warships.

I know it’s not a lot, but all I can hope is that small actions lead to big change.

What I Am Modelling

Not much, been very distracted.

I have built Fafnir Rann, Darkstrider, the Canoptek Doomstalker and some Blood Warriors.

Paintingwise I just painted a pair of Haemotrope Reactors for the Company of Legends terrain.

I am currently working on some Orruk Brutes.

So what’s on the painting plan this week?

  1. T’au Pathfinders x 10 & Darkstrider
  2. Soulblight Gravelords Mortis Engine
  3. Orruk Brutes x 6
  4. Ork Kommandos Kill Tram x 12
  5. Corpse Grinder Cult x 15
  6. Ultramarines Intercessor Squad x 5
  7. Blood Bowl Referees x 2
  8. T’au Empire Crisis Suit Team x 3
  9. Blood Angels Assault Intercessors x 8, Primaris Lieutenant & Librarian in Phobos Armour
  10. Skitarii Rangers x 10

What Am I Reading

A little bit of School of X still, but not as much as I would like.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

Not a lot but we did do a Murder Mystery at Meeple Perk for Megan’s birthday.

What Video Games Am I Playing

Again not much, a bit of Forza Horizon 5, some Unpacking and a bit of Halo Infinite.

But I have sat down and pushed to play some Far Cry 2 and I had a session of Horizon Zero Dawn tonight, the video of that will be in YouTube tomorrow.

What I Am Backing

No live projects right now, but the Isle of Cats expansions have arrived along with the big storage box.

What I Am Spending

On Saturday Fafnir Rann and a few paints arrived from Element Games.

I popped into Games Workshop on Sunday for the birthday week and I ordered the two birthday models and picked up Darkstrider at the same time.

I have also decided to subscribe to Humble Choice this month, simply because they had Borderlands 3 in it with the seasons passes at a very nice bargain.

Age of Sigmar Weekender

This post is a bit late cause I had a little health scare, which was actually quite scary. Found a lump downstairs, thankfully it turned out to “just” be an abscess.

Anyway lads, remember to have a fumble downstairs every month!

This weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Durham Raiders Age of Sigmar weekender, something I look forward to all year!

I took Flesh-Eater Courts to represent the forces of Death and this is my army list.

+ Leader +

Abhorrant Archregent: Arcane Bolt, Battle Regiment - 1 Commander, General, Gory Talons and Fangs

Abhorrant Ghoul King on Royal Terrorgheist: 2. Razor-clawed, Death Shriek, Fanged Maw, Gory Talons and Fangs, Skeletal Claws, Unholy Vitality

Crypt Haunter Courtier: Massive Bone Club, Rancid Talons, Vanguard - 1 Sub Commander

Crypt Infernal Courtier: Foetid Breath, Skewering Talons, Vanguard - 1 Sub Commander

+ Battleline +

Crypt Ghouls: 20 Crypt Ghouls, Battle Regiment - 2-5 Troops, Reinforced, Sharpened Teeth and Filthy Claws

Crypt Ghouls: 20 Crypt Ghouls, Battle Regiment - 2-5 Troops, Reinforced, Sharpened Teeth and Filthy Claws

Crypt Ghouls: 20 Crypt Ghouls, Battle Regiment - 2-5 Troops, Reinforced, Sharpened Teeth and Filthy Claws

+ Other +

Crypt Flayers: 3 Crypt Flayers, Death Scream, Piercing Talons, Vanguard - 1-3 Troops

Crypt Flayers: 3 Crypt Flayers, Death Scream, Piercing Talons, Vanguard - 1-3 Troops

Crypt Horrors: 3 Crypt Horrors, Clubs and Septic Talons, Vanguard - 1-3 Troops

These were organised into a Battle Regiment with the Archregent, Ghoul King and Crypt Ghouls with two Vanguard Regiments, one with the Crypt Haunter Courtier and the Crypt Horrors, and the other with the Crypt Infernal Courtier and the Crypt Flayers.

The event also asked us to take an ally, who would be gone once they were killed, so I took the Grymwatch.

My first game was against Conner and his Kruleboyz, and he tabled me completely, to be fair it was a really fun game and I love playing the Conner boys.

My was against my friend Adam and he had Kruleboyz again!

I managed to score a major victory by staying in the objectives until the very end!

My last game of Saturday was against Jane and her Serphon army, which I lost, but had a good game. I got tabled in turn 3.

In the evening we had a pub quiz, a Warhammer themed one and my team, called “Michael is Not Cool“ (Thanks Aiden) won, thanks to a combined knowledge of the Old World lore, particularly when it came to the Winds of Magic.

The next day my first game was against an old foe, Mark, who is the dad of my first games opponent. But rather than his Sylvaneth, brought Ogar Mawtribes.

His army ripped mine apart pretty convincingly, with the shooting just removing models very easily!

My last game was against Matthews Slaves to Darkness, which demolished me in three turns.

The weekend away wonderful and winning a game means that this is my best showing yet at the weekender!!!

Next year, I might go Stormcast! I have previously avoided them as they have been extremely popular, but at this event there was only a single Stirmcast player!

So thank you, Durham Raiders for a wonderful weekend!

What I Am Modelling

I painted some Alchomite Stacks that my sister in law got me, these are getting added to my Zone Mortalis board.

I then painted up some Blood Warriors for my Blades of Khorne army, getting the base coats and wash done on stream Monday night.

And I also painted the Snottlings Blood Bowl team!

And today I finished a Repressor for my Zone Mortalis board, its not really got use in the Sisters anymore, so its going to be a piece of scenery, an abandoned vehicle from an Enforcer Patrol.

So what’s coming up next week then?

  1. T’au Pathfinders x 10
  2. Orruk Brutes x 6
  3. Soulblight Gravelords Mortis Engine
  4. Ork Kommandos Kill Team x 12
  5. Corpse Grinder Cult x 15
  6. Ultramarines Intercessor Squad x 5
  7. Blood Bowl Referees x 2
  8. T’au Crisis Suit Team x 3
  9. Blood Angels Assaukt Intercessors x 8, Librarian in Phobos Armour & Primaris Lieutenant
  10. Orruk Weirdnob Shaman

What Video Games Am I Playing

Not much this week, a bit of Forza Horizon 5, some Deeeer Simulator, and a bit of Horizon Zero Dawn.

I streamed the former last Thursday night and you can see the video here.

I did run the Cyberpunk 2077 benchmark as well given that’s it’s been added to the game and I am really pleased with it.

Putting all the setting at balls to the walls max, with everything in Ultra or Psycho, including the ray tracing, I got a respectable 66.97 FPS with DLSS Quality mode enabled.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

Just what I played at the weekender!

What I Am Creating

I published the Issue 14 Imperium battle report on Wednesday!

And whilst I was at the weekender, on Saturday the Issue 15 report went live!

What I Am Spending

I got a few bits and bobs from Element Games, specifically a Razorback to make a Repressor out of, the T’au Codex and Datacards, and a few paints I needed for my T’au.

I ran out of black primer and couldn’t get into town so I decided to try the Hycote primer a fair few people swear by, as well as ordering some Green Stuff.

And after the doctors I bought a Canoptek Doomstalker!

I also purchased Final Fantasy Pixel Remake, and Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Stormground this week.

Not The Best Week

This past week hasn’t been the best, simply because it was my Nanas funeral, so not the greatest week.

However I did have a couple of nice meals with my parents, brother and nephew, and I helped a friend build his new PC.

So a few bright spots amongst a bunch of rubbish, and frankly that’s what you have have to do in life.

What I am Modelling

I started off by painting the Charnel Throne for my Flesh-Eater Courts!

And then I painted a couple of Ferratonic Furnaces for my Zone Mortalis board.

I am now working on some Blood Warriors for my Blades of Khorne, but so far they have just been primed!

So what’s the plan for thisweek?

  1. T’au Pathfinders x 10 (Awaiting some paint)
  2. Blades of Khorne Blood Warriors x 10
  3. Snottlings Blood Bowl Team
  4. Soulblight Gravelords Mortis Engine
  5. Orruk Warclans Brutes x 6
  6. Ork Kommandos Team x 12
  7. Corpse Grinder Cult x 15
  8. Ultramarines Intercessor Squad x 5
  9. Blood Bowl Referees x 2
  10. T’au Crisis Suit Team x 3

What Am I Reading

I finished Witched Unleased, you can read a review here.

I have now started on School of X, edited by Gwendolyn Nix.

What Video Games Am I Playing

I have been playing The Legend of Zelda: Links Awakening on my Switch, it a lot different than the last time I played the game on the original Game Boy.

I started playing Horizon Zero Dawn on the PC, and its a beautiful game, I am playing this on Stream so I expect it will take a while.

Got a session in on Saturday and another on Sunday.

I have also finished working my way through Doom 64 and been playing some Forza Horizon 5 and Halo: Infinite here and there.

So let’s update you on my next games I intend to play on Stream.

  1. Horizon Zero Dawn (PC)
  2. Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection (Xbox)
  3. Control Ultimate Edition (PC)
  4. Assassin’s Creed III (Xbox)
  5. Borderlands (Switch)

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

None Sadly

What I Am Creating

The Issue 13 Battle Report for Warhammer 40,000 Imperium went live on Saturday.

What Am I Spending

I needed some dopamine on Thursday so I bought a couple of paints from Travelling Man.

I also bought myself some video games, I got Dying Light Platinum Edition, and the remaining Star Trek games on my GOG wish list, those being Hidden Evil, Armada, Armada II and Starfleet Command III.

Warhammer Adventures – Some Thoughts

I have been trying to write this for a couple of weeks now and I haven’t been entirely sure how to get the right tone.

But I wanted to summarise my thoughts on the now competed Warhammer Adventures series, Warped Galaxies and Realm Quest.

I have purchased all of the volumes as ePubs and some for my nephews physically, as well as purchasing them as audio books from Audible.

To be honest I was sceptical, I thought they might be Warhammer adjacent, and perhaps a bit daft.

But to my surprise, they were very much within the universes with little compromise, for example in Attack of the Necrons, we see a character utterly disintegrated by a Necron Gauss weapon.

We see Nurglings tear apart a Forge World and spread disease and pestilence, the despair caused by an army of Nighthaunt, the warpstone crazed behaviour of Skaven.

All the things that make Warhammer, well Warhammer are right here, including the grimdark.

In fact the only area I would really criticise as being out of step with the franchises, so that in the AoS books, they refer to Sigmar as simply a King, rather than as the God-King, but I suppose this was done to appease American parents, who will ban books at the drop of a hat.

The characters are all interesting, the 40K ones are ok, although I found Zelia a little too naive for the universe, but her companions are much closer to their archetypes.

The AoS characters are also good, but it does feel like there are perhaps a few too many and some of them get lost and ignored quite a lot.

The audio books are excellently narrated, David Tennent fits the books so well and does a great Grot voice.

Billie Piper is also a great narrator for the AoS books and her Skaven voice is wonderful, her replacement Helen McAlpine is also good, but doesn’t seem as approachable I guess is the right word as Billie Piper.

In conclusion I really would recommend this book for your kids, and you know what, if you want to paint and have something on in the background, these are perfect and easy to follow along with.

I hope more will come in time.

What I Am Modelling

I spent the bulk of the week working on the Chaos Space Marines that came with Imperium Premium Pack 1.

So that’s a squad of 10 Chaos Space Marines, 2 Greater Possessed and a Sorcerer to lead them.

I finished the Chaos Space Marine Squad first.

Followed by the Sorcerer.

And finally the Greater Possessed.

I then started work on the Noctolith Crown which is also going to be used in the Battle Report that these guys will see service in.

I also painted the Flayed Ones for my Necrons

After that I painted up a Technomancer for the Necrons.

I then finished up the Munitorium Armoured Container from Imperium.

I am now working on a Charnel Throne for my Flesh-Eater Courts.

So what’s on the plan for next week then?

  1. T’au Parhfinders x 10
  2. Khorne Blood Warriors x 10
  3. Snottlings Blood Bowl Team
  4. Mortis Engine
  5. Orruk Brutes x 6
  6. Ork Kommandos Team x 12
  7. Corpse Grinder Cult x 15
  8. Ultramarines Intercessor Squad x 5
  9. Blood Bowl Referees x 2
  10. T’au Crisis Suit Team x 3

What I Am Reading

I failed to pickup any books this week.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

I played Horus Heresy tonight against Anthony, we just payed a very causal kill everything Mission and I won 6-5.

What Video Games Am I Playing

I finished playing Assassins Creed last night and the final video will go online tonight, in the meantime here is the penultimate video!

I have had a little play on Far Cry 2, a bit of Halo Infinite and I finished What Remains of Edith Finch, but not played that many games really.

I am also playing through a bit of Doom 64 now.

What I Am Creating

We published the first episode of the year of Edge of Empire.

The next two Imperium Battle Reports got published too.

What I Am Spending

I bought a couple of movies this week, specifically Bayonetta: Bloody Fate, Eddie the Eagle and Paprika.

I also finally purchased the Far Cry 6 Season Pass given that it was on sale, which came with Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon.

And the Charnel Throne I ordered last month finally arrived, after being out of stock for a while.

I also bought a Nintendo Switch, although I genuinely cannot remember buying this!

I also bought Revenge of the Sith on 4K Blu Ray too.

Resolutions Update – January 22

So the first month has been slow, but we have made a start!

So far I have painted 118 models!

Paint my Sisters of Battle to 2000 Points – 0%

So far I have got painted the following

  • Cannoness
  • Battle Sister Squad x 10
  • Arco-Flagellants x 3
  • Repentia Superior
  • Sisters Repentia x 4
  • Seraphim Squad x 5
  • Penitent Engine x 2

Which gives me a total of 495 points right now.

So I am looking to put together another 1500 points roughly.

In the pile of potential, I have currently got:-

  • Battle Sisters x 10
  • Taddeus the Purifier
  • Rettibutors x 5
  • Palatine
  • Dialogus
  • Imagifier
  • Celestine the Living Saint
  • Gemaine Superia x 2

So that’s a good start on expanding them.

Imperium will be at some ping be giving me another 10 Battle Sisters, 5 Seraphim, a Canoness, 3 Argo-Flagellants, a Repentia Superior, 4 Sister Repentia, and a Penitent Engine.

So mostly what I already have, whether that comes all this year, we have to see.

Paint Both Silver Tower and Shadows over Hammerhall – 0%

I intend to start in this in March.

Paint 2000 points worth of Orruk Warclans for Age of Sigmar – 7%

I have painted up the armies general, a Megaboss, who will head up the Ironjawz element of the army.

I intend to write up a list in February.

Paint the Primaris Ultramarines to 2000 Points – 5.5% Complete

I have painted the armies Warlord Uriel Ventris.

I am starting this army by painting a 500pt Combat Patrol which will be as follows.

+ HQ +

Uriel Ventris

+ Troops +

Intercessor Squad: Bolt rifle
. 4x Intercessor: 4x Bolt pistol, 4x Frag & Krak grenades
. Intercessor Sergeant

+ Elites +

Redemptor Dreadnought: 2x Fragstorm Grenade Launchers, Heavy flamer, Heavy Onslaught Gatling Cannon

+ Fast Attack +

Suppressor Squad
. 2x Suppressor: 2x Accelerator autocannon, 2x Bolt pistol, 2x Frag & Krak grenades
. Suppressor Sergeant

Other Resolutions

  • Paint Two Gangs For Carnivale
  • Paint The Warhound Titan

Current Project

I am currently working on some True Sons, a Chaos Space Marines Warband using the Premium Pack that was sent to me though Warhammer 40,000 Imperium.

So what’s coming up next?

  1. Chaos Space Marines x 13
  2. T’au Pathfinders x 10
  3. Blades of Khorne Blood Warriors x 10
  4. Snottlings Blood Bowl Team
  5. Soulblight Gravelords Mortis Engine
  6. Orruk Brutes x 6
  7. Ork Kommandos Team x 12
  8. Corpse Grinder Cult x 15
  9. Necron Technomancer
  10. Ultramarines Intercessor Squad x 5

My Nana

My beloved nana, a woman who has been so influential in my life passed away after a long illness last week.

Its left me in a bit of a state even though it was long expected.

She was always there for her grandchildren and anything we could have done for her was never enough.

She lead an interesting life, from her time as an evacuee, an army career, beating the crap out of terrorists (I wish I was joking about that one), time as a social worker and bringing up five children on her own after my grandfather abandoned her.

She was a tough geordie battleaxe and whilst not a perfect woman, she was always there for me when I needed her.

Her funeral is next month and I am just trying to get through until then, but the grief over losing her is kinda hard to deal with.

Nana, I will miss you, and I will make sure to make my tea the way you taught me!

What I Am Modelling

I started the week by painting the Vertus Praetors and a Captain on a Dawneagle Jetbike for my Custodes.

And these mark the last models overall for my Custodes in both 30k and 40k, I currently have no more to paint at all 🙁

After that it was on to some Ork Flashgitz, which were a lot of fun to paint!

I then moved on to paint a unit of Skitarii Rangers for my Adeptus Mechanicus army, which gives me two squads of them overall.

I then painted up some Primaris Space Wolves, a pair of Battle Leaders, a Rune Priest and some Aggressors.

I am now working on some Assault Intercessors for my Blood Ravens.

So what’s coming up next week then?

  1. Blood Ravens Assault Intercessors x 5
  2. Adeptus Mechanicus Sicarian Ruststalkers x 5
  3. T’au Pathfinder’s x 10
  4. Death Korps of Krieg Kill Team
  5. Blades of Khorne Blood Warriors x 10
  6. Orruk Megaboss
  7. Necron Flayed Ones x 5
  8. Snottlings Blood Bowl Team
  9. Imperial Navy Thunderbolts x 2 & Marauder Bomber x 2
  10. Soulblight Gravelords Mortis Engine

What I Am Reading

I finished The Rebels of Vanaheim and you can click that link to go to my review.

I also finished Cult of the Spider Queen (Review coming soon) and am now working on Witches Unleased.

What Video Games Am I Playing

I have been playing a bit of Forza Horizon 5.

I started Assassins Creed with a 5 hour stream, and managed to eliminate two of the targets!

You can watch it in YouTube here!

And on Saturday morning, quite early I had an impromptu session cause I missed Thursday with being grief stricken still.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

I had a game of Horus Heresy with Graham, and I scored my third win against him ever, by two points, one of which was Slay The Warlord.

Was a very fun game, I suspect that the Death Guard are my favourite Heresy army overall, I just like their grittiness!

What Am I Creating

Well I returned to video game streaming and managed to stream 5 hours of Assassins Creed which you can see above.

I have started a new YouTube series, Wargamer News, you can see the pilot here, and will start regular episodes from this week.

What I Am Backing

Gloomier arrived!

Although the Griefcase was missing the dividers, I contacted Atlas Games and they say that they are in the post!

What I Am Spending

I bought myself the PC Building Simulator Humble Bundle, cause it’s a fun game!

I also picked up a new light box after mine died just before Christmas

And I got a paint restock from Element Games, along with dice and cards for my Nurgle Blood Bowl team!

Back to Streaming

I started streaming again on a regular basis from Monday, it was rather fun.

I painted a unit of Necron Warriors and did some work on the Caestus Assaukt Ram.

The plan is that Mondays will be my painting night and Thursdays will be video games.

But this week I will be streaming on Wednesday as the mother-in-law is taking me out for dinner!

What I Am Modelling

Decided to try and knock out the Endless Spells and get them done.

First up was the Purple Sun of Shyish and the Malevolent Maelstrom.

The Chronomantic Cogs followed next.

And then the suffocating Gravetide.

Finally the last three spells all got finished together, those being the Geminids of Uhl-Gysh, Ravenak’s Gbashing Jaws and the Aethervoid Pendulum.

I got the Flesh Hounds and thier big bow Karanak out of the way next. Had Karanak and half the Flesh Hounds since they were released, and got the second half of the Flesh Hounds with Mortal Realms.

After that I then got the Droidekas done for the Confederacy of Independent Systems Droid army.

And General Grievous followed shortly afterwards.

I also painted the barriers for Star Wars Legion as well.

I then started work on a Caestus Assaukt Ram for my Death Guard Heresy Army, which I finished tonight.

I also painted up a unit of Necron Warriors on Stream on Monday, got them all painted fine and they will be joining my ever growing legion of the ancient scythe of the Sautekh Dynasty.

So what’s coming up next week then?

  1. Legio Custodes Vertus Praetors x 3 & Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike
  2. Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Rangers x 10
  3. Ork Flash Gitz x 5
  4. Adeptus Mechanicus Sicarian Ruststalkers x 5
  5. T’au Empire Pathfinders x 10
  6. Death Korps of Krieg Kill Team x 10
  7. Blades of Khorne Blood Warriors x 10
  8. Orruk Megaboss
  9. Space Wolves Primaris Battle Leader x 2, Primaris Librarian & Primaris Aggressors x 3
  10. Necron Flayed Ones x 5

What I Am Reading

Now quite finished Warhawk, but I am getting there with it.

I did listen to the last two audiobooks in the Warhammer Adventures Realm Quest series, Fortress of Ghosts and Battle for the Soulspring.

I think I will put together a few thoughts about these in a separate article later in the week.

But there were a lot of fun.

What Video Games Am I Playing

I got BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2 finished, it was an interesting ending, but I am not sure it’s one I was 100% enamoured with.

I have also completed Donut County, which is a very very relaxing game.

I have played a bit more Far Cry 2, which is fun but at the same time highly frustrating.

I will be starting Assassins Creed at long last this Wednesday on Twitch!

I have a planned list of games I will be playing on Twitch and here is the current list of 5 games in the queue.

  1. Assassins Creed
  2. Horizon Zero Dawn
  3. Assassins Creed – The Ezio Collection
  4. Control Ultimate
  5. Assassins Creed III

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

Not much but I did play a game of Carcassonne: Winter Edition with the girls and Mary & Paul.

What I Am Creating

I uploaded my playthrough of BioShock Infinite Burial at Sea Episode 2, which is further up in this article.

I also made a concept video for a new show I am planing on running.

The feedback on it is encouraging so a pilot is going out this coming Sunday.

What Am I Spending

I did grab a couple of cables to allow me to plug my headset into my PC.

It’s quite far away from my seat, so I needed a long extension.

Lindsay has been quietly seething when I am in the room and watching YouTube when she is working, so I am under orders to now use headphones during the day.

I grabbed a few bits from Element Games including a Noctilith Crown.

I also bought myself the Specialists DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Gladius.

  • Mood:- Rough
  • Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 5
  • In My Ears:- Knights of Cydonia Muse
  • Tabletop Game Last Played:- Carcassonne: Winter Edition
  • Video Game Last Played:- Forza Horizon 5
  • Book Last Read:- Warhawk
  • Movie/TV Show Last Viewed:- Another Life
  • Current State of Projects:- Vertus Praetors and Riders have got their first base coat on and that’s been washed.

Happy 2022

Welcome to 2022, the year I turn 40 🙁

Well we did not do much for the celebration, we had Paul and Mary over, played some games and watched Jools Holland.

Resolutions wise, I published an article the other day, but beyond modelling I will be streaming twice weekly and will maintain that as best I can.

And I also plan to play 60 board games this year and read 35 books!

If you are daft enough to want to watch me, I will be streaming the following times.

  • Monday 8pm to 12 Midnight (GMT) – Painting
  • Thursday 8pm to 12 Midnight (GMT) – Video Games, starting with Assassins Creed

Another live streamed thing is in the works and may start this week!

What I Am Modelling

Most of the week was taken up building models, and I have gotten myself quite far ahead of where I wanted to be.

I have built my Corpse Grinder Christ’s, Fire Warriors, Pathfinders, Breachers and a Crisis Suit Team for the T’au, everything from Kill Team Octarius, the Imperial Navy stuff from Wings of Vengeance, my remaining AdMech as well as a few other bits and bobs.

I did start painting on New Years Day an Ork Weirdboy to see in 2022.

And then painted the Templates from Kill Team.

This was followed by a Primaris Lieutenant with Storm Shield.

And some Endless Spells for Age of Sigmar.

So what’s up next week?

  1. Flesh Hounds x 10 & Karanak
  2. Confederacy on Independent Systems Droiddekkas x 4
  3. Age of Sigmar Endless Spells
  4. Death Guard Caestus Assault Ram
  5. Adeptus Custodes Vertus Praetors x 3 & Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike
  6. Skitarii Rangers x 10
  7. General Grievous
  8. Ork Flash Gitz x 5
  9. Sicarian Ruststalkers x 5
  10. T’au Pathfinders x 10

What I Am Reading

I finished a the Gates of Thelgrim and a review should be published tomorrow.

I have now started at long last on Warhawk and I really enjoying the book, it’s very well crafted thus far.

What Video Games Am I Playing

Mostly just Halo: Infinite where I can, usually one or two games of the multiplayer a night.

Also played Forza Horizon 5 for the first time in a few weeks.

Also been enjoying playing a bit of Donut County which is quite enjoyable and stress relieving.

What Tabletop Games Am I Playing

On New Years Eve we played some board games, a couple of games of Star Trek: The Next Generation Fluxx, won by Lindsay and Megan, then a game of Colt Super Express which I won, a game of Maki Stack which was won by the team of Lindsay, Paul & Mary.

And finally a game of The Sock Game which the team of me and Megan won

Today Megan and Lindsay’s friend Chrissy came round and we played a game of Pandemic: Reign of Cthulhu which we won on the very last turn!

What I Am Backing

CoraQuest arrived, and I am really looking forward to playing it!

What I Am Buying

I bought myself Beat Saber for the Quest 2, to give me some more fitness games to try out in VR.

I also grabbed Driver: Parallel Lines, I actually did some play testing in this game, but never got round to buying it as I was too busy with San Andreas at the time, and it was £1.68, so why not!

I also caved and bought Star Trek: Away Team and I was gifted a copy of Valheim.

In the New Years sale on the Microsoft store, I did pick up some films Top Gun, Rocketman and A Beautiful Day in the Neighbourhood.

Resolutions for 2022

Well this year I did an amazing 1184 miniatures and I loved painting most of them.

But it’s time to plan for the new year, so what have I got in mind to paint for 2022.

Paint My Primaris Ultramarines Army for Warhammer 40,000

This is a project that’s been in the works for a while, most of it’s built.

But I want to paint an all Primaris Ultramarines 4th Company army.

In the box right now is the Marines from Dark Imperium, Indomitus & Shadowspear along with a few other kits mostly obtained via Conquest/Imperium

It’s a long list but I want to get it done.

Paint A 2000 Orruk Warclans Army for Warhammer Age of Sigmar

The basis of this army will be the Kruleboyz from Dominion, as well as the Ironjawz premium kit from Mortal Realms.

Gonna do a Big Waaagh Army, with a core of Kruleboyz and then an elite smattering of Ironjawz.

Paint Two Gangs For Carnivale

Really simple, gonna get painted a gang for The Guild and one for the Rashaar mostly based on the two starter set gangs but with a few little additions if I can get them.

Paint All The Models For Silver Tower & Shadows Over Hammerhall

Again simple, but these two games have been sitting on the pile of potential for far far too long.

Paint The Warhound Titan

This is left over from last year but I am determined to get it done!!!

So what’s on the immediate list going into January?

  1. Blades of Khorne Flesh Hounds & Karanak
  2. Confederacy of Independent Systems Droiddekkas x 4
  3. Ork Weirdboy
  4. Age of Sigmar Endless Spells
  5. Death Guard Caestus Assault Ram
  6. Adeptus Custodes Vertus Praetors x 3 & Shield-Captain on Dawneagle Jetbike
  7. Adeptus Mechanicus Skitarii Rangers x 10
  8. General Grevious
  9. Ork Flash Gitz x 5
  10. Blood Ravens Lieutenant with Storm Shield

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