This is a big update, life has been a bit all over the place and its taken this long to sort out putting out a new blog post, sorry
My dad turned 60 earlier this month so we buggered off to Suffolk for a birthday meal, we were in the county for less than 24 hours which felt too brief as I was unable to get any quality time.
Would have liked to have spent more time with the nibblings, but it was nice nonetheless.
It was a Sunday dinner at the pub and I had lamb, cause I love lamb and so rarely get to have it.
I turned 41 as well, which was fine, but my birthday plans failed and it’s left me somewhat deflated.
I am on the verge of giving up any attempt at celebrating it from now.
I did get a pair of AirPod Pros for my birthday, mostly cause I needed the ANC
This weekend I went to Stirling for a Horus Heresy event runs by some friends of ours, an event with lots of Conpany of Legends DNA, which is really cool cause we never get to play in our own event!
That’s not me saying they ripped us off, we love that they have taken our concept and turned it into their own thing, it’s absolutely brilliant, although we did provide them with Chris’s scoring/pairing spreadsheet.
I am gonna put up a vide with my list next week.
It’s been a really fun event, my first game was against Matts Whit Scars, a beautiful army that I was able to really push and give it a hard time.
The game went rather well for me, I did lose in the end, but it largely came down to a mixture of great tactics by Matt, poor decision making on my part and of course rolling double 1s on Plasma Pistol Chainfire on my Moritat resulting in him dying in his first turn out of the Rhino!
The second game on Saturday was against Chris’s Custodes, and yeah at 3.5k points, Custodes really get to shine as they can take a lot of the nicer toys that 3k kind of stops them taking
I got hammered in this game, my list just struggled to handle the sheer amount of 2+ Armour
Wonderful guy as well and a beautifully painted army, makes me want to get my Custodes out the box!
On Sunday I faced Mark and his Ultramarines, in a very challenging game, for a good part of the game, I was dominant on one flank, distracting him with stuff on the other, but once he had taken care of those units, he quickly wiped out my whole army!
And my final game was against Michael and his Space Wolves, a great army with a Thunderhawk, my first time facing one of those bad boys!
I did okay, but eventually folded and was tabled, a mix of poor choices on my part and great tactics on Michaels.
A great weekend and the lads put on an amazing event, really good, absolutely loved my time there.
Not my name, but it seems apt, on my return Stirling, we were having some insulation work done by the landlord, the contractors said, it was all external, but when they arrived, we were told its actually all internal!
So we had a chaotic week, with every room in the house being torn apart, and it ended my #HobbyStreak 🙁
It is what it is, but we are only just getting the place back together, and it still needs painting.
In other news, I am back into therapy and mental health treatment, I need it, and the waiting period was awful.
Initially my medication has been adjusted as they build an idea on how to help sort me out.
What I Am Modelling
I started off painting some Blood Angels but got bored partway though so got painted up my Questoris Knight Styrix for House Taranis
Then I finished the Phobos Lieutenant for the Blood Angels
Followed by the Suppressors
And the a squad of Infiltrators
After that a Ballistus Dreadnought for the Blood Ravens
As a result of the insulation, I found a DOOM box of abandoned Warhammer projects and decided to finish as many of them as I could, starting with a resin Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun, who mostly just needed a few bits and bobs finishing
Then it was a Praetor for the Death Guard armed with a Thunder Hammer!
Then I finished up some Marines that Chris gave me ages ago to supplement my Word Bearers who needed a couple of Marines per Squad to allow me to take them as Tactical Squads instead of Veteran Squads and allow me to build some non Pride of the Legion lists
And then some Tyranid Warriors that I originally got with Deathstorm, a very very long time ago!
And finally I painted a squad of Assault Terminators for my Ultramarines from the DOOM box
So what’s up next?
- Ork Boyz x 10 & Nob
- Marshcrawlla Sluggoth
- Sororitas Dialogus
- Imperial Fists Rotor Cannon Squad x 10
- Death Guard Spartan
- Termagants with Devourers x 20
- Grots x 10 & Runtherd
- Chaos Familiars
- Loonboss & Zarbags Gitz
- Ultramarines Infiltrators x 10
What I Am Reading
I finished The Prisoner of Tartarus bu Richard Lee Byers, so expect a review of that soonish!
I also read The Devouring Void by Danie Ware, which was ok, the twist was kind of sudden which didn’t work for me, but otherwise was good.
Audiobook wise, I listened to Blood of the Emperor, and The Sandman by Simon A Forward, and I am currently listening to The Church and the Crown by Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
What Tabletop Games I Am Playing
I got a game of Sone Mortalis in with Paul at Durham Raiders
I did ok, my list is suboptimal, Paul’s is much better and he played really well, very smart choice made by him.
But it was a close run thing!
And we also had a game of Alhambra, on my birthday which I did not win, of course Megan did.
But it was close!
What Video Games I Am Playing
I have started on Assassin’s Creed III Remastered and been doing so on stream.
I also played and completed Assassin’s Creed Bloodlines, emulated using Retroarch, and I uploaded the playthrough to YouTube
Other than that, I finished Bayonetta.
And I am now playing through Spider-Man Remastered.
What I Am Creating
I did finally get round to making that Ork Skin video!
What I Am Spending
I bought this Neo Geo CD controller made by 8BitDo a month ago and it’s only just arrived, the best thing about, MICROSWITCHES!
So yeah 8BitDo got right what SNK couldn’t
I also had a couple of bits printed up for my controller board, some black hooks to hang cables and a shelf, to hold a few little bits.
I also finally bought a new monitor for the studio, I just really needed some more screen real-estate for editing Edge of Empire podcasts, cause the setup I had was a bit weird in composition.
Its a Cooler Master GA271 and is really good for the £130 I paid for it, and I mean, really good, far better than it has any right to be, with some HDR and FreeSync too.
- Mood:- Drained
- Caffeinated Beverages Consumed:- 19
- In My Ears:- Great DJ – The Ting Tings
- Tabletop Game Last Played:- Dungeons & Dragons
- Video Game Last Played:- Assassin’s Creed III Remastered
- Book Last Read:- The Devouring Void – Danie Ware
- Audiobook Last In My Ears:- The Church and the Crown – Cavan Scott and Mark Wright
- Movie Last Viewed:- Sharpe’s Peril
- TV Show Last Viewed:- Star Trek: Lower Decks
- Podcast Last In My Ears:- The WAN Show
- Current State of Projects:- Orks coming along!