++++++ Inquisitor Garalov, date 966.M41, submission of report from Praea Mundis, Ref: GAR.089/PM344.563.445.239/Ordo-As. Operation ‘Broadsword’ is in effect, Priority: Primarus Extremis. For the Office of the Master of the Administratum ONLY++++++
‘My first cause for alarm should have been the somewhat uncooperative, dare I say deliberately obstructive, nature of the Dark Angels hierarchy when I inspected their recruitment facility on Praea Mundis. The Chapter headquarters, otherwise known as the Rock, is currently deployed in an unknown theatre of war and as such this is the largest administrative facility available at the time of this investigations commencement.’
As mentioned previously, I recently acquired a copy of Lost Patrol to play at a family BBQ, as a few family members had expressed an interest in my ‘toy soldiers’ hobby and I saw it as maybe a good way to introduce them to the world of the grimdark. What ensued were a couple of hours for fun, suitably lubricated by adult beverages for the grownups and sugary drinks for the juniors. As an introduction to my hobby it definitely worked, as it was of suitably popcorn bucket depth when it came to the fluff, and equally unchallenging when it came to the rules and their various interactions.
our brave protagonists, hooray!
So it was my birthday yesterday, and although not a ‘major milestone’ event (somewhere between 30 and 50 if you must know), it is always inevitably a time for reflection and drinking. Mostly drinking though. In fact, almost exclusively drinking, with the express intent of doing so much harm to ones brain through the application of wondrous and varied forms of alcohol as to make any potentially melancholy inducing reflection all but impossible. Ahhhhhh, good times.
At Last! The long, long wait has finally come to an end!
The slow boat has finally crawled into harbour, largely in one piece I am glad to say, and disgorged its vast cargo including a small but not insignificant crate full of our belongings. This of course means I can once again get back onto the hobby wagon and crack on with some painting and modeling that I have been chomping at the bit to get to grips with!
There is of course one small problem – locating it