While the Terrain and Lost Patrol stuff go off in their own directions, I have not been idle on the paining and modeling front. Having set my (rather ludicrous) targets for the 2017/18 Hobby Season I have decided to initially focus on getting the Dark Angels/Night Sentinels Battle Company up and running. While the bulk of this company was already completed for the Tournament last year there were a few glaring omissions from the fully fitted out 100 man strong company. The main one of these was the Assault Squads, and so I have set about amending this oversight.
Recently I posted a quick review of the game Lost Patrol , having played it a few times over the space of a weekend and thoroughly enjoyed it. Indeed, on several occasions since then we have had the opportunity to break out the game and had another bash at getting the
hapless brave scouts to da choppa the dropship over some salty snacks and responsibly consumed adult beverages. While these games have also been fun, the lack of longevity to the game has become more and more apparent with every passing wholesale slaughter. The fact is that any game with just two protagonists is going to get stale pretty quickly, especially one as simple as this.
While playing 40k in Hong Kong, I was lucky enough to have an awesome FGLS down the road by the name of Fun Atelier , who provided a number of things to enable the enjoyment of the
addiction hobby while living in foreign climes. Convivial atmosphere, great staff, ice cold air conditioning, one of the few preorder facilities for GW stuff, and of course gaming space. In Hong Kong, space is at a bit of a premium, and so finding a shop in a central location (on the Island no less!) with enough room for 10 gaming tables was a bit of a luxury. What made it even better was the mass of great terrain that they had accumulated over the years, through the efforts of causal gamers and veterans alike, which enabled truly immersive games to be played and enjoyed by all (well, those of us who don’t enjoy playing on planet bowling ball that is…)
Enough terrain to sink a battleship