Yes, that time has come again when human beings decide to put themselves through the horror of discovering how much junk has been accumulated over the lifetime of a home and realising it wont fit into the next pace.
We are once more on the move, although this time only down the road rather than across half the globe. As a result of the
carnage chaos my organizational skills, there may well be a bit of a lag in blog posts for the next month of so while I discover where exactly the boxes of geek stuff ended up and how best to retrieve them.
See you all on the other side!
The Pledge for this months ‘Vale of Legions’ painting challenge is a fairly simple one – a single HQ from your list. This is just as well, as there is a lot going on for me this month and while I have to prioritise other ‘real life’ things ahead of hobby time I would rather not fall behind in the challenge at such an early stage – there will be plenty of opportunity for failure later!
As it happens, I only have one HQ in my list anyway and so have started cracking on with my Centurion Delegatus Consul, in Cataphractii Terminator Armour with Chainfist and Combi-Melta.
As part of my preparations for next months tournament, I wanted to try and get a fully painted T’au army up and running based on the list that I was considering. There were a number of items outstanding – Ion rifle pathfinders, Fire warriors and an extra display board to fit them on. The Ionfinders were ticked off last week, and I’m glad to say that after a concerted bit of speed painting they have now been joined by the fire warriors!
So the deed was done with little or no remorse for my wallets feelings – I begged, borrowed and
stole misappropriated reassigned funds intended to feed & clothe my young and used them to preorder Adeptus Titanicus. I am a bad man.
Well, that’s not quite true – a combination of good fortune (selling an Imperial Knight on eBay that has been listed for months), good timing (it being my Birthday last week) and past prudence (continued downsizing of the
plastic crack pile collection with minimal impulse buying) meant that I could order this boxed set without having to part with a Kidney. Which was nice, as I think evolution gave me two kidneys for a reason, and yet I probably would have flown in the face of Darwinism and risked my genetically enhanced survival status by parting with it.
So now that I have it in all its glory, I though I would take some photos and share some initial thoughts. As with my Kill Team unboxing, this wont be a rules review but rather a good look at the contents and what I think of it in terms of quality, value etc. However, the first issue I want to address was the preorder itself.
So the Hobby season is almost over, and as real life now threatens to curtail any further meaningful progress on the list, it is probably a good point at which to call time on the 2017-2018 season and have a quick review of how and what was achieved.
Just a quick painting update today as I crack on with trying to get some easy marks off the Hobby Season to do list, as well as improve the appearance of the upcoming tournament list – 3 Pathfinders equipped with Ion Rifles. Its funny how stuff comes in and out of fashion with new editions and new codices. These guys were hardly taken at all during 7th on account of their expense and frail carrier, but now are supposedly all the rage if you listen to them there interwebs. For me they just look cool, and along with their rail rifle brethren will probably see some use in Kill Team games I’m sure.
Next month I will, with any luck, be attending the ‘Seeds of Destruction’ Tournament, run by the venerable Vale Renegades and hosted by the very excellent Firestorm Games here in beautiful, sunny, downtown Cardiff. This will mark my third (yes third!) Tournament of the Year, smashing all previous records (being 1) for attendances of competitive events in a single hobby season, and moving me firmly into the category of ‘novice gamer’.
But that is not the only milestone to be reached, for this will also be my first ITC event! Now, as someone who has no interest in the world of cut throat competitive gaming, you may well ask yourself why the hell would I want to get involved in an ITC event? Well, the answers are many fold, convoluted, and not really worth the time of explaining – let alone reading. Lets just say I want to
crush the unworthy mercilessly beneath my boots get some games in while I have a free weekend and this seemed like the best way to do it.
Now I dont normally get too excited about GW releases, and certainly not enough to write an article on the blog about it, but this time is different. This isn’t just any release. This is the rerelease of all rereleases. This is EPIC!
Or rather, sort of Epic.
The first month of the Vale of Legions painting challenge has come to and end, and I am delighted to say that I have managed to keep my pledge and get a tactical squad of 10 marines finished (well, nearly finished). It was pretty close though, as I only just squeaked in under the wire with a few hours to go, however there are no prizes for being an early bird and so being just in the nick of time will do nicely 😀