Category: Warmachine

Tomorrow begins the WMH Journeyman League at a FLGS near me so, over the weekend I assembled “battle box” of Trollblood models.

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The models were easy to assemble, though the plastic used by Privateer Press is a lot harder than that of a typical GW model making the mold lines a bit more difficult to remove quickly. I placed these guys on some scenic bases and they are ready to take to the field (more on why they are unpainted, below).

Looking forward to playing and while I have been busy reading the rules, listening to podcasts (mostly Chain Attack), and reading Trollblood articles on the internet tomorrow will by very first game with them…or with Warmachine & Hordes in general. While it is easy to get a grasp for the game throughresearch nothing is going to take the place of actual “table time”.

The league runs six weeks and escalates after each week giving me the chance to add more and more models. Also a participant can earn “hobby points” for any models they paint for their faction throughout the event (hence why I’ve held off getting any painting done so far).

In addition I’ve assembled a minimum unit of Kriel Warriors as well as a Fell Caller solo…from what I understand this guy is an indispensable model for a Trollbloods force.

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Soon to be posting about games played as well as showing the painting process of the trolls as I go along.

Wow, the past couple of months been busy! I’ve not had the chance to paint much at home due to work and my free time has been taken up with non-hobby pursuits.

Over the weekend I had the honor of judging the painting for Templecon’s Onslaught GT, both 40k and Fantasy, and saw so many great looking armies and this really served as an inspiration to get painting again.

As for hobbying, I have had a bit of time to work on some models and have been assembling some Hordes Trollbloods for an upcoming Journeyman League at Temple Games. Never having played Hordes or Warmachine before I’m looking for this to provide a good entry into the game while meeting new gamers and getting to work on some great models…more of that in the future.

On the 40K front I’m in between armies again. I cannot seem to keep one long enough to get more than 10 or so games in, not sure if it is the army choices I am making or if my years of playing the game are intersecting with my growing dislike of the GW in general. Or perhaps I just need a break for a couple of weeks ;)

As for looking ahead for 2014…I am hoping Warmachine/Hordes is great and plan on building an adequate army of Trollbloods as well as a Retribution of Scyrah force. I’ve all ready picked up a few models and the starter battle boxes for each and have been pouring over the rules while working on some of the models.

Would also like to build more terrain this year. A few of the GW plastic ruins have been built but they still need bases and painting.

Not sure what is in store for 40K. I keep looking back at Dark Eldar as the models are very nice but have not made a decision of picked up any models. The sweet spot would be something that is challenging to play and interesting to paint.

That’s all for now.

Here are some of my goals for the coming year.

For the sake of definitions, I consider “fully painted” to mean the figure is completely done, as in the touchup, basing, decals, clearcoat, everything.

  1. Field a fully painted 2500 point Dark Angels Army (pretty close to this one already).
  2. Field a fully painted 1500 point Ravenwing Army (I already have most of the figures).
  3. Field a fully painted 1500 point Deathwing Army (I already have most of the figures).
  4. Field a fully painted 1500 point Ork Army (I have about 1/3 of the figures).
  5. Play in an apocalypse game.
  6. Try at least two other miniatures games (Warmachine/Hordes and Dystopian Legions are the current contenders).