I'd make excuses but I don't have any. What I have instead is NEWS. This NEWS may or may not be a cheap version of an excuse with a different title. (it is!).
first things first:
Yep, I pulled the trigger. and better yet, she, despite all odds and evidence that it was a terrible idea, said YES. So yeah, that right there is a major part of why I haven't been posting. Lots of planning and such. Vegas Weddings (we're not eloping!) seem to take a bit of doing.
Secondly, I have been GAMING!
Infinity, Warhammer 40k, Bolt Action. I have been gaming a lot in recent months. And that's just the mini gaming. If you remember (provided you actually read this before now) I'm a member of the Sarge! program for Warlord games and thusly I've been running quite a few games since I got started on that this past November. At least one game every other week. My Americans are getting consistently ass-wooped each time I throw down, which, I'll admit, is WONDERFUL. I often don't loose in mini-games and it's great. It's really brought me back into the fold of gaming and I'm slowly regaining my old skill. I'm currently 12Wins-4Ties-16Losses with my army and I have reinforcements on the way in. This makes me happy.
Infinity wise, I've been playing against a few buddies and I've been pretty consistent with my wins/losses. Against all but one, I'm a winner. Against Evil... well.... I'm 3 losses, 2 ties and a single win. Accursed Yu-Jing (chinese sectorial) and their mass MSV. To be fair, he only really plays against me so he's tooled his army to take down my poor ol' Ariadna and it's mass camouflage. Due to this I am now, AT THIS VERY MOMENT, working on my Pan-O in an attempt to actually use technology and all the neat toys the game has (I WANT MULTISPECTRAL VISORS TOO, GORRAM IT!).
It also doesn't hurt that I got in on the pre-order for the Operation: Ice Storm box, and that my
As for 40k, I've been working on... GASP, a SPESS MAREEN army. This is a big deal for me as, in the 22 years I've been playing 40k, I have never, ever played space marines, or at least no the good ones (I loves me some Chaos marines...). As a result I am creating my own Chapter, because of course I am, called the Conquerors. It is 100% lovingly ripped off from Robert E. Howard's seminal work, CONAN, and is therefor AWESOME. I'm sure, in some following posts somewhere, sometime, I'll detail what I've done and go through the creation of my chapter.
Due to all of this Mini-Gaming, I've also been PAINTING. (le gasp!)
Mostly, I have been painting Bolt Action (lots of Germans for Maqy.... friggin germans...) with a little work on my 40k. My Infinity models have only been primed, though I've added some to their numbers (Isobel McGregor from the Dark Mist pack, some Yuan-Yuan drop troops, an S.A.S. specialist, and a few others for my Ariadna), and they are on my current "To-Do" paint table. In regards to my Spess Muhreens, I've constructed about 1800 points so far, and have them at various levels of primed as I haven't decided on a colour scheme just yet. Probably something black and red as, unless the upcoming Space Wolves codex is awesome (omg... ROCKET CHARIOTS!!! and BABY THUNDERHAWKS!!!!!), I'll be using the Iron Hands Chapter Tactics (6+ feel no pain, It Will Not Die on characters and Vehicles) because it's wonderful fun.
Tomorrow, I even have my first 7th edition game lined up at 1000 points against my buddy Harris and his Blood-Wolves Marines (He pretty much uses Blood Angels and Space Wolves. Werewolves and Vampires.... Can you tell he's a Horror fiction writer? He's actually a published writer, with a few novels up on Amazon. All include Vampires. The man loves him some Vampires.), so that'll be good times. If I can wrangle the Fiance into taking pics, I'll maybe even put a Battle report up here.
And then there is the 2nd Edition AD&D campaign I've been running and the Legend of five Rings campaign I've been playing in, and the OTHER group that... well... they play RPGS... though in the 5 months I've been playing they have changed games 7 times. Apparently this is par for the course with them. ugh...
On Top of ALL OF THIS, I'm also in talks to open up a business in the upcoming year, and still going through Physio (physio two times a week, kinesthesiology once a week and acupuncture once a week), so Yeah, there you have all my reasons for being Busy Busy Busy and not posting here.
As things are not exactly slowing down, but I AM becoming used to the new pace, I'll hopefully be posting a little more regularly... or at least not with 5 months in between posts.
until next time,
SPACE MARINES (in 1000 point bites)