“We’ll Be Back”

Necrons

Necrons

I think I got my first Necron models very early in 2003, or late 2002. That’s quite a bit back now and I can’t remember what I had for dinner yesterday (that’s why I’m putting recipes in this blog). But I really loved the space robot, terminator aesthetic but they didn’t last long as I wasn’t enamoured with their pretty straightforward play style.

So I went green instead and stayed that way for a long, long time. Of course with the splash of red to go faster and blue for luck.

But the Indomitus new model releases, especially the update to the Warrior sculpt really had me interested and after looking at all the new models and interactions in the Codex I’m really up for jumping into this army with both feet, shins, knees, and even thighs.

I’ve nothing built yet but I’m going to be charting my progress on my Twitter account using the hashtag #HobbyStreak as suggested by Rob across at The Honest Wargamer on a recent podcast episode.

What I’ve got to build though is a wee bit:

  • Catacomb Command Barge
  • Overlord x2
  • Royal Warden x4
  • Plasmancer x2
  • Cryptothralls x4
  • Skorpekh Lord x2
  • Skorpekh Destroyers x6
  • Plasmacyte x2
  • Canoptek Reanimator x2
  • Canoptek Scarab Swarm – 27 bases
  • Necron Warriors – 90 models (I miscounted the Indomitus boxes)
  • Night Scythe
  • Hexmark Destroyer
  • Doom Blades x3

I’m going to try and build at least one model a day but want to get all the Scarabs, Warriors, and an Overlord done first.

I’ve also got some plans to kitbash Nightbringer and a Transcendent C’tan out of some Age of Sigmar stuff, so watch out for progress on that as well.

I’ll add a gallery below this as and when I build anything, and add to the list above as I buy things.

(This is another older post, but I’m just dragging all my gaming and hobby stuff back out of the shed)


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A Question of Suitability

Baron Bobba

Baron Bobba

I saw this image of Slave-1 done up with a German Luftwaffe cross on it and really liked the colour scheme and how it all worked together.

The original post is for another gaming system called Dust which is set in an alternative timeline WWII. The imagery fits so well with Dust and therefore the question isn’t about Dust.

The question comes from a discussion regarding whether or not this paint scheme would be suitable for the Star Wars universe, and whether or not it would offend people?

Your thoughts please.


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Rolls of £20 notes

I’m going to tell about something that happened when I gave up MTG for the first time, but I’m going to catch up with the gaming week.

It’s been a very quiet week on the gaming front, I’ve clipped 4 Cryptothralls out of their sprue but that’s been it.

Still finding it a challenge returning to any sort of gaming rhythm after so long away from it all and a lot of disappointments I’ve felt with Games Workshop over the last couple of years.

I’ve done a bit of sorting out in the shed though and have got models separated into two large categories. One pile are the models I’m keeping for my own armies and games, the other pile are the sprues that are going to be stripped to populate the shop on Ko-Fi.


Storage Box

Storage Box

But on with the story.

This case is about 42x48cm, though the ones I had were slightly longer and could hold many more cards than these.

The first time I played Magic the Gathering was at the end of Ice Age and started really casually but it really ticked all my collecting boxes.

I then started playing quite competitively at around Invasion, going to regular tournaments and all the qualifiers, winning loads of cards and always having to have the latest tech and best decks and this meant I had thousands of cards.

A lot of them at high value, very high value as I played all formats. I had twenty of these large boxes, plus many folders, deck boxes, and other bits of storage.

Then I suddenly lost interest in the game all together and could really do with a bit of cash, so I started listing everything I had then listed it on eBay and after a few false starts it sold for about £7K to a gentleman from Norway.

We discussed sending it across and he realised that it would be easier and cheaper for him to bring his son with him and get the ferry to Newcastle, it would also be quicker.

We arranged to meet at the petrol station at the Durham services, so I packed up the car and with my partner we set off.

We got to the services and met the buyer, we then started to transfer the boxes across to the boot of his car. Once we had finished this I was handed rolls of £20 notes, loads of rolls, a satisfying amount of rolls.

As we were driving back with a back seat covered in these rolls of £20 notes my partner noted that all our activity would have been recorded on CCTV and that it would probably have looked extremely dodgy.

Thankfully we never had a visit from the Durham Constabulary wondering why I was selling loads of guns/rifles to a Norwegian.


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Returning to the Tabletop

Thrud

Thrud

It’s been a really poor few years in gaming for me (and everyone else), various IRL things getting in the way. I’ve tried to keep up with what’s happening but have been unable to get out and play any games regularly.

I also think I was spread way too thinly when it came to games and game systems, having my finger in a lot of different pies from SAGA to Star Wars games and everything in between. Several card games, dozens of miniature games, and a pile of board games and RPGs.

2022/23 is the time to make a comeback, both personally and with this gaming blog, completing armies, and maybe even painting!!! I was also hoping to get out to game more but we’ll see how that goes.

Looking through all the systems and games I have I decided to concentrate on just a few; Warhammer 40K (bloody Indomitus), Age of Sigmar, Malifaux, Dungeons and Dragons 5th, Call of Cthulhu RPG, and a pile of solo board games and we’ll see where we go from there.

I’ll be writing more posts about these systems (and others) as we go on, listing armies, charting my adventures, and pictures of me getting back into painting miniatures after so many years, now having bad eyesight and shaky hands.

I’m going to be selling bitz through the shop on my Ko-Fi as well, and all my gaming information and news will be coming through the ko-fi, blog, and twitter.


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