I was in Toronto for most of this last week, starting my new job (!), and wandered over to Meeplemart to do a bit of hobby shopping. The place is very well stocked – probably second only to The Sentry Box in Calgary.
I either managed to show remarkable restraint (unlikely) or else the walls of figs and games caused my eyes to glaze over and my “want list” to disappear completely from my mind. I came away with only a couple of blisters:
A pack of Khador Woodsmen, which I’m going to repurpose as Gypsies for a “His Dark Materials” themed Song of Blades and Heroes warband, and a pack of not-Space Wolf shoulderpads from Kromlech.
A war party has gained followers in Letharac and has set out into the Ardovikian Plain with a sizeable force. Perhaps this is the start of a new kingdom, but for now a good nights sleep after a long march is in order. Having found a suitable place to set up camp for the night, the party sets in for a solid nights rest. Sadly, the rest tonight is interrupted as the alarm is raised when the moon is still high overhead, something is moving through the treeline and will be upon you shortly!
I was defending the building in the middle of the table… Chris was attacking from two opposite sides.
The goal was to reduce the opposing player’s side to 50% of their force…
My plan was to finally finish up a platoon of British Airborne for Bolt Action, but then Dave G. suggested a small escalation league series of games for Kings of War (500 – 750 – 1000 – 1250 points with a game every three weeks).
The idea of finally getting to use my (woefully expensive, mostly eBay purchased) out of production GW WHFB 5th Edition Dogs of War figures for something was too tempting to say no to. These are the older style, Perry-sculpted, more “cartoony” WHFB figs. That, plus the mix of fantasy races in the same army (human/elf/orc/undead/etc.) really appeals to me.
Also, I plan on using these pseudo-renaissance Italians as the “bad guys” in the Assassin’s Creed homebrew skirmish game I’ve been planning for ages, so win-win.
Here’s the first 500 points worth (1x Regiment of Crossbow, 1x Regiment of Pike, 2x Troops of Knights), cleaned and based:
Now that I have the Frostgrave warband done, time to tie up some loose ends on projects already started and planned:
WWII British Paratroops (a platoon plus support – started, but a way to go yet [including the <shudder> camo smocks])
Few odds and ends for Blood Bowl
Mordheim Sisters of Sigmar (about 80% done – just need to do the metallics and basing)
Fill-in figs for a Necromunda group (3-4 figs to round out an Cawdor group that I inherited from Tim B.)
On top of that, I did start putting together a funky little warband for Songs of Blades and Heroes using mostly OOP/LE Games Workshop Warriors of Chaos personalities, when it looked like that was what Tim was going to run for his weekend tourney:
There are some real chestnuts in that group (not all pictured). I have all the LE Games Day WoC figs, including the sorcerer, plus Harry the Hammer (thanks, Dave!) and a few other specials.
And… that new GW Deathwatch/Genestealer Cult Overkill box should be arriving on my doorstep later today.
Oh, and the Conan kickstarter could be here anytime.