A big thank you to my friend Tim, who noticed that I’d made a post or two on Facebook looking for this, found one, and sent it to me.
I’d been looking for this figure for ages, and I’m genuinely touched by Tim’s thoughtfulness and generosity. Thank you!
Not a lot of figure painting going on lately (surprise, surprise!), but I have been working on a few hobby related bits and pieces…
Dave G., Kevin H., and I had a small Ronin game to learn (or in my case, relearn) the rules. It was useful, and I’m looking forward to playing a larger scale version for realz, now that we have a better idea of the mechanic. I think Dave and Kev enjoyed it, too, and hopefully there’ll be a bit of a samurai buzz.
Started painting the sci-fi/modern layout I put together last year. This will eventually form part of a Judge Dredd “Block”, but is designed to work with any sci-fi/modern game.
Picked up a 1/50 scale die-cast Land Rover Defender on eBay from a guy in Portugal. It was specced out for a fire department (bright red, blue lights on the roof, etc.), but I’m converting it to use as a UNIT vehicle for an eventual Dr. Who themed game.
…and the fulfilled temptation:
Dave G. spotted a really bargain priced WHFB Empire army on Kijiji locally and picked it up. Then he beat me up and made me buy it from him. 🙂
Since Tim has set a date for the Song of Shadows and Dust weekend, I’m going to put the WWII figs on hold for a bit and work on the warband (and hopefully some civilians) for that as my main priority. I just know that, at the speed I paint at, I don’t want to wait ’til the last minute (or month!).
Tried “Chain of Command” last night with Byron M., Kevin H., and Dave G.
Byron hosted and talked Dave and I through the rules, as we’d not played this system before. It was a lot of fun, and had novel setup and initiative mechanisms. Must’ve made an impression, as Dave and I picked up some 15mm WWII figs today.