The Best of Intentions

Not that I’m much of a New Year’s resolutions kind of guy, but here’s the plan of what I want to work on in 2017, ordered according to how I feel at the moment*:

  • WWII British paratrooper reinforced platoon (made a good start on this already – pics to come)
  • Necromunda figs to finish up a gang I inherited from Tim B.
  • Blood Bowl (I have a painted human team that just needs basing, so I’ll get that finished and then work on the orcs from the new box to make a match-up)
  • Miscellaneous sci-fi figs for Rogue Stars
  • Frostgrave terrain board (and maybe a new warband)
  • Warhammer 40K – not sure what yet; either expand the Space Wolf marine army already I have, or start Deathwatch or Genestealer Cult
  • The Dogs of War GW fantasy figs that I’ve collected over the last few years
  • Figs and terrain for the Assassin’s Creed homebrew skirmish game I’ve been planning (and some of the Dogs of War GW figs will work with this too, since they’re pseudo-Renaissance)
  • WWII vehicles (I have a few tanks, armoured cars, and jeeps)
  • Miscellaneous ancients for Song of Shadows and Dust and Broken Legions
  • The Judge Dredd block terrain I started a few years back (in retrospect, if I’d waited a year, I would have just bought a bunch of laser-cut MDF instead of building it all from scratch using foamcore)

*highly likely to change; several of these are started projects already, at various stages of completion, but I do have a tendency to get distracted by sparkly shiny things.

The Best of Intentions

Painting Queue:1 Paul: 0

Did a little work on a Sherman V 75mm yesterday. Decided to paint it as a British version.

Sue and I played a game of “Unspeakable Words” with some friends last night. Fun little card/word game with an HPL twist. I won, but had the advantage of being the designated driver so I wasn’t into the wine as much as everyone else was.   🙂

Just wasn’t feeling it today, so I didn’t paint anything. I’m going to clean and assemble some more ancients for SSD later (and maybe some 15mm tanks for Chain of Command), so not a total loss for the weekend’s progress.

Watched “Bad Santa” with my daughter this afternoon. One of my holiday favourites. Don’t think she was as enamoured with it as I was…

Unspeakable Words on Tabletop:

Painting Queue:1 Paul: 0

Chain of Command

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.

Chain of Command

So come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab. I see you shiver with antici… pation.

I have two main goals to hit by mid-February:

  • Four sections of 28mm WWII Brit Airborne plus HQ, support weapons, and various add-ons (about 60 figures total)
  • Two 28mm ancients warbands for Ganesha Games Song of Shadows and Dust which are about 10-14 figures per warband

The Brit Airborne are in anticipation of games mainly using the Bolt Action rules, which is likely to be the next big thing for some of the Warpegs lads once they wind up their ongoing 40k escalation league.

WWII Brit Airborne (Foundry, Warlord, and Artizan), and a Sherman M4A3 75mm (Warlord), in progress November 2014
WWII Brit Airborne (Foundry, Warlord, and Artizan), and a Sherman M4A3 75mm (Warlord), in progress December 2014

The Song of Shadows and Dust warbands are for a tournament that my son and I are planning to attend, put on by my friend Tim B. in Saskatoon (see the link in the sidebar for his excellent blog), so of the two it’s got the most strict deadline. I’ve started playing around with the composition and have ordered a few models to supplement figs I already had on hand.

Also in the hopper are:

  • Finishing up a Sisters of Sigmar Mordheim warband (about 80% done)
  • Putting the final touches on a human Blood Bowl team (about 95% done)
  • Starting a small group of superhero figures (mostly Crossover Miniatures) that may or may not resemble those avenging types from a blockbuster movie of a couple of years ago.
So come up to the lab and see what’s on the slab. I see you shiver with antici… pation.