Monday, November 21, 2011

Domination thoughts

SO, I finished up NanoWriMo - it's 50k words of garbage (50,089, to be precise, although it may still get added to between now and the end of the month), so I can turn some attention to Domination.

I have not read all of the fluff yet, but it seems pretty good so far. I have been warned that attempting to read "All War is Deception, part II" without reading the faction intros is a Bad Idea, so I have not read it yet. For now, I am just going to give a couple of thoughts on each faction:

  • Jarl, eGrissel - I'll get both, but I will probably use Jarl more.
  • Storm Troll - so, so wrong. I think I need to pair him with Mulg.
  • Scattergunner Off & Std - scattergunners got useful. They'll be more fun, and I am glad that I have a full unit already.
  • Rok - seems okay, but I wasn't wowed. Need to think about him some.
  • Sons of Bragg - I don't care how effective they are, they just look fun.
  • War Wagon - about what I expected.

  • Grayle, eBaldur - I like eBaldur, and will use him. I like the Devourer's Debt mechanic.
  • Griffon, Winter Argus - okay, but I don't play Circle enough to really see something nasty about them. They don't seem bad, they just don't seem to be great.
  • Ghetorix - I think he will be fun, but his point cost seems a bit high. Again, I don't play Circle, so take that with a grain of salt.
  • Gallows Grove - cheap, and I can see using them as a way to shut down tough and healing. Nice art, too.
  • Celestial Fulcrum - beautiful model, the "may not be placed" is kind of a pain though.


  • Naaresh, eHexeris - Naaresh doesn't have issues, he has entire subscriptions. eHexeris will be fun.
  • Cyclops Raider - Far Strike as an animus? Be still my beating heart. Pity is is model, not unit, but that's okay.
  • Venator Slingers - AoE with corrosion? Cheap? I think I need some.
  • Archidon - I like him. No real armor for a heavy, but flight and critical pitch will be fun, and he is cheap.
  • Tiberion - Xerxis has a new best friend. Can't wait for this big guy.
  • Animantarax - I like it. I think it will be fun, but it will be a harder battle engine to use than the Khador war wagon, I suspect.

Legion of Everblight

  • Kallus, eVayl - Kallus looks like fun, and his fluff is great. eVayl seems solid, and her feat is pretty useful, but tricky. Order of spells will matter there.
  • Nightlurker - seems useful, but I like the animus more than the stat line.
  • Succubus - decent warlock attachment, nothing special, IMO.
  • Proteus - not a big fan of the "everything on a carnivean chassis" sculpt, but that's just me fussing after putting together several scythean/carnivean in a row. Would not have been so bad, if I could have used the plastic kits that aren't out yet. Seems nice enough otherwise.
  • Farilor & Std - seem decent, but my legion armies to date have been beast-heavy, infantry light.
  • Throne of Everblight - just weird. Will get one, just to paint it, if nothing else.


  • Maelok -undead gator goodness. Love him.
  • Boneswarm - cheap, terror - fits well in Maelok's theme force too.
  • Swamp Horror - I like it, but I need to think about how best to use the Elasticity animus.
  • Gatorman Witch Doctor - look, I can make gators undead at will. And Maelok's feat positively affects friendly faction undead. Sounds good to me. Want these guys now. Or at least before GenCon.


  • Sturm & Drang - looking forward to playing these guys.
  • Road Hog - need one, just for the roast pork jokes. Assault with a 10" spray is nice too.
  • Slaughterhousers - these have been out for a while, and everyone probably has formed an opinion by now on them.
  • Targ - Dr. Arkadius has a friend. I like him, and he has proven moderately useful the couple of times I have used him.

Anyway - all in all, I liked the book. There are a few thigs that I don't plan on getting as soon as they come out, and others where, if it were feasible, I would camp outside PP and wait for them to be released. The minions are still a sidebar, rather than a faction, but you now have enough options to play them in an unbound game - though your model choices are still really limited, of course. Still, they got about what I expected, although I expected to see one light pig and one light gator warbeast.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

It's here! It's here!

The UPS guy brought me a little present - a Rhulic Avalancher, a min unit of Shield Gun Corps, eBaldur, eHexeris, Sturm and Drang, and Domination. Looks like I have a litte light reading to do later. Or now.. . . .

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Priming is progress, right?

Not getting down to the basement any more tonight (curse you, NaNoWriMo!), but I at least got two scattergunners and the krielstone bearer models primed. With any luck, I will get some more scattergunners put together tomorrow, but it is going to be a busy couple of days.

Real life keeps getting in the way of my hobbies, darn it.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Almost no progress

The only thing I got done tonight (aside from a loooooong time hunting for random parts) is assembling a Bokur and two scattergunners. I keep trying to organize my stuff, but I should just say to heck with it, and just assemble whatever I can - stop worrying about units, and just try to clean up some of the stuff that has gotten cluttered as my gaming stuff has gotten moved around over the last couple of years.

Know I did at least something today

I may not get back down the basement again to work on stuff today, but if nothing else, the min unit of Bane Thralls and pMagnus got primed today. The bright gleam of bare metal is reduced by an infinitesimal amount.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Update to previous post

Decided to suck it up and get something done. Got a min unit of Bane Thralls assembled, as well as pMagnus, but it looks like the arm on Mohsar slipped, so I will have to fix it before I count him as assembled and prime him.

No game today

No game today. No one else showed up at the FLGS. Kinda bummed, but hoping things will get better once he starts to get some rules & starter sets in.

No painting tonight either. I should, but my heart isn't in it. I worked on a few things at the store, but didn't get much done. Just one of those days.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ha! Some painting

No, no pics, because nothing got done, but I did pick up a brush, dip it in some paint, and even apply aforementioned paint to a warmahordes fig. And, I started creating new curse words when I kept dropping those tiny little leg spikes for eThargrosh.

Hoping to get in a game tomorrow - heading for the FLGS, will be taking paints, etc, so that even if I don't play, I will get something useful done.

Completely unrelated to gaming - spent some of what little free time I have had lately (curse you, NaNoWriMo!) putting together some model rockets, and this afternoon my son and I went out to launch them. We started with 3 rockets and 10 engines, and ended up with 2 rockets and 2 engines. 8 launches, 7 recoveries, and 1 lost to a gust of wind and a rocket-eating tree. Fun times though.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Another update

So, I am still about on track for the 2,500 words/day that I wanted to be (I think I fell behind by 300 words or something yesterday, which I will make up easily today), but on Saturday, I at least managed to get some painting done.

And started some assembly, too. I have my gun carriage together, but not the horses. I glued them on Saturday, but they have some pretty bad gaps (almost reminiscent of the huge gap that the original Khador 'jacks have, actually), and I will need to do some serious GS work on them before they can be primed.

I have a tentative schedule of events for my FLGS through the spring, now I just need to print it up and take it in, as well as a sign-up sheet and a demo flyer.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Non-gaming update.

So, as I said, I am doing NaNoWriMo again. I have done it every year, and, thankfully enough, "won" it every year. (Winning, in this sense, simply means that I hit the 50k word goal - easily several times, and others I had to push, pull and kick the corpse of a festering story idea over that point.) This year, I am currently ahead of schedule - I am at 7,064 words, which is 2000 or so over the "official" goal of 1,667 words per day.

It's a little behind the 2,500 per day that I want to hit, but I still have 10 hours to go, and I can generally bang out 1200 words or so between dinner and midnight, in addition to doing other things. So, tonight, I think I am going to do some painting. I've earned it, I think - especially if I can get close to 8k before dinnertime.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Posting might be light for a bit.

Today marks the beginning of NaNoWriMo. For those who do not wish to click the link, basically, it is a challenge to write an original novel of at least 50k words during the month of November. It works out to 1667 words per day, but, due to several time commitments, I am trying to write 2500 per day. I have a couple of painting projects in the works, and some terrain stuff, but I might be trying to squeeze in a few minutes here and there, unless I manage to break the 25k barrier by this time next week.

It gives me something to do until Domination comes out, anyway. (Which reminds me, I have to put in my preoder soon. Domination, Sturm, Hexeris. . . . good stuff coming.)