Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Bad pic, but my painting table is occupied with a project that cannot be moved right now. Anyway, they're not sealed, but are otherwise done:

That's 14 for this month, and 24 points total. It's not impressive by certain "Wall of Done" standards, but it is progress of a sort.

He lives!

I'll post something more later today, but (1) yes, I am still here; and (2) I actually finished a couple more figures this month. It was a close thing, although the extra day of February did not save me, since I finished them last night, not today. (Technically, even - it was still before midnight.)

So, total model count for the month will be 2, which is a slight gain on my pile of unpainted lead, since I only picked up one model for the month (Kara Sloan).

Thursday, February 16, 2012

PIcs, but no painting

Been sick the last couple of days. I have tried to paint, but gotten very little done. And, since I have been kind of fuzzy-headed (more so than normal, anyway), I have not been super-dilligent whern it comes to sticking to only one faction - thus, I have done a little work on a Dire Troll Mauler, a bit of Menoth, and some assembly work on Khador. None of those are Circle, are they?

Anyway, I hope to get the basic Circle battle pack done by the end of the month. If I am able to paint over the three day weekend, it might actually happen.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Sorry about the quiet

Been busy lately, and not much of it painting. Friday was date night with my wife, which pretty much prevented doing anything gaming related. Saturday was for launching some model rockets with my son (for his science project), and then heading over to my FLGS for the last week of our Journeyman league. After hanging out there for a while (and losing another game - although my Circle did better, my Lord of the Feast managed to kill not a single model - and yes, he was going after beast handlers, who should have died), I did not do any painting or anything that night.

Yesterday was a hike with the Cub Scout den, and then off to finish launching the rockets. (Basic concept is: Take the same rocket. Put different size motors in it, see how high it goes. Not too bad for 2nd grade.) Got that done in time for dinner, then by the time I was done getting the kids to bed and doing my run, I just did not want to paint.

Heading down to the basement in a few. I'll take the camera, and if I actually do any painting, I'll take some pics. I hope to get a Feral Warpwolf and a couple of Argi done this month - and possibly with enough time to spare to work on some other things. I don't want my 5 pts/month to always be beasts or jacks.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Random accomplishments

Between last night, and just now, I managed to get the following done:

Feral Warpwolf assembled, green-stuffed, and primed
(Plastic) Khador Decimator assembled and primed (I was going to magnetize this one, but I made a slip when working on the heads, and decided to just glue the whole thing. I'll probably do the same for a Marauder, and then make at least one plastic Khador omni-jack.)
Protectorate Devout primed
Menoth omni-jack - everything but the heads are magnetized. Should finish this tonight.

I also got some painting done - worked on some druids, the argi (arguses? whatever), did some work on a couple of wolds, and probably some other stuff that I don't recall right now.

And, I have pretty much finalized a trade that (1) finally gets me Shae and some Talion charter forces, and will bring the wishlist to under 1300 figures. My goal is to get the whole wishlist under the 1000 mark by the end of the year, but that may be a little optimistic, what with the new expansion and all.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Wishlist (part III)

So, yesteday, I posted a "Master Wishlist" - basically, it's a list of everything that I want to get, sooner or later, and I think it is current though Wrath and Domination. (The new for Warmachine this summer will undoubtedly add to it, of course. Like, one of everything, and full units when possible.)

The list, of course, is unrealistic, and I am well aware of it. I'd love to actually have everything on it, but it's probably not going to happen, unless my lottery investment plan pays off. (Unlikely, since I don't buy tickets - the lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math.) But, it does give me goals, in the vaguest sense of the word.

The list is also not entirely correct. After all, under eButcher, Doom Reavers are FA:U, but I only have two units on there. And, I probably will not have a plastic Feral, Pureblood and Stalker - that's why magnets exist, after all. And there are units missing, because I already have one, and while I could use another, they probably would not see regular play. (On the other hand, "regular play" should never be a criteria - I play so many different things, it may be months before a model is played again.)

Still, my goal for the year is not just to hit 50 points for every faction, contract and pact, but to also make a serious dent in that wishlist. I also plan to treble my collection of painted figs, but that's not nearly so impressive.

And, on that note - it's time for me to go and paint something.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Wishlist, part II

Here it is, in all it's ridiculous glory:

Collection Name: Omnibus Wishlist
Models: 1318
1 Blighted Swordsman Abbot
1 Blighted Swordsman Champion
1 Alexia Ciannor
9 The Risen
9 Thrall Warrior
1 Alexia, Mistress of the Witchfire
1 Allegiant of the Order of the Fist
1 Anastasia Di Bray
1 Angelius
1 Annyssa Ryvaall, Talon of Everblight
1 Arcanist
1 Archduke Alain Runewood
1 Archidon
1 Ashlynn D'Elyse
1 Iron Lich Asphyxious 2010
1 Lich Lord Asphyxious
1 Aspis
1 Assault Kommando Flame Thrower
1 Assault Kommando Leader
9 Assault Kommando Grunt
1 Attendant Priest
1 Avatar of Menoth
1 Avenger
1 Bane Knight Leader
9 Bane Knight Grunt
1 Bane Lord Tartarus
1 Bane Thrall Officer
1 Bane Thrall Standard Bearer
1 Bane Thrall Leader
13 Bane Thrall Grunt
1 Banshee
1 Battle Mechanik Officer
1 Battle Mechanik Leader
5 Battle Mechanik Grunt
1 Bayal, Hound of Everblight
1 Beast 09
1 Behemoth
1 Berserker
1 Bethayne, Voice of Everblight
1 Belphagore
4 Bile Thrall Grunt
1 Black 13th - Lynch
1 Black 13th - Ryan
1 Black 13th - Watts
1 Black Ivan
1 Black Ogrun Leader
4 Black Ogrun Grunt
1 Blackbane
9 Blackbane's Pirate
1 Blackclad Wayfarer
1 Blackfrost Shard - Sevryn
1 Blackfrost Shard - Rhylyss
1 Blackfrost Shard - Vysarr
1 Constance Blaize
1 Blessing of Vengeance
4 Blighted Archer Grunt
1 Blighted Legionnaire Leader
9 Blighted Legionnaire Grunt
1 Blighted Sorceress & Hellion
1 Blighted Swordsman Leader
9 Blighted Swordsman Grunt
1 Blood of Martyrs
1 Bloody Bradigan
2 Bog Trog Grunt
2 1 Boneswarm
1 Borka Kegslayer
1 Pyg Keg Carrier
1 Bosun Grogspar
1 Brine
1 Brun Cragback
1 Brute Thrall
1 Buccaneer
1 Bull Snapper
1 The Butcher of Khardov Classic
1 Kommander Orsus Zoktavir
1 Lieutenant Allister Caine 2009
1 Captain Allister Caine
1 Calandra Truthsayer, Oracle of the Glimmerwood
1 Cankerworm
1 Captain Arlan Strangewayes
1 Captain Bartolo Montador
1 Captain E. Dominic Darius
3 Halfjack
1 Captain Jonas Murdoch
1 Captain Kara Sloan
1 Captain Maxwell Finn
1 Captain Phinneus Shae
1 Captain Rengrave
1 Captain Farilor
1 Farilor's Standard Bearer
1 Carnivean (plastic)
1 Cassius the Oathkeeper
1 Wurmwood, Tree of Fate
1 Castigator
1 Celestial Fulcrum
1 Centurion
1 Cephalyx Overlord Leader
2 Cephalyx Overlord Grunt
1 Cephalyx Mind Slaver
9 Drudge Mind Slave
1 Choir of Menoth Leader
5 Choir of Menoth Grunt
1 Corruptor
1 Croe
9 Croe's Cutthroat
1 Cyclone
1 Cyclops Brute
1 Cyclops Raider
1 Daemon
1 Dahlia Hallyr
1 Captain Damiano
1 Dannon Blythe
1 Bull
1 Darragh Wrathe (mounted)
1 Darragh Wrathe (dismounted)
1 Daughters of the Flame Leader
5 Daughters of the Flame Grunt
1 Dawnguard Destor Thane
1 Dawnguard Destor Leader
4 Dawnguard Destor Grunt
1 Dawnguard Scyir
1 Dawnguard Sentinel Leader
9 Dawnguard Sentinel Grunt
1 Deathjack
1 Deathripper
1 Decimator
1 Classic Defender
1 Defiler
1 Deliverer Sunburst Leader
2 Deliverer Sunburst Grunt
1 Deliverer Leader
9 Deliverer Grunt
1 Demolisher
1 Warwitch Deneghra (plastic)
1 Warwitch Deneghra (alternate)
1 Wraith Witch Deneghra
4 3 Dervish
1 Desecrator
1 Destroyer Extreme
1 Devastator
1 Sam MacHorne
9 Devil Dog
1 Dire Troll Bomber
1 Dirty Meg
1 Doc Killingsworth
1 Dominar Rasheth
2 Doom Reaver Leader
10 Doom Reaver Grunt
1 Drago
1 Drake MacBain
1 Druid of Orboros Overseer
1 Druid of Orboros Leader
5 Druid of Orboros Grunt
1 Earthborn Dire Troll
1 Eiryss, Mage Hunter (NQ Exclusive)
1 Eiryss, Angel of Retribution
1 Erebus
1 Exemplar Bastion Leader
4 Exemplar Bastion Grunt
1 Exemplar Cinerator Leader
4 Exemplar Cinerator Grunt
1 Exemplar Errant Officer
1 Exemplar Errant Standard Bearer
1 Exemplar Errant Seneschal
1 Exemplar Errant Leader
9 Exemplar Errant Grunt
1 Exemplar Venger Leader
4 Exemplar Venger Grunt
1 Fane Knight Skeryth Issyen (mounted)
1 Fane Knight Skeryth Issyen (dismounted)
1 Farrow Bone Grinder Leader
5 Farrow Bone Grinder Grunt
2 Farrow Brigand Leader
18 Farrow Brigand Grunt
2 Farrow Razorback Leader
2 Farrow Razorback Grunt
1 Farrow Slaughterhouser Leader
5 Farrow Slaughterhouser Grunt
1 Fennblade Officer
1 Fennblade Drummer
1 Fenris (mounted)
1 Fenris (dismounted)
1 Feora, Priestess of the Flame 2009
1 Feora, Protector of the Flame
1 Warpwolf Extreme
1 Feralgeist
1 Field Mechanik Crew Chief
5 Goblin Bodger
1 Fiona The Black
1 Fire of Salvation
1 First Mate Hawk
1 Flameguard Cleanser Officer
2 Flameguard Cleanser Leader
18 Flameguard Cleanser Grunt
1 Freebooter
1 Gallant
1 Gallows Grove
2 Gatorman Leader
8 Gatorman Grunt
2 Gatorman Witch Doctor
1 Ghetorix
1 Ghost Sniper
1 Gnarlhorn Satyr
1 Gorax
1 Gorax 2011
1 Goreshade the Bastard
1 Deathwalker
1 Goreshade the Cursed
1 Gorman Di Wulfe, Rogue Alchemist
1 Grayle the Farstrider
1 Great Bears - Volkov
1 Great Bears - Kolsk
1 Great Bears - Yarovich
1 Grenadier
4 Boomhowler Trollkin
1 Greylord Escort
2 1 Greylord Ternion Leader
4 2 Greylord Ternion Grunt
1 Griffon
1 Grissel Bloodsong, Marshal of the Kriels
1 Grotesque Leader
9 Grotesque Grunt
1 Guardian
1 Gun Carriage
1 Gun Mage Officer
1 Major Victoria Haley
1 Hammerfall Leader
13 Hammerfall Grunt
1 Hammersmith
1 Harbinger of Menoth
1 Harlan Versh, Illuminated One
1 Harrower
1 Heavy Rifle Team Leader
1 Heavy Rifle Team Grunt
1 Helldiver
1 Herne Stoneground
1 Arquebus Jonne
1 Hex Hunter Leader
9 Hex Hunter Grunt
1 Hierophant
1 High Allegiant Amon Ad-Raza
1 High Executioner Servath Reznik
1 High Exemplar Gravus (mounted)
1 High Exemplar Gravus (dismounted)
1 High Paladin Dartan Vilmon
2 Holy Zealot Leader
18 Holy Zealot Grunt
2 Horgenhold Artillery Corps Gunner
4 Horgenhold Artillery Corps Crewman
2 Horgenhold Leader
18 Horgenhold Grunt
1 Horthol (mounted)
1 Horthol (dismounted)
1 Houseguard Rifleman Leader
9 Houseguard Rifleman Grunt
1 Hunter
1 Hydra
1 Hypnos
1 Idrian Skirmisher Chieftain
1 Idrian Skirmisher Guide
1 Idrian Skirmisher Leader
9 Idrian Skirmisher Grunt
1 Immortal Leader
9 Immortal Grunt
5 Incubi
1 Dawnguard Invictor Officer
1 Dawnguard Invictor Standard Bearer
1 Iron Fang Officer
1 Iron Fang Standard Bearer
2 Iron Fang Pikeman Leader
18 Iron Fang Pikeman Grunt
1 Iron Fang Uhlan Leader
4 Iron Fang Uhlan Grunt
1 Iron Lich Overseer
1 Classic Ironclad
1 Kommandant Irusk 2009
1 Supreme Kommandant Irusk
1 Journeyman Warcaster (alternate)
1 Juggernaut
1 Juggernaut Extreme
1 Kaelyssa, Night's Whisper
1 Kallus, Wrath of Everblight
1 Karchev the Terrible
1 Kaya the Wildborne 2011
1 Kaya the Moonhunter
1 Laris
1 Kayazy Assassin Leader
9 Kayazy Assassin Grunt
1 Kayazy Eliminator Leader
1 Kayazy Eliminator Grunt
1 Kayazy Underboss
1 Kell Bailoch
1 Knights Exemplar Leader
5 Knights Exemplar Grunt
1 Kodiak
1 Koldun Kapitan Valachev
1 Koldun Kommander Aleksandra Zerkova
1 Koldun Lord
2 Kossite Woodsman Leader
18 Kossite Woodsman Grunt
1 High Exemplar Kreoss (alternate)
1 Grand Exemplar Kreoss
1 Kriel Caber Thrower
1 Kriel Warrior Standard
1 Kriel Warrior Piper
1 Kriel Warrior Leader
9 Kriel Warrior Grunt
1 Kromac the Ravenous
1 Kromac (Beast)
1 Krueger the Stormwrath
1 Krueger the Stormlord
1 Lady Aiyana
1 Master Holt
1 Classic Lancer
1 Lanyssa Ryssyl
1 Leviathan
1 Lord Rockbottom
1 Lug
1 Lylyth, Herald of Everblight (variant)
1 Lylyth, Shadow of Everblight
1 Madelyn Corbeau, Ordic Courtesan
1 Madrak Ironhide, Thornwood Chieftain (variant)
1 Mage Hunter Assassin (Variant)
1 Mage Hunter Commander
1 Mage Hunter Strike Force Leader
9 Mage Hunter Strike Force Grunt
1 Magnus the Warlord
1 Mjr Kath. Laddermore (mounted)
1 Mjr Kath. Laddermore (dismounted)
1 Supreme Archdomina Makeda
1 Malice
1 Man-O-War Bombardier Leader
4 Man-O-War Bombardier Grunt
1 Man-O-War Demo Corps Leader
4 Man-O-War Demo Corps Grunt
1 Man-O-War Drakhun (dismounted)
1 Man-O-War Drakhun (mounted)
1 Man-O-War Kovnik
1 Man-O-War Shocktrooper Leader
4 Man-O-War Shocktrooper Grunt
1 Manhunter
1 Classic Marauder
1 Marauder
1 Mariner
1 Master Gunner Dougal MacNaile
1 Master Necrotech Mortenebra
1 Deryliss
4 Mechanithrall Grunt
1 Megalith
2 Minuteman
1 Monolith Bearer
1 Master Tormentor Morghoul 2011
1 Mr. Walls, The Quartermaster
1 Mule
1 Mule (plastic)
1 Master Ascetic Naaresh
1 Naga Nightlurker
1 Nayl
1 Necrosurgeon
1 Stitch Thrall
1 Commander Adept Nemo
1 Commander Adept Nemo 2010
1 Nephilim Bolt Thrower
1 Nephilim Protector
1 Nicia, Tear of Vengeance
1 Nightmare
1 Classic Nightwretch
1 Nightwretch
1 Nihilator Leader
9 Nihilator Grunt
1 Nomad (plastic)
1 Nuala The Huntress
1 Cylena Raefyll
9 Nyss Hunter
1 Ogrun Bokur
1 Ol' Rowdy
1 Orin Midwinter, Rogue Inquisitor
1 Paingiver Task Master
1 Paladin of the Wall
1 Paladin of the Wall (alternate)
1 Pistol Wraith (alternate)
1 Praetorian Ferox Leader
4 Praetorian Ferox Grunt
1 Praetorian Officer
1 Praetorian Standard Bearer
1 Precursor Battle Chaplain
1 Precursor Standard Bearer
1 Precursor Knight Leader
9 Precursor Knight Grunt
1 Press Ganger Lass
9 Press Ganger Grunt
1 Proteus
1 Pureblood Warpwolf
1 Pureblood Warpwolf (plastic)
1 Pyg Burrower Grunt
4 Pyg Bushwacker Grunt
1 Ragman
1 Ranger Leader
5 Ranger Grunt
1 Raptor Leader
4 Raptor Grunt
1 Ravagore
1 Ravagore (plastic)
1 Ravyn, Eternal Light
1 Razor Worm
1 Reaper
1 Reckoner
1 Reclaimer
1 The High Reclaimer 2010
1 Testament of Menoth
1 Classic Redeemer
1 Redeemer
1 Reeve Hunter
1 Reeve of Orboros Leader
9 Reeve of Orboros Grunt
1 Reeves of Orboros Chieftain
1 Reeves of Orboros Standard
1 Reinholdt, Gobber Speculator
1 Repenter
1 Revenant Cannon Gunner
2 Revenant Cannon Crewman
1 Revenant Leader
9 Revenant Grunt
1 Revenant Crew Rifleman
1 Revenger
1 Rhinodon
1 Rhupert Carvolo, Piper of Ord
1 Rhyas, Sigil of Everblight
1 Ripjaw
1 Road Hog
1 Rocinante
1 Rorsh
1 Rover
1 Rök
1 Rutger Shaw
1 Saeryn, Omen of Everblight
1 Sanctifier
1 Satyxis Blood Hag
1 Satyxis Blood Witch Leader
9 Satyxis Blood Witch Grunt
1 Satyxis Raider Captain
1 Satyxis Raider Leader
9 Satyxis Raider Grunt
1 Satyxis Sea Witch
1 Scarsfell Griffon
1 Scather Leader
2 Scather Grunt
1 Scavenger
1 Lord Exhumator Scaverous
1 Scourge of Heresy
1 Scythean (plastic)
2 1 Sea Dog Deck Gun Gunner
2 1 Sea Dog Deck Gun Crewman
3 Sea Dog Rifleman
2 1 Sea Dog Leader
18 13 Sea Dog Grunt
1 Classic Sentinel
1 Sentinel
1 Dawnguard Sentinel Officer
1 Dawnguard Sentinel Standard Bearer
1 Sentry Stone
3 Mannikin
1 Grand Scrutator Severius
1 Hierarch Severius
1 Shadowhorn Satyr
2 Shepherd
3 Shifting Stones
1 Siege Animantarax
1 Skaldi Bonehammer
1 Skarath
1 Pirate Queen Skarre 2009
1 Skarre, Queen of the Broken Coast
1 Slayer
1 Snapjaw
1 Wrathar
1 Tor
1 Rhudd
1 Kommander Sorscha (alternate)
1 Forward Kommander Sorscha
1 Soulless Escort
1 Spawning Vessel
6 Spawning Vessel Grunt
3 Spell Martyr
1 Spriggan
1 Stannis Brocker
2 Steelhead Halberdier Leader
18 Steelhead Halberdier Grunt
1 Steelhead Heavy Cavalry Leader
4 Steelhead Heavy Cavalry Grunt
2 Steelhead Riflemen Leader
18 Steelhead Riflemen Grunt
1 Stone Keeper
1 Stone Scribe Chronicler
1 Storm Lance Leader
1 Storm Lance Grunt
1 Storm Strider
1 Storm Troll
1 Stormblade Storm Gunner
1 Stormclad
1 Stormfall Archer Leader
3 Stormfall Archer Grunt
2 Stormguard Grunt
1 Storm Tower Leader
1 Storm Tower Grunt
1 Kommander Strakhov
1 Strider Deathstalker
1 Strider Officer
1 Strider Musician
1 Commander Coleman Stryker
1 Commander Coleman Stryker (variant)
1 Lord Commander Stryker
1 Succubus
1 Swamp Horror
1 Sword Knight Major
1 Sword Knight Standard Bearer
1 Sword Knight Leader
9 Sword Knight Grunt
1 Sylys Wyshnalyrr, The Seeker
1 Temple Flameguard Officer
1 Temple Flameguard Standard Bearer
1 Taryn di la Rovissi
1 Templar
1 Teraph
1 Tharn Bloodtracker Leader
9 Tharn Bloodtracker Grunt
1 Tharn Bloodweaver Leader
5 Tharn Bloodweaver Grunt
1 Tharn Ravager Chieftain
1 Tharn Ravager Shaman
1 Tharn Ravager White Mane
1 Tharn Ravager Leader
5 Tharn Ravager Grunt
1 Tharn Wolf Rider Leader
4 Tharn Wolf Rider Grunt
1 The Commodore
3 Commodore Crewman
1 The Covenant of Menoth
2 The Forsaken
1 Thorn
1 Throne of Everblight
1 Thrullg
1 Thumper Leader
2 Thumper Grunt
1 Thyra, Flame of Sorrow
1 Tiberion
1 Titan Gladiator Extreme
1 Titan Sentry
1 Torch
1 Trencher Cannon Gunner
2 Trencher Cannon Crewman
1 Trencher Chain Gun Gunner
1 Trencher Chain Gun Crewman
1 Trencher Commando Scattergunner
1 Trencher Commando Leader
9 Trencher Commando Grunt
1 Trencher Master Gunner
1 Trencher Lieutenant
1 Trencher Sharpshooter
1 Trencher Rifle Grenadier
1 Trencher Leader
13 Trencher Grunt
1 Triumph
5 Troll Whelps
1 Trollkin Champion Hero
1 Long Rider Leader
4 Long Rider Grunt
2 Runeshaper Leader
4 Runeshaper Grunt
1 Trollkin Scout Leader
5 Trollkin Scout Grunt
1 Trollkin Skinner
1 Trollkin War Wagon
1 Tyrant Rhadeim (mounted)
1 Tyrant Rhadeim (dismounted)
1 Tyrant Vorkesh
1 Uhlan Kovnik Markov
1 Vanguard
1 Classic Vanquisher
1 Vanquisher
3 Vassal Mechanik
1 Vassal of Menoth
1 Vayl, Consul of Everblight
1 Venator Flayer Leader
1 Venator Flayer Grunt
1 Venator Slinger Leader
9 Venator Slinger Grunt
1 Lich Lord Venethrax
1 Vessel of Judgment
1 Vigilant
1 Vice Scrutator Vindictus
1 Visgoth Rhoven
1 Gius
1 Cassian
1 Vladimir Tzepesci, Dark Champion
1 Void Spirit
2 1 War Hog
1 War Wolf
1 Warmonger War Chief
2 Warmonger Grunt
1 Warpborn Skinwalker Leader
4 Warpborn Skinwalker Grunt
1 Warpwolf Stalker
1 Warpwolf Stalker (plastic)
1 Warspear Leader
4 Warspear Grunt
1 Warwitch Siren
1 Widowmaker Marksman
1 Widowmaker Leader
3 Widowmaker Grunt
1 Winter Argus
2 Winterguard Field Gun Gunner
4 Winterguard Field Gun Crewman
2 1 Winter Guard Leader
13 8 Winter Guard Grunt
2 Winter Guard Mortar Gunner
2 Winter Guard Mortar Crewman
1 Winter Guard Officer
1 Winter Guard Standard Bearer
1 Winter Guard Rifle Corps Leader
9 Winter Guard Rifle Corps Grunt
1 2 Winter Guard Rocketeer
1 Withershadow Combine - Maelovus
1 Withershadow Combine - Admonia
1 Withershadow Combine - Tremulus
1 Wolf Lord Morraig (mounted)
1 Wolf Lord Morraig (dismounted)
4 Wolf of Orboros Grunt
1 Wolf of Orboros Master of the Hunt
1 Wolf of Orboros Totem Bearer
1 Wraith Engine
1 Wrong Eye
1 Yuri the Axe

Holy wishlist, Batman!

I finally got around to making the inverse of my collection - the Wishlist. It won't take everything to the theoretical maximum (eg - not only does it not list an infinite number of 'jacks, I really do not want another unit of Retribution Halberdiers right now), but it does a decent job of covering jacks that I do not yet have, and units that I want to get. If a unit is in there, I maxed it out, and I also included figs where I still need a couple to hit the maximum unit size.

It's not as bad as it could be, I guess. A mere 1318 figures (from the last iBodger update) and I would be happy. Since I only have 722 figs, it does represent a near-trebling of what I currently have. While I won't catch up anytime soon, I hope to keep that 1:2 ratio for the rest of the year (curse you, new releases!), and possibly even catch up a bit.

To that end, I might be dumping off my Tau when the (rumored) 6th edition of 40k comes out. I have heard that Tau do quite well under the new rules, so my Tau army will (hopefully) command a high trade value. It's a good-sized force - lots of crisis suits, six devilfish, three hammerheads, plenty of fire warriors. With any luck, and some patience, I should be able to really cut into the wishlist.


Miniatures, that is. I have had a unit of Gun Mages soaking in PineSol for so long that I had pretty much forgotten about them. I found them tonight when I was looking for my other Devout.* (Yes, I was putting off painting Circle - I still worked on the unit of Druids, and my Feral now just needs some greenstuff work before priming.) Anyway, they had been in there that the bases had gotten pretty soft - no big deal, but I may have to replace those.

But some of the paint still won't come off. I'm wondering what kind of paint is was - an enamel, perhaps? It would not be the first time that I have gotten used figs that were coated in an oil-based paint. I got most of it off - they are soaking in water now to get any lingering PineSol off them, and I'll see if they are clean enough for priming tomorrow.

I did not get everything done tonight that I wanted too - I kept breaking away to watch commercials. I could generally listen to the game and figure out what was going on without watching it, but I wound up paying more attention to the commercials anyway. Hopefully I won't have as many distractions tomorrow night.

* Mainly because I was writing a wish list, and I had a Menoth army that I was theory-machining. It mainly invovles stuff where I have the cards, but not the models. I may proxy it a few times before buying everything, because Fire of Salvation is a pricey model.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Back to losing again

No pics, sorry.

Got two games in yesterday. The first was a 35-pt, battlebox required, but 'caster swap allowed, journeyman league game. I was running Durgen, the battlebox 'jacks, Thor (and a marshalled Basher), a min unit of High Shields with the UA, and a full unit of Ogrun Assault Corps.

It wasn't even close. I had some bad die rolls, and some bad placement, and I just could not crack the Xersis + Cetrati + Arcuri brick. Gorten would have done better, I think - heck, he could not have done any worse. I really wanted to try Madhammer, however, since I have only used him once or twice so far, and I want to figure him out.

Lost the second game as well. I am painting Circle this month, so I wanted to play at least a couple of games with them. I ran the battlebox, a Pureblood, Druids, Stoneward & Woldstalkers, and Shifting Stones.

Again, I placed badly, but Circle is fast enough that I could undo some of that, but my Legion opponent was into the killbox well before I was, so I was caught in one corner, with limited maneuvering room. I did not do as poorly as in the other battle - I killed a few things, but in the end, the only way I could win was to attempt an assasination run on eThag, which did not end well.

I definitely need to play Circle more, but I won't get in as many games this month as I would like. March should give me a lot more games, and I won't feel restricted to only one faction, like I (generally) have been for the Journeyman league. I probably will bring 2-3 armies with me each week, and then either let my opponent choose which they want to face, or dice between them or something. A couple of the guys at my FLGS are wanting to go play in some tourneys at GenCon, so they really want to play against as many different casters and factions as possible. Fortunately for them, my factional ADD will let me oblige them there.

Friday, February 3, 2012


Nothing to do with gaming, per se, but I think I need to do some tinkering with the blog layout, and get away from a default background. I think I may even need a cartoonish logo as well. Just because working on this will distract me and wallet from the siren song of colossals.


I'll post more on this later, but they're coming this summer. Looks like I should just give PP the routing number for my bank account now.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Just in case I don't do anything else. . .

If I don't manage to do anything else today (and I do intend to get back down to the basement to paint later tonight - got some podcasts to start catching up on as well), I primed pKaya, Moshar, and eHexeris a few minutes. Okay, eHexy is Skorne, but he had been sitting on the bench, waiting for priming for a few days, so adding him to the mix wasn't exactly a huge time investment.

For various and sundry reasons, I don't think that I have bought anything yet this year (although I had some purchases at the tail end of last year), so, for the time being, I am actually gaining ground. I have one order that is (hopefully) on the way, which will set me back, and I am putting together another order for the near future. I'm fine with two minis painted, fifteen purchased.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

February target

Well, I haven't taken any pics yet, but after looking around in my painting queue, I chose my faction for February - Circle. I figure that I have at least a couple of wolds that are pretty far along, but I should be able to finish more than just that.

On tap for tonight - I want to get some of the battlebox figs assembled, so they can be primed. I'll probably try and do a little work on the Arguses (Argi?) as well. I don't have a color palette chosen yet - I will probably theme things along either Baldur or Moshar, so greys or tans, most likely.