Wednesday, June 25, 2014

And good-bye everyone!

Just kidding.  But the beta is installing, so . . . yeah.  I'll paint later tonight, when I get tired of playing some beta goodness.

ETA - so, I got it downloaded, installed, and found out I need a better graphics card than what I have.  Looks like I have some shopping to do tomorrow, so tonight became assembly and painting instead.  More FSA stuff started, some WM moved a long a bit, and my Noh Empire for RK got some assembly time.  I may or may not have enough for a small, 2-player game of RK by Friday, but I will by this time next week.

And I intend to have two FSA fleets ready by the 4th.  Because spaceships are kewl.

It's Beta day!

Warmachine Tactics Beta will open up today.  I really am going to have force myself to paint for an hour each day before I play, otherwise, I will never paint any of the giant stompy robots that I have sitting on my painting desk.

(Well, I wasn't painting robots yesterday; I was painting fleets for Firestorm Armada and putting together Relic Knights figs.  And some WM stuff, although no jacks at the moment.  I have ones that I need to finish, but a few other models take priority.)

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I really need a recipe box

Went down to paint on something earlier today, and I was hoping to replicate an effect that I had done for another unit many moons ago.  Turns out, I forgot how to do it, so I got to spend some time google-whacking to find the recipe and technique.  Generally, I write the recipe down, but that's not the same as keeping it around for months afterward.  Although, given the glacial speed with which I paint, sometimes it does amount to the same thing.

tl;dr - Forgot how to paint something, finally found it; I am an idiot for not keeping a box of instructions handy for quick reference.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

In space, no one can hear you scream. . . .

when your dice crap out on you.  Three of us got to play a small game of Firestorm Armada last night.  We kept things small, used frigates and cruisers, and basically spent the evening pushing ships around the table, making "pew, pew, pew, kaboom!" noises.  (Well, I did that, mainly, but anyway.)

It was a learning game, and we learned a few things.  Like how nasty Dindrenzi railguns can be when three of them point directly at one of your ships, and suddenly your ship is gone.  And how Terrans really like to stay far away until they can arrange a broadside, and even then, they don't want to be too close.  And how badly Jake can roll - for once, the bad dice were not confined to me (hell, I had some great rolls!), and Jake sent several concentrated beam attacks at one of my ships to do absolutely nothing.

So, I need to decide if I am going to bolster my Terrans or add more Relthoza.  Because Dindrenzi are spoken for, as well as RSN.  In the meantime, I need to finish more asteroids, and maybe build a few planets.

Later today is Warmachine, but as EO, I may not get to play.  And tomorrow is a SR tourney, where I definitely won't get to play.  I plan on taking some models along, and getting some assembly done.  Might work on putting together some of the Relic Knights stuff this weekend as well.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Been a long time

No, I haven't forgotten about the blog.  I have been busy.  Not too busy to blog, but busy enough that I just never wanted to sit down and type random gaming thoughts.  I really need to start doing that again.

So, what has changed since the last post?  Well, Convergence has some new models. I am losing games with Lucant.  Relic Knights is finally shipping, and I have my order in hand.  Hoping to get a game or two of Firestorm Armada in tonight, and I am trying to clear out my basement.