Monday, December 22, 2014

AdeptiCon breakdown

So, I'm trying to put together a breakdown of what I need to paint for AdeptiCon.  My current count is that I need to have (roughly) the following number of painted models:

Firestorm Armada - 32 models, from dreadnaught down to fighter tokens.  About 3 ships are done, another 8 are almost done, and they actually paint quickly, if I sit down and do it.

Relic Knights - About 22 models, maximum.  I'm only planning on taking one faction, and just playing some games for fun.  They should paint quickly enough, for the most part.

The remaining 250 models is all for Warmachine and Hordes, though it is split among three (four, depending on how I count minions) different factions.  I plan on playing only one of them competitively; the others are all for pickup games in the Iron Arena.  As I said, most of the models are at some point of completion, and that 250 count actually includes about 20-30 models which are done.  I have another 30 or so that are actually almost done, with final touches and basing being the main obstacles. 

I am hoping to make a serious dent on it between now and the beginning of the year, although much of the work will concentrate on simply getting everything to the point of having some paint on it, as much as possible, even if it means that I do not actually finish anything during that time period.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

AdeptiCon painting list

I've been really, really busy the last few weeks, so blogging fell by the wayside.  But, this is basically a public admission/declaration/whatever - I am putting together my army list(s) for AdeptiCon.  It looks like I need to have about 300 models painted.

That's the bad news.  The good news is that is Convergence, Minions, and Cephalyx for Warmachine/Hordes, plus Black Diamond for Relic Knights and Terrans for Firestorm Armada.  And, as another bit of good news, some of that 300 is already painted.  And, as a last bit of good news - almost all of it is assembled and primed, with most being somewhere between primed and final touchups/basing.  With any luck, and a lot of work, it's all doable.

Of course, the depressing part is that I know some people who would look at it and say "Pshaw, I can have that done before Christmas."  I try not to think about that too much.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Kings of War

The Kings of War (2nd edition) Kickstarter is done, but I jumped in with a pledge in the final few hours.  Right now, I am in for the God of War pledge, which will get me the rulebook(s), plus all the stretch goals.  Now (well, before the pledge managers goes live), I need to decide if I am going to go for one mega army or two army deals.  I am leaning toward the Abyssal mega army, simply because, thanks to some Bartertown trades, I have a small elf force in hand, and possibly an ogre force in the next couple of days. A friend is going to piggyback on my pledge, so there should be 4-6 armies between the two of us, which is more than enough to get some of the locals playing.

On a related, KS note - the Reaper CAV models are shipping, and mine are on their way.  I will probably get it before USPS updates their tracking info, which seems to be the usual case.  And I have a parts order from PP on its way.  It's like Christmas, except that they are all gifts to me.