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Monday, 13 November 2017

100 games up

100 games played by 13th November - a new record for me.

More SAGA than anything else but a good mix of gaming systems - Dragon Rampant has also been a favourite with my Wood Elves.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Lack of 2017 Plan - or not!

My first thought was no plan for 2017 - just enjoy my gaming, attend the usual shows and events (but not York unfortunately).

Then I thought
           I really want to get the attic sorted any everything properly boxed and labelled

And then
          I definitely want to get the Argonauts painted and have at least one game

I was then challenged on a painting target
         I must be able to get 100 figures painted

So time to stop before the list continues to grow
         I do intend to get to Con-Accord in Aberdeen though

Sunday, 1 January 2017

How went 2016??

Highlights included 4 trips to Glasgow Phoenix playing DBA and HOTT

2 new shows - Prestonpans and at the Rheged centre in the Lake District

Carronade went very well.  I ran Antonine's Folly as a DBA comp for the first time and also 100 Years of War.

The target of 100 games was achieved.  Thanks to all my opponents

DBA 3.0 35
Hordes of the Things 7
Mordhiem 6
Lion Rampant 5
Saga 5
Wings of War 4
Chain of Command 3
Dragon Rampant 3
War of the Ring 3
Blood Eagle 2
Custers Last Stand 2
Frostgrave 2
Otherworld 2
Star Wars Attack Wing 2
Algernon Gets it Off 2nd ed 1
Beyond the Gates of Antares 1
Blood & Faith 1
Bolt Action 1
Check your 6 Jet Age 1
Firefly 1
Force on Force 1
Hail Caesar 1
Hammerin Iron 1
If the Lord Spares Us 1
Irregular Wars:Conflict at the World's End 1
Piquet Field of Battle 1
Rapid Fire 1
Regimental Fire & Fury 1
Renaissance Warfare 1
Songs of Blades and Heroes 1
Team Yankee 1
Warmachine Prime III 1
Warpack 1

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

100 Game objective achieved

My second game of DBA with Mark at the Falkirk club last night got me over the line.  I will post more details of games played in a review of the year at some point over the Christmas break

Thanks to all my opponents in 2016.

Can I do even better in 2017?

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

What rules to use with Wood Elves

I am just about to purchase a collection of wood elves from a fellow club member, all old citadel stuff.  I will have about 90 infantry, 8 cavalry, 3 hawks/eagles with archer crew and a tree man ent type creature

Forces for Hordes of the Things and Dragon Rampant are very doable but I wondered if anyone had suggestions for other rule sets that might be suitable?

Monday, 19 September 2016

First game with the Elves

Played my first game of Songs of Blades and Heroes tonight and got taken down by Dwarfs.  The Curse of newly painted figures strikes again  !!!!

Saturday, 17 September 2016

I am enjoying painting Elves!!!

At a loose end for a game this coming Monday I posted up on the club facebook page looking for an opponent.  Tim replied.  I know that he is a fan of Songs of Blades and Heroes and as this is a system I have not yet played I suggested this to him.  He was happy to oblige with an introductionary game and sent me some info through.

A starter force is only half a dozen models so I thought that I might have enough figures in my “stash” for a wood elf band.  Sure enough I found half a dozen plastic GW archers in need of a bit of a repaint, a couple of  metal figures of unknown origin in need of a touch up and a nicely painted dark elf (a little on the small side) who can be drafted in as a leader.

Last night I spent a happy hour applying paint to the figures.  Those of you who know me will recognise this as an unusual occurrence.  To me painting is a necessary chore rather than a pleasure.  I do get a good feeling once having completed a figure (however imperfectly) but the act itself is not one I particularly enjoy.

However, for some strange reason, painting the elves last night was a great experience.  Perhaps it was a one off but today I feel enthusiastic about expanding my elf collection (about 25 high elves, 12 dark elves and 8 wood elves) into full army sized forces.  As well as potentially SOBH I am thinking Hordes of the Things, Dragon Rampant and Chaos Wars.

I am not foolish enough to start buying masses of new lead or plastic.  One of my problems is that the transition from bare metal to finished figure always seems a long and daunting one.  My plan is to scour the bring and buys at shows for (cheap) painted and partly painted figures and bring the armies together over a period of time, looking for opportunities to find games I can use them in as I go.

Wish me luck.