Sunday, October 20, 2013

A little rejuvenat, and reflection...

So, I've been very...negative...of late.
I had to take a step back, for a while.
Upon reading another's blog, I discovered part of my ennui has less to do with the game I play (though I am still not fond of the current 'sandbox') and more to do with me.
More to the point, though she is a gift beyond lovely little 2 year old daughter has made both my ability to game, and hobby, very difficult at best.

I read an article today, after a string of clicks off a single BoLS article, and found hope at the end of this myopic tunnel.
I am going to link to that article, and hope the writer has no issue with this (I'll ask, of course, but I think it should be will risk being told to take it down after the fact).
It may seem simple of me, but it really makes me think positively of the future of my hobby (and let's be honest, I'm it is a finite future at best.  45 was awfully late to have a new spawn).

I'm going to start following up soon, with some earnest hobby work I have done lately.
I nearly finished my Nurgle Daemon army in 6 weeks, and have taken my Pre-Heresy DG up to around 3500pts...with nary a pic of either posted.
I'm going to miss the next local club event, but it is what it has intruded a bit.
I'll make it a point to chase one soon, just to dust off some fun plastic 'doods' (as a friend's 3+ year old calls his plastic addiction).

Thanks, Jen...for a small ray of hope in such a simple article.

Monday, April 29, 2013

GW fan blogs DMCA Hate?

(may be a rumour reaction, looking for confirmation first...not taking down original post though)

GW DMCA takedown of BoLS and Faeit?

Really guys?

These sites support you and your community...un-good.
Double-Plus Un-good.

makes my ennui more pronounced.

appears confirmed:

found also repeated on the BoLS lounge (which is still accessible)

Wednesday, April 10, 2013


(something I posted on a facebook group I belong needs a bit of expounding, but is much an acknowledgement of WHY i have been so quiet of late.  NOTHING is motivating me toward the game anymore.  I am changing toward a hobby based dynamic though, and will begin once again to wax poetic...okay ramble incessantly...about my hobby.  there just may be a bit more grump for a while :-)  )
Other than the fact it is my favorite genre/universe to wargame in, I have come to a conclusion...

I have NOTHING positive to say (and would hesitate to go so far as to say 'am growing to detest') 6th edition 40k.

The current trends, direction and choices are frankly MORE jarring than the transition from 2nd to 3rd...more pervasively underhanded than 4th to 5th and have the potential to create a game more unbalanced (and ultimately more bland and unrewarding) as 4th ed.
This is the most ill-thought out and delivered edition/transition ever instituted by GW...and that is coming from a player who has stuck through this game, the price hikes and shennanigans that have been pulled on/over us since RT.

I can honestly say I felt MORE likely to have a rewarding and manageable/fair/balanced tournament experience at hobby geared 4e GT's than I do with the abomination under which we now play.
...that is all.

I am trying to 'be back', for those few who actually paid attention...but the 'spawn' has also been consuming my soul slowly.

Friday, October 19, 2012

CSM FAQ is up...

and it's anemic...buuut

35 man Plague Zombies are a go (duh).
The Axe of Blind Fury is a go for DPs.
Anything that is MoK restricted can also be taken by Daemons w/MoK as well.
Hellbrute's 5 pts cheaper.

important little (and big) things.
Oh, and terminators are FIXED! :-)

Random 40k grump of the day...

Does anyone else find it bothersome that a Terminator Cyclone gets two shots, and a Dreadnought Missile Launcher only gets one?

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Horus Heresy Book I; Betrayal. A curmudgeon's review.

Okay, to start I have become jaded.  Maybe I've been playing with my toy soldiers too long, maybe I'm too old or maybe a year of infant/toddler induced sleep deprivation has brought an even greater level of curmudgeon-itude to the fore, but this last year has brought me only a little GW joy.
I keep looking for that next 'thing' to bring me back into the fold, bring me a new joy in the sandbox I like to play.
I have become pessimistic in my assessments, more negative than ever in my 'anticipation' of releases and utterly unforgiving in my final analysis'.

I think no more.  It may just have taken Forge World to fix what ails me!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Batrep Synopsis Bookery RTT 8.18.2012 (first 6e tourney)

 (yeah, it's late...just totally forgot to post the damned thing!)
Batrep 8.18.2012

The tourney was 1850pts, with nearly all the 6e rules in effect.
Only random terrain and random objective rules were omitted.
Forgeworld 40k approved stamp allowed.
My list
Terminator command squad (cyclone/THSS’s/etc)
Terminator squad(cyclone/THSS’s/etc)
Terminator squad(cyclone/THSS’s/etc)
Terminator squad(cyclone/THSS’s/etc)
Terminator squad(cyclone/THSS’s/etc)
Caestus Assault Ram
Land Raider Godhammer