Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Tale of Four Gamers

Do you remember when WD did some articles called "Tale of Four Gamers"? 

The articles documented the progress of four gamers as they built, painted and played their armies.  They spent the time and energy doing this for WFB and 40K, however they neglected doing anything for Lord of the Rings.  A friend of mine thought it would be fun to do the same thing for Lord of the Rings.  I was invited to participate in this blog version of "Tale of Four Gamers".

So the rules are simple.  Starting May first we begin building and painting.  Each month we have to paint 175 points towards our goal of 700.  We will receive points if we meet our painting goals.  During the four month time frame we will also be playing our new armies.  We will get additional points based on the outcome of the games that we play.  The winner of this challenge will receive dinner paid for by the three other players.  Its is going to be a fun event and bring out some competition between us.

I have decided to do a White Hand list and my first 175 points will include the following:
Uruk-hai Captain with heavy armour  55 points
Uruk-hai Warriors with shields X6 60 points
Uruk-hai Warriors with pikes X6 60 points

So for the next few months expect to see more Lord of the Rings stuff being posted on my blog page.  Since we don't receive any bounces for painting over 175 points I will be working on some other things if time permits.  If you are interested in following the other players I added their blog links below.

Cursed Treasures
Drunken Samurai
Jerry's Big Picture


Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Passing Of Sam

With the passing of Sam (Samuel) a part of me goes with him.  He was the first pet that my wife and I brought into our lives together.  He had an amazing personality and brought us so much joy for the past 16 years.  He and I bounded so much over the years and we shared many hours together just hanging out.  He was my buddy and a friend.

Samuel your life will be celebrated and remembered by those lives you touched with your charm.  You brought us so much and asked for so little in return, a scratch on the head and some food you in your bowl.  Our home is not the same without you and your family misses you so much.  We will always remember the time we had together.  Only time will heal the wound that your passing caused however your memory will live with us forever.    

Sunday, April 10, 2011

EPIC Obelisk

My buddy and I have been playing EPIC for some time now.  We both enjoy the game very much however it is not very popular in our community.  We promote the game at our local game store and have had some limited success getting other interested.  So what were are doing is trying to build as many armies as we can so when other gamers show an interest we can have an army for them to play.  This is going to take some time however we both feel that it will help get others interested in the game. 

So last week I picked up a Necron army.  If you know anything about EPIC you know that GW never produced a Necron army.  The good thing is other companies have produced models that can be used for Necrons and with some simple conversions you can create an army.  One of the models I could not find a good match for was the Obelisk.  I decided to make my own and once I am happy with what I made I will then cast it.  What I am looking for is some feedback on the three that I made.  I made two on 20mm bases and one is smaller.   Let me know what you think.