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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Operation Torch

I have been busy this month with gaming projects however not much painting.  I started construction on the Great Hall by 4Ground and it has taken a lot of my time.  It is an amazing model kit and will look great on the table.  I should have it done soon and will get pictures up when it is done.

I did manage to get some painting done.  My original German list included a Half Track and it had to go.  The rules for transports in this game are not good and it was a waste of points.  So with that gone I added a Medium Machine Gun Team and a Medium Mortar Team.  Say hello to my little friends....






So this is the list I am taking to Gathering In The Desert: Operation Torch

Second Lt Vet................. 65pts
w/ 1 vet........................... 13pts
total................................. 78pts

Forward Air Observer......90pts
w/ 1 vet............................13pts
total.................................103pts

Heer Vet Infantry Squad.. 65pts
w/ 5 vets........................... 65pts
NCO with Sub....................3pts
w/ Light Machine Gun.....20pts
total.................................153pts


Heer Vet Infantry Squad.. 65pts
w/ 5 vets........................... 65pts
NCO with Sub....................3pts
w/ Light Machine Gun.....20pts
total.................................153pts

Heer Vet Infantry Squad..65pts
w/ 5 vets...........................65pts
NCO with Sub...................3pts
w/Light Machine Gun.....20pts
Anti Tank Grenades........20pts
total...............................173pts

Med Mortar Team Vet....65pts

Med Machine Gun Vet...65pts

Panzer 4 Vet..................210pts

 Total...........................1000pts



 

Saturday, January 2, 2016

A Year End Review

I must say 2016 started out with my first lost against Tim in Bolt Action.  On the up side I finished my German army and to me that was the best win.  My goal in December was to clear off all the models on my work bench I started in 2015 and I did. 






So what is on the agenda for 2016......

Saga was big for me in 2015 and it will continue to be played in 2016.  I painted up a complete 6 point Vicing army and stated a second one.  I also built a small village of 4Ground terrain and purchased the Great Hall.  I plan to have the Great Hall built and on the table, it is an amazing model kit.  I picked up Crescent and the Cross and started to purchase Fire Forge Templar Knights.  My goal with these model is to make movement trays for them so I can use them for King of War.  My friend Rob is doing the same thing with his Vikings and it is a great way to paint one army for two games.  This will be the army I am going to focus on this year.  I want to learn some new painting skills and develop better painting habits to increase my speed and quality. 

Spartan Games:  I jumped all over Spartan Games in 2015 and painted up a few different fleets for Halo and Firestorm Armada.  I plan to continue to paint up my collection and want to get these games on the table more in 2016.  I also want to start work on my Planet Fall and Dystopian war collection.  

Cons and Con-Games: In 2015 I went to RinCon, a small gaming convention in Tuscon Az.  It was fun and I had a blast.  I plan to return this year and attend a few others in the local area.  The local conventions are small and not really for miniature games.  So I started work on taking board games and making them better with using miniatures.  My first project is Thunder Alley and using Matchbox cars.  I have already built the board and based up the cars.  I need to finish painting the board and it will be ready for the table.  If I am going to a conventions I want to play games in a way that make them epic and not just another board game.

Airbrush: For Christmas in 2014 my wife purchased me an airbrush and compressor.  My intentions were to learn how to use it and it didn't happen.  I messed around with it a little but didn't really take the time to learn how to use it.  Well this year I still have those same intentions.  I purchased form Gundam models to build and paint using my airbrush.  The game shop that I play at hired a guy and he is hosting classes to teach people how to paint and using an airbrush.  I will take a few of his classes and see what I can do.  Fingers crossed lets see what happens.

2015 I set out to just find some games that I enjoy playing and could have fun playing.  I found one game that I really like and a few more that have sparked my interest that I have not played yet.  This year I want to focus on these games building my collection and teaching others how to play them.  I have a feeling it is going to an exciting year for gaming and the gaming industry this year.  I will just end this review by saying............Blood Bowl.