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Friday, February 26, 2016

Taking Another Look at Bolt Action

So last weekend I took part in a Bolt Action Event called Operation Torch.  I actually helped organize the event and I was a ringer to help balance out the two sides.  So how did I do during the event, well lets say my dice did not roll well for me.  I had a 0-2-3 result and my air observer ended up rolling Rockie Polite 3 times and the other players were able to take out my tank.  I had two games that were just hard to get through but it was a team event and I had to play them out.  Even thou my dice went south like old milk in the back of the refrigerator I still had fun.  The best thing that happened is the event has me looking at the game again.     



When Bolt Action first came out I was excited to play it.  I picked up some Americans and started playing the game.  It was an okay game but never really captured my attention and I stopped playing the game.  There were a few factors that caused me to to stop playing the game.  The first factor was me, I was going through a gamer funk and was not happy with any games since GW killed off LotR.  I also did not like a lot of the models Warlord was producing.  The resin tanks were just junk and their metal miniatures were not that exciting.  Things have changed with the game and I like the changes that have taken place.

The first thing that has changed with Bolt Action are the models.  Warlord and other manufactures are now producing plastic model kits for the tanks and they look amazing.  The cost of these new model kits are also not a bad price which keeps the game affordable.  Warlord has also done the same thing with the infantry models and other companies are making models expanding the availability of different army builds.  Warlord has also put out more Army and Campaign books offering more army list and unit options.  Just a lot of gets stuff going on with the game and the company and it looks more promising then it did when I stopped playing.

So even thou I did not have a single win during the event I am looking at the game again.  My first step is to finish my DAK army by adding more infantry and support weapons.  Since I used Perry Brother miniatures I need to order more of their miniatures so they scale up correctly.  The Perry Bother miniatures are more true scale and don't look right next to Warlord miniatures.  After that I will take an inventory of what I have and decide what army I will work on next.........

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Hobby Room Renovation

I have been considering renovating my hobby room for a few years now.  I have collected too much stuff and my room no longer works for me.  My work bench is bar stool height and after a few hours of painting my back starts to hurt.  So this year I am going to renovate my hobby room. 

The first step was to break down my work bench in the garage so I can move my hobby bench to the garage.  It took me two days cut my work bench in the garage down and rebuild it.

Before


After


Now with that done I have to move my hobby bench out to the garage.  This will happen later this year because I want to finish a few projects before moving it out in the garage.  I just have a lot of stuff on it and in it that need to be stored. 






I am also considering removing the carpet and replacing it with wood floors to match the rest of our home.  Plus painting and adding a ceiling fan and more lights.  It is going to take time but it will get done mainly over the summer when it is too hot to do anything outside. 


Monday, February 15, 2016

Great Hall

So last month I started construction on the Great Hall by 4Ground.  This is a massive project and took a lot of time.  I finished this project last week and it is impressive to see on a table, right now it sits on the dinner room table because I don't have a place to store it.  I took a lot of pictures during the construction of this Great Hall and want to share them with you.  Take Look