Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Adepticon 2017

So I will be leaving in a few days to hangout, geek out and get my drink on at Adepticon 2017.  When I originally made the decision to attend Adepticon I was really only playing Warlord games with a few friends.  Time changes all things and I am now looking at GW more these days.  With all the success of Blood Bowl and now GW recently announced the release of Shadow War Armageddon.  They are not calling it Necromunda but from what I have been told by people that have played it already, it is Necromunda.  It seems that GW decided to use the 40K range models for the game and have made some new amazing terrain.  I hope they have this game on display so I can see it for myself and maybe get a change to demo it.  I will be picking this game up when it is released which is going to be in April. 

It also appears that GW is releasing 8th Edition 40K to include 30K.  The two games will be played differently, 40K will be more of a skirmish game and 30K will be large scale combat.  So if these changes take place I will be pulling out my Orks and getting them back on the table.  I will be spending time at the Forge World booth at Adepticon and maybe the start of a 30K army.

GW is also floating rumors around the web about a new version of EPIC coming out later this year.  What they are sharing right now is it will be Titans and tanks battling it out on the table.  I hope they will add infantry and other ground troops to the game.  If this happens I will become a GW fan boy again.

I still will be playing Warlord Games and when I return from Adetipcon I will be picking up my Test of Honor order from the local game store.   This is not a historical game and is more of a beer and pretzel game.  The rules are simple and is just an excuse for meq to paint up Samurais.  I know that Warlord will be demoing the game at Adepticon and I will give it a try if time permits.       

I will be also taking part in a group game of Blood and Plunder from Firelock games.  This is another game that my local store will be stocking and I will most likely start playing it.   

I am just scratching the surface of all the new games that will be at Adepticon and can't wait to see more.  It is just hard with all the cool games coming out and I only have a limited amount of time to play.  I will be posting pictures on Twitter and when I return home I will update my blog page. 

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Blood Bowl Team

So next week my wife and I will be traveling to Adepticon and I can't wait.  I finished up some more models for my Goblin Blood Bowl Team.  I added three secret weapon models and another troll giving me 16 models total.  I really like how this team turned out and I can't believe it took me so long to get them painted.  I took my time and practice blending and layering the paint.  I am taking a class on wet blending at Adepticon and I hope it helps me.  I am also taking a class on speed painting so lets hope I learn a thing or two.         

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Adepticon 2017

This month my wife and I will be traveling to Chicago for Adepticon.  This will be my first experience at a large convention and I am really excited.  I am not participating in any tournaments just taking  a few classes and shopping.  Below is my schedule and I am looking forward to attending Aaron Loevjoy's class on Wet Blending.  I will also be meeting up with a lot of the people I talk to on Twitter and share a few drinks.  I am just going to geek out for 4 days and shop till my wallet bleeds and my credit cards are declined. 

AdeptiCon 2017 Very Important Gamer (VIG) Weekend Badge Upgrade

Hirst Arts Casting and Terrain Seminar (Rich Nelson) 24-Mar-2017 9:30 AM

Painting Better and Faster (Anthony Wang) 24-Mar-2017 7:30 PM

Starship Troopers 25-Mar-2017 8:00 AM

BADGER - Transparent Painting Techniques (Caleb Wissenback) 25-Mar-2017 2:30 PM

Wet Blending 101 (Aaron Lovejoy) 26-Mar-2017 9:00 AM

I am going to take my a few Blood Bowl teams with me for pick up games.  I just finished most of Goblin team, Blue Moon Rising.  I have another Troll to finish and I might get a few start players painted up. 

I am not a big fan of the foam bags but I picked up the new one from Battle Foam.  It is designed for Blood Bowl and has extra room for my electronics for the trip.  It is going to be fun making new friends and will do a write up when I return. 

Models Workshop 2017 Bingo Card Update

So I am still working on my Bingo Card from Models Workshop.  I checked off 3 boxes in February and plan to get a few more checked off in March. 

Let me run through the three boxes I checked off this month.

Make a Diorama or Vignette:  I did a small diorama using 1/35th scale military models.

Apply a Technique you learned in a video or tutorial:  The model I entered in the monthly challenge has a lava base.  I watched videos on line to learn how to do this.

Paint a mini from the shelf or drawer of shame:  The wizard I painted up for my Frostgrave army was a model from a drawer of random models that have never been painted.  

Till next month.........