Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Descent, Warmachine, Fantasy, and more

It's been a while since I've posted, but I've been up to hobby goodness.

First off, I am in the process of getting a local Descent: Sea of Blood Campaign rolling. I have been playing some regular games of Descent to familiarize myself and the group with the rules. Additionally, I have been painting up some of the minions from my Descent game to add a little punch to the game. I have done a Manticore, a Spider, 6 beastmen, and am almost done with the skellies. I will post some pics soon.

Also, I have been working on some Warmachine figs. I finally busted out the rules, and played a couple games with RPA. We played very small encounters. The first was his Cryx vs me playing a buddies Protectorate. We each fielded a caster, 1 heavy, a light warjack, and a unit. It was interesting and fun, but very slow as it was my first game ever and only his second. A couple days later we played again, this time I ran my Khador with the boxed set jacks and Strakov vs his box jacks and Skaare. It was a lot of fun, and I ended up pulling out a victory. I enjoyed the game, and I have become quite fond of the models and fluff. I upp'd the ante a bit by ordering the Khador book, a manhunter, a crxy box set, Skarre (love the model), and a pistol Wraith. The idea is I will have enough minis to teach the game to others and see if they want to play. I can see it appealing to some people that might not love the cost and hassle of warhammer. I thought about getting a hordes faction, but that meant buying the rule book, and learning all those rules as well. Also, and this was the big issue, I really like the Skorne models, but I was fearful they played too similar to Khador. That, combined with how much I like the look of Cryx sent me over to the dark side. I thought about everblight, but just couldn't pull the trigger.

as for fantasy, I haven't had a game in a couple weeks, but I have redoubled my efforts on painting my OK army, and I have to say, I really think my flesh is looking good. I will post some pics of that soon as well.

finally, I have been prepping my Lady Justice Malifaux crew as well as playing some great board games like "The Adventurers," "Tomb," and "Mr. Jack" Maybe great is a bit strong, but definatly fun, and the adventurers I absolutly loved.

Thats all for now. I'll try to get some pics up soon.