Sunday, April 27, 2008

Visit to the Castle

I went by the Castle today to watch part of the RTT tourney they had going on. I didn't really watch any games but I did catch up with my gaming buddies. I picked up a corpse cart for my vampire count army and some of the GW foundation paints to see how they work. I talked a while to Chuckaroobob about several of the ongoing historical projects and we might play another game soon. I saw Patrick for the first time in quite a while but he has been too busy with school and exams to get in any good gaming. Scott tolbert is planning an escalation league and want to try and play in it. I just have to decide on an army to play. I think I picked up some inspiration and really want to try and start doing some painting.
I am still debating about picking up the Italian paratroopers and now some german stormtroopers for WWI and pulp games.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Settling In

We finally got power and are moved into the new house. The Hobbyroom is shaping up but I haven't been able to get my desk set back up to paint.
I went down to Games HQ in Charlotte and played in a 56k of 40k Apocalypse game. I ended Up fielding My Phantom Titan, a Nightspinner, a wraithlord, Magun-Ra and 5 dark reapers in a wave serpent, my friend Jerry's armorcast Revenant titan and tempest tank. I played the tempest as a Scorpion tank. I was on the winning side but we had 11 superheavies to the other sides 3, which made a big difference. the organizer has vowed to even up the super heavies a little better next time around for a little less lopsided game. It still came down to the last turn and we would have lost but it is hard to beat a 900 point seer council camping on a objective. The same player with the seer council that won us the game also cost us 2 objectives. with his last move he landed a fire prism next to an objective that counted as 2 objectives and stopped us from cleaning the enemy off of it because we couldn't target them without hitting him. So he received most valuable player for both sides.
The next Apocalypse game I play in I plan to have a Linebreaker squadron of Vindicator tanks and destroy as many buildings as I can, starting with the biggest building on the opponents side and going down from there.
I have looked over the Datasheet for The Plaguetower and need to finish up my 3 for the next game in a few months.
I have been looking at some 28mm Italian Paratroopers figures and I am thinking about buying up a few squads worth to start a WWII Folgore platoon for disposable heroes.
Back to work putting up shelving.

Friday, April 11, 2008

Still not ready

I thought that we would get the final inspection today and have the power turned on but no joy. Between a leaking drain and a leak on the water meter we had to cancel the inspection today and reschedule for Monday. So not in the house yet.
Gaming related I am planning on going to another 40k of 40k Apocalypse game put on by Richard Fortuna at Games HQ tomorrow. I am taking thee titan and my new digital camera so maybe some pictures to liven up the blog.