Sunday, May 20, 2012

Been a while...

It's been a while since I've posted so I thought I'd post up something. Work has been insane crazy busy so I haven't got almost anything done in regards of miniature painting.  I also haven't got much accomplished in the way of board gaming either. I think I'm in a bit of a gaming funk or maybe it's more of a milieu funk as I can't seem to read anything either. Oh well... . Looking back on my New Years resolutions, I had set myself a target of getting 350 figs painted this year. It's been 5 1/2 months and I barely have a quarter done, so I think I can safely say I've blown that resolution.

Here's my present state of gaming:
I am slowly working on a couple bases of Teppo for my Samurai army.  When I'm done these two bases I might take a break and shift to something else for a little bit. Not sure yet. Maybe I'll knock off some Full Thrust ships or start on my 15mm sci-fi alien faction.

Earlier this month we had our club's annual convention, MayDay. I ran a game of War Rocket, pitting a Galacteer force on a mission to destroy an Imperial asteroid base.
The game generally went off without a hitch and ended in an Imperial victory due to some odd decisions on the part of the Galacteer player. I like this ruleset as it's quick and easy to explain/learn.

Yesterday Chris and I gave a run through of a 15mm sci-fi battle using FUBAR.  We used the basic rule sheet and the Armored Vehicle rules from the Imperial Commander sheet. The rules were okay I guess, there's a lot they didn't have. The vehicle combat rules from the IC sheet are an utter disaster as they make a vehicle virtually unkillable. Our game was almost finished when we switched back to the basic vehicle rules. Overall we weren't impressed. And it uses d6 and you know how I looooove d6's! We're going to try Stargrunt II next. Chris is reading the rules and I'm on chit duty.

For boardgaming I haven't played nearly enough and I think I'm suffering from board game withdrawal.  Our Descent campaign isn't going very well and I honestly don't think it's going to end very nicely. We'll see.



  1. I momentary pause to regroup is pretty common, I'd say! My own production often seems to fall post-MayDay, due to a bit of burn out. The War Rocket's game looks fantastic!

  2. When work is insanely busy, it takes the wind from your sails for your post work life and hobbies. No worries. It will come back to you.

  3. I thought New Year's Resolutions were reserved for the things that you don't want to do. Don't feel bad. I don't have a goal about how many miniatures to paint. That sounds too much like work to me.