Wednesday, October 16, 2019

2019 Projects and Goals "3rd Quarter update"

In general paint, play, sell, and stop buying collections.

Last quarter's mission statement.

*** A true statement so far. My buying has been limited to terrain. I have sold more armies than I planned to. A lot which never saw the table or ever would. I have been playing all over, getting in most of the Conventions. Painting, this is where I have been failing to stay behind the brush. I have spent to much time screwing around with terrain.
*** Moving forward into the second half of the year. I plan on focusing on the World Eaters and Samurai. Once completed, shift to the other goals. 

What actual occurred.

        Late with the report. Just like every other industry I was stealing numbers from the future quarter to fluff this quarter's success. I did stay mostly true to the idea of painting only 10mm Samurai and World Eaters. Both of which will see the table at Fall In. The Conventions and gaming goal is turning out better than expected. I got to NEEAT, Epic Worlds, and road meet ups with Tim and Jon.

4th quarter's mission 

        In the final quarter of the year focus will continue with the Samurai. With the WEs nearly finished, there will be a shift from World Eaters to terrain. Two boards need repair, one need a redo, and I would like to start on the Japanese board.
       A future and R&D goal. I need to develop some sort of travel terrain kit. The current table take a beating. All the repairs every few years is painful. What is needed is serval tables and scatter terrain that will pack small and be robust enough to survive travel supporting events.
       Maybe paint a Khorne World Eaters army to sell. I have a kilo of World Eater minis left over. If everything works out, in December I will paint the whole thing in one month to sell. Just like the Tau in last November.

2019 Projects and Goals  

3D printers     Completed.
          "Getting the printers up and running again. The filament printer needs a cable created. As the manufacture is chapter 7, a new one is not available. There is a plan. Only time is required. The Resin printer needs only time and effort."

          *** Both printers were up and working. Both have printed minis. The Italian printer is busted again. I most likely will sell it off for parts. The resin is full steam ahead.

Get the Sudan project on the table.

          "I have maybe 900 Fuzzy Wuzzys,  the Sudanese, and most of the British to complete. Almost all the Cavalry, but I hate painting horse most of all. No supply issues this year. No purchase required. All materials are on hand.
          To get them on the table; I will need to focus and identify a few battles. The units required for those battles finished. All the while banging out the Ansar and British forces as fast as possible."

         *** I have painted up a bunch. Not nearly enough. Little to no effort on this front.

20mm Moderns. 

          "I would like to do one Con game." 

          *** Not going to happen this year.  Zero work on the buildings. Zero happening with the minis. 
          *** I did clean and repack them.  


         "Finish the Araby army. Start and finish the Samurai army. Then develop a plan and start a strong  effort to complete 2 ancients armies."
         *** I will field a Samurai army at Fall In. I will hopefully one day play test the updated Nippon Rev list. Until that is released I will play a combination of Dave's and mine.

30K HH World Eaters


         *** Only the little extras and a few options left until fully kitted.

Conventions and Gaming.   Completed

         "I am booked for AdeptiCon and Cold Wars. Hopefully I will get HistoriCon, NEEAT, and the Epic World Championship in. This year, step up the effort to build a gaming group here in central PA. I would also like to link up with the NJ group." 

        *** This Goal has been smashed. I have meet up with gamers while traveling for work. A new NJ/NY Warmaster group found. I have done Cold Wars, AdeptiCon, NEET, NJ warmaster tourney, World Championship in Scotland, and Fall In is booked.

Sell Off   Completed

          "Continue to sell off the Kickerstarters never started. Liquidate the collections purchased. Sell off the extra 10mm Samurai."

           ***Smash this goal also. There still remains a good amount to sell.

Painting Completed

         "939 plus dudes painted last year. The goal will be 1000 this year with at least 300 coming from the 20mm Colonial project. With the amount of terrain and 10mm involved it should be an easy score. As long as I stay focused."

         *** Also smashed. I have been painting 3+ minis a day roughly with little focus. The majority coming from painting on the road.

Monday, October 14, 2019

Warmaster Weekends Hojo Samurai and Ronin

         115 dudes done. So close to the year goal of 1000 painted dudes. Half were waiting in the wings. I had "Matte sealer" issues. All the Hojo Cavalry and Samurai came out super glossy. I had tried every can in my room. Nothing would kill the shine. Ordered Testor dull and my order was canceled twice by different vendors. I got a Lowes cheap can and magic.
         48 Ronin, 4 units/12 stands, were completed on the road. There are Takeda samurai, Oda Ashigura with Yami and Ashigaru with Tempo awaiting a few hours of love.
       Which means I will be painted for HGMS' Fall In. All that is needed is to flock and tuff the bases. Another day at most.

         This go around I went or tried harder to represent the riot of color in Samurai dress. The Ronin are maybe over the top. While the Hojo Samurai are about right.

Hojo Cavalry

 Hojo Samurai

         My are a mixed bag. Within each base are mounted and foot Samurai and Ashigaru. Not that I was short Samurai, but this is the way they fought. Ashigaru supporting mounted Samurai. Mounted Samurai dismounting to fight on foot. Also the Hojo are not known for mounted warriors. They are known as castle builders.  (This is some what questionable. As every other army that fought dismounted had horse holders, attendants. There is no mention of those dudes. Nor examples on the screen art.)


         The ronin mold has some issues. All of the swords are mis-shaped. If you try to trim or cut the flash down, they break or are gone by the time your done. So after the third one, I left them as is.

Monday, October 7, 2019

Warmaster Weekend 10mm Samurai "WIP"

          Road warrior days. Big plans and a easy job. Well reality slams home and big plans for painting get sidelined. I left last Sunday with a day of delayed flights, getting in at 1am. Then my install took a giant shit. Long days equal no painting. It took all day Saturday to get the train back on the track.
          I got Sunday. All day. I got about 40% of what I packed done. Another 20% hours away from the goal. And then a few hours worth of final wash and seal.

          The 10mm dudes spears, bows, arrows, swords, and flags are weak. They will not last long term. In an effort to prolong these weak points I have stacked the bases. Hopefully the double thick base will be an easy place to handle them.

Hell Cannons

Saturday, October 5, 2019

HMSG who is running this show?

This is the 3rd time y'all have porked the date.

Fall In! 2019
Online Registration
Opens 9:00 AM Today

Avoid the lines. Register for Fall-In! today.
 Online Registration is open October 5 - November 1, 2019

use this link.

Friday, October 4, 2019

HMGS Fall In "Registration Opens"

        The PEL was to be released on the 13th nothing on the 13th. You will find all the daily games in the PEL.
        Registration was scheduled to open on the 20th. That never happen. Nothing from HMGS about the delays or explanation. It is open today.

Warmaster Tourney is all day Friday.
Contact Dave for a spot.
Net Epic Armageddon is all day Saturday.
Contact Kal for a spot.

Saturday, September 28, 2019

6/10mm Scatter Terrain part 1

         Fall In is looking to be huge this year. The New England group is coming down in force. PA group will be near 100%. The New Jersey group always shows. I want to support the TOs with as much terrain as required.

         At one time a wanted a Greek, Egyptian, and Assyrian/Babylonian tables. (Never played or thought about Warmaster at the time. I was thinking purely historical) One board or mat and the terrain to support said period. All interchangeable. It was never a focused effort. Something in the back of my mind. Things I looked, not searched, for to completed the concept. Nothing was purchased this year, about half were prizes over the years. Everything was in this box or that. All sorted and awaiting time and motivation. This week time appeared. 


        Yes I should be painting World Eaters and Samurai, but work interfered. A possible 3 week trip came up. I needed to prep minis and pack minis to paint while gone. 3 weeks worth! While waiting for glue to dry, space to free up, primer to dry, I began working on generic scatter terrain to support a desert themed board. Egyptian theme just happened to be what seemed fastest and easiest. All will fit in with 6/10/20mm. Either for the GW desert board or the desert mats.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

NetEA World Championships day 3

         No drunk-ness morning issues. The day started at 11 and everyone was pressed for time. Something to due with when the train for London left. No idea why we started so late. The time issue created a situation in which I either cheated myself or was cheated out of the last game.

Game One

         First game of the morning I got my choice, Orks. It was a drop Ork list. Two landas, one loaded with bikes, the other empty. My Orca was loaded with Suits. I won initiative and the rail heads blew away the little Stompas, stripped the shields, and blew the head off. The Suits engaged. We were tied for the roll off. Puta Madre! Snake eyes!
        That was the highlight of the game. The past day's luck returned. 0 - 3.

The Ork army was mostly custom.

Game Two

         Again I got my choice, Death Korp. They dude had 3 Mech Inf in Gorgons, 2 single shadow swords, 2 AA batteries, 1 grenadier, 2 T-bolts, and 1 Rough rider. Chose corners, his objectives were center board and my table edge. Mine were off center left. Path finders garrisoned in cover dead center. 

         My Cudas and skyways scared his planes into Cap. One stealth had in reserve keep the AA batteries and Grenadier busy. He double forward and remained stuck through turn two. I had range and marker lit. The 6 gorgons were down to 3 missing 1,1, and 2 DC. The shadow swords were missing 1 DC each. I lost 2 path finders, one stealth detachment, Orca, and one Cuda. With 5 activations left total in turn two time was called. I failed both my activations. He past two of three. The left flank mech inf crossed my half. The BTS moved between for defend the flag. 0 - 1

        Here is where I got cheated. No else stopped playing. I asked him to check with his captain, my captain said continue. Everyone continued to play out their games. TO said play on, he started picking up. But because some how "we", what is this we shit Custer, called it and he had 1 objective. I got doublely cheated. The loss was recorded as 0 - 5.

         I lost every game. The US placed last. The US won more games than any other team. If I had been able to tie once or win one. The team would have placed better. 

         I single handily sunk the team. Due to this a new award will created, The Honorary Matt Liddic Anchor award. It will be given out for to the one with no wins or the least wins.