Sunday, June 5, 2022

Horus Heresy pre orders


        This weekend GW released the HH game. The website had a waiting list to get on. I don't know if that was just bullshit or not. I'm guessing it was a stunt. Either way I am sure they sold a metric cubic ass ton of HH. 

        I could care less about the 28mm game. I am not painting that crap. Nor am I interest in playing it. I am finished with 28mm games.  Mainly because table size is a problem. M&T and B&P are fine at that scale as a skirmish, limited engagement, mission oriented, operation.

        As a skirmish game, 40K is terrible. There tactics on the table are surpassed by ones budget and list creation. There are mission and objectives. Yet both elements fail to create a challenge within a skirmish setting and create application issues for speciality units.             

        Then there are ranges. 

                This is a future modern setting. the Table width is 48 inches. You move 6 or 8 inches. In 6 turns an individual would be able to tactically advance across the battle space. I would guess then each turn equals about 3 to 5 minutes of real time. You can go up or down 3 inches. 

                Your main standard weapon system shoots 12. So my rifle will only shoot 4 floors up. Its like saying Tom Brady can only throw a ball <3 yards. 40K should have tossed all ranges. And rolls to hit with vehicles. Modern vehicles, today have targeting systems are almost automatic. In 40K time it would be point and click.

        Ever since the limited edition slip case set came out. I have owned the BBB (big black books). Those bastards were sooo expensive I had them delivered to work. The 1st wife never knew jack. I stood in line to get the latest at AdeptiCon. I paid some fucker 20% more to buy me the BA one the next year. Cause fuck that line! 
        They are spectacular. Limited. Numbered. Works of art.
        Now with the new release, pre-order. Of course I had to buy the new edition. I got the starter and both army list books. North of 400 bucks! That is equal to two limited BBBs. I am not playing this shit if you remember. So the hope are I can rapidly sell off the plastic crack as soon as it arrives. If I am lucky the crack broken down into units will repay for a large percentage of the out lay.

Mountain

2022

Bought = 176+ a collection + 2 Armies
Sold = 64, 14 Buildings, 22 detachments + 2 Armies
Painted = 313
28mm = 54
20mm = 45
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 82
Terrain painted = 214

Games
Games played = 21
Games hosted = 9

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 13
Read = 5




Saturday, June 4, 2022

Blood and Plunder "Spanish Musketeers" part II

 


            They were a long time coming. I had mounted up too many at once. It was a forced event just to slap some paint around. These are the first group. The second group is about half way done. No time to paint this week or next or the next. Work is actually work for once.



Mountain

2022

Bought = 176+ a collection + 2 Armies
Sold = 64, 14 Buildings, 22 detachments + 2 Armies
Painted = 313
28mm = 54
20mm = 45
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 82
Terrain painted = 214

Games
Games played = 21
Games hosted = 9

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 10
Read = 5

Friday, June 3, 2022

On the Road part VIII

 

        Another week out. I am back at the Crowne Plaza. This time the kid is with me. This customer is slower paced and not so needy. Being gone for so long messes with her head. Its good for her to see what a non tradition job looks like. More so for us to spend time together. Target has these guns that shoot balls. She loves that shit. No CQB in the hotel halls! We went to Texas da Brazil. That girl can eat.

        More has gotten done this week.

A set of Laceros
        A couple of dudes taken or slaves. You ave to remember before the Africans arrived the Spanish used the locals. 

Mountain

2022

Bought = 176+ a collection + 2 Armies
Sold = 64, 14 Buildings, 22 detachments + 2 Armies
Painted = 305
28mm = 46
20mm = 45
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 82
Terrain painted = 214

Games
Games played = 21
Games hosted = 9

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 10
Read = 5

Friday, May 20, 2022

GW and STLs


         Dude. I got 2 pots of GW paint at a non-GW store 13+. Jesus 6 something a pot. I have to change my opinion. 

        Foundry paint is wicked cheap. 3 pots for 12 bucks. The pots are larger. GW can eat a dick! Foundry is available stateside now. You can get it at Badger Games.


Badger Games
        Badger also has 1898 Miniatures. No need to pay for or wait for them to come from Spain.


And for those who want pirate 1800s buildings




Thursday, May 19, 2022

On the Road part VII

 

        This week a Crowne Plaza. Last week too. They have 3k point extra a night. Thats a free room a week. Best part they have a great light. 118 - 122 have a private garden for cigars. I was able to paint some Wednesday as the customer couldn't get out of their own way.

        Last week I painted the crane base. 
        And these arrived. FW transfers are a 1000x better than the original group that went out.

Mountain

2022

Bought = 176+ a collection + 2 Armies
Sold = 64, 14 Buildings, 22 detachments + 2 Armies
Painted = 300
28mm = 40
20mm = 45
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 82
Terrain painted = 215

Games
Games played = 21
Games hosted = 9

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 10
Read = 5





Monday, May 16, 2022

Books and kickstarter

 

        I have a copy. I printed on my normal card stock with a spiral bind. I like it flat when is open and I write all over my playing copy. I wanted the Hard back copy. Impossible to find. I was too late to the game.


        With the new edition coming out. People are letting go of things they normally wouldn't. The Hard back rulebook came out in two editions. The 1st from Kickstarter and the 2nd was a revised printing. So many people wanted the hard back it was printed twice. Prior to the new edition. The book, either edition, was going for 100+. I got it for 35 this week, 1st edition.





        The Pirate History podcast referenced the Sack of Panama. I though it would be a great source for scenarios. 
        Amazon as always. I can't put up with the bullshit. Except this time I got the bullshit. A library copy. I want hard backs. Paper backs are junk. Amazon had a new and a used one available. The used was 4 dollars cheaper and said very good condition. A fuckin library book. Its not worth toilet paper.

If you missed it, suck to suck. Good stuff in it. I got in last minute.

Mountain

2022

Bought = 176+ a collection + 2 Armies
Sold = 64, 14 Buildings, 22 detachments + 2 Armies
Painted = 299
28mm = 40
20mm = 45
15mm = 0
10mm = 0
Epic = 0
Terrain bought = 82
Terrain painted = 214

Games
Games played = 21
Games hosted = 9

2021
Bought = 366 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 841

Books
Bought = 10
Read = 5


Sunday, May 8, 2022

Blood and Plunder "Ships" part I

 

            Air Brush time. Never waste your time brush painting large item. Even with the time it takes to clean the air brush. You are way far ahead.

            The decks were primed GW bone. Then the two air brush paints below. Then washed with the the GW contrast.

        The hull was layed with the same brown and a black. Then the colors you see for the upper hull. These are just base colors on the hull. Remember they tarred the hulls for water proofing. They will be much darker when done.
        I was able to base coat both is under two hours.

They finally arrived yesterday!