Thursday, October 14, 2021

Blood and Plunder "The Beginning" part III


            Nothing gets done while I am at home. The girls leave me all a lone with this pickle smoocher. He is not a fan of me painting. He climbs into my lap, tries to eat my minis, and he licks the cutting mat. Me painting equals; me throwing the ball in his doggie mind. Like a baby, I only get shit done when he sleeps.

             Well I got a box from Firelock. It wasn't my replacement dice. I got another dudes order. And I bet he got my dice. Poor bastard got dice and I got a limited mini. Emailed Firelock again and asked what they want me to do. Send it to that dude or back? 
Not Ray, a Somali pirate.

      Bonus the dude lives close, just south of York. I'll have to send him a note and see if he wants to play. 

        I told y'all they had cheaper than normal B&P. I got the french starter army for 50 shipped.


            The boat is Firelock's, half of the scatter is from a print farm, and the other I bought long ago for M&T. 


            Pumkin dudes for a game I will play with VV.

            Still pushing for HistoriCon. I have 5 units left. 4 Cold Ones and a detachment of jump marines. The marines are blocked in. I have to fix a few busted swords and do their bases. The Cold Ones are still getting base colors blocked in. Long, long way to go.

Mountain

2021
Bought = 341 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 798
28mm = 1
20mm = 21
15mm = 282
10mm = 201
Epic = 27
Terrain bought = 177
Terrain painted = 277

Books
Bought = 22
Read = 8
Games Played = 20

Games Hosted = 7


Tuesday, October 12, 2021

By Fire and Sword "2nd Edition" part II

 

            This is late coming. There have been tourneys in Poland. And demos given. All those individuals have posted and made comments as to how the system works. I am still not sold on 2nd Ed. 

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            I hate the command element part. The units formed into blocks to be pushed around is too old school warhammer, too Black Powder. Then the Black Powder idea of small, medium, and large units. I could care less if an individual uses trays to move their minis about. I use trays when playing Warmaster Tomb Kings.

            I hate the generalization of unit traits being washed down further as blocks of troops are slammed together. Units have different skills and purposes on the field. I thought they represented this to great effect. In an effort to speed up the game and make everything the same, this will get lost. Your understanding of the right tool for the job, combined arms, and battlefield preparation gets erased.

            I do love the alternating activations.

In the end will I sell all my shit and dump out of the game? 

            No. If I am going to play BFaS, I will most likely host it. I am more interested in matches up and historical fights. There are no tourneys that I know of other than maybe AdeptiCon. 2nd then does not really matter at all to me. If it is played at a convention and its 2nd, yeah it would then effect me. I am out, I would go play something else.

        On a happy note; I have found someone who will paint minis for 0.70 each. This project will get done faster than expected.

Thursday, October 7, 2021

HistoriCon Tourney "the Push" part I


            I have armies for the tournies that are still not done. One of two units for the World Eaters.
The Command stands for my Lizardmen are done. I have 4 units, 12 stands of Cold Ones to do.
                Some tree stumps for Blood and Plunder.

Mountain

2021
Bought = 341 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 752
20mm = 8
15mm = 282
10mm = 201
Epic = 27
Terrain bought = 153
Terrain painted = 245

Books
Bought = 13
Read = 6
Games Played = 12

Games Hosted = 7

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Blood and Plunder "The Beginning" part II


             The unboxing resulted in being cheated out of the dice in the starter kit. No issue there, an email, and all is good. Firelock games said they would send them. I got the Spanish and French 2 player starter box. If you had the rules and don't care about the cards, buying the Spanish and French boxes would be 15 dollars more. You get 40% more minis that way.
               I went with less minis. I don't know how much I will get to play it. And I don't know how motivated I will be to paint 28s. And if I can find someone dumping out of a painted collection even better!
            You do not need the cards. They came in the starter box. I added on the dice and the female bucs. Why???  Because this is a game I can play with my kid. She is a chic and chics should be represented in her gamers mind. More importantly, there would have been some very hardcore ladies around these dudes. If Molly Pitcher joined the fight, how could or would anyone not expect these girls doing the same.
            GamesCraft Miniatures is the cheapest option for B&P. Them now being in TN, everything arrives next day. A lot of items are out of stock. What is there is cheaper than eBay.

            A bunch of scatter terrain and a Female pirate from random print farms.



Monday, October 4, 2021

Warmaster Weekend "Command" Part I

 

                I need to get moving. There are 4 weeks to HistriCon. My lizards are not done. And of course it is the cavalry that I have to do. They are cleaned, on sticks, and primed. That is it.

            Slann general


            Command Characters


Mountain

2021
Bought = 341 + an army
Sold = 0
Painted = 733
20mm = 8
15mm = 282
10mm = 192
Epic = 22
Terrain bought = 153
Terrain painted = 240

Books
Bought = 13
Read = 6
Games Played = 12

Games Hosted = 7 


   

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Terrain boards, Cons, & the Future part IX

 

        So after all this time the resin Woodlands water stuff finally cured. And new water stuff arrived. I finished pouring the section I started with. 

        The second time I use painter's tape. I saw some clown that it worked. So I became a clown too. It doesn't work. Resin leaked out. Not all of it. Still resin is a mother to clean up. Lesson; DO NOT use painters tape.

        The 2nd section was completed up to resin pouring stage. I started pouring that before I left for the week. I am on the third pour.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Blood and Plunder "The Beginning"

 

            A seed was planted and the events of the following years fertilized it. It all started way back when I was still in Argentina. I would return every year for HMGS' Cold Wars and AdeptiCon. I could visit the family and get two Cons in all within one trip. Biggest bang for the buck. At AdeptiCon, I got a demo of the game. It was great, but I was done forever painting 28mm minis. The seed.

            Then three years ago serval things happen all at once.  First GamesCraft Minis had a sale. I got the hard back red leather Blood and Plunder book for 40 bucks. 

            My Doc (HM1) moved to St Augustine, Fl and we visited him and did the tourist stuff. Then that Xmas my Aunt asked for a few pirate books for Xmas. Next we went on a cruise that following February. There was a pirate night. We dressed up of course. March was Cold Wars, I got my Blood and Plunder book signed by the author. We went to see Doc again for his 60th.

            The CCP virus grounded all ops. There is only work! While traveling I start listening to the Pirate History Pod Cast. Then conditions loosened. All the way out to Little Wars and back. Also back and worth every week to NY.

                                                      

            I am free bitches. The canceled cruises were no longer. We cruised again, another pirate night. The wife goes crazy and the customs get upgraded for the trip. We see Doc again. 

           The kid and me hit up the fort, and pirate tourist shit. All the while the wife went shopping. When she found the pirate shop things went off the rails. The dude there is cool and creepy. There is a huge custom party that night. Pirate party. He gets her to model shit for his web page. She starts selling stuff for him. By the time we catch up to her, we can't get into the shop. There are bitches everywhere pirated right up. The store is emptying!

            Now you say "WTF" does all this bullshit have to do with Blood and Plunder gaming. Jack all except it got me to buy in. After giving up on 28mm totally. 440 later and boxes have started to rain down on me little house. That 440 ain't so much for boats, dudes, and terrain. Here I am back into 28mm.