Wednesday, 3 August 2016

The Motherland awakens! (... And so does the blog...)

Hi guys - I know, I know, it's been a loooong time. Something close to ten months to be exact.

Lots of things has happened - I've gotten involved with a nice young lady, and these females tend to chip away at the hobby time - I know, not cool. ;) Not that she has anything against the hobby - to my surprise, she's probably the first person I've met that has never heard of this hobby - she was genuinely surprised when she found out this is a thing that some people does.

Also, my band has been really busy, with lots of gigs, which is really cool, but again, it doesn't leave much space for the hobby.

Lastly, I've become tired of 40k. Not the universe, which I love, but the endless supply of data slates, broken codexes, and oceans of decurions, or whatever they're called. They've completely ruined the game to me, and I haven't played a game of 40k for over a year. I've become more and more interested in smaller skirmish battles, especially Age of Sigmar, Warmachine and Malifaux (I've also just bought a Malifaux starter crew (Pandora), hopefully more of that soon).

Anyway, for the past month (also known as summer vacation as a teacher) has given me some hobby time, and I've managed to pick up quite a few of the new wonderful AoS Sylvaneth models, and put them together - they are in the process of being painted, but then lightning struck - I became aware of the new Warmachine MKIII. Some of you may remember that I've quit the game, partly due to the lack of quality with the miniatures, but mostly due to Warjacks being somewhat of a burden in a Khador list - the game is called WARMACHINE, dangit!? There should be tons of Warjacks in the army, bashing other Warjacks to bits.

Well, it seems like Privateer Press has paid attention to me (or just wanted to sell some jacks), because Jacks has become much more viable in MkIII - actually, Khador jacks are some of the best in the game! I've only played a few games so far, but it has been a much more enjoyable experience than  mkII, and it inspired me to pick up some of the new cool REAL plastic (not that PVC nonsense) kits (Grolar and Berserker) and make a new Grolar, a new Karchew and finish my Behemoth conversion.

Without further ado, here is the pics:

Again I apologize for the long overdue update - and I can't promise that I'll be super active either, since real life tends to overrule my hobby time recently - I will, however, try to update at least once a month. I've just started putting paint on them tonight, and hopefully I'll have them finished by the end of the month.