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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Holiday painting.

      Well, as you can imagine, there has been none.... Sorry. But I did want to wish anybody that is out there and reading this a happy holiday from me. I think there is not enough Christmas cheer to be had, sometimes. Today, I share mine. I hope that the elves brought you something you can enjoy for a long time to come. My blessing came from the innocence of youth. Introducing my children into making crafts (including painting little men) and giving gifts that they made, is what inspires me to do what I do. Just seeing the pride they had knowing they made someone smile with something they made. There is no greater pleasure to me that enriching the next generation. Thanks to everyone that takes to follow or at least read my blog. There will be plenty more next year.

Monday, December 16, 2013

Progress from the Webway

      Hi guys. I just wanted to put a bit of progress that i have been doing on the Eldar. My Fire Dragons are done and got some headway on the Howling Banshees. I also made considerable forward motion on an autarch that would go great with the fire dragons, but he is not part of the list. You may have noticed I have a habit of straying straying from the path a bit. Unfortunately, the pictures did not come out well enough to post. And remember, no bases until the end of the project. I hope you enjoy these. There are more to come.  Don't forget to keep an eye out for something coming soon.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Battle Report: Come the Plague

Death Guard
Saim Hann Eldar

                  Plague Marines


                Saim Hann Eldar

        For the first time in months, I got a game of 40k in this week end. What a glorious time had by all!!! Well, by both of us. My friend brought over his plague marine army to play. His army in basic was a lord with the burning brand in terminator armor, a sorcerer, 2 squads of plague marines, a chosen squad, terminator squad, and havocs with autocannons. I brought out my Eldar. I just haven't had enough games since the codex came out, sadly enough. I brought a farseer, fire dragons in a falcon, 2 squads of dire avengers in wave serpents, warp spiders, jet bikes, dark reapers, and a squad of guardians on foot for scoring.

      I felt really good about my chances by seeing the lists and the table setup. Then came my greatest downfall. We rolled dawn of war.(no problem) Then the mission was rolled......... Purge the Alien!(Ugh!)
Now what do I do? He has a total of 7 kill points. I have almost twice as many. He goes first. Big help for me. I have range and mobility. I just need to get rid of those havocs. I set up mostly out of sight. All the shot he got off were havocs which were insufficient and my shooting was a bit lack luster. If I remember correctly, I killed 2 plague marines. Then turn 2 came. His terminators all dropped in with the lord. He barbecued my warp spiders and dark reapers. Let's just say at the end of turn 2, he was beating me 3 to nothing. It took until turn four for me to even get a kill point. Damn toughness 5 and feel no pain. When the game ended, I had lost 7 to 2. I performed well in my opinion, but I just couldn't kill off the last guy in each squad. Neither warlord died. I did get line breaker. So, off to the next one.

         Keep your eye here for something special coming soon.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Back from black

      Once the Thanksgiving is over and most of the leftovers are eaten. The craziness of black Friday shopping began. (oh, the deals!)  Even as that insanity ended, Small Business Saturday began. This is the day that is most dear to me. I hope everyone out there supported their local hobby center or game store. If you haven't gone out this shopping season. Please, support your local game store. Without them, most of us would not be in a miniature wargaming hobby.