May 25, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #21

Week #21 not as bad as previous weeks but could have been a bit better.  With the announcement of 9th Edition of Warhammer 40,000 this past Saturday, that brought back some needed excitement to help kick start me back in the hobby (slowly, but I did get a jump).  Right after the Preview we did jump in and play a 2000 point game.  Nothing else was played this long weekend (mainly just a veg out weekend) but I also did get a model primed and ready for the painting table.  Not sure when he will be done as it will be another busy work week, but hopefully sometime soon.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 1

May 24, 2020

W40K: Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition Announced! and Battle Report

Yesterday morning Games Workshop held their "The BIG Warhammer 40,000 Preview Online" on and the very first preview they showed was this video teaser along with their new logo on the left.

It was followed up by the official announcement of Warhammer 40,000 9th Edition, and I am really excited about this.  Although I got back in Warhammer 40,000 late in 8th Edition, the announcement of 9th seemed to have awoken me inside and get me excited for the game again, something that during this pandemic lock down and all the conventions being cancelled has dampened my mood for gaming.

Games Workshop claims that all current Codex's will still be valid and playable and this is just a cleanup of the rules with some changes.  No official date was announced when this be released but you can visit the new Warhammer 40,000 website and sign up for details.  From a former Games Workshop Manager (and now a store owner) his prediction is that it will be available for pre-order at the end of this month with a release of mid June in time for Games Workshops fiscal year.

For a look at all the previews that were announced yesterday for Warhammer 40,000 you can see it all on the Warhammer Community page HERE.

Once we were done watching the Preview it was time to get our armies prepared for battle as my son and I played an ITC 2000 point game of Imperial Fists vs Dark Angels.  My list was not as tough as it could of been, but my bread and butter Unit of 'Centurions' were in there and they wrecked havoc.

Through the first 3 Rounds of the game, the Dark Angels actually had a lead over my Imperial Fists, but by Round 4 I had thinned them down quite a bit and the tides were now shifting towards my Imperial Fists.  The game went till end of Round 6 and my Imperial Fists did manage to get the win.

I still have quite a few more models that need painting and assembling for the Imperial Fists to keep me busy for quite a while, now it will be to find some time to actually start painting again.  I think once the new rulebook gets released, or we have confirmation that NOVA Open or Renegade Open will still be on later this year, I will then get back into the painting mode.

May 20, 2020

Daily Chronicle: GenCon 2020 Cancelled

Well a day after I purchased two Sunday badges for GenCon 2020, the even was cancelled yesterday afternoon.  Click HERE for the official response from GenCon.

They are offering a refund to badges already purchased minus a $10 service fee.  Well in my case, each badge was $15 for a total of $30 plus $10 shipping and tax for a grand total of $43.  If I take the refund, then basically I am only getting back $10.  The other option is just to have the badge rollover to 2021, originally I did not want to do this because I was not sure if I could attend, but after checking the dates for 2021, it looks like I will be back in time to attend.  I think I will end up taking the rollover option and we'll see how it goes for next year.

May 18, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #20 (NOVA Open/GenCon Update)

It was another pretty quiet week for me gaming/modeling wise, so nothing was really done.  This weekend will pick up a little bit, I am going to be taking Friday off from work so that way I can have an extended Holiday weekend, I am sure two of those days we'll get some games in.  It has been awhile since our last game of Warhammer 40,000, so I think a 2000 point game will be a must on Saturday, then we'll see what our second game is.

Currently for modeling I do not have the painting mojo yet (usually this kicks in when I have an event to get ready for) and I already have a lot of painted options for 2000 points of Imperial Fists.  Maybe I will use Friday to start prepping some Fists so that they will be ready for the painting table.

NOVA Open 2020 as on now is till scheduled for September 2nd-6th, but in this past weekends Newsletter that stated that by June 15th they will officially announce a "go/no go", so next month we should have more information,  Northern Virginia currently has not released any "reopening" plans for large gatherings and that is what they are waiting for.

Originally this year with AdeptiCon and NOVA Open, we had no plans for GenCon 2020 (since we attended Sunday last year for the Vendor Hall), but with the State of Indiana allowing large gatherings after July 4th, GenCon 2020 is still scheduled to go on.  Since I do not know the outcome of NOVA Open yet, I went ahead and purchased two Sunday badges again for this year. It is not to game in any events, but mainly to check out the Vendor Hall once again.  It is expensive price just to go shopping, but it may be nice to check out any new releases.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 0

May 11, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #19

Absolutely nothing to report for Week #19, it has been a pretty slow second quarter for me.  Work is currently really busy right now and when the week is over I just want to veg over the weekend and do nothing.  Then there is the uncertainty still with COVID-19 and the events in the future.  Usually I am looking forward to a future event and that gets me motivated to paint and play, right now we do not know what is going to happen.

I have a another busy work week coming up plus having to work this weekend, so I have feeling next weeks report will be the same.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 0

May 4, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #18

Week #18 was another really slow week and I have a feeling in will be like tat for awhile.  Real work has actually been really busy and not that weather is getting nicer some of the weekends will be needed for outdoor work.  Nothing was painted, but we did get in a game of X-Wing on Sunday and I finally got my first win of the year.....barely, with time running out Han flew his Falcon off the board giving me the win for the Galactic Empire.

Models Completed: 0
Games Played: 1

April 27, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #17

Week #17 was not a good week for gaming, but at least I did finish some models earlier in the week (Terminators).  I have been kind of a on a lull lately, which is not a bad thing, sometimes you just need a little break before getting right back in it.  There is still plenty of time before NOVA Open to get practice games in and models completed.

Models Completed: 5
Games Played: 0

April 22, 2020

W40K: Imperial Fists 'Terminator Assault Squad I'

Well it actually has been quite some time, actually a whole month (Whirlwind I) since I completed anything for my Imperial Fists army but this past Sunday I sat down for a few hours and started to work on my 'Terminator Assault Squad I' and was able to wrap them up yesterday.

The 'Terminators' are not as freighting as they were in previous editions, mainly because they are slow moving and the current edition of Warhammer 40,000 leans more towards the shooting aspect of the game, but for theme reasons (for when 'Captain Lysander' gets finished) I wanted to have a unit of them in my army.  Who knows, maybe for the reason above, they may make my final 2000 point list for this years NOVA Open since I am going to play just for fun.

 Terminator Assault Squad I

Terminator Assault Squad 1

Painting Points: 11

April 20, 2020

Weekly Chronicle 2020 #16

Well week #16 wasn't superb, but it was an average week for me.  In the gaming side of the hobby, it was a little weak, we only played one game of X-Wing on Saturday and I got to test me new ships for the Separatist Alliance, I still need some practice with the 'Sith Infiltrator' as the Separatists lost by 29 points.

Sunday was suppose to be a game of Warhammer 40,000 but opponent must have missed is wake up call so I spent the day on/off getting some painting done on some 'Terminators' for my Imperial Fists, hopefully they will be completed for this week.

Painting wise, earlier in the week I did finish some 'Termagants' for my Tyranids and then as mentioned just above some work for my Imperial Fists.

My real work schedule has not changed (thankfully) so it s not like I have a lot of extra time to game and paint, so it is my usual schedule of a little bit each week.  It has been two weekends now without a game of Warhammer 40,000, so I think this Saturday that will take priority and we'll see what happens for Sunday.

Models Completed: 5
Games Played: 1

April 14, 2020

Daily Chronicle: X-Wing Goodies Arrived 04/14/2020 (Separatist/Empire)

This past weekend the urge to get in some X-Wing games hit me, so on Sunday I had to place an order on Amazon (with my birthday gift card my that wife had gotten me),

I wanted to expand our Galactic Empire so I added a TIE/sk Striker and a TIE Reaper.  The TIE Reaper is still packaged as first edition, but it does include the second edition components.

Since the Separatist Alliance was released over a year ago, I had also been debating adding them to our collection, but never did.  With my son playing a game of Republic the other day, I thought adding the Separatist now would be a good time (plus I am finally now watching Star Wars Clone Wars on Disney+).

To start off with, I added to my order the Servants of Strife Squadron Pack, 3 more Vulture-class Droids and a Sith Infiltrator.  That should be enough to keep me busy with them for awhile.

In January, Fantasy Flight Games released an expansion pack with new pilots and upgrades called Hotshots and Aces, so I also decided to add one of these to have a little bit more variety with the ships we already own.

Now we have to spend the evening organizing all of these so I can go ahead and give Darth Maul a try.