While in South Bend this past weekend catching a movie (the only place that was playing my ‘sing-a-along’ version), I had to hit up the gaming store on the way home and pick up a few models and some paint. Might as well have some more reasoning to a 80 mile round trip drive. While there I saw that they had a ‘Feralgeist’ and I knew I did not have one yet in my collection.
I was originally worried on how he may turn out like with the Necrotic Green color, but with the Army Painter Green Tone wash, I think he definitely looks good for the table top.
During my shopping spree at AdeptiCon 2017 I came across the ‘Blindwater Brew Witch Doctor’ at the Privateer Press booth. Since at that time I knew I wanted to have 2 Witch Doctors, I thought it would be cool to have one of them be the Privateer Press Exclusive model. This way I can easily distinguish the two on the playing field. 10 months later and the ‘Blindwater Brew Witch Doctor’ is finally completed. Just like the ‘Gatorman Witch Doctor’ I posted yesterday, I moved this model up in my painting queue which was originally scheduled for my 3rd Quarter.
Since my game of Hordes last Thursday night it has gotten me in the mood to get more of my Minions completed. So I looked farther down into my queue and saw that I had 2 Witch Doctors sitting in there. Seeing how I had recently completely my ‘Maelok’ and the Witch Doctors go along good with this Warlock, I thought it was a good idea to get them bumped up into this painting quarter.
Another week has past in 2018 and so far the momentum is still in full swing. Usually come Summer time, things slow down for me (though that may change this Summer). Back to the Weekly Chronicle, I was able to get in some games this week and stay on plan on playing every other week. I figure if I do this it will still allow me to get models completed along with staying current with the rules.
Painting wise I was able to get 3 more Brewer’s models completed (only 2 left for the Guild) and 1 for the Mason’s. This past weekend I also managed to get down to the gaming store in South Bend and pick up some more Minion models to add to the queue (Boneswarm, Croak Hunter, Feralgeist), I also was able to get them prepped for the painting table this week.
Last month at SteamCon USA I was lucky enough to be able to get two ‘Lucky’ models with the amount of purchases I made at the con store. ‘Lucky’ plays for two Guilds, the Brewer’s and the Mason’s so I wanted to have one for each Guild. This is actually the only duplicate model I currently have for Guild Ball. Some players match their Union player’s paint scheme to each Guild, but my Union will be painted their own color and then just play for whatever Guild they can. Currently the only ther player that is cross-guild is ‘Compound’ and I only own one of that model and he is painted more in line with my Engineer’s (with a small hint of Alchemist’s).
Last night I was able to play my second miniature game of the week (and year) and this time it was Hordes, and the debut of my ‘Dracodile’ model. Although ‘Dracodile’ looked really good on the table, my friend playing the Trollbloods did a really good job isolating him and limiting his damage output.
Scenario: Spread the Net
I did a really good job taking out Cylena Raefyll & Nyss Hunters with my Gatorman Posse, but that was about all I could do in the game. Kolgrima1 kept casting Freezing Mist and placing 3” AOE cloud effects surrounding the Dracodile and on the Dracodile that I could not even hit his Earthborn due to the cloud and the fact the Earthborn was near shallow water. The Dracodile did manage to get off Acid Breath and hit Mulg and a Solo (killing the Solo), but that was the extent of his damage output. My 2 Blackhide Wrastlers were also useless due to cloud cover stopping charges and Nyss Hunters blocking charge lanes. He did a really good job with screening his army. The score was 3-1 in favor of the Trollbloods before Kolgrima1 could get to Rask with Winter’s Tide and then finish him off with Mulg. I transferred as much damage as I could to Blackhide Wrastler and the Dracodile. Rask was Assinated.
I am doing pretty good for my paint queue so far this year (I had a really good first week of the year) and I now have another Brewer’s Guid model completed with ‘Mash’. That then leaves me 2 more models to complete for the Brewer’s 12 along with Lucky. After ‘Mash’ here I am working on my 2 Lucky’s (1 for Brewer’s and 1 for Mason’s) then we may move back to Hordes Minions for a little bit before coming back to finish up the Brewer’s Guild.
Last night I finally got in a game of Guild Ball for 2018 (actually my first miniature game for 2018). My goal is to try and get in game at least every other week if possible, just to stay fresh with the ruleset.
I headed over to a friends house (which is much closer than driving down to the game store in South Bend) for our game of Butcher’s vs Hunter’s. The previous couple of times I have played this friend, he has always played his Fisherman’s Guild, so last night was a first for him with the Hunter’s.
I can never recall every single play, so here are just some of the highights:
Brisket was eventually Taken Out from Hearne, Theron and Jaecar. (0-2)
Meathook and Fillet combined to Take Out Hearne. (2-2)
Brisket came back in and teamed up with Boar, she Tackled Egret for the Ball, then Boar came in and finished up Egret. (4-2)
The Hunter’s clocked out first giving me 2 points from their Activations. (6-2)
My Butcher’s now clocked out and we were both giving up points. (8-4)
Hunter’s Take Out Meathook. (9-6)
Boiler and Fillet finish off Minx (11-7)
The Turn now ended and it was start of the next. With Hunter’s going with the first Activation there was not anything he could do to get 5 points.
I figure for 2018 I am going to “try” and do a weekly hobby recap of models completed and games played for the week. It will be more of just a reference for myself so I can see my progress through out the year.
Just a little change in pace from Guild Ball, I painted up another Hordes model for my Minions Army, ‘Maelok the Dreadbound’. ‘Maelok’ is actually only the third Warlock I have completed for my Minions, the other two being Rask and Barnabus1.
I have had ‘Maelok’ just sitting in a drawer all primed for over the last year. It was time to get some paint on him and let him join the rest of the gang in the army bag.
As I mentioned in my post “What’s in store for 2018”, conpleting my Brewer’s Guild were up on my list. The reason that they were higher up on the list than my Blacksmith’s or Farmer’s Guilds is that at AdeptiCon 2018 in March, my son and I will be playing in the Guild Ball Homelands Cup that Sunday. My son decided that he wanted to play the Nationality of ‘Raed’ and in his roster he wanted to use ‘Veteran Spigot’. I had not yet finished ‘Veteran Spigot’ as he was in the second set of 6 models I needed to complete for my Brewer’s. So here we are working on my priorities and ‘Veteran Spigot’ is now completed.