Thursday, October 7, 2010
Back from the Dead!
THINGS I'VE LEARNED SINCE LAST I POSTED
1: bike season and going back to work cramp hobby style: I've logged over 3000 miles on the bike this year and completed the hardest ride of my life, but I have been weary after all the training which has kept me away from my models.
2: having a fully painted Cryx army makes it hard to paint more Cryx: I'm very happy with my 2 35 point lists and even though I have plenty more Cryx models sitting in my army bag, my motivation to add painted servants of Toruk to the stable is nil.
3: World of Warcraft raiding eats into hobby time: if you have the addiction, you know what I mean. Damn Lich King...
4: Hordes is "teh sux": I own a Circle army. I read the rules, I've played a few games. I don't like it. I don't know what it is, but the Hordes mechanic is not as much fun for me as the Warmachine (fury vs. focus) so my Circle is sitting for the time being. I got a few models painted, but for the foreseeable future, the angry druids are gonna be raging on the shelf.
5: A second Warmachine army was just what the Dr. ordered: As the pics above illustrate, I started a second faction. The forces of the Swan are keeping Skarre and the girls company these days. As with my Cryx army, I'm going with two 35 points lists, one based on pStryker and one based on eStryker. More about the new armies and such this weekend.
6: Painting your buddies' models is good for the creative side of your brain: I painted Amon ad Raza for a friend as well as a Castigator. Both turned out pretty good and it was a nice break. I'm currently working on a unit of Shayeel Battlemages for Joey Baltimore in return for some of his old Cygnar models to add to my collection.
Well it's good to be "back." If anyone is still reading this, please chime in.