Monday, May 31, 2010

Waiting for the shuttle...

Another Kubla down.... And I'm.... Beat.

Only 11 games played this year, but 11 good games. And I'll take quality over quantity any day. Friday night was the ever popular BBCS - we had 10 players for the first two rounds, and then down to 6 (Friday night flea market).
Lesson learned - start earlier.

Saturday was Prisonhamm... errr, Battleground. 8 players played 3 rounds.
Lessons learned - thoughts to de-complicate the campaign-a-ment 

Saturday evening was some quality wife time in the human soup pot (hot tub), and then off to assist the Rez event. I got to play the zombies. I also was able to help the mini's coordinator to play a game of bloodbowl using one of the BBCS pitches and rules.

Sunday was the 40k event. It was more popular than expected and we were told it wasn't wacky enough.
 Lesson learned - more wackyness.

Sunday night was a pickup game of BSG. I played Cain, cylon from the beginning, I was able to blind jump, and was airlocked for it. :).
Lesson learned - I still love that game.

Monday was cleanup, pack up, etc.

I think the wife and children will pass out in the airplane on the way home tonite.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

40k wackyness (tm)

40k event went off well. We had 10 people show up and fun wackyness was had by all. I tabled Manny with little losses, tabled Scott to some losses, and completed the mission before Corey did to "win" - only to to have the Astartes strike cruiser take me down. :)

If a tree falls on a guardsman...

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Saturday...

Here's Manny playing the zombie outbreak mission from Rezolution.  Earlier today we did our Battleground Campaign-a-ment. I tied for the  "win" with two wins and a tie... Them Lizards are mean.

BB beatdowns - Friday night gaming...

BBCS 2010 went off with out a hitch last night. We had 10 people show up for wacky BB mayham. My Dark Elves beat up  on some lizards in the Bloodweiser Cup, failed to run around Chaos Dwarf's (Dwarves?) in Hurricane Bowl, and out scored a Necro team in the Thunder Bowl...

Finished the evening at about 2:30am, and got the 6:30 alarm call of my two year old.  Sleep dep going into Saturday - oh yeah, Its Kubla time.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

And miles to go before.... wait, what?

Nine days before the departure for KublaCon, let's see where we stand, shall we?

2000pt Imperial Guard Army - Done.  I need to do something for the squad markings on the Penal Legions - cause right now, only the bottom of the bases are differentiated and I can't tell you which one's the Custodian.

Custom Blood Bowl pitches have been re-re-redone (again), and are at the print shop to be printed.

Rezolution Crew is still in it's AT tray.

Battleground "army" is in it's holder.

Corey's Chimera's are done, painted, and in his possession.... they're not quite right on the color scheme, but that happens when you're trying to match paint from a picture.  It can be fixed post Kubla.

Corey's Vendetta's are built - I'm still wrapping my brain around the bases and flight stands for them - but they're playable. 


I will try and get some "family photos" of the army up this week.  Depends on how the munchkins' are doing.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Oye, where does the time go...

My good friend Manny posted this about his day: http://adventuresofacrosscountrygamer.blogspot.com/2010/05/day-in-life-of-slacker.html yesterday.  To which my friend Corey (all the "deleted responses" to Manny's posts...) spent a good hour or so this morning chiding me over IM.  It included the following nugget:

Trenty-poo, you can have whatever you want... ;)  I wouldn't want to hurt your delicate sensibilities and drive you to another whiny blog, so my fuzzy-wuzz-wookieman can whatever he likes...

Corey - consider this the whiny blog post.  :)

Right.  All my tanks are done excecpt for about the back half of the repaint for the demolisher.  What, it was already painted?  I know, it just didn't match the final paint job on the rest of the army, so it had to go in for a respray.

Corey's tanks are built, primed, base-coated and detail started (thank you to the wife).  And his Vendetta #1 is 95% built, and #2 is about 20% built.

Life is adjusting to two rugrats running around.  #2 sleeps (like, I think she slept more in the first two days than #1 slept in the first week)... #1's jealousy issues have just started to surface - for the first two weeks it was very much "I wanna hold baby sister."  We'll work through that.  I think I'm going to take a run to tri-cities tomorrow with #1 in the afternoon (assuming the boss okay's it).  Give mama a little quiet time and maybe, just maybe she'll decide she needs a nap again (going on two weeks now without naps).  Sorry, gaming blog.

I picked up a set of the pre-cut trays from battlefoam for the guard army.  I'm still not 100% sure they're... good (no, not the right word).  The first order from battlefoam was a custom piece I had them do sometime last year (before they started offering their own bags).  It was supposed to be for Sabol's Army Transport - it was about 1/4" too wide on the long side and 1/2" too wide on the short ends.  The foam was nice, don't get me wrong, it still fit in the bag fine - just had to compress it a little - I just think for a "precision laser cut foam insert" the tolerances could have been a little tighter.  And yes, I know, they would have done it again if it was wrong.  These new trays are the precut sabol trays for infantry, that hold 40.  For $10 that's a decent deal.  The holes are nice for guardsmen, not sure marines would have really fit in there (they do make one with larger pre-cuts that will hold 27 I think)... but the tray size was again, a little off.

I think the next trays I'm going to get for my sabol cases will be the precut sabol trays.  Same price as the pull and pluck, hold 36 infantry and 2" thick so I can stand the guys up.