...So a couple of things come to mind that I want to get off my chest. Since Brent lets me post here you get to hear it, even if its not that interesting.
First, 40k has lost a lot of interest lately. For about 3 months now. I didn't want to be the guy who quit our store build-up first so I stuck it out to the end. I ended rolling Guard at the beginning and built the damn army. It rocks, plays really, well, and kicks much ass. I pretty much accomplished all my goals for the build-up except painting the damn thing and I might even get to that eventually. (probably not but we can all dream) GW should send me a thank you letter for buying so many kasrkin but hey, we all have a sickness and that's part of mine. Of course it got really bitter once I priced forge world and realized for roughly the same money I could have had the resin instead. Oh well shite happen.
Big shout out to the Master Manipulator (Every Store Needs One) for running the event and keeping track of things. Without him these things tend to never get off the ground. Its good to be the Alpha gamer I guess, except when people expect you to do shit, then I imagine it becomes annoying.
Big shout out to everyone who participated too. Hopefully you all got something out of the event, improved your game, got a new army, something, otherwise it was all in vain.
Second, I prefer skirmish level games to 40k. My favorite all time game is Confrontation, now dead, from Rackham. Absolutely the best complete lines of metal models made to date. Great game system. It is a game we revisit pretty much every year at the FLGS when 40k runs out of steam or the funks set in. Since the funks are here its time for Confrontation! The question become what faction to play this time around. I usually run my orcs of Bran o' Kor and this time may be not exception. I even painted one last week and if I can find a camera pictures Might, repeat Might be coming (don't get your hopes up, seems like a lot of work). Devourers and Cynwall also have my attention but building a decent force from Cynwall is tough. And then I have to assemble the damn things. If you've never assembled the Cynwall you haven't lived. As an aside, I like Malifaux. Very much even, but having to assemble models where every army is like assembling Cynwall only worse sucks much ass.
In any case it seems like it might be time for Confrontation again and I can't wait.
Fantasy - I've been reading the Fantasy rumors with a little bit of interest. I don't play fantasy, never have. It looks interesting but since we don't ever play it long enough I've never learned. I've got a Demons army (from 40k that was saved for fantasy instead of being sold off) that I got before I read they were the cheese of the cheese. Now since we don't play a lot of fantasy they stay in their box and don't come out to play. If we are giving Fantasy 8 a try they are coming out of the box.
Will they hold up in the new edition? No clue, presumably the codex is good enough to survive an edition change but who knows. Any out there in internet land have any thoughts on this? Without devolving into Demons are so broken...(I know that's like waving the red flag and yelling 'TORO'!)
Finally the pictures posted. The Thousand Son is a WiP I painted in March for the Bolter and Chainsword LPC. I failed. Again. Two years in a row. The terrain was done by a dude names Stephan Meisl and is one of my top two or three favorite tables ever seen on the internet. I've got many HA molds, and every time I look at these I get the urge to cast. Man that's a good looking table. He uses it for Mordheim but it would work for Confrontation, Malifaux, Mordheim, Alkemy, Helldorado and any other skirmish game.
Helldorado better hurry up and get here, great models, rules look good to.
Anyhow that's all for now. Hope someone read this.
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