Yes, I know it’s been two months since I last posted anything. Yes, I know that I was supposed to be up-to-date on my WHFB comings and goings. Yes, I know it’s pathetic how quickly I stop posting after I start again (I think I’ve tried properly blogging like this four times already!).
But whatever. I’m back. And I’ve got some updates.
So I defintely haven’t been idle over the past two months. I’ve been playing WHFB games regularly, as Skaven, against a few different players. As usual you can find reports for these at DakkaDakka. In fact, to make things easier, I’ll just give you the links to them:
www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/347570.page 1000pts vs. Lizardmen
www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/349013.page 1250pts vs. Lizardmen
www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/355613.page 1000pts vs. Lizardmen
www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/357357.page 1000pts vs. Wood Elves
www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/359280.page 2000pts vs. Bretonnians
There were two other games that I played against Lizardmen, I believe a 1000 or 1250, and a 1500, that I did not write a report for (lack of pictures, short and extremely unfinished games). If you read them, you will see that for the most part my Skaven are fairing pretty well. Probably due to the fact that we are all learning the rules as we go along, and I have been incredibly lucky with dice, and my Lizardmen opponent had to really figure out his army since the style he wanted to play (Skirmisher-heavy) turned out not to be so powerful.
Anyway, I’ve painted a bunch of my stuff. Not as much as I wanted to, and I definitely failed my goal of painting before I bought more, BUT starting in May a group of us are doing something of a “Tale of Four Gamers” challenge, where we are starting with a Battalion, Army Book and a character or two. We will build and paint them completely, within a certain amount of time, and start playing games with them. And thereafter, probably for three more months, we will increase our overall army size by 500pts per month until we have 2000 point armies. We feel that the peer pressure and the light challenge atmosphere of it all will help us complete these tasks, and end up with fully-painted armies. I’m confident that it will work. Even though I am expecting a baby in the first month that this “Battalion Blog” starts. Oh boy.
Oh yeah, and I’m doing Empire for this challenge, which I’m really looking forward to. Even with their basic statlines, I’m looking forward to using Detachment systems, lots of gunpowder, and some religious fanatics.
I’d like to finish off with a shoutout to Meeplemart, definitely my board, card and minis game store of choice. www.meeplemart.com is the place to go for pretty much all of your gaming needs, whether you play family boardgames, grognard wargames, or tabletop minis games. This Toronto-based shop is where I have been playing WHFB all this time, making use of the great tables and terrain that Steve, the owner, has for customer use. I highly recommend stopping by there, in person or online, if you have any needs.