Yeah, that’s the way I have to preface this. Epic Fail.
It’s April 24th, and BGG says I’ve only played 5 games this month. 5! I used to hit the 30s, 40s…even 80s! And now look at me. 5. I’ve only got one more week to beat February’s all-time low of 7 games. The sad part is, three of the five games this month were Warhammer Fantasy. I haven’t been to a Thursday gaming night at Meeplemart in three weeks. What has gotten into me!?
Anyway, enough of that. Let’s talk about what I have been up to, and where I’m going.
Skaven: I haven’t painted anything Skaven for a few months now. I’ve reached the limit of my purchases for this army, and to be honest a lot of it isn`t even built yet. I love playing them, don`t get me wrong, but I side-tracked myself getting into High Elves, and now I have piles and piles of unpainted Skaven.
High Elves: I`ve built a number of units for this, but there are still a few to be done. I`ve played a few games with them, and I`m impressed for the most part. They die easily, but some of them hit hard, and they`ve got some good magic support and special abilities. I don`t think I`ll be buying any more Elves anytime soon.
Terrain: I`m slowly building the terrain I`ve got laying around. Slowly.
Empire: In a week some local guys and I will be starting a Tale of Gamers, each picking a new army and starting from scratch. We`re still working on final details, but it looks as if we`ll be going from a Battalion and 750 points, up to 1500 points by the end of August. The idea is to paint, paint, paint. No more unfinished models. No more blank bases. Mostly Andrew and I have this problem, so hopefully this little challenge will help US get a built and painted army to match the other guys.
Imperial Guard or Tyranids: As per my problem, I`m already looking ahead of myself. I think in the new year we are going to get into 40k again. If this Fantasy Tale of Gamers works out, we might do it again. I need to decide whether I go with Imperial Guard or Tyranids. If I do Tyranids, I`d like to do an Aliens-like colour scheme, or something akin to that. Black, bluish, grayish. Simple, I know, but I think I`ll like it. If I go with Imperial Guard, who knows. Maybe paint them like Colonial Marines from Aliens as well. We shall see.
Alkemy: Andrew picked up a bunch of Alkemy stuff, and I think after we`re finished the Tale of Gamers he and I will work on that. I`ll buy his cat-people off him, as I like the look of them the best. I should probably start practising my fur painting now…
I will leave it at that for now. Hopefully I can get some pictures of my current armies today and post them up. Until then, I shall wallow in the knowledge of how pathetic I am. *sigh*