Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hobby Holiday

I got to start the week off with a full day of working on miniatures.  It's been a while since I have had the opportunity to just sit down and work on the hobby in this way for quite a long time.  The agenda for the day was going to contain a game pitting my Cygnar force against BK's Menoth force, however that got bumped from the schedule in exchange for just getting more models assembled.

I purchased Kara Sloan and Reinholdt who I am told are a nasty pairing.  A nice little bonus is that they can both fit right in instead of Siege in the list I already prepared.  In addition to purchasing and assembling these two miniatures, I completed assembled the Centurion.  I did not pin any of the pieces together, so I am hoping that it all holds together all right.  I will get a chance to check out how stable it feels when I snap some pictures of the army later this week.  In addition to these models, I also completed the min size unit of Sword Knights the previous night bring the total assembly for the week to 9 models plus a heavy jack.

I definitely want to get some pictures up of the progress; however, that will have to wait until later this week.  I'll probably just do it as an edit to those post though rather than adding an addition one just to link the pictures.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Quick Post

Going to have to be an unfortunately quick post this week as I have a project I am working on for school.  I did get around to starting on Sword Knights but only got as far as cleaning the main portion of each of the models and putting them on bases; however, it is still my plan to have these guys finish by the end of the week.  Unfortunately, the Centurion might have to be replaced in the 25-pt list if I play a game this weekend if I cannot make time to put it together.

On the plus side, I have a 'hobby day' planned with my buddies this coming holiday Monday.  On the list of things to do that day are to finally put the finishing touches on those five men-at-arms and probably prime a bunch of stuff.  I might try to prime before Monday as I like primer to have a chance to soak in before painting a model.  If not, I have other options for that day after priming models:

  • Paint peasant bowmen.
  • Assemble the remaining Bretonnia models (Knights of the Realm, Pegasus Knight).
  • Assemble more Cygnar.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Weak Week

Sadly, the pack of sword knights I had planned to work on this week is still sitting in the same place as it was when I posted lasted week.  On Sunday, however I did managed to sneak in an hour to look over the Tau Codex and come up with two lists for Special Operations: Killzone.  Killzone is a small team-based skirmish game played mostly by the rules of Warhammer 40k.  The biggest differences are in that every model is treated individually and that instead of constructing an army, you typically play with one or two teams consisting of 175 to 250 points.  The number of teams/points are what I have just seen suggested by the creators of the rule set.  Having never played the game, I will save any attempt to strategize here openly for now.  The latest rules can be found here on the Killzone forum.

Hopefully I will get in a game with a few friends soon and we will each get up some battle reports or some such.  For now, I will just use this post to say to them that I have settled on one team of 200 points.  One of my teams is not even viable with less points (it only has 6 models and 3 are kroot hounds).  Additionally, I will need to break from WYSIWYG until we play some games and I decide to invest the time in re-purposing some plastic figures.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Weekly Update

Priming of pewter did not occur last weekend.  Weather-wise, the conditions were not terrible.  I just never got around to it and figured I had plenty of things to paint already.

In any case, on to things I did complete.  I continued to assemble more solos, a character unit (Black 13th), a warcaster (Seige), and a 'jack (Hunter).  And this time I snapped some pictures.  Until I decide to buy a professional photobox kit (I've got one bookmarked on Amazon, but if anyone has suggestions feel free to provide some input), you'll just have to deal with the shadows and the squared off background that shows up in some of the pictures.

Cygnar Models

Easily my favorites of the bunch are Seige, Hunter, and Arlan Strangeways.  With those favorites in mind, I've come up with a 25 point list that hopefully I get to play some games with soon.  Feel free to comment on the list or provide some input, but I might choose to ignore you entirely =) .  If I wanted to play a tournament-quality list I can visit any number of blogs and find a list to copy down and learn to play it.

  • Major Markus "Seige" Brisbane
    • Centurion
    • Hunter
  • Sword Knights (min)
  • Black 13th Gun Mage Strike Team
  • Gun Mage Captain Adept
  • Captain Arlan Strangeways
  • Eiryss, Mage Hunter of Ios