I will have to start 2021 with an apology, as I don’t want to shock any of my regular readers with my use of “foul” language, I’m sure many of you never thought you would read the following words on this blog, but I fear I have been driven to write them….
“Games Workshop’s, Plastic Figures”.
Or to be more specific, “Blood Bowl, Season Two”, Now I hasten to add that this is technically not my game, but was in fact bought my youngest son, but I did agree to take on one of the teams from the “starter box” (the not Ork one as he is the Ork fanatic) and we’d paint one each. So as part of the latest challenge Dave Stone is running the “Paint the stuff you already own challenge*” I have pledged to get my “Imperial Nobility” team, along with the “Elvira” figure I sculpted in November finished before the end of February (I think he just comes up with these challenges so he can make the rest of us look slow!).
So to this end, I spent a goodly portion of the days betwixt’ Christmas day and New Year’s Day, gluing the blasted things together (I assembled my sons Ork team too), fitting them to their “Slotta” bases (more foul language, sorry) and have as I type now got these (and Elvira) undercoated and ready to start painting. We’ll see how I get on, hopefully I can get these done fairly quickly, as believe it or not I have more (yes MORE!) plastic multipart figures on their way, in the form of “Dead Zone” by Mantic Games. My other son (the elder one) already owns this and was supposed to be bringing it home at Christmas so we could play a few games, but as with a lot of families this never happened, So it was decided that we’d (youngest and I) would get our own copy try a few games and hopefully be fully conversant with the rules before the other son comes home (if and when, as things stand!), again we plan on taking one faction each.
I’ll leave you this time with my hobby hopes and resolutions for the New Year, number one I want to play more games, and it is to this end that the two games mentioned above have been acquired. I plan on taking part in a few challenges (as well as this one), including Forgotten Heroes, The Summer Scenery Challenge, Monster May’hem and hopefully Zomtober, and Mo’vember (if they happen), and a couple of others possibly. Last year I failed my first challenge month, when I woefully failed to finish my Conan based Cimmerian Hott army in “Hott’ember”, so I also hope to not fail one again. I would also really like to attend at least one show, but this is depended on outside forces beyond my control at the moment, so again we’ll see.
Well that’s it for this first post of the year, not a lot to show I’m afraid, but at least I have my painting underway, I’m off now to wash my mouth out with soap!
So till next time, stay safe and cheers Roger.