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Friday, February 13, 2015

Updated FoW HG Panzerkompanie Pics...


  Recently, I took a few updated pics of my current Mid War/Late War German Flames of War army to share on my local Historical Miniatures Facebook Group and I thought I would share them here as well.  I'm still adding to them as well, with some Grenadiers, artillery, and Panzer III's still on the painting desk...


Monday, February 9, 2015

This Geek's Week... (The times are a changin')






I think I'm going to be doing things a bit differently moving forward.  I'm not truly "quitting" gaming, but with my work schedule, family, (and soccer season starting up soon) I will be drastically scaling the "geekery" back.  This means of course, no more "This Geek's Week..." unless I have something major to say.  Not sure if anyone will miss it, as I just kept stating the same things over and over: "Worked on minis.  Played daily games of Pokemon w/ my daughter.  Played GW2." yadda, yadda, yadda.  Sure, if something does actually happen, then I'll post it, I just don't expect anything to come up.  IF you actually read my weekly updates, enjoyed seeing what I did from week to week, please LET ME KNOW!  I'm more than willing to keep doing it, I just suspect a majority of people don't really have an opinion on it...

Until next time,
- WuhSawBe -

Monday, February 2, 2015

This Geek's Week...


a shot form my painting desk...


Hobby/modeling/miniatures:
- worked some on my Sherman's for FoW.  I also started working on the german Panzergrenadier and artillery elements from the Open Fire box set as well while I waited for the glue to dry on the last two Shermans.  Originally, I was going to keep them "clean" looking, but I then decided to go back and add the extra elements like baggage and such...


Board/Card Games:
- Played the usual daily games of Pokemon TCG with my daughter.

- Played a game of Rampage, and Battletech with my daughter.

- Messed around with my SAO deck for Weiss Schwarz, then played my first trial game.  My SAO deck lost to my Persona 4 deck, but not before getting it to lvl 2...

- Played a family game of Boss Monster, with my daughter winning...


Video Games:
- Played lots of War Thunder, both tanks and air...

- Played some GW2 on my Charr Engineer...

- Played a few rounds of the Pokemon TCG online with my daughter...


Reading:
- Taking a break from Sci-fi/Fantasy, I've started reading "An Army At Dawn" by Rick Atkinson, a WWII novel about the war in Tunisia.  I'm not too far into it, but so far I'm not getting into his writing style...

- I also picked up my 2nd issue of Wargames, Soldiers, and Strategy.  There is a nice little overview of SAGA C&C, and a few articles of interest here and there, but I'm still not sure of enough relevant content (to my interests) to warrant a subscription...


Lately, I've been toying around with notion of "do I really even need this hobby anymore?", and it has kind of put a bit of a downer on things lately... and not for the first time this month either.  Nothing seems to excite me, nothing grabs my interest and wont let go.  Not sure what that really says, or means, for my hobby time, but I just keep going through the motions looking for a spark of excitement.  I think I really gotta get out of the house and do something, but the weekends keep rolling by...

- WuhSawBe-


Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Terrain-o-rama!



At the start of 2015, I ended up purchasing a little gaming table set up for my Nerd Lair (i.e. my Man Cave), but really had nothing to go on top of it at all.  For the first few weeks of January I have been mostly working on terrain, and I have come a long way in a short of amount of time, but there is still plenty of work to be done before my table is "playable".  I have also encountered several challenges along the way as well.

Challenge #1: Cheap.
- I want everything to be cheap, and thus far it has been.  Originally I look at a lot of the "Battlefield in a Box" stuff and other Terrain manufacturers, but it would end up costing me way too much to fill a table!  I'd rather spend a couple hundred dollars on an army, rather than terrain, which means a lot of creative problem solving, and scratch building.  which leads me to the next challenge...

Challenge #2: I suck @ building!
- have you ever seen those people online who can take everyday junk like pringles cans or a sheet a cardboard and turn them into something crazy and beautiful on the tabletop?  I am NOT one of those people!  If I use a pringles can or a toilet paper roll to build something, it always comes out looking just like that... a pringles can or toilet paper roll.  I also tried building a foamcore WWII building, and it was a headache!  It actually looked alright, but at the same time, it didn't look "authentic" enough to me and I felt it just wouldn't look or feel right on the table.  So, in other words, whatever I do has to be kind of fool proof, and still look good.

Challenge #3: Multiple Scales, multiple genres.
-  I'd also like for most of the terrain to be workable in both 15mm and 28 mm scales.  Obviously, some will, some won't, but I'm hoping the majority of it will.  Especially for the WWII stuff as I move into both Flames of War and Bolt Action.  The other tricky part will be the multiple genres.  Obviously, I'm going to have issues getting the 40k terrain to mesh into the WWII stuff, I know that.  BUT what I'm mostly referring to is having basic stuff like hills, and wooded areas, the kind of basic things seen everywhere, and every time period, so I can bounce from WWII to Dark Ages, to the Roman Republic era.  Another option would be a desert board in the future to serve this same purpose...

Well, hopefully I have not bored you too much so far.  From here, let's take a look at what progress has actually been made..

Monday, January 26, 2015

This Geek's Week...

Shot from my painting desk...

Hobby/Modeling/Miniatures:
- Worked a bit on my Arena Rex gladiators.

- I felt bad for "shelving" my 40k stuff, so I got them down, worked on them a wee bit, then thought: "nah" and shelved em again!

- I wanted something historical to work on, so I got out my Sherman's from the open fire box set for FoW and worked on them.  I plan to have them with my Mid War Rangers...


Card/Board games:
- Played the usual daily games of Pokemon TCG with my daughter.

- Picked up the SAO and Persona4 trial decks for Weiss Schwarz.  Looks like I'm starting a new TCG, as they hold tournies on my one semi-consistent night off.  A few days later, I picked up an SAO playmat, deck box, and my first SAO booster box...

- I HAD planned on attending this Saturday's DBZ tourney, but got stuck painting the Tae Kwon Do school that afternoon instead.  It sounds like I lucked out, lots of Ginyu decks everywhere, and some added drama over "cheating" and such.  What a silly hobby when people stop being civil and resort to petty stuff like cheating over a few alt art promos and a playmat... You know, that $12 thing I mentioned above that I bought just a second ago.  Yeah, people get salty over that!  Sheesh!  I'm seriously rethinking how much I wanna play this game... Silly behavior + lack of diversity + schedule, tends to put an overall damper on things...

- Sold a DBZ UR for $45 and a couple boardgames I never played for another $50...


Video Games:
- Played several rounds of world of tanks: blitz, them rage-quit/deleted

- Played a bit of GW2.  Went back to trying another human Mesmer...

- Played several rounds of DBZ: Battle of Z, then I got stuck fighting against Super Saiyan Goku...

Play it COOL.  Enjoy the GAME.
- WuhSawBe -