Jumping in to something different


Ive been reading and watching and listening to alot about age of sigmar in the last few months and I’ve finally decided to take the plunge.  On this past Wednesday I had some money burning a hole in my pocket so of course I stopped by my local games workshop store looking to pick up the age of sigmar starter box.  I actually ended up staying there for over an hour talking to the manager?  Idk what his title would be considering hes the one and only guy who works there, ya know with the whole one man store thing. But anyway he played a demo game with me using the starter box stuff thats on display and used for demos… makes sense right? And I had a really good time.  It’s similar enough to 40k for it to not be something totally new but different enough to feel fresh and new.  I really like the static hit and wound characteristics.  That simplifies things alot. The whole warscroll thing is neat. All your info nice and consolidated right there for you.  And of course you can’t forget the awesome new “fantasy” models that not only come in the starter box but all the other new models they’ve come out with in the last year or so.  I love how you can play with points or without.  The games can be small skirmishes or full blown epic battles.  Now what army do I plan on choosing to start off this endeavor?  Well thats the hard part, sort of… the box set comes with stormcast eternals and the khorne bloodbound, so I will probably end up going with one of those for simplicitys sake, and because those would probably be the ones id choose anyway.  I’m leaning towards the bloodbound because I really like painting red and I dont get that many chances to do that.  Plus the models are awesome and there are a ton of choices.  There are for the Stormcast as well so thats not a great example.  Im still a bit torn.  So ill probably paint up both forces and see how it goes.  I love both armies so its going to be a tough choice… I’ll get it figured out.  But anyway just thought I’d put my thoughts out there, and you can look forward to some posts about some age of sigmar hobby progress.  I’ll probably start the mighty lord of khorne first just because as cool as Vandus Hammerhand is on his dracoth, there’s just something about that khorne lord holding back his pet flesh hound as its jumping up ready to rip someone’s face off. 

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Getting back in the swing of things

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So its been 2 years since I’ve made a post… and honestly its pretty much been the same amount of time since I’ve really painted much of anything. Over the course of the past couple years where this blog has gone dark, that Stormraven you saw last, has seen a few games, and I’m happy to say it is rightly feared by my opponent(s). But enough about the past(As nothing has really happened in it in terms of hobbying or wargaming…

Lets move on to where I am today. About a month or two ago I got the itch back to paint and play on a more regular basis. And To be honest, I’ve been killing it. I’ve torn through a good amount of minis, and if you can see from the above picture you may notice I’m revamping that old Marneus Calgar and honor Guard squad, ya know, cuz I’m insane and can never just leave stuff alone… But seriously, they are looking more up to par with my newer stuff, so I’m happy with em.

As for what the future holds, I’ve obviously decided to start posting hobby progress again, and maybe even some blurbs about he games I play. They will probably be pretty dull, as I really only have one opponent I could regularly play with, unless ya know, I go out and socialize with people at my local gaming store, but lets face it… that’s probably not gonna happen… But who knows.

I’d like to do a post a week maybe? Lets see how that pans out, and if my budget can support that much content… It may just be me painting the ridiculous back log of older minis I’ve been hanging on to for what seems like forever.

So I’ll leave this post with a few snap shots of whats been keeping me busy over that last couple months, Hope you enjoy. Thanks,