zaterdag 29 april 2017

Coming Home...

Lest it be known that on the 28th of april of the day of our Lord, the King of the Six-sided dice has returned out of his voluntary exile and reclaimed his throne amongst the people of rolling dices...

Okay, now I just *wanted* to say that, it sounded nice and dramatic to start this little post with hehehe...

But in all seriousness, yesterday I rejoined the ranks of TSA, reactivating membership card number 7.  Okay, not that I was one of the founding fathers, I just was present when they did the digitalising about a decade ago (yes, I already was a member for 15+ years before).

First thing I noticed is that the works on the outside have been finished, looks lovely.  I didn`t find the door though at first, the entrance having moved in recent times from the right to the left side lol.

I went there mostly to observe, catch up with old friends, and see for myself mostly what was hot and what was not these days, in order to be able to "tune" my painting schedule.  It was a hearty welcome, as I still knew most people after all that time, and they still had nightmares about me muahahaha.

In order to do talkies, I declined joining in on a game of Zombicide.

Some observations I made was that Games Workshop was nigh on abscent, though of course this might just have been the case this particular evening.  I know from my old friends they still play the games though.  Frostgrave is the fantasy running campaign at the moment, but after watching the game, I think it`s nothing for me.  It has the same `issues` like Mordheim to my taste, in that the difference between a high XP gang and a far lower one aren`t offset by the end game bonusses for the weaker band.  If half of them is between 6 planks, that extra XP isn`t going to be of much use...

I also noticed a lot of larger, multiple players games are more the trend this evening, like this great looking Conquistadores versus Aztecs game...


... or this large Napoleonic battle.

And some other random pictures I took of a few games:





Yes, this is to definite mercy shot to my Lego intrests...

Now, in conclusion, I am moving my Dark Ages models to the front of the painting queue.  With 26 figures I can already start with SAGA, and the plans are forming for a new Dark Ages campaign (apparently using rules from Two Fat Lardies, so I`ll pick those up soon) and that will be something I`ll hop along from the beginning.

Same goes for other 28mm scale historicals (yeah, I`m becoming an old geezer), and the fantasy models will probably be pushed back a bit on the painting line, as it doesn`t seem I`ll be taking them out very soon. 

Just had to take care of some administration, and we are off again in the lovely world of wargaming...


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