Sunday, 31 August 2014

Looking a head Pulp Alley

In my last post as part of my challenge I said I wanted to start playing Pulp Alley, well I've taken my first step & have ordered the rulebook & gaming cards, of coarse no sooner had I done that when the real life think I was on about a couple of post back jumped in & now I'm heading to Cork in the morning for a few days.

Not that I complain about going to Cork as I love the place & am even a honour y Cork man in the gaming world of Ireland.
But anyway back to what this post is about Pulp Alley, now while taking up a new game can be great I think the hardest thing about it is finding people to play it with you, this can really be a big factor if the game requires a big investment, luckily for me this is not the case with Pulp Alley as all I've got to buy is the book & the cards.

From what I've pick up from reading about this game on other blog's it seems to be exactly what I've been looking for for a while now, while I like 40K 7th ed as a game I find it a game I don't get to many laughs out of these days, as where with INQ28 we seemed to do nothing but laugh while we where playing it for all that games faults.

Now one of the things I picked up on about Pulp Alley is that each player has a warband which if I'm right is called a league, so that got me thing a long the lines of what would I like my league to be.
If you can remember back to when I was playing INQ28 I had started to add a character by the name of Panama Jack who I'd made up a model for & a bit of back round story, which can be seen
 ( http://ifitwasntforone.blogspot.ie/2014/04/inq28-panama-jack-part-1.html)
 & ( http://ifitwasntforone.blogspot.ie/2014/04/inq28-panama-jack-part-2.html)

So that might be a diction to go as I liked Jack as a character, plus I think there's a good solid back round base to build on, I've some other models done aswell that I think might be a nice fit with Jack but I don't want to go to far down that road until I've got the rulebook.

As alwas my thanks for dropping in & I hope you drop back from time to time to see how I get on with Plup Alley.  

Thursday, 28 August 2014

A year in the hobby challenge

I agreed with Dave over at Confessions of a 40K attic ( http://40kaddict.blogspot.ie/) to take part in what he calls getting A,B & C done in the next year which will in all likely hood result in getting X,Y & Z done, but hay anything we get done is good right.

Anyway as is it way just after agreeing to part take life decided to lend a helping hand by making sure my hobby time for near enough the next year (hopefully longer) would be reduced a hell of a lot, but still I took up the challenge & it will be fun to look back this time next year to see how well I did(n't) do.

Now as I say on Dave comments if I was to list all I want to get done it would make a certain man (who only comes once a year) list look like someones weekly shopping list, so with the up coming change to my life I'm going to keep it small.

So on with the show.
First up try to get my sisters of battle that I'm using at the moment (1300pts) painted, this is I would guess less then half of them but one step at a time.

Second get my Anphelion base painted (http://ifitwasntforone.blogspot.ie/2014/05/40k-7th-ed-my-anphelion-project.html) I can't wait to use this in a game but refuse to do so until it's painted.

Third I want to do another table worth of terrain just like I did for the airbase (http://ifitwasntforone.blogspot.ie/2014/04/cqlg-airbase-finished.html) as sets like these are very enjoyable to do & in my opinion  put flavour in to a table.

Forth this is going to be the last but it is by no means the least I want to start playing another skirmish game as for all it faults (or maybe just ours) I found INQ28 great fun & I felt it added a lot to my enjoyment of the hobby in a gaming, story telling  & modellingway, the game I've got in mind is a game called Pulp Alley (http://pulpalley.com/)

Well that's it for me I rap this post up by thanking you for dropping in & if come this time next year I've failed try not to be to hard on me.
 

Monday, 25 August 2014

40K NWG Return to Vrak's

With NWG coming up soon & my life is just about to take a change I'm now know 100% that the sisters are not going to be ready for this one.


So what to take ? well to be honest all I want to take is the nicest models I have & have fun & that's where unbound is going to help out, with a little help from chaos of coarse.
After years of all the time in the world it's looking like I'm going to be entering a time in my life where there's not going to be much hobby time, as it's looking like I might be spending time away from home.
Anyway what will be will be & my Vraks army really is an army that should have got a lot more time on the table top battlefields then it did so as they say every cloud has a silver lining.
After a time of having done a lot of hobby stuff I think life stepping in might be a good thing as I sure I was starting to get a dose of hobby burn out, even given the fact that I did lots of different things lately I could feel myself wanting to do anything but hobby stuff.
Sadly all of this is also going to effect this blog & after nearly 2 years of roughly 2 post a week I can see myself been unable to keep up that rate from now on which is a pity as blogging is something I really enjoy.
This Vrak's army is for me my greatest work in this hobby & gave me my proudest moment, while over the years I've gotten many comments on my armies & a couple of best armies this one is my masterpiece.
Well that's it from me & I'm not sure when the next post is going to be, I can't even be sure at this point that I'll even make to NWG this year, but before I go as always my thanks for dropping in.


Wednesday, 20 August 2014

40k A Crusader & Assassins

Anther model done this time it a Crusader & I think I'll name him Alf, if there's one thing that I really love about this hobby its when your able to make your own models.


I know that GW do crusader models or at least they use to & I've got a couple but just as with the death cult assassins there are only two different kind, so if your using more then two it the same model over & over.


The other great thing about doing your own is you not likely to see the same model looking back at you from the other side of the table, & lets be honest there are enough of models & bits & bobs going a round to making making something up easy enough.


So that it on Alf but there's another part to this post & it one that makes my very happy, witk the Gray Knight's dex been redone the assassins are getting a dataslate so will be able to be added to any imperial army.

If have all four of the assassin models but so far the only one I've got painted is the Culexus but now that I'll be able to use them I'll be hopefully be getting the rest of them done.
For me GW have gone the right way with making these just like the Inquisition available to imperial armies & while many will said that it's a money grab it a price I'm willing to pay to not have to go unbound to get all these things.
So that's it for this post my thanks to you for dropping in & watch your back out there as there's likely to be a lot of assassins running a round.

Sunday, 17 August 2014

Throwing to the wolfs & a good dose of poison

So I've been to the war room & back for what was my first 40k tournament in a long time & had a fun & interesting day out, for a one day tournament they got a good turn out of I think about 16 players, which might not seem like a lot to some over sea's readers who are use to tournaments with a 100 players or more, but this is Ireland & the way the tournament seen here has gone lately believe me when I say this was a good turn out.


How did Hive Fleet Nagaina I hear you ask? well your just going to have to read on to find out now aren't you lol but for myself I had a fun day out but one thing is still true about tournaments & that is the best thing about them is getting to meet old friends, throw a few dice & have some giggles & while I know I'll never go back to been the tournament player I once was I feel I can now go to the odd one & have a good day out.



On with the show game one Bria,n's lovely spacewolf's, a great way to start the day off , because not only is his army fab Brain is a very nice bloke & fun to play.
Now as most of you know I'm not one for doing in depth battle reports, but here's what I shouldn't have done, starting with the rippers on the table & giving up a handy first blood.
Other big point of the game was the fex's failing the charge against the long fangs & paying the price.
Result a 10 all draw.


Second game & it my good friend Doc Slow using yes you guessed it spacewolf's, now while (& I hope he doesn't mind me saying this) the Doc's army wouldn't be of the same slandered paint wise as Brian's, it is none the less for a man that doesn't like painting a very nice army with one stand out model the Caestus which was painted by a good friend of our's Oriol who sadly head back to Spain a few years back.

  
The game like all my game's with the Doc was very enjoyable & like a lot of my games with the Doc has a couple of things in it that we'll chat & giggle about long after we've for gotten the game it's self.
The first of these was me spawning gunts to from a ring around my big bugs to stop his thunder puppies from getting at them.


This lead to the Doc coming out with those famous word by Gandalf in Lord of the Rings, thy shall not past, bot of coarse this was to turn out not to be ture as I fired a heavy venom cannon which scattered killed a few gunts & left a nice big hole in the wall for the pups to get through & eat my warlord lol.



The other high light came as I knew it would from that new gun the wolf's have the frost cannon or what ever it's called, now to be honest I've a bit of a pet hate for weapons with thes kind of added on rules & with go reason as they always seem to work on me.



So needless to say the Doc shot my t'fex &wounded it which then meant I'd to take a T test, but he's T6 & the name of this blog is if it wasn't for one's for a good reason so what could possible go wrong ? how about me having to roll a dice ? & yes you've guessed it I rolled a 6 which in fairness I had called as I'm a believer in the old saying that anything that can go wrong will go wrong.
Result 20 0 to the Doc.


There ended my dealings with the wolf's & next up was Ugo with his beautiful Death Guard army, now that just doesn't seem right does it ? putting the word beautiful anywhere near a Death Guard army, but none the less like all of Ugo's armies it is a work of art, my look was really in as I got to play against the two nices army in the event, now if only I could say the same for my dice.


Even though I know Ugo a long time I do believe that this was my first time ever to play him, that something that can happen in this hobby.
So down to the game & while like my other two games it was very enjoyable, the most stand out thing in this game was Ugo's flyer which was a FW Avenger strike fighter that he was using as a helldrake, but thats not what made the model interesting no it was the fact that Ugo took his dremel to it & decided to nurgle it up a bit, I've got to say I admire these guys do are willing to this kind of thing.


But there I go off track again, as I expected Ugo was a gentleman to play & we a fun close game, for me i was to learn (i case I didn't all ready know) that big bugs don't like poison, in fact I was starting to get the feeling that big bugs don't like anything.
Result 12 10 win to Ugo.


On to my last game of the day & the larger then life & always bubbly Caolan who hails from the wonderful part of the world West Cork, as I've not gone to tournaments a lot lately I hadn't played Caolan in a long time & that is the down side of not going to tournaments.


On to the game & Caolan was running a DE army with planty of yes you've guessed it poison, by this time I think my dice had down graded to D3's as I seem incapable of destroying what is seen in the game as paper planes.


Anyway we pushed on & even though it was kill points I spawned a few gunts to try to at least kill something to save from been totally embarrassed & in the end I did at least get a few kill points & managed not to get tabled thanks to having one gunt & one ripper base left.
Result 20 0 to Caolan.


There end my return to 40k tournament play, I like to say well done to those that won something, so to Brian (from above) who won a box of dice by just beating me into last place, Daire 3rd Mr Paul second & Jiggy the over all winner, also to Ugo for best painted army & me who for some reason won a hug off Eoin the TO.


Also my thanks Brian, Doc, Ugo, Caolan for the games, Eoin for running the event & C-----s Nigel for having us all in his shop/club the seats alone where worth the trip down mate, & for you for dropping in I hope it was worth your while.