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Saturday, 29 August 2015

Hobby Season 2015/2016

So what is the hobby season I hear some of you ask ? well its a look ahead to the coming year & what you hope to do in the hobby, be it paint one model or a whole army, make terrain, take up a new game or whatever, it all the brainchild of Mr Dave Weston for 40K addick a blog you'll find over on the side.

It's been a strange year for me hobby wise, so before I start on the year a head how did I get on in the year gone by ? well to be honest I only listed 3 things to do so the bar wasn't over high, I not sure whether I completed 1 or 2 of the targets I set, confused I bet you are lol.

One of the things I'd hope to do was a certain points amount of sisters of battle, but as I then sold them along with 2 other armies, I'm going to put them in the fail corner which means I've done 1 out of 3.

The one challenge I did complete was learning to play a new game & that's what this years challenge will be built around, if you've been to this blog recently you'll know that game is Pulp Alley & that were a couple of games into the Perilous Island campaign.

 Having grow tried of 40K & painting model after model I was looking for something else & as I spend more time doing hobby stuff than I do gaming I needed something to keep me interested, what I came up with was the Tricol system as the backdrop to my games, centred more or less around Panama Jack.

Right give over the waffling Frank & get to the challenge you say, well the challenge is all about terrain with a small amount of models thrown in, as I've said were two games into a campaign which leaves 9 to go, but I've only 7 challenges, So I need to get ready whatever terrain & models I need for the 9 following scenario's.

1) At death's door
A needle in a haystack as your looking for a small package in a warehouse, think the end of raiders of the lost ask warehouse, well that's how I see it, so build inside of warehouse.

2) Soerabaja manhunt
Your looking for a old sailor in the docks area of the town, so build harbour area to go looking in.

3) Lagoon of terror
As we head over to the island, first stop is the lagoon complete with wreck, so build lagoon.

The following scenarios don't have to play out in a certain order, so I'll list them as they are in the book

40 Sinister swamp
Not only do our hero's have to face a swamp & all the horrors that entails there also zombie's,
so make up terrain & paint zombie's

5) Jungle trail.
Hacking your way through the jungle & coming in contact with the natives
I have models that will do as natives so just need to build a jungle

6) Blood sacrifice.
I might go down the King Kong road on this one,
build whatever I decide to go for

7) Forbidden city
Close to a volcano is the entrance to an abandoned  city
so I need a volcano & the gate way to a city & some ruins

8) Hell unleashed
 This is set in the ruined city, so doubles up with 7

9) The escape
This will use part jungle part lagoon

Some thing will double up like the ruins, but there will be other thing I'll need as well not covered above so enough here to keep me busy,  so that the plan for the year a head & I've feeling I'm going to do better this time round, but whether I do or not it's a good  way of getting things done so maybe you'll join us.

Before I go next week is NWG & while it has falling a bit from it dizzy heights it is still an event that has a special place in my heart so I'll be doing a blog report on the happens of the day, so I'll finish up with my thanks to Dave for his hobby challenge & as always to you for droping in.


  1. Nice. I love how you have embraced Pulp Alley. The am looking forward to seeing some really cool terrain. Panama Jack is pretty lucky to be on such awesome tables. :)

  2. Thanks Mek, Pulp Alley is easy to embrace tbh.

  3. These sound amazing and totally unique projects amongst some of the other lists. It is afterall a Hobby Season not a '40k season' so I'm really excited to see this variety. What sizes will these terrain pieces/table be, have you any concept designs yet?

  4. Thanks Dave, A pulp Alley table is normally 3X3 might go up to 4X4 if you many players, I'm excited myself mate & while it's not 40K it is as you say hobby season so ta for letting me in.