4/26/2010

Nemesis

Tonight I went to the Whiz. I didn't arrive until roughly 5:30, so I only had a couple hours to actually game.

Josh and I played a 1,250-point Annihilation match, and I lost (6-4).

I actually used my Drop Pod though, and was satisfied with the tactic of deepstriking a Dreadnought onto the battlefield. Unfortunately it didn't arrive until turn three, and there was really little for it to do aside from shoot at and assault Eldrad.

When I got to the Whiz, Garret was playing a demo game of Malifaux with the store owner Chris. Sadly, he really wanted to play against me tonight but there was just no time for it. I'm sure we'll battle at some point, but considering he's been crowned our gaming group's new champion, I'd be little more than easy prey for him.

My agenda now is to finish painting the Drop Pod and to complete my Rhino, then prime and paint it.

However, I have a headache at the moment, so I'll probably start on that stuff tomorrow night.

4/25/2010

Down with the Sickness

For a little over three weeks now, I've been incredibly sick. It started as... I don't know what, to be honest. I was dizzy, light-headed, and literally bed-stricken. After that, I got bronchitis and a head cold. Now the bronchitis is over, but the cold lingers (albeit nearly gone).

I was so sick, I actually got nauseous from looking at my models. It's the weirdest thing. My friend Dave thinks it was possibly caused from subconscious thoughts of the paint and glue fumes.

So, I have done nothing with my models.

However, after receiving a $10 gift certificate for the Whiz last week, this weekend I bought the new Honoured Imperium scenery kit and built it, and just before getting sick I mostly built a Rhino. Once the Drop Pod is done, I'll continue working on the Rhino.

Today I was able to play a game at the Whiz, too. It's nice having a job that's merely Monday through Friday, leaving weekends off. I played against Rob's Witch Hunters army in a 1,250 points match. I felt pretty comfortable making a 1,250 list, it was my first and I liked it much better than the too restricting 1,000-point games we'd been playing before.

The match type was Seize Ground, the setup was Spearhead. It was a really great game, despite my loss, and it was so close. There were three objectives, and Rob captured one, and I held two until his Callidus assassin contested one and a single Seraphim contested the other. We ended on turn five, and had it gone to turn six, I definitely would've killed the Seraphim and Callidus and won the game. It all came down to the roll of having a sixth turn. But what a close, well-done game. I enjoyed it very much, and so did Rob.

Tomorrow night I'm going back to the Whiz to play against Josh's Eldar. It'll be nice to face my nemesis again.

Also, I finished Ravenor. What a really good book. I recommend it, but only to someone who's read Eisenhorn. Now I'm reading A Thousand Sons, which is also pretty good so far.

Oh, and there's a new guy to the group: Garret. He seems like a pretty cool dude, and after watching him play a couple games I could tell he's experienced and knows what he's doing. He has a nicely painted Tau force. I look forward to battling him.

I'll update again tomorrow night.