Thursday, April 22, 2010

They like me, they really like me!

Hey guys, how is it going, it has been a while. Well between crazy work hours, still no computer at home, and just some good old fashion gamer burnout (though I played several games anyways) I am finally back from a 2 week hiatus of posting, did you miss me?

So lets talk news! First up is that Gamers Lounge released episode 5 this past weekend. Bill and I spent a good amount of time talking about everything going on with us, whether or not there should be any comp questions associated with a players sports score, and in blog talk we discuss a new trend in blogging, guest authors. Also we announce our first contest! Please follow the link above and check it out or if you would prefer we are on itunes for your downloading pleasure.

Secondly, GW announced this week that 8th Edition Warhammer Fantasy Battles is coming this summer. I must admit I am much more excited about this release then I thought I would be. As some of you know, especially those that have been following my blog since the beginning or just gone back and read the early stuff, I have a Warriors of Chaos army that I want to play but I just do not like how the current game plays. I really enjoyed playing WFB in the past, namely during 6th ed and really hope that 8th will fix some of balance issues between the rules and the army books. Currently I think the rules are probably just fine but the army books are either too powerful or have to many of their own special rules that don't play well with the 7th ed rules. This makes me worry however that 8th ed will fix the current imbalances of the army books but change to much of the current solid 7th ed rules and require a 9th Ed 4 or 5 years down the road. Either way, I am excited to start playing with some square bases again (at least till I get fustrated and stop again). I've dusted off my unpainted minis and have begun figuring out how I want to paint them up.

In more news, I have jumped head first into my cohost Bill's Pathfinder 1000 painting contest. The Pathfinder 1000 in a 1K painting contest were competitiors have 8 weeks to paint their designated 1K of models base on a predefined set of criteria. I choose to do my new BAs for this contest and have gotten started on some Death Company and the interior of 2 Rhinos. Hopefully I will get this computer issue figured out soon and will be able to post some pics for all you lovely people to look at. My list to paint looks something like this:

5 DC in Rhino
5 Assault Marines in Rhino
10 Tactical Marines
2 Baal Predators

Every models is a mix of bitz from the DC, Sang P, and pre existing marine boxes; even the Librarian and Chaplain and are 100% Plastic except for a few metal BA Blood drop shoulder pads. Pics as I have them.

Well I suppose that is it for now, see you all next time...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Gamers Lounge Episode 4 & the BA Bug

Hey guys, Huron here, back in action. Well after a special Gamers Lounge Adepticon interview episode which was released last week, Gamers Lounge has returned this week with Episode 4. In this episode Mike Brandt, the host of the Nova Open, Virginia's only GT Qualifier tournament happening in August joins us to talk about his experiences at Adepticon and to share with us some of his exciting plans for the Nova Open. You guys definitely want to check out this episode.

In other news, I have caught the BA bug. That's right, I have done what I said I wouldn't do and started a Blood Angels army. Currently it is pretty small though I am sure it will expand quickly. I will be returning to my painting roots for this one and will be painting the whole army using mostly P3 instead of the GW paints I have been using on the Griffons. I will still probably end up using the GW Metallics and Washes but the rest of the minis will be painting using only P3. I hope to rediscover my style and get back to my two brush blending roots with this army. We will see how it goes.

However fear not, the Howling Griffons will not be forgotten. They are currently my primary 40K army and will stay that way for the immediate future. I also have plans for adding a few things to the army before I call it complete. So as soon as I get a computer back up and running expect some photos and videos about the Griffons to pop up. I want to expand the army by completing a few Apoc formation starting with a Line Breaker Squadron.

See you guys next time.

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