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About warlordgarou

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    Holder of the Iron Bar of Retribution
  • Birthday 11/01/72

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  1. Not nearly enough. My current games are (in no particular order): SAGA, Warmahordes, Test of Honor. I plan on playing more Black Powder (AWI, Nappies and ACW), Guild Ball, Blood & Plunder and Bolt Action soon, and I got roped into the store's Shadow War: Armageddon campaign, so I guess I am playing that too. I'd love to get in some Kings of War, Frostgrave, Infinity. . . . the list really could continue for another 10-20 games that I have, want to play, and just don't have time to get to.
  2. Live

    Wow, this did not get a lot of traffic. I did back it, though I am not sure I will assemble a group to play it. I might get them to play the skirmish game though.
  3. Pre-launch

    Speak for yourself. Buying unpainted minis is immortality on an installment plan. ;)
  4. Pre-launch

    Yeah, I kick myself at least once a week because I did not get the "Not Tiamat" at the time.
  5. I have kids, so unless I manage to block off time, for a good chunk of the year, the weekends have scouts, dance, soccer, cross-country, etc taking up blocks of time. Add in the obligatory yard and house chores that I did not do during the week, church, and an occasional run with the run group on Saturday mornings, and I am lucky to get any gaming time.
  6. My wife ordered me a lightbox earlier this week. It arrived today, and it makes a heck of a difference. I need to go reshoot a bunch of terrain and miniature pics.
  7. Roger Waters has a new album coming out next month. Looking forward to that. Neal Stephenson has a new novel coming out in mid-June, and I am looking forward to that. Trying not to look forward to Spider-Man or Wonder Woman too much, lest I be disappointed yet again. Looking forward to Bones IV and the next Blood & Plunder KS as well.
  8. Lots? Right now, according to my board, I am working on assembling and priming models from something like 10-15 different box sets or armies, either currently or waiting in the queue. (I try to work on only one at any given time, but I might finish up the British Line infantry from Waterloo, and then move on to Union soldiers from the Perry ACW box.) I also have a bunch of terrain projects that I need to get painted up before the lightbox gets here tomorrow, and I have other terrain projects in the design and production phases. I do it to books too. I rarely read only one at a time; I generally have a half a dozen books somewhere between started and finished at any point in time. The library sees me as often as the FLGS does.
  9. As compensation for the big pile of dirt (mostly moved now, finishing it today), I picked up a growler of Whango Mango from Atwater Brewing. Unfortunately, it is going to wait until I finish moving the dirt and laying out all the grass seed and so on. I might have the dice, but only the dice, from my old D&D sets. Maybe I should look. If I have them, I can pass them on.
  10. Hydrated with beverages containing a high concentration of hydroxol groups, perhaps?
  11. I ordered a bunch of dirt yesterday. Like, 7 cubic yards of it. I showed up in my driveway this morning. The sad part is that the 25ish wheelbarrows I have already carted off into the yard barely made a dent. I know that is the way it goes* - little visible progress until about the halfway point, and then it looks like it is flying, but it is still depressing. * I've ordered something like 35 cubic yards of river rock over the years, 7 yards at a time. It's a long road to get the yard to where my wife wants it to be.
  12. Not a hobby goal for the month, but I agreed to drill out the hands for a bunch of 28mm historics for a friend. I like the Footsore Minis lines, and they are great people, but drilling out the hands is kind of a pain. Got all 26 done - now I just have to do the same for mine.
  13. I have Muskets & Tomahawks, but I haven't played it yet. I have heard good things about it though.
  14. Basically, what Heisler said. It's a large skirmish style game set in a historical context, but army construction is very loose and fairly abstract. All armies get (for example) 8 warriors for 1 point, and there is little difference, stat-wise, between a warrior for Vikings, Milites Christi, Scots or Anglo-Dane. (Some armies have armor modifiers or special weapons available, but the real difference in the armies comes in the battle boards). It's designed so that you can play your Vikings against Anglo Danes, Normans, Romans, and Moors all in a tourney, without any major disadvantage. If I wanted something more crunchy and realistic, I would have to look into another system. As it is, it fits nicely for casual and tournament play, which is fine for me. And yeah, Test of Honor = Samurai = kewl. Accuracy be hanged.
  15. I have a long, long list of things that, at any given point, I would like to buy, but have (so far) continued to talk myself out of getting. Minis and games are my weak point - to the point where, when I am going to a con, I pretty much have to make sure that I have a shopping list beforehand, with a small amount of discretionary amount earmarked for "stuff that looks kewl, but I will never actually use." I had resisted buying 28mm American War of Independence figs, but I found a copy of Liberty or Death (which is basically enough to start playing) for about 40% off, and could not pass it up. Now that I have them, I can hold impulse buys for that era and scale at bay until I get most of them assembled (not painted, mind you - that's crazy talk), and then I will proceed to make targeted purchases designed to give me two fairly equal, vaguely historically accurate, sides. I picked up a box of 40k Harlequins last month, because I have always wanted to paint them, and because GW has been doing things right lately. I might start playing 40k again, though probably not past the Shadow War Armageddon size battles.