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  1. Another positive experience with GDF.  Played a game at our usual time and then managed to get in a learning game with a player that's way more into customizing looted vehicles for his orcs than learning rules upon rules.  Even with the late start and him needing to put together a list they got in a full 1000 pt game.  

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  2. Again with the Paint n Takes!

     

    This time I had all 9 lamps being used at one time so I think in total there were 11 or so attendees which might be a record for me.

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    Some fist time paint jobs knight was known as Sir knight of the order of reluctance since the third friend wasn't that enthusiastic about painting.  

    Hellhound was painted by a patient 6 year old girl.

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    Some returning painters

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  3. This seems to be taking off a bit at my local store.  Everyone that's played agrees that its better than 40K so hopefully we get a good critical mass of players going.

     

    What I really like is how quickly you get a game in.  Yesterday I had time to unpack and set up terrain, help a new player make a list, decide to up the points because Grey Knights and Custodes are hella expensive even when renamed, had a player take off to bring his girlfriend home from work because her ride fell through and then pack my terrain back up.  Never felt rushed in the slightest.  This despite running a three way battle on a big table with two players on their first game (I need at least one more set of Bolt Action dice so we could go 4 way).

     

    I'm sure that once we get a bit of practice we should be able to get two games in which should accommodate people that can't get over to the store early quite nicely.

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  4. Some garden pics:

    Garlic and Tomatoes. Herbs in the near bit:

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    In the back, Kale and cherry tomatoes, Foreground are peppers in cloth containers which are doing much better than previous attempts in the ground or plastic containers.

    The trash can is occasionally filled with water so I can dunk a watering can instead of run out the hose when just a few plants need a drink.

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    Okra in front beans behind there and cucumbers on the trellis in the far corner.  In the corners are some small zucchini plants that are behind schedule because I accidentally planted some cucumbers in those spots.

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    This guys wings are seriously not large enough for flight...

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    A sunset:

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  5. One friend had something come up so I played instead of just running the game.  Even with it being a first game and given we did use the Bolt Action dice pull for activations, a1000pts game went quick.  As to @Werkrobotwerk's advice, I would say that 2+ armor saves mean a hell of a lot more than they do in modern 40k.

        Good time was had by all.  My friend was certainly turned from a bit skeptical towards evangelizing GDR to anyone standing nearby.  "Look at these rules"  "They have an army builder and it's free"  "They put your special rules on the sheet", etc. etc.

     

    On 6/7/2022 at 10:09 PM, TheAuldGrump said:

    The Regiments game is fast I like it, but am finding Rank and Flank a harder sell than the other games.

     

    The Auld Grump

     

    Haven't looked at this.  As a Kings of War fan how would your compare it?

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  6. I'm going to try and get my 40k playing friends into this today. It's got to be better even if I don't understand why wounds and melee ability have to be special rules instead of stats. Is 1000pts a good intro level?

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  7. On 4/28/2022 at 10:55 PM, pcktlnt said:

    Trying my hand at gardening this year since I have my own place. I have weeded my garden and mushrooms have grown in their stead. I guess my soil is nutritious. 

     

    Easiest thing for me to do is make a compost pile. Time to research what can start seeding this month.

     

    Well in California you should have quite a few options.

     

    In other news, lettuce and radishes are starting to grow.  Seemes I had real bad luck with spinach and peas germinating I only see the occasional plant of either.  It was pretty wet and cold until now.  Ethiopian Kale did good, other kales only OK.   Weeds quite vigorous.

     

    Put in my tomato plants, peppers and various herbs.  

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