Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Changes Ahead - Moving, and Moving On.

Incase you can't tell by my lack of posting any kind of content on here, I think I've effectively moved away from the hobby.  I haven't gamed in close 6 months, and haven't purchased anything gaming related since even before then.

Along the way of a bunch of "real life stuff" happening, I realized just how truly, deeply, unhappy I was.  I was using the hobby as an escape from reality, but that reality, ended up up almost making things worse in a way.  I ended up discovering the Minimalist lifestyle, and it made sense to me to see, that I was trying to fill a hole in my heart with "stuff", and in the case, it was gaming.  We've all seen it, the person that keeps buying, buying, buying.... but why?  I realized that I WAS that person.  (Even if I always painted my all my models)  It was compulsive.

Saturday, January 6, 2018

My 1st game of 2018... a 4-player 40k FFA!

My 2nd game of 40k 8th edition was a giant 4-player free for all, and while I'm normally not a fan of multiplayer matches, as having never played a GOOD one in all my years of gaming, I can happily say this was probably the first enjoyable one I've ever participated in!

4 players. 4 races.  Lots of carnage!  The forces were the Aeldari (me), Astra Militarum, Tyranids, and The Black Legion, all in a modified 1250 pt Carnage scenario.  Note: this isn't really a play-by-play, rather, more of a highlight of the overall match.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Proud GamerDad moment: My daughter finishes her 1st Space Marine!

Her 1st Space Marine!

If you haven't been following for long, my daughter has been a pretty consistent gaming buddy of mine for quite awhile now.  So, when I recently started painting 40k models, of course she decided he wants to do so as well!  Pouring over a bunch of the fluff, she settled on Black Templars, mostly due to her love of knights, and partially due to me talking into collecting Easy Build Primaris Marines.

Monday, January 1, 2018

2017 End Of Year Gamer Review...

Continuing the tradition of previous years, I like look back at the end/start of a year and sort of see "how I did" as a geek and a gamer.  Last year was a bit of a rough one, and while 2017 still had some rough patches, I think it ended on a high note.  If you like to read long lists, with a bit of ranting, this post is for you...

Strap in, it's a long one...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Finished Yme-Loc Farseer & Windriders...

Recently I finished up the Farseer & Windriders from my Start Collecting box, and despite a couple of struggles, I overall pretty pleased with them!