Been a bit of a busy week for me, but here’s a brief synopsis of what I’ve been thinking about lately:
Firstly, I had my Dark Angel bro over for a painting session and a quick 1,000 point game against my Tyranid list. It’s not often the bugs are outnumbered by MARINES on the table top, so it made for an extremely interesting game. By the end of it I had one fifth of The Swarmlord and a fully healthy (and angry) Carnifex, while he was down to one third of an Interrogator Chaplain armed with the Monster Slayer of Caliban and a Nephelim Jetfighter.
I was using my phone to crank out some tunes that day, so I have zero photographic evidence. I learned some lessons about fielding the ‘Nids, and it just reinforced the need for Gribblies, rather than fielding 3 Monstrous Creatures and calling it a day. (Note: Genestealers don’t qualify as gribblies. I cried when 5 of them died to Black Knight Overwatch… it was tragic)
Which brings me to my next little thought process:
I’ve taken a page from Mr. The Admiral Drax and created a purchasing priority matrix, because the decision making process has been a little bogged down lately with effectively 2.5 armies on the go…
THUS: The Oakenpriority Matrix.
Some things needed to be rejigged on account of Canadian Price brackets, most of the really cool kits are $60+, but there are many options below that.
You’ll notice the top priorities are being placed on many MANY gribblies. The first 60 in fact. Anything after that is just gravy. I also use the single box price as opposed to the LOLBOX because that’d blow up my hobby budget for 3 months, and I have problems staying accountable that way.
You’ll also notice that the Sanguinary Priest and two teams of scouts also rank pretty highly on that list, and that’s because I wouldn’t mind being able to field the Blood Angels as an allied detachment or their own special snowflake detachment.
So once my post-Christmas buying moratorium is up come March, you know what direction I’ll be headed.
In terms of my painting progress, I finished the Bullgryn’s Priest! Woohoo!
One last thing before I take off for the morning: You should check out this video battle report from Miniwargaming. It’s produced long-form, showing all the dice rolls, but you might recognize Matt’s opponent from a few battle reports in this blog… It’s really well done… and of course, Clarence did what Clarence do. 😀
It looks like I’ll be driving down to play Matt sometime in March, so stay tuned for that!
That’s it for now guys. Cheers!