Hey all! I’m pretty stoked about putting this thing together on a regular basis. I’ve been suitably (over) caffeinated and ready to rock! Lets start lobbing them grenades!
Welp, progress is mounting on several fronts, but mostly pertaining to getting my house back in order as I’ve previously noted. Having said this, I’ve gotten a crap-tonne of work done at my painting desk which all started Sunday evening when I snapped and started trying to actually finish projects.
Which meant putting down some sand on this guys base. I’ve mentioned this before guys, and I’ll say it again – I hate basing things. I’m starting to kind of get over my fear of wide open spaces now that I have an effective wood glue. While I was waiting for this to dry, I began work on these lovely chaps:
Inside of a couple of sessions both squads were effectively base-coated by Tuesday evening. I ran into some coverage issues with the Jokaero again, so took multiple coats to get that down, hence the delay.
From here on in it’s mostly detailing, but that’s where the bulk-painting train came to a grinding halt. These guys have so much bling, I thought it might be beneficial to really attack guys one at a time, so I have a finished product to launch me into the next dude. I imagine I’ll get faster as I go along, but this dude probably took me the better part of 2-3 hours to detail, layer, and wash effectively by himself!
I still have to do some highlighting, like the red part of the robes (which is on the inside liner), and his brown bits including the pistol and back-pack. I’m pretty happy with how he turned out and am looking forward to completing the rest of the squad this way.
However, given it took me about 2-3 hours to get this guy done to this point, I’m looking at about 18-27 hours for the rest of the unit, assuming I don’t speed up at all (efficiency bonus!). This’ll be quite the project!!!
This is where I intend on summarizing how I did versus my previous week’s goals. Given that this is the first edition of this institution, have a .gif of BB-8 being booted for a nifty GOLAZO.
This is where I intend to kind of splash around my random thoughts on STRATEGERY and listbuilding that aren’t really fully developed for its own post.
This week, I wanted to kind of give my thoughts on the Cadian Battlegroup Detachment, which I kind of played around with on Sunday at 2,500 points against Orks / Khorne Daemonkin that ended extremely poorly for the Imperial Guard.
My list featured:
- HQ – CCS
- Core – Emprahs Fist Company (5x Russes)
- Aux – Scion Platoon
- Aux – Artillery Company
- Sir Winston!!! (Paladin)
Their list featured…. Well… 2,500 pts of Orkz when you don’t use any super-heavies or Morkanauts always looks intimidating:
Long and short of it is that I was tabled after 3 turns, when the Orkz called a Waagh and made a slew of really great charges, which knocked out every single one of my Russes as well as 66% of the Artillery Company. I blame this on lack of screening units, which are typically Sentinels / Bullgryns / Blood Angels, etc.
One thing that worked really well though is having the 24″ range from the main HQ. I just lacked in things to order around. Scions re-rolling 1’s to hit with their Hot-Shot Lasguns while being ordered to ignore cover is filthy by the way…
I’ll probably have to rejig a few things about this – maybe scrap the Scions for something cheaper. Anyhoo, I’ll let these thoughts gestate a little longer and I might write something up in full next week.
DERP of the Week:
This one belongs solely to me. I managed to put my hand through a glass coffee carafe. I thought the plastic handle looked a little loose, and tried pushing it back into position. Of course it instantly detonated with very little pressure applied. I haven’t bled that much in a while. I thought I might need stitches but the wound closed up nicely on its own.
It got me out of doing dishes for a while, at least! BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
Weiner Dog Wurst of the Week:
This section is to highlight the week’s best dachshund.
………………… oh my god this will be the best section EVER.
Goals for Next Week:
- Finish 5x Skitarii Vanguard
- Finish 5x Skitarii Rangers (stretch goal)
- Continue Skitarii Onager (streeeetch goal)
I think 1 is certainly achievable given my commitments for next week, and if I’m lucky 2 & 3 might be a thing.
If you have any suggestions for weekly headings for the Frag-Bag hit me up in the comments below. Part of me wants to have a mail-bag Q & A thing, but I doubt I get enough traffic to make that a thing.
Cheers guys, have a great weekend!