So once again it’s been a week when I haven’t been able to any gaming in but have managed to watch a let’s play for Shadow Games which a board game set in the world of Guild Ball. I got the game as a Christmas present but haven’t had a chance to get a game in yet so it was good to watch someone playing through a game. I’ve now watched it a couple of times an think I’ve got the hand of it, I just need to get some time to give it a go. The idea behind the game is that you are an agent for a guild who is trying to get the best new players to come and play for your guild. So there is some wheeler dealing, some backstabbing and some bluffing, all in the name of get one over on the other guilds. Games look like they will take about ten to fifteen minutes and all in all it looks really good. Now I just need work to calm down a bit so I get some games in.
On the hobby front I’ve finally managed to get the Deathwatch finished off although I have to be honest and say that there are still a few bits I may go back to later. But I’ve got to the point where I think I have to say enough is enough or they will end up being the only things I work on all year. They have certainly been a challenge and have started to rekindle my love of 40k, especially with the rumours that there will be a new set of rules in the not too distant future. So I now have a bike and a couple of jump packs to add a bit of speed to my options and a few more troops. I think I’m going to try and add a dreadnought next to vary things a bit and keep my interest up.
Next up I’m going to try and finish off the guard I have been working on and also try and get back to the Malifaux Trouble shooters crew. Although I think I’ve messed up the Oxfordian Magicians to the point of them not being salvageable. That’s partly why haven’t been back to them for a while but I think I just need to accept the fact that I messed up, finish off the rest of the crew and then then pick up some replacements for these guys.
Now as part of more positive approach to this year’s painting challenges I’m going to use this disaster to give a bit of something to waffle about. It’s taught me that things don’t always go as planned but the best thing to do in this situation is to try and realise it’s gone wrong as soon as possible. Or I think more accurately it’s not to realise that it’s gone wrong but to admit to yourself that it’s gone wrong. I knew a long time ago that I was making a mess of things but I kept going it the hope that I could sort things out. The problem with this is that you just keep adding more and more paint on to the model and making it harder and harder to fix things. In my case I’ve gone that far that I can’t now recover things. So my recommendation is that if things aren’t going to plan, stop, go and have a cup of tea or whatever you want to distract yourself for a little while. The come back with a clear mind and work out what you are going to do.
The positive on this is that I now have three models that I can use as test pieces for another project. Ok it’s been an expensive way of getting three test pieces, but it’s certainly focused me on paying more attention to what I’m doing and to stop when things aren’t going as planned.
Anyway that’s it for this week, I’m going to go back to the guard for next week so have good weekend and I’ll see you all again next week.