Monday, January 31, 2011

Broke my first new year resolution

Well, in my defense i could have finished it on time if i hadn't gone back to Malaysia over the weekend :).

Not a good start i admit but i did control myself and didn't buy anything even after much temptation.

These temple guards are the last unit that needs to be painted to complete my 2.5K fully painted lizardmen army.
They're 50% complete so i should be able to complete them over this weekend.

Then its on to the long delayed space marine 1750 force.

On a side note; managed to get 2 fantasy games against arzmi when i was back and i must say i'm getting really ticked that the empire man-thing is able to get as many power dice and more dispell dice for every turn!!! And i'm playing the lizardmen....the supreme magic master??? Humans can get free dispell dice, save unused power dice then end up having more than me....???How is that!!!! Its mind boggling that it's just ....... ..

So what do u do when this happens???
a) play more games and gain experience;
b) scour the net and learn tactics;
c) buy new army...


Wednesday, January 19, 2011

2011 projects

Besides organizing Kindred with my brother, 2010 was by my own admittance a very disappointing year for me. Disappointing in terms of the amount of models i completed painting and the amount of games i managed to play. I know for sure that i played less than ten 40k games and managed 4 fantasy games(all 4 at end dec) for the whole year. Let’s not even talk about my blog, serious lack of commitment there.

I could fault the whole galaxy and every star in between but in the end the blame falls entirely on me. I was just lazy. Lazy and uninspired. Inspiration is a very powerful element in our hobby. And it’s very easy to be inspired when u get to meet your friends, throw some dice and hang out at the mamak till wee hours talking crap about the hobby. So it was a very refreshing experience for me being able to spend time with some of you guys during my holidays back home recently.

Which is something i’ve been dreadfully missing for the better part of 2010.

So while i’m in the mood, here goes my new year resolutions for this year.

1. Finish painting my Lizardmen army by 31st Jan.
This is on schedule as i'm trying to attend Hobby Night on the 28th Jan with a fully painted 2.5K Lizardmen army. After a marathon painting effort recently, i'm only left with 20 templeguards and 1 skink priest. The templeguards are assembled, based and waiting to be painted. 8 days to go so i should be able to complete them over the weekend. The only stumbling point being do i want to bring them back just for the weekend as i'll be flying back on the 31st. And what's the best way to carry them as i don't want to check in anything so i can get out of the airport ASAP.
Would love to play against Arzmi and Iqbal and make comments about how they managed to get such a realistic grey plastic effect. One of them even have a headless horse calvary or something :)

2. Ensure K2 will be run better than K1.
Only time will tell on this one but we have made every effort so far to make it exiciting. Up from the announcement, the puzzles to guess the event date, release of rules pack and esp the announcement of the Expandables. I think we took everyone for quite a ride up to now. Now's the time to start planning for the event and making sure every aspect of the event is covered to ensure it is run as smoothly as K1.

I've managed to get some info from reigning champion Azlan and Jeff for their K2 project. If they do decide to go ahead with this project then i wish the other participants all the best. It blew my mind when i first heard it and i'm really hoping they follow through with it. I'll not say anything more about it in case they want to keep it under wraps until they announce it in their respective forums or simply wait for the tourney. Thanks for the support guys. Efforts like yours truly make organizing an event a memorable experience.

3. Finish painting my space marine army by 31st May.
I've finally decided on a SM chapter and have actually completed one squad of 5 as test models. I've also completed buying all the models required for a 1750 fluff list so now all i need to do is assemble and paint it. Its a very fluff list which i don't expect to do too well but should be fun to play with and play against. Jeff's wraith guard list inspired me to do this. No special characters and no cheezy combos to maximise firepower or close combat. But should look good on the table.

Why 31st May? Well, for one i should be completing my term in Bangkok this April 30th. So i hope to run Legio 40K League 4 by 1st June. Am thinking of maintaining the points at 1750 but am willing to bump it to 2k if there's support for it. Or perhaps bring it down to 1500 like League 2. Also will need a partner to run this since it'll be my first time and i intend to participate as well. Any takers besides Arzmi?

4. Finish painting my saim-hann bfg fleet by 31st August.

My wife bought me this 2K list for our wedding anniversary and so far i've only managed to paint 2 vessels. So it's only fair that i finish it by this year. And hopefully someone will organize another BFG campaign so we can get all those captains out of the closets. I for one am dying to shout "Fire torpedoes!!!!"

5. I will not buy any models, codex or army books until i complete task 1,2 and 3 (hahahahhaha).

This should be difficult. Very difficult.

6. Update my blog at least bi-weekly

I’m not a person who celebrates new years so i’m just going to wish all of you a pleasant and prosperous 12 months ahead. Here’s hoping the future will always be brighter than the past.

Cheers guys :)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Kindred II : Heroes - Legio 40k doubles hobby tournament

The rules pack for Kindred II : Heroes is finally out.....ahhhhhhhhh relief......

Please check out the Legio Malaysia website at anc click on the Kindred banner.

You just know i'm facing a writting block when i can't even manage 50 words for a post. Please check my posting there hehehee.

Later guys :)