Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lord of the Rings

Well, my daughter has started reading the Hobbit. Which has lead me to dust off my GW LoTR stuff.

I have about 10 Minas Tirith foot soldiers painted up, so I'm going to finish up a bunch more of them; they are super-easy-peasy to paint. Then I have some mounted Minas Tirith guys, some rangers, Radagast, and the fellowship to round out a Good Force.

For bad guys I already had the orcs that came in the Return of the King boxset. I picked up a box of Harad warriors (which will do double-duty as Arabs in my 1st crusade RPG ). I also picked up a mounted and on foot version of one of the Ringwraiths from the bargain bin at the local comic shop. I'll probably get some more Mordor orcs and maybe some Uruk Hai. I may also pick up some mounted Harad guys.

Not sure how long interest will hold. I'll try and get some pics of my Minas Tirith guys up.

Friday, December 17, 2010

A mega-battle I won't be attending...

So I read something on a local game shoppe forum and had something to say about it. But I didn't want to say it on that forum, because I fear confrontation. Strange that I like WAR games, but fear confrontation....

Anyway, I then realized that I had a blog and it was time for my yearly post.

What I found on the forum was that they were going to have a Warhammer Mega-Battle. I don't go in for tournaments, but this sounded kind of fun. So I read the rules, and this one pretty much locked-in my non-participation:

"“What You See Is What You Get” is mandatory—models must reflect what you have paid for. They do NOT have to be painted, but must be assembled. All models must be Citadel Miniatures or Forge World; conversions MUST include a majority of CM or FW components. Illegal models WILL be removed from the table. "

Two things. A mega-battle with a bunch of un-painted models would look like crap. So if they don't care if the models are unpainted, why do they give shit if they are GW models? Just nuts.

My WFB armies are pretty much all GW, but I have some other stuff in them that I think is cool. But, I try to always have Painted Minis when I play. Especially in a big public thing.

Oh, well. Rant over. I'll blog again.....sometime.