Two trips down the games club resulted in two games. One of ‘CACK-OPS’ – a modified version of ‘Kill Team’ for Warhammer 40k 6th Edition. And a refresher in Privateer Press’s Warmachine/Hordes.
- Lesson 1: If you like the models, but the company can’t write rules – then house rules may be the way forward. Means I can also keep crafting my never empty bits box.
- Lesson 2: A green tide of Orks doesn’t like flamers or marines. But I still like Orceseses. I’m thinking this week I’ll dig out some Chaos Termies.
- Lesson 3: Remember your Hordes beasts have a Fury capacity for a reason – use it all!
- Lesson 4: It isn’t just line of sight that counts in Hordes – but spacing and arcs. Plus sometimes your opponent simply kicks ass in a fun way!
- Lesson 5: I still can’t take decent model pictures – need to work on lighting box or similar.
I did change my ‘Legion of Everblight’ models colour scheme thrice this week. I don’t like the cold blue scheme; I do like the beastie models. My first version was a green/bone affair, which looked crap. I then tried an orange/bone scheme. Again too crappy… Too bright. Then I tried a brown/sand scheme with red highlights and the odd white/grey detailing. Kind of like some desert or real life lizards scheme. Much much happier with this. Sadly someone has already coined ‘Legion of Desertblight’, but thankfully my colour scheme is different.
- Lesson 6: Use less paint of the tip of your brush!
- Lesson 7: Slowly converting over to Coat D’Arms/Army Painter was a genius idea. I may never be a great painter – but I can now make them look ‘tabletop’ good, and it isn’t days per model. This IS good. If a little shiny. Matt Varnish on order…
I then finally got the Starfire dragon assembled from ‘SuperDungeonExplore’ – involving soaking it in boiling water and bending the hell out it- then holding it in cold water. White primer arrived about 5 minutes ago. Here goes my first attempt at a bright cartoony colour scheme.
- Lesson 8: If you can think of it, it probably already exists on the internet. (Rule 34)