Saturday, June 9, 2018

Well it has been a while.

It has been some time since posting last.  Life has a way of getting in the road.  It has been almost 4 plus years in shift work now and it has a way to kill chances to game. And I went down the easier route of computer games such as "World of Tanks" and "Blood Bowl 2". Unfortunately I need to upgrade my computer to get my "BattleTech" to work.

But in the past few months I have got my Computer/gaming room back and have been repopulating it with my old collection and some new stuff I have picked up on the way. The painting table is a dumping ground at the moment.





Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Cabinet of Shame.....

 


 
A friend said to me "Lets give the new Warhammer rules a go!"  I funnily enough said " Um.......ok!"  Now I haven't played Warhammer in years but have collected Dwarves for years.  Ok sorry "Duardin."
 
I have got a little bit of space again so I decided to buy a cabinet so I could see what I needed to painted.  Didn't really think that through properly.  So many boxes in the garage.
 
Now to start painting.  Now to choose a colour scheme!  And how do you choose and army with these new rules there doesn't seem to be a point system.  What Hit Points!!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

So much to do so little time.....

The past year really has bee a blur. Mainly due to a new job and that being shift work.  Working for 20 years 9.00 to 5.00 then to a schedule which is unsettling at the best of time can be a problem.  Also having a friend move in while her house is being built has meant that I have lost my computer/gaming room to my daughters room for when she comes and stays. Also the computer still takes up its fair share.

So I have decided to start small and build up.  I've decided to use one of 2 hour wargaming's rule sets (5150) so that I can start off as solo but other game rules will be used for air and space craft combat. I have decided on a sci-fi base for a bit of variety. To try and be creative and do a narrative or short stories to link missions around a main character. I also have set a few goals to along the way.  Painting miniatures is the main one but I have an Israeli Merkava tank to convert into a grav tank as well as different walkers and Gundam to work with.

So hopefully I'll be able to get started in the next couple of weeks painting.  I have started on the story line and some background on the main character and the system but that will be an on going process.

see you soon.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Trying to get back in....

Well it has been a while.

Quite a bit going on but very little gaming. World of tanks has taken up what little time I do have.

Here are some pics though from the past few months.

My Russians against Tims Germans using Bolt Action.

Really my first game with these rules.  I did like them. Very easy.  It dragged out to a draw. The Russians cleared the infantry but could do little against the Stug in the end.









STAR WARS
once again my first game.  Between Tim, Brendan and myself.
Tim was the two Rebel pilots.
Brendan and Myself had an Interceptor each.

We had two games and the Empire won both. "Long live the Emperor!"


 


Going through some of my gaming resources,

Really wanting to get back into Classic Battletech.  Just starting to repaint some of my miniatures.  The Guys at "Badga"  a gaming club in Bendigo have started to get back into.






Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tanking up my time.....o-

"Hi, My name is Bill and I am an Addict.   My addiction of choice is "World of Tanks".  I have a problem!"

This runs through my head every time I speak to my wife, with her annoyed look on her face.

This has been going on since Mid 2011.  I was happy to play and work my way through a few different types of tanks, but have come to the point of getting some decent vehicles. But I now pay for my addiction.  I cant really see anything changing anytime soon.

With Grinding my way through tanks I didn't like and being an average player my stats are not great. I have change my focus to try and change this and have been focusing on Stats.  I think this has made me a little more careful in my game play and I have seen great improvement in my stats but I have a long way to go to get them back to a decent level.



Thursday, September 5, 2013

DONALD FEATHERSTONE

Id like to pay my respects to Donald Featherstone on his passing. The true father to my gaming addiction. 

I can remember as young boy finding his books at the local library. More so his rules for WW2 gaming.  This lead to the purchase of a lot of the Airfix 1/72 scale soldiers and some vehicles.  And from there things grew in scale.

Though over the years I have been in and out of the hobby, he more than anyone else has kindled the flame. 

R.I.P.  Donald Featherstone.

Friday, July 26, 2013

Round 6

This game was classed as a draw.  The other guy had his miniatures stolen on the day of the game.