9 October 2016

[GS review] - September 2016

September; back to the chalk-face, oodles to do, the first hints of Autumn darkening the evenings... and the restart of my S&W group along with the renewed attraction of "indoor" hobbies. I even painted.

The overview:

The pictures:
I painted three skeletal ogres to complete one of my Geekstarter goals, a 24pt Dragon Rampant warband of undead creatures:

and five dungeoneering chaps as the first of two retinues for my fantasy re-skin of Space Hulk which I've called Catacombs:

I may do a little more to their bases to match up with the board sections I made:

Purchasing? Nothing apart from the sprues to kitbash the retainers, half of which I've already painted! I think I was very abstemious. I can see myself taking advantage of the current Lulu sale, however, so October's bill may be higher!

2/4 goals completed.

CORE goals
  • finish painting a 24 point Undead warband
  • finish painting a 24 point Chaos Evil warband
  • finish painting a 24 point Dwarf warband
  • finish painting a 24 point Bretonnian Chivalric human warband
  • paint a 24 point Orc and goblin warband
  • finish my giant (finally!)
  • paint a zombie dragon (that'll be my Deadcember 2016 project, I hope)

1/3 goals +1 stretch completed.

CORE goals
  • model and texture three 100cm by 50cm gaming boards
  • build some trees in scale (ish) with the figures (i.e 6-11 inches tall)
  • convert four chaos centaurs
  • model and texture a fourth gaming board
  • model and texture a fifth gaming board
  • gamify the toy castle I bought last year

1/3 goals completed as originally stated, but I have played some other games as well and am now keeping a total tally in addition to considering my goals.

Dragon Rampant - 4
X-Wing - 2
Swords & Wizardry sessions - 17
Knights' Quest - 1
Blood Bowl - 5 (3 of them on FUMBBL)
Space Hulk - 4
Catacombs - 3

CORE goals
  • play two games of Dragon Rampant with different forces
  • finish writing Knights' Quest
  • write an Oldhammer scenario involving Father Christmas (yes, seriously)
  • Play moar gamez!

Core goals are on target. I'm not sure I can claim they are completed unless I manage it for the whole year, but I'm going to colour them green anyway!

CORE goals
  • blog an average of one post every five days (i.e. six posts per month)
  • give a monthly update of how each of these goals are going
  • give a monthly update of how much I've painted, built, gamed, acquired, and spent
  • co-ordinate Deadcember 2016, along with a prize for the best contribution
  • take a group picture of what I paint each month using my lightbox
  • sort out proper galleries of my figures for this blog

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