Saturday, 9 July 2011
The joy of not having to prepare an army
I am currently having a bit of down time from assembling miniatures or designing listsat the moment, which is pretty usual after a hefty weekend in Nottingham, but at nearly two weeks since getting back, this is a veritable hosepipe ban!
Don't get me wrong, i've not lost my love for wargaming, but sometimes its nice to have a little break to re-focus and prioritise. I've spoken recently of setting about the KoB for Dystopian Wars, and whilst i do want to get to them as soon as possible, at present i'd possibly go hurtling in only to lose my enthusiasm for it fairly soon after as either the Trollbloods or possibly just a speck of dust catches my attention.
Instead, i've being doing a great deal or reading; With Hordes, I am looking over the rules for a second time, with Dystopian Wars I am reading those rules from cover to cover, which is something I haven't bothered with for many, many years now, and with 40k I am refreshing myself on the sections of the rules which I feel that the last weekend away has taught me I know the least.
In terms of none rules reading, I am actually doing a lot less of this than normal. I am nearly at the end of Angels of Darkness, which whilst fun is taking me some time.
That really just leaves WFB - I'm feeling a little lost with this one really - I am starting to struggle with lists i am happy with, and whilst i've finally started to have some success with the Warriors of Chaos with a more combat orientated list, it does tend to be a missive win or massive loss army, and doesn't seem to create many stories. Another issue is that I just don't want to play 3k games which it seems the edition is geared towards, and at the same time, the traditional 2k game seems a little under powered for a 'large' battle.
Instead it seems logical to me that the most logical points are 1200 for a small game and 2400 for a large game. these two levels mean that there are decent enough points brakets for lords/heroes, Specials and Heroes without being too open.
But really all this is good news as it means i don't need to fuss too much, i just gather together what i have if i want a game but can otherwise just focus on reading and relaxing.
Anyone else enjoying a bit of down time?