Tuesday, 16 October 2012


I've had a lot of distractions of late. Firstly I've managed to get a job so that's taken up some time, but in addition I've started my second year of Uni studying Creative Writing, which takes up a lot more.

And yet, there are ever more hobby interests that I am trying and failing to give attention. In no particular order they are: Ogre Kingdoms for WFB, Blood Angels and Chaos Space Marines for 40k, more Trollblood lists for Hordes/Warmachine and Russian Coalition for Dystopian Wars. I'm beginning to think that I need to win the lottery more to have time to justify the money I have already spent than to be able to spend more.

For the most part I know what I'm doing with lists and it is purely that I don't have time to play, though the Chaos Space Marines are making things a little uncertain as I don't know what I want to do with them. On the one hand, I have liked the idea of a Red Corsair list since the Huron model was released, however at the same time I like the cult units and would want to include them. I had thought of using the Huron model as a counts as for my own Renegade chapter but that doesn't quite sit well. As such I may well go for a second FOC force of Red Corsairs so that I can have the best of both worlds.

Modelling wise for Chaos, I've been tinkering with a couple of existing units to adapt them to new roles I wish them to take on since they were last placed on the table but I've also put together my only new unit purchase so far for the book: The Heldrake. This model is a lovely kit to put together, let alone the end result being nice. Now I was sceptical of the Heldrake when I heard rumours of it, but I must say there is very little I don't like about it. Really, it's just the retail price I think is a bit high, that aside I'm very pleased with it.

The next step now is to come up with at least a single list to get the most of the models I wish to use.

I've not played much Fantasy lately. In fact up until last week I think it had been nearly 6 months since I rolled magic dice. The reason being that I've constantly struggled to find a working list that I like. I can make a Warriors of Chaos list no problem, but I constantly sought to make other lists work instead of them, namely Beastmen and Vampire Counts. Between the two, and possibly because they are my favourite two armies, I've often been disgruntled at not being able to work a list that included the units I wanted to include instead of building the list that works. As a consequence of this Fantasy, despite being my preferred GW game, suffers from rage quits more than most, however I've turned a bit of a corner with the game now. I can win with WoC, so why not use them? I've often resented using them because I dislike that I can make them work instead of one of my preferred armies. I've decided however that if I disliked the army so much, why do I have it? The answer is of course because I do like it. As such I'll be playing them more often now.

But first, I've frequently intended to play my Ogre Kingdoms army but for a variety of reasons I've been distracted or decided to go with something else instead and so not managed to get much table time with them. As such Meat's back on the menu and the Great Maw is hungry!

Dystopian Wars. Well, I've got everything currently available for KoB and everything for the Russian Coalition Navy and Air Force, now I just need to get some time to play. That's about all to say on DW. No I won't be sucked in to Dystopian Legions. I won't.

I LOVE my Trollbloods. I'm one War Wagon shy of full faction and I'm eager to rectify that. I've been playing Jarl a lot recently, and a few rash decisions (including playing against Dave) aside, I've not done too bad with him. Before Jarl, I'd got a bit of time in with Borka, and again was doing ok with him, though now I need to try and fit in a game using Borka and tuffalos!

As mentioned however, I'm nearly at full faction, so that means that I have all the warlocks, so now I need to try out a new on. Current candidates are Calandra and Gunnbjorn, though I suspect it may be worth concentrating on eDoomie before The Mountain King arrives!

I know that I've discussed trying out a new Warmachine (as opposed to Hordes) a lot over the last few months, but I think realistically I have enough on.

So, to sum up, I play a lot of different factions, not very often and in case you think that the title isn't apt, I began writing this post a week ago whilst waiting for my new Chaos codex to arrive.

Thanks for rea SQUIRREL!


  1. Hehe,

    Sounds a lot like me m8, lots of armies not enough time. That's why I had to cut out the WM and Dust side as I wasn't going to get anywhere with my limited time.
    Now maybe Chaos is trying to tell you something? You can win with your warriors and even tho you like your other armies better you never seem to do well with them? mmm seems the Chaos Gods have spoken.
    I know what you mean with the Chaos dex, I think its mainly down to having so much to choose from, that's where my problems arise from.
    In a way I'm glad I decided to collect Black Legion as I can have a bit of everything and chop and change things if they don't work. A Cult army would be nice and I already have my Khorne army ready (on standby) if I fancy a change, but I think you are going to see a hell of a lot of Nurgle Armies coming out of the woodwork in the months to come.
    Atm my Black legion is in its 6th Army list (to date) and this one is the one I'm most happy with. Ive more or less scratched any form of transport (so out with the Rhino's) Ive gone for a lot more bodies and the cultists help here as cannon fodder/ screen.
    The Heldrake is a really nice model (except the cost) but painting it is turning out to be a painful experience with all the detailing on it. Still it will look nice one its complete.

  2. Thank you for providing me with a distraction from reading about thinking 'in' performance, not 'about' as that's child's play.....

  3. happy to oblige Benjamine!

    I think you are right Nick, Chaos is calling. Though Beastmen are the true children of Chaos... I'm sure your Heldrake will look lovely nontheless

  4. You appear to have a similar problem to me. Lots of armies but no time. Hmmm. I think we need to work out a way to clone ourselves and send the clone to work.

    Congrats on the new job btw