Well the exciting news is that specialist games is coming back….if you believe a rather poorly put together flyer, which apparently is now confirmed, whoever colour me skeptical!!
IF it was true I have to say I am not really looking forward to it, there is a lot of nostalgia linked to the specialist game range and we all know reboots generally don’t do as well, even if they are enjoyable (Total Recall anyone?!).
What this will mean is whatever GW do it wont be seen as good which will result in a load of fan rage particularly if they touch bloodbowl and Epic which have both kept very vibrant communities regardless of official support. Look at the world cup held last weekend hundreds of players taking part, that is a lot of people to piss off. They have already push away a lot of WFB players due to AoS, this could be fire and frying pan scenario.
Unless we are seeing support returning and it is sustained support please GW leave things well alone. If we are having limited releases ala space hulk just don’t. The limited edition tag just feeds ebay sellers and nothing more. IF you must, follow Wyrds path and have limited ed but they are available semi-regularly.
In short would be cool to see new minis update rules BUT not sure it will be the second coming many seem to be hoping for. It will be 1 off boxes with little extra support unless FW are making the models which will then make them more expensive and harder to get (only via their own site). Actually with that in mind could the specialist games be gateway drugs to FW models like BaC boxset clearly is?
I hope to be proved wrong but I doubt it!!!
I have hit the wall, I have no motivation to paint at the moment. Thank fully the blog is nicely scheduled into the new year so no need to worry about loss of content.
I am enjoying the games I have been playing and that is not going away BUT the will to paint is not there at the moment. I have a Guild Ball event at the end of the month and as I am already fully painted, there is no last-minute drive to get painted. As many will know I have used event deadlines to get the juices going and complete miniatures regardless of the system.
However with no Butcher models to paint I have hit the wall, perhaps if I didn’t know about the 2/3 players already going who are taking Brewers I would have continued with them. But not wanting to be another player of the same team in a relatively small event means I have reverted back to what is already painted.
So with this in mind the plan is not to paint for the rest of the month, unless I get a really strong urge and go do other things with my evenings. See if a rest will get me going again..
Games This Week
3 games this week but no malifaux as my campaign game got cancelled, so Guild ball games and went 1-2.
Went against Fishies and lost (4-12) using Brewers and lost against Union (12-0) using my Butchers.. Then managed a win against Masons with the butchers (12-8)
My brewers just couldn’t pin the Fishermen down plus as we know kicking off to them is not great. The Union game was just a bloodbath 😦 really outplayed so no complaints really other than some crazy rolls 11 dice should not yield 8 hits when needing 5s to hit, but things happen and at least I took a few things away from it to work on (like how to play GB).
The masons game was brutal all take-out points no goals a really stand in the middle and slap each other and as it was against Oli that meant lots of ones on both sides 🙂 I did try Minx in this one and she could be a great answer with dealing the low INF generally seen with butchers especially if running, Boar/Rage/Tenderiser/Meathook. So she is now on the list even though I hadn’t planned on picking her.
Hobby This Week
No paint this week, although I have built my Alchemist goal with working party poppers.
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P.S. I hope to be less grumpy next week