Yes, that’s the board. There’s actually more of it now (I’ve made a sort of cover sheet that sits over the river and extends the board to its full 4′ x 4′ width if that’s needed, and also a big damn modular hill in eight pieces (four hills in the corner? Two on the sides to make a pass? One huge one for a battle over a ridge? Two to an edge for some serious fortifyin’? Other, stranger combinations the like of which I dare not wot of? It’s all good), but Shiny and his camera haven’t been around for a while (well, he has been, but the camera hasn’t).
I’ve also Been Painting quite a bit: specifically, some Not Dark Or Boring Cryx. Ben (one of the regulars at Dice Not Included) got me thinking about this, when he pointed out that all my armies tend to default to heavily washed paintjobs with lots of dark metal and brooding colourschemes, and while I don’t think there’s anything wrong with that as such, he’s right that it gets a bit… dull. It also means I frequently forget that some models are on the board, as they get lost amongst terrain and the general blur of things.
So! New Cryx colourscheme, less Dark or Boring. Witness…
What else? Educating Shiny is quietly winding down as he becomes increasingly okay at Warmachine. We’ve started playing WFB again, with Dave over at A Year of Frugal Gaming and I’ve also signed up to Dave’s mission – spend less, game more. Not been doing that fabulously at it so far, having just dropped £150 on a second-hand WFB army (thanks to Blackheart for that one – we’ve more or less swapped armies, him ending up with my old Empire from a few years back and me with his Dark Elves who he’s bored with now that they’re good. Or something like that.), but I’ve managed to control the spending that’s gone on (it’s mostly been on things I know I’m going to play, rather than commitments to new armies that end up being rubbish). Oh, and we’re starting a Dark Heresy campaign tomorrow night.
So, yeah. Lots going on.