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This weekend was the Leeds event in which I have taken the Fishermen too, which means I have now played 4 different guilds at tournament:). Full low-down will be next week as I write these in advance (I know breaking the 5th wall or something).

Season 2 has officially started and MK3 is on its way, so lots of upheaveal happening at the moment. But also interesting times as there seems to be a decent meta shake up happening everywhere (even Infinity with Human Sphere coming as well).

Mythos

Make sure you go back friends of F&A, the Paranoid Games guys with their Mythos game it is going to  be very cool and all resin models as well.

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Gaslands

I am also in the process of trying out the gaslands playtest rules, which means like a few people I am trawling ebay for matchbox cars:)

Games This Week

Managed a few games this week, with some practice for the Leeds event against some locals (which I managed to scrape some wins) and also got in some Infinity and Malifaux. Full hobby overload in the last 7 days:) The Malifaux game was reckoning my Pandora vs Viks and thanks to some crazy/swingy cards on both sides I managed to sneak a 7-3 win. It was only my second Pandora game but I have to say I enjoyed her and don’t think my opponent had issue with her (more his cards back-end of the game)

Infinity is proving to be a fun but VERY deep game, this is not a game you can just pick despite the ease of the mechanism itself. So expect some random ramblings soon about all this..

Hobby This Week

The Fishermen are ready to rock for the event, so now I am trying to split my painting time between Stormcasts and these Infinity models.

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Well no really news this week… oh wait

June is going to be a very interesting month, but thanks to the Primecast we have some ideas of what is coming.

  • Rebalanced every model – Goes without saying, but with no beta test this time interesting to see what they do (what was held back in MK2 FAQs for this reason) and how much ‘flavour’ is changed for units/solos etc.
  • Each warcaster has a unique spell/ability (outside of feats) – So bit more uniqueness to the main characters can only be a good thing. Although top of my head not sure if anyone doesn’t already fall into this anyway.
  • No more fear/terror checks – So no-one is scared anymore, honestly this was a rule greatly underplayed for me personally (always forgot about) so yeah one less thing I have to remember.
  • Jacks and Beasts get turned up to 11 – jack/beats points increased a lot to allow more jacks for free, what this means is that the new battleboxes are actually 0pts in the game due to the increase!!
  • As well as this we have 2 new rules to go along with that;
    New jack rule: they gain a free focus for being in warcaster’s control area in control phase
    New beast rule: As you lose warbeasts they still generate some fury ‘beyond the grave’.  Both of these are going to be amazing as I for one love having lots of stompy robots but no way to actually run them well.
  • Fluff is now only through Skull Island Expeditions – I like this as the move to more eBook status this means I can keep up with the fluff without worrying about the rules. I failed to keep up the last few books as I haven’t played a lot recently, but still wanted to see what happens
  • The safety net of characters not dying has been removed –  an exciting living, breathing and dying world.
  • Finally the big one premeasuring is in – woohoo because being able to eyeball distances is not a skill needed on a 4×4 board, to have fun playing models with!

It’s all very exciting and I look forward to seeing some more meat added to these bones.

Games This Week

No games this week unfortunately although I have been playing with myself going through the Operation Icestorm pack trying to get the rules down for Infinity.

Hobby This Week

The Fish are so close to being finished, only a week to go..

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Apparently I have started Infinity again, which is unusual as I am sure I have said those words before. But this time it does include the words Operation Icestorm. As regular listeners will know I have skirted with Infinity more times than any other game system to date.

I have always struggled to justify the terrain costs and the models scared me, real-scale models and ridiculous paint jobs seen around the internet make bear sad.

But with the introduction of OI it has meant that part of the terrain is solved as the 2×3 board you get to play on actually means you are half way there already! But I have also had a bit of a light bulb moment. Hobbycraft (UK shop that carries hobby supplies from knitting to baking) have some DIY keepsake type boxes that you can decorate to your hearts content. Now there are some that are perfect as not only are they the right size but turning the lid over gives you instant roof areas to play with, plus inside areas when you want to.

On the other hand I am still not going to win paining competitions I would like to think I have improved from my first go at playing around with Infinity models. So hopefully it gives me something to aim towards..

Games This Week

Another game of AoS in the bag with this one going to a stalemate, in which there was 2 characters, a monster and a small unit left. Certainly very bloody.

Also managed a cheeky demo of Guild Ball as well , with the might of Fish taking on the drunks. I am finding Corsair more and more like the ultimate tarpit he may even be better than Fangtooth :O

Hobby This Week

The fish are well on the way to being complete for the Leeds event in 2 weeks, with only really Gutter and my Goal left to go. Work continues on the Stormcasts as well (finally have the yellow I needed).

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P.S. I hope everyone taking part in DaffCon has had an amazing time this weekend:)