Beared-itorial – 6 years old

Happy Birthday me

It has now been 6 years SIX YEARS (or nearly 2500 posts)!!! I have been running this blog, that is a ridiculous amount of time and yet I still don’t have global domination… Maybe next year.

A lot has happened in the last year, but at least I still keep going (gone are the days of 2 posts a day, yes I use to post twice a day everyday at one point o_O) and more importantly I enjoy doing this even if only 3 of you read this its better than just me shouting into the wind..

WAAC has been an amazing success over the last 3 years and I thank every single one of you for taking part and raising cash for MacMillan! £15000 in 3 years is just mind-boggling to me🙂

Games This Week

First game of Bushido is in the bag and well, you can check it out on the Infinity Idiots at some point.. I lost which is no great surprised..

Hobby This Week

More work on the JD crew I have started and the backlog grows, no idea what I will paint next.

From this week I will be reducing the number of posts I do a week, as with a new child on the way I want to stay active but not be driven to release loads of content. So I will be going down to 4 posts a week instead of 5 and see how we get on.

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Beared-itorial – Bradford TCT Report

I lost my Father in Law last week, so this is the delayed and mostly forgotten post.

So that was the week after the tournament before…..or something like that!

Was suppose to be 4-game day but with drops and the like we only needed 3 games in the end.

Game 1 vs Butchers

Result: 12-8 with 2-1 goals scored.

Team Picked: Smoke, Flask, Calculus, Mercury, Vitriol, Decimate

This was a game of missed chances both of us; missed goals at the start and end of the game meant we had a really grind of a game but in the end I managed to scrape through with the win.

Stand-out moment – Shank missing the potential winning goal to let me take it in the next activation.

Game 2 vs Hunters

Result: 4-12 with 1-1 goals scored.

Team Picked: Smoke, Flask, Calculus, Mercury, Vitriol, Venin

I was on the back foot with this one from the start, against a well played Hunters a team. Certainly got to see what they are capable of.

Stand-out moment – Vitriol playing tag with a Bear..

Game 3 vs Engineers

Result: 12-8 with 3-2 goals scored.

Team Picked: Smoke, Flask, Calculus, Mercury, Vitriol, Katalyst

Well this was a very cagey game to start then the goals came quick and fast in the end. Enjoyable game that anyone could have won.

Stand-out moment – Vitriol scoring off a snap shot to win the game..

Result

So in the end I went 2-1 with a 0 differential which considering I am not confinced by Alchemists still not too bad. I came around midtable but did manage to come away with best goal for my party popping goal🙂

A great day overall and my thanks goes to Pundit Dave for running it and to everyone who helped raise nearly £500 for charity!!

Games This Week

Quick game of infinity this week in the garden :O manged to lose 1-3 but was still fun and I really enjoyed trying out the Combine Army.

Hobby This Week

Work continues on my Hunters, I am about half way through them. So should hit my deadline for the August WAAC event easily.

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Beared-itorial

While you read this I shall be taking part in a charity Guild Ball event in Bradford, which the might of my Alchemists will be gunning for that spoon! I want the spooooooooooooon!!!!!!

In other news with MK3 in full swing now after the ETC (well done to the Hobbit for not coming last! which is rubbish really😉 ), I have myself a new faction for the new edition and it is one I have not played in a long time. Not the first loves of Khador or Trollbloods as I couldn’t get hold of any. Instead I have  gone back to church and joined up again with the tiny misunderstood  Protectorate. Which means I am currently figuring out what I want to play, eyes on the Exemplars and Kreoss (as my gut says its them or TFG as first theme armies we will see) but I am also going to playing the battlebox stuff as well he is pretty cool model.

Now I just need to figure out a paint scheme that doesn’t involve too much bone or white🙂

Games This Week

No last-minute practice this week due to life throwing a fair number of curve balls this week!!

Hobby This Week

Work has started in earnest on the Hunters as I really need to get them sorted as soon as I can before summer hibernation. Hopefully a nice simple colour scheme will do it.

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Beared-itorial

I am still recovering from a stag do and birthday cake, a superman birthday cake as well🙂

Gaming balance is out of whack at the moment, I am really enjoying Infinity at the moment which means other games are suffering! Think I need to be stricter with how I go about playing games as although I jump around a lot I do fixate on one system for a while to the fall of other systems.

At the moment for instance I am really struggling to get the motivation to play Malifaux which is a damn shame as I still love the game but then do I force myself to play it and stop enjoying it?

I have put a lot of money and time into this hobby as all of us have BUT how to find that hobby balance?

This isn’t even hobby-life balance as I like to think I have that pretty much sorted, assuming the second child doesn’t break me completely😉

Hobby balance is it possible or is it a pipe dream that it is all cyclical and never going to be able to have 2+ core systems to mess about with. So ask my dear readers what do you do? and for those who only have 1 system and are happy….I hate you😉

Games This Week

No games this week😦.

Hobby This Week

More Nomads have been painted🙂 and thats about it this week..

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Beared-itorial

It is a sad weekend, but I have to hope that we can still make a difference😦

But for now back to the warm embrace of shiny

Games This Week

Managed a couple of games of Guild Ball, first time with my Alchemists against Spuddy’s new Morticians (changing team quicker than I can). Ended up coming  out 12-6 winners with 2 goals as well. Even managed to get a turn 1 goal with Vitirol something I have never managed before. A second game this time with the Hunters and I managed to come out 12-8 winner in that one as well, although that was down to a failed shot to win by Scalpel. I am slowly getting better with the Hunters but boy am I struggling with which team to put out with them still.

Another game of infnity which I lost 3-4 against the Haqqislam, slowly trying on the various options seeing what I like. So much choice!!

Hobby This Week

More Gasland painting and some Nomads as well, as I look to clear some space to paint up the Hunters next month in time for the August event I have on the cards..

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Beared-itorial

Never ever listen to people who put ideas in your head, it never ends well

i^2 is coming

Keep your eyes on Youtube soon there is something coming from bear productions… just a bunch of idiots

Games This Week

Couple of games of Guild Ball this week, both with the Alchemists and Hunters. A win and loss so keeping things even, Smoke ran away with it against vRage winning 12-2. This was the first time I have run Decimate since the changes made (yes that long) and have to say I have been doing a disservice in not taking him/her (I forget). Meanwhile I had my best game with Hunters to date going down to Fillet 10-12 with Egret missing the winning goal but these things happen, I am hoping that I can get at least competent with them before August.

Hobby This Week

More work on Gasland cars as well it is so much fun painting them🙂 plus a little bit on my nomads.

Oh and I have undercoated Ressers now as well🙂

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