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Not sure I noticed anything exciting this week, beyond finally getting some matchbox cars to rough up to become part of the Gaslands showcase as I try out their rules:)

But this week has all been about the games, as the other half went on a hen do, this has meant I have had once the child was asleep some serious gaming time..

Games This Week

Game 1 – First real game of Infinity, a 200pt (the points level we have decided to stick to for now) mission using Supremacy. Which means table quarters and some hacking involved, Nomads VS Aridana. I basically took the Nomads starter plus Sin-Eater. I came out 5-1 up at the end of the game, which was great but we learned many lessons around TO Camo (cant surprise shot as an ARO) and a few things along the way.

Game 2 – Second game of Infinity same points, same mission, same list for me but this time against the might of the PanO. This game ended up a 3-3 draw in which we learnt snipers are brutal and drop troops are very sneaky especially with a boarding shotgun about and I need to think about my Lieutenant if I want them to be all gun-ho.

Game 3 – Now for some Guild Ball, in which the Hunters got another run out this time against Union and I decided to take the 2 new players and after a misplay on my part in the first turn it was all down hill from there ending in a 0-12 lose. Have to say that Seenah is not great and I honestly not sure where he fits in at the expense of anyone else in the team.

Game 4 – Now for more Guild Ball, this time against brewers and I dropped the Bear for the Hearne. In the end I won 12-8 but have to say. I am still struggling with the Hunters as I am using Pinned and the forest better but it is a lot of INF to sink into shutting down 1 player with no return momentum wise. I have time to get them down a bit better before an event in August but the spoon could be on with these guys.

Game 5 – This was some malifaux first time out with the Ressers and Molly. I ended up against Ramos and his crew of spiders. We got a 9-9 draw with me missing out on a final point with my rustiness with new schemes.
Was a great game in which I got to see some of what Molly is capable of, her summoning is unusual but also brutal all at once. I think timing is important as hitting stuff after they activate means the thing I summon is untouched.
Special mention to Yin for going down but being an amazing tar pit for me.

Game 6 – Some more Infinity, been on a roll this week.. more Nomads VS Aridana. This time we tried the YAMS system and have to say it is a great system to add loads of variation to games. I came out 7-2 winner getting all my missions, was a brutal game as all my shots seem to hit in the end I tabled my opponent.

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This was the table and after trial area in first 2 games. I think with the help of Twitter we have hit a nice set up, lots of variation BUT the likes of snipers don’t dominate and need to work to get into a nice position.

So for Infinity with it being so intense, the games themselves at the moment are nice and quick. But I need to remember a few things like Gut Rolls, as most stuff just dies when something lives it is easily forgotten.

We are slowly adding in new rules, so Hacking has made a brief appearance but that will only increase. We also added in command tokens at game 3 and of course other missions like 20×20.

Hobby This Week

A mixture of nomads and stormcasts this week has kept me pretty busy. I am even eyeing up finally starting the Jack Daw crew…

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So GW have created boxes with rules, I really like the terrain GW has always created but really?! In game rules for shipping containers???

Anyway a quick fire poll on social media a lot of people wanted to see Autumn Hunter paint scheme but I am seeing a lot of them at the moment. May ignore you all and go Winter, will need to find a balance to stop me going snow blind though.

As some of you may know, the wife is expecting our second a the backend of the year which means I will be keeping my eye out for a project to get now to take me through the time she is on Maternity and money is tighter. Which means I will be looking at shifting some stuff or who knows I may just finish that Eldar army, the one started when cub was born.

Games This Week

Managed a couple of games of Guild Ball, first time with the Hunters and boy are they going to need to thought as to how use best. A tough team to get your head around, activation order is going to be important. First game against a decent Butchers player was a 2-12 lose but that was about me trying things out in the team (and forever forgetting the free forest with Theron). Second game went a bit better a 12-4 win against Esters and her Brewers. Very cagey match but it was almost won by Jaecar on his own so much damage potential, while Theron and blocked up the biggest threat in this case Hopper. Poor fella couldn’t do much:) I do need to make use of Blessing of the Sun Father more, as I struggle with INF in the Hunters after spending time with Fishermen and Morticians lately.

Hobby This Week

The Alchemists are nearly complete with only captains left to do:) which means I should be able to finish the nomads I have in time for extras arriving soon….

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Slow go week goes slow..

We have seen more drip feeding from the PP boys around MkIII and I have to say things are sounding at least like the game is going to be fun. Time will tell if we get the most balance game around (for its size). This week however saw us see the first of the book 4 masters for Malifaux..

I will be honest I was not expecting new masters so soon, there was a lot of talk that the number of masters as plenty just after wave 2 happened. I knew we would see new masters but not so soon. Book 4 for me was going to be very much like book 3 just some extra bits and bobs for factions, maybe another mini-faction like the crossroad 7.

I do wonder what is happening with the Other Side system that was announced last year as well. Will it be GenCon or later when we start to see more of this.

Interesting times and I certainly don’t need any more excuses for more shiny..

In other news I got my hands on the Infinity expansion Human Sphere and I have to say it is a very nice book. Love having the fluff in a separate book as it keeps the rules book very small. I swear I won’t be starting something outside of my Nomads I promise…..oh look Tohaa.

Games This Week

Managed to get a game in with the Neverborn against Outcasts, Pandora against Levi and Rich cheated me. He is Cheaty McCheatface!!! I did lose, but in the bigger scope of things I am just not loving NB at the moment. I do have some Resser stuff on the way hopefully shift in focus can get me going again.

Hobby This Week

I have done half of the starter set for the Nomads which leaves me a few models to go. The sniper had to take an acetone bath so that has left me a chance to get some paint on the Alchemists which is going well..

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It is the time of year when Summer has arrived……..and there it goes.

So back inside for more painting and gaming then?

Games This Week

Managed another game with Smoke this week against Fillet, a close game but I went down 8-12 in the end. I am enjoying Alchemists a bit more but I need to figure out my teams a but more, I am starting to think I need to be more savy when picking my 6 as they are much less forgiving as a team. This means 1 or 2 players wrong and I suffer a lot.

For instance against Butchers I think both big guys are just not worth it as they take such a kicking. I am starting to think that I need to go heavy on the goal scoring with Mist/Vitriol/Smoke as a set up, or I need to add in Decimate for all the momentum generation! As I am really struggling with MP generation mainly because I can’t roll 4s..

In an unrelated topic I need new dice.

Hobby This Week

Infinity painting continues apace, I had hoped to do some bright colours but in the end I have gone back down my dark and dingy look. I most try harder next time..

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Really slow week this week due to many real life things getting in the way, so not going to be a long one today.

Games This Week

Managed a couple of games of Guild Ball though as I try out Smoke. Lost one game against Fillet and my word is she a monster (I will resist and stick with Alchemists) and won a close one against Tapper. Its odd having a team that doesn’t generate a lot of momentum BUT then stops your opponent keeping any of theirs either unless they want to die slowly. Much more to learn with her though..

I just wish Kataylst worked better.

Hobby This Week

Continuing with the Nomads at the moment, I may be in love with the glazes from GW though.

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