Once upon a time, I used to play many (many) games of Warhammer 40K at my local Games Workshop shop. I used to cycle or walk into town with my army in a carry case and play two or three games, one after the other, against whoever was there. I'd often go down two or three times a week in the holidays. Once, back in the days of 4th Edition 40K, I even got into a tournament and went up to Warhammer World to play - I came third from last. Nowadays you can't just go in and play any more; the local manager having pulled the plug because people coming in and playing were distracting customers, telling them negative things, and telling them about other companies and other places, all ultimately reducing his sales and thereby hurting his own paypacket. I don't blame him, I just miss the days of old... kind of. Now I'm not a spotty teenage boy, when myself and JY went in today for a two hour, 1500 point, game of 6th Edition, it was fun - but not as much fun. The endless, loud, talking of the slightly-too-keen slightly-socially-inept man and the lack of people working on their own models (another activity now forbidden without vouchers earnt by spending in store) dampened the atmosphere.
JY and I did, however, have a good game. And, most importantly of all... I won.
I also finished the last of the Four Good Women yesterday at work; the half-demon fighter with the flaming sword and hooves.
Talking of yesterday, my partner S and I went to her sister K's student house last night to play A Game Of Thrones with her and St, her boyfriend. We ended up with a six-player game after roping their housemates G and O in; the game went on until the wee small hours and ended with my victory as House Lannister on Turn 9 (of 10)! It was very close-fought and a good game. I've now won with all four of the main Houses, so I'm quite keen to get more six player games in to increase my chances of playing as Tyrell or Martell.
Oh, and today I came home to find the figures for the Dragon Age RPG I'm playing in at the minute had arrived from Hasslefree, so that was nice - Iorek, my dwarf, looks suitably grim for a dishonoured, angry, death-seeking violence-monger. Accomplishments so far include punching a man into a coma and building a litter to drag him back to town on. Oh, and trying to set fire to a forest. We're plunging back into Ferelden tomorrow night, so I should have more antics to report soon.
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2013 Total: 267(178x 28mm, 2x 54mm, 10x vehicles, 2x spaceships, 3x 28mm cavalry, 1x flag)
In the bleak mid (well nearly) winter ... part one
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