Monday, 28 November 2011

Malifaux: Getting Started

Malifaux has been gaining popularity all around the world at a pretty impressive pace over the last couple of years along with various other 'new' wargames like Warmachine, Hordes, Infinity and so on.

Some people go to play them having been put off by Games Workshops prices, some are bored of everyone seemingly playing Marines, some simply think these games look cool and fancy adding a little variety to their gaming circle.

I fall into the latter of those categories. Three other guys from my gaming circle have been mentioning it for a while now, with another couple showing some slightly more vague interest, so it was that we took the plunge together.

Here's how we went on and what I found as the pros and cons of starting a whole new system.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011

Time Flies and Nothing Gets Done!

Almost a whole month since my last post?! WHOOPS!

Here's what I've done in the hobby this last month:

  • Started to play Malifaux, I'm three games in and slowly grasping the learning curve despite having inadvertently picked a 'tough' beginner crew - Colette Du Bois and her showgirls. 
  • Started building Malifaux models. Nothing mega news-wise there, apart from that the gangs legs are about 2-3mm wide and need pinning to their floorboard bases, it's been a bugger.
  • Played a couple of games of 40k with the Angels Sanguine. Two small games (1,000 points) against my friends Chaosy Space Wolves, won one lost one, a good way to play for a change (list building is a pain though).
  • Finally started to paint the rest of the GK's to catch up with the Vindicare from last month (see post below this). 30+ silver coated models need all their weapons and armour joints painting black for starters, and their bases given a coat of brown. This has been a) slow progress and b) BORING. Hence no updates.
So there you have it. I've also been majorly skint (out of money for you international readers) so not even any exciting purchases!

I'm playing a 10k-12k Apoc game on Sunday so will report back on that and then do something more substantial on the Malifaux thing. The Grey Knights will start to trickle through once the paint layers make enough of a difference to show them.

So there you go, I am still alive but it's been a slow month on the updates, will hopefully manage two or three before Christmas though if I can get enthusiastic about base coat painting!