Monday, 3 November 2014

Overload, overlord, overrun

Welcome back, feels like its been a while.

I don't know what got me thinking today. But something triggered in the dormant thing i call a brain.
I was off into Norwich for a job interview (fingers crossed on that one), and my brain was flitting around a virtual GW with thoughts of my High elves, wanting lizardmen and craving the stomping feet of knights and titans.
In truth it was probably a good thing GW were closed as no doubt another impulse buy would have happened, much to the chargrin of my long suffering fiancee.

But thoughts of hobby just would not rest.

You see i find myself at a moment in time. Since i moved to Norfolk, gaming has been at a premium and suddenly i find myself a member of the 'Aftermath' wargames club.
It's fantastic, but to a hobby A.D.D sufferer it brings up all those shiny moments.

I recently bought a copy of operation icestorm for the infinity game, luck would have it that it then got followed up by another copy won from Corvus Belli, the makers of infinity. It's a great game, has great scope and will allow me to unleash the sci-fi/Manga maniac. I am trying to push my hobby limits with the game and last night experimented with Zenithal highlights. I don't know if it will work, my first and usually overly critical reaction was FAIL. But, I'm going to forge on and see what it looks like with the full model painted.

Aside from that i can see games of Bolt Action in the future and maybe a possible return to the dust covered streets of Malifaux.

But it leaves me pondering my other Games/models.
There is a 2400 high elf army waiting for paint, most would scream beard staring at it with its 20 phoenix guard totting the banner of the world dragon.
There is my dropzone stuff, UCM and Scourge painted starters and a 50% painted shaltari army. All waiting for wars they may never see.
Then it gets more obscure....
Firestorm armada, deadzone, dreadball, kings of war, dystopian wars. There is even a on the sprue German bolt action army. Games craving to be played and games that may never see the light of day.

So much fun, so little time.
I don't really know the reason for this post. I guess i just needed to throw my thoughts down and put them out there.
Aside from the Bolt Action Brits and inevitable Infinity stuff. I don't have a clue where my hobby is headed. I know i tried Kings of War and enjoyed it even though i detest restic. I also crave (along with carol) a return to Malifaux. Though my Mali days ceased in m1.5 and the game has swept along into a much different looking m2e.
I guess the futures a bit muddled. Games for sure, painting and frustrations aplenty and somewhere in amongst it all a plan for a new tattoo.

Wish me luck folks. Got a feeling I'm gonna need it.