Sunday, November 30, 2014

Infinity: One door closes and another opens

We are in the final throws of Infinity N2 and the cusp of N3.  ITS 2014 is a few short weeks left in it and then start of ITS 2015.  G&S is having their final N2 tournament on December 13th.  I am actually kinda excited about the changes.

November has been crazy busy at both work and the house.  I haven't had much time for the hobby between life and a few video games.  I have started back at painting my Tohaa and working and a few other models I have picked up.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal abounds.  I did hit Miniature Market but missed the only item I really wanted which was the Geckos.  I did pick out something to finish a secret project I have been working on.  Not that it's that secret but I wanted to spring it on the guys at the last tournament of N2 and ITS2014.  Not sure if everything will work again with the changes in N3.

N3 is a little over a week before it ships.  I ordered a copy and should get it around Christmas/New Years.  I really can't wait.   G&S has a pretty good following and I can only see it grow with N3.  Only three of us jump around with different armies.  It should be cool to see what each of us try out with the change.

I guess by New Years we will have a lot to talk about.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Big City Lights

My SWM Urban Street tiles arrived and I started getting them ready. Part of getting them ready was to make a new city of my own terrain.  Designed and cut by yours truly.

As I mentioned before, I have a few different designs going around but I was looking for a theme.  I have been doing a lot of trail and error.  I find it easier to progress when I have a theme going.  My normal table is a street part and an amalgamation of several different company's buildings.  The new one being designed by me needed a theme.  I loved the city theme and want to keep that but I really needed something to tie it together.

At the Brawl, George (from G&S) and I were discussing what to do next.  I mentioned the guys wanting a cyber/VR brothel but I was leaning toward a strip club.  As we continued to talk, I decided that a "Red Light" district was the way to go.  Moving forward, I was able to finish my Pho Soup restaurant and most of the strip club.

Below are some more prototyping of the Pho restaurant.  More pics tonight.

Monday, November 10, 2014

Baltimore Brawl: The Aftermath

Saturday was the Baltimore Brawl.  It was the first event of this size in MD and it was well attended.  I think the final numbers were about 30 participants.  Not bad for a start.

I brought my Haqq for a final outing in ITS2014.  I went 2-2 and ended in 13th place not bad considering the competition.

Round 1 was against Mik for Haqq on Haqq violence on Supplies.  Mik won the WIP roll and choose initiative.  I decided to choose deploying first to use Saladin to his fullest.  The match was pretty even.  He took a box and then got killed.  I then took a box and had the lead going into round 3.  Then it fell apart.  I tried to my classified when I loss my box but Mik got me.  My Fiday was useless. LOSS 7-0.

Round 2 was against a very pregnant women named Tiffany on Antenna Field.  She played JSA and the first thing she said was, "I never played Haqq before.".  My Fiday was the all star.  Killing the CoC and part of a link then surviving a ton of AROs and killing her LT and hacker.  The game went south for her pretty fast.  She was loss of LT the entire game and hurting.  She did stop me from getting my classified but couldn't do much. WIN 9-0.

Round 3 was against Ryann and his Nomads for Quad Control.  Game was fun.  I basically had a great start.  I managed to take out 5 orders from his pool and started at 2-0.  Unfortunately, I played too aggressive and should have stayed hunkered down but I didn't and it cost me.  He came back well and took the game in the end.  LOSS 4-3.

Round 4 was against Jeff and his JSA on Seize the Antenna.  He said he was having a bad dice day.  I started off with 2 antennas.  He proceeded to dismantle me on his active phase.  He sent me in retreat.  He looked at me and said, "you in retreat?"  He then smiled and started complaining about breaking his rule.  WIN 6-0.

It was great event.  I managed to get a $50 GC for Swift Brush.  The bad thing about that is I will have a great model or models painted by him next to my suck arse painting. :)

Thanks to Bloodgod for some of the pics.

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Will the REAL Saladin please stand up?

I picked up a second Saladin after having the "Hide the Hafza" strategy used on me at GenCon.  I decided to go and paint the second one a red orange.  I tried to make his cloak brown but I really didn't like the look so I went black.

This week also marks the last few days before the Baltimore Brawl at Games & Stuff.  Really excited and decided to day that I wanted to take a fully painted army.  Looking at my lists, I counted 7 models that needed to be finished.  All of the base coating was done on all models and two of them just needed bases.

Looking at what I have left to paint, I have about two hours of work to get them done.  Not bad.  No pics of these since it will actually show the models in the list.  :)

Not wanting to break with my promise of working on my Tohaa, I have managed to get many models done (not the bases) while working on Saladin.  I plan on doing more while I finish up the remaining models I need for the Brawl.

I did break my promise to not buy any more minis until the Tohaa were finished.  I won't go into details but I think the models will be cool to paint.