Monday, June 22, 2009

What we have here is Failure to Communicate...

I'm gonna rant for a bit...then get to what I did this weekend. As I have posted here the plan was to play the Lucky 13's second scenario Saturday at the local gamestore. Well, those plans fell through.

Turns out the town the local store is located in has a summer festival once a year. Big to do, shut down the street the store is on to vehicle traffic so that people can walk the downtown, side walk vendors, music...stuff like that. Anyway, that turned out to be last Saturday, when we were planning to play, but I didn't know that. The store owner isn't thrilled with opening on that day because our hobby doesn't attract the general public. Ususally people just come in the store to use the tiolet on these festival days.

So just after I've loaded my army / books / terrain in the car, I call the store owner to see what time he was going to open, hoping he could open a little early. He informs me he hadn't planned on opening until mid afternoon due to the festival. I'm like..."What?". Then he asks if my opponent had called and talked to me this week. I say no then he says he is sorry, he thought I knew about the festival and that my opponent had spoken with me. He says he would open up for me, but I should talk with my opponent first. So I call my opponent who thought the store owner had spoken with me about the festival and that I knew we were not going to play, and he made had other plans. :/

Oh well, things happen, plans fall through. My stuff wasn't finished being painted yet anyway. I'm really disappointed, cause with a Wife, 2 young kids, a 2nd shift job and part time college my slate is pretty full. I get maybe 2 days a year where I get a 4+ hour window on a weekend where the schedules align just right and I can roll dice with my friends. This was one of those times. Hopefully I'll get to get these guys on the table before the end of the summer. I'm trying to drum up interest at the local store for Ard Boyz...but that is like pulling teeth, and I'm not even sure If I can go yet. End Rant.

So rather than sulking about, I redirected my energy into something constructive. I've had a spare set of AoBR Termies that I primed up. A friend just picked up the Assault Terminator set and gave me the extra weapons that he didn't use. Building my guard force I relize that I have a gaping whole for anti-psycher. So I built an Inquisitor Lord. (Ignore the two ThunderHammer Termies - they are getting added to the Assault Termie unit my friend just made.) I used the AoBR termie sarge, cutting the arms just below the shoulderpads and adding the lightning claws. I placed shoulder banner hanging off each pad, to add some size to the mini. The back banner came from the second AoBR commander I had. Figure I'll paint him in a nice shade of Red, with lots of gold highlights. Glowing green lightning claws...maybe blue. I plan on using greenstuff to add the Inquisition badge on the blank shoulder pad.

I'll be pulling the Inquistor Lord from the Deamonhunters book. Giving him Termie Armor, Psychic Hood, Lighting Claws, The 4+ fixed save thingy. Adding a couple of mystics to the unit to give the anti-deepstrike ability. Adding a couple of warriors to the unit to increase his WS. With this addition I take care of enemy psychers, enemy deepstrikers and add a counter assault unit to my guard force.

That's all for now. Thanks for listening.


  1. Keep up the good work!

    I´m currently reinvigorating my Mordian army which I have been collecting since 1997 and I find your blog good inspiration, even more as you have a real life to cope with.

    For me gone are the days when I was in school and could put all my efforts into 40k. Perhaps such relaxed days will come back though :)

    Still find that my Mordians offer a great break from day to day activities and offers me something to do for the pure pleasure of it.

    When living abraod without time for hardly anything I´m even more proud of the squads I do complete!

    Keep it up!

  2. Its hard when your schedule doesn't match up with everyone elses... But in a few years things will change and think of all the painted miniatures you'll have... My weekday schedule is actually somewhat flexible during the summer, so if you wanted to get together for a game during the day at some point, I'd be up for it. The new planetstrike scenario looks pretty cool - and my tyranids have a fort/hive...

  3. Thanks for the support guys. I'm feeling better now. My school schedule is about to kick into high gear with the 2nd class starting next week, and it is a condensed class so it meets twice a week, so my weekday spare time is about to vanish.

    Tyranid hive fort sounds wicked cool though! Can't wait to see it.