199, not out!

Hey everyone!
Here we are, on the cusp of post 200 – can you believe it? I certainly can’t. I mean, when I started this blog last year, I hadn’t thought I’d still here now. Probably thought I’d’ve given up or somesuch. Well, anyway, I continue to entertain/inform/annoy you all (delete as appropriate), so why not just carry on!

It’s been a pretty exciting week, of course, starting with this:

I am very excited! Of course, I’ve been to Milan before, and enjoyed it so much I thought I’d go again, take another look around the city, and perhaps head off further into Italy – I’m intending to go to Brescia if nothing else. Cremona & Piacenza have been floating about in my mind as well, but we’ll have to see how it goes. I’m not going until April, so there’s plenty of time to plan.

I also got to play my first game of X-Wing in along time this week, which was very, very enjoyable! I’ve been off-and-on constructing a new squadron for my next game, which is nearly finalised now, so that’s exciting stuff!

There has been a new preview of one of the upcoming ships for the new Scum & Villainy faction that is due to arrive anytime now really. IG-2000, featuring all four IG-88s as pilots. This whole faction could be a lot of fun – since my renewed interest in the game, I’m going to look into this more in an upcoming blog.

Battlelore

Something that’s pretty exciting is the new Battlelore expansion for the Uthuk Y’llan: Warband of Scorn. Battlelore is one of these games that I’ve only actually managed to play once, so it’s hardly like I need an expansion for it, but even so, it’s exciting! The Uthuk are my favourite faction in the new Terrinoth, and my go-to folks for Rune Age. The Bloodsisters were new in the Oath and Anvil expansion, of course, but we also get some pretty interesting new units here, including the Grotesques, with their magnificently mutated limbs! Fantastic.

Battlelore

 

Previews for Elder Sign: Gates of Arkham and Call of Cthulhu: For the Greater Good fade into comparison by the new Lord of the Rings print-on-demand scenario, Fog on the Barrow-downs! Part of the ongoing series of Saga expansions, it follows the GenCon scenario, The Old Forest, the pair of them forming part of the LCG’s ongoing adaptation of the actual Lord of the Rings storyline. Unfortunately, due to the really high postage costs to get these things to the UK, I’ve been waiting for these things to become available at the local store – The Old Forest came over here at the end of the week, so we’re getting there! Slowly…

Warhammer Ogre Kingdoms

The Ogre Kingdoms collection grows! Well, kinda. I’m still no further forward with the Mournfang Cavalry that I showed off last week, but I’ve been fiddling around with the yhetees as the manager of my local GW store has offered to give me some painting lessons with fur and the like, which is very handy, I thought! Sadly, the yhetee kit is finecast (that is, resin), which gives some really excellent detail, but is renowned for having some ridiculously poor casts (hence the internet portmanteau ‘failcast’), and one of mine has a particularly badly-cast face. My sculpting skills are just not up to the challenge of sorting this with greenstuff, so I’m hoping they will replace it! So yeah… The other two look good, however! Indeed, my ever-growing Ogre family is looking nice, I think! Well, anyway…

Warhammer Ogre Kingdoms

While I’m on the subject of Warhammer, this weekend has seen the fourth release in the End Times saga – Thanquol! Of course, I still haven’t read the Khaine novel yet, but anyway…

Warhammer Thanquol

So like I said at the beginning, this is my 199th post. For my 200th blog, I’m planning something I hope you’ll all enjoy 🙂

Until next time!

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