MWIH – My Week in Hobby 1

Hi guys,

I have decided, in order to keep you up to date with things, to start doing a ‘My Week in Hobby’ every week or so to chart the many things I get up to which never make it onto the blog.

This week I have:

Wednesday: Played a throw-down Warhammer Fantasy game against my friend Tom’s Warriors of Chaos with my Empire – no lists, just rough totals, and the watch tower scenario made it interesting. Good for refreshing the rules, especially given his unit of six(!) characters.

The carts begin their journey
The carts begin their journey
Ambush!
Ambush!

Friday: Played Legends of the Old West – a scenario I wrote involving six posses, with the good guys having to try and escort two carts through the town to the sheriffs office while the bad guys tried to stop them. Game ended with three of my cavalry men punched off their horses (Legends combat sucks 😦 ) and one cart each. We are currently playing in a loosely linked campaign format so the next scenario will follow on the narrative form this one.

Deployment finished
Deployment finished
Warriors of Chaos
Warriors of Chaos
Vampire Counts - yes that is a 100 zombie block...
Vampire Counts – yes that is a 100 zombie block…
Lizardmen and Wood Elves on the left flank
Lizardmen and Wood Elves on the left flank
Empire and Wood Elves on the right flank
Empire and Wood Elves on the right flank

Sunday: Played a giant Warhammer Fantasy game with some friends of mine – Lizardmen, Empire, and Wood Elves vs. Vampire Counts and Warriors of Chaos. About 8-9k a side, playing the Fortitude victory conditions made for a really great game. The good guys won after a couple of lucky combats went our way.

Map
Map

Saturday: My friend Ben, from Forgot My Tea, came over and we tried out Mighty Empires, playing it as a board game (i.e without battles) for a while. It seemed to work quite well, lots of ups and downs, though I think we needs to get a better handle on how banners and battles interact. I have also been playing around with the tiles in my evenings, building maps etc.

Close up 1
Close up 1
Close up 2
Close up 2
Close up 3
Close up 3

Otherwise, I haven’t been up to much hobby wise. Thesis work is ramping up crazily at the moment, but I am off to the local gaming club tonight to play Mighty Empires again with my friend Mike.

Oh and the blog just clicked over 30,000 all time views – thanks for visiting guys!

Hope you are all having good hobby-times,

Gus

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4 thoughts on “MWIH – My Week in Hobby 1

    1. Yeah…

      I don’t play during the Uni holidays, so I try and cram as much stuff in when I am around. I normally get 2-3 games of something in a week.

  1. I really emphasize with you a lot. When I was writing my own Thesis half a year ago it felt like a four months lasting working day. That being said, I guess everyone here totally understands where priorities should be, waiting patiently till Thesis is done and more Epic stuff will come up here.

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