Monday, December 31, 2012
I also hope to to hit the homebrewing hobby, hardcore. I shall dub 2013 the Year of Beer as I branch out from the 2 passable batches of Mead we've made so far to making dozens if not hundreds of batches of homebrew. Obviously, for legal reasons, when I say hundreds, I am referring to 1 gallon batches, and no more than 200 at that as ours is a household of 2 or more adults.
I'd like to get some painting back in on the miniature hobby side of things. I've had some of these minis for over a decade and it's high time they get some color.
I'm shedding my shelves of GW. I haven't played a GW mini game (or video game come to think of it) in over a year and a quarter now, and I have to say, I'm not missing it. That being said, ebay, here I come... The funds from which should help fund both my Privateer Press gaming as well as the homebrewing.
Speaking of homebrew, my lovely wife supplied me with a year's membership to the American homebrew association, so I have tons of content to go through over there. So much to learn and do. Can't wait.
And lastly, maybe an idea for the brew-pub/bakery combo: http://growlermag.com/spent-but-valuable-ideas-for-using-spent-grain/.
Have a happy new year's eve folks and we'll catch you on the flipside.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
So here we are, my brother, myself and Andrew looking like a pack of rejects from Swamp People or the catfish show standing proudly around and blocking site to, the kegerator. Got the tank filled, the keg installed and enjoyed a number of tasty, albeit foamy, beverages last night. Just need to figure out the proper pressure on it and we should be good. It's working fairly well and to be honest, I can't wait to get some Cornelius kegs and get our own brew in there.
*every time I hear that it still sounds like a dnd character name to me. Kegerator the Barbarian! Wielding his massive axe of Inebriation. He shall vanquish your thirst!
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
|Yes, you have to give it back.|
I definitely want to brew a melomel next year when peaches are in-season, and I may even try a metheglin in the spring so we have some good spiced mead for the holidays next year. So much fun and easy to do. I'm somewhat disappointed we missed the peach season this year, but it's good to get a fresh batch of basic mead with the guys so they can see how the process starts out. After all, there'll be plenty of time for peaches in the summer.
Friday, November 16, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
All-in-all, a good time was had and I can't wait for next year's event. Maybe by then I'll be fielding fully painted lists. We shall see.
A couple table-shots after the fold:
Thursday, September 27, 2012
He'll be fielded in the Clash for the Cure tournament most likely after I gain some experience using him this weekend. Think I'll be trying out Cassius' new theme list and Seeing how the Baldurs like the big guy.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Come check out the festivities and see what all there is to play. I'm told we'll have some fun with Malifaux, Dust Warfare and of course, Warmachine and Hordes. For more info on the events in question, hit up the website: here. Or check out their facebook page here.
What are you doing October 20th and 21st?!
Friday, August 24, 2012
The key though, is how do I implement all the plans I have. It's easy to decide I want to eat better, or to walk more or paint more but how do I put that into action? What I'm finding out is, you just do. Like Nike says, just do it. Make the time. That's what I'm working on now. Making time. Making time for the hobbies I want to pursue, making time for the beer I want to brew, etc... We'll see how it comes out. Oh, and here are some highlights from GenCon:
Tuesday, August 7, 2012
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Orks. Another was my Purge warband. Now is almost a year later and not only is a new edition on the horizon (I should have my copy this afternoon) but there is also a new codex for Chaos looming large. Even without codex revamp, just having the options available from taking Daemons as allies in 6th gives me a new lease on the army I want to play. Speaking of allies, the image to the left over there is the new chart and while some of the options on it are downright confusing, it all adds up to what could be some great visuals at tournaments this year. I can't wait to see what folks are going to do with all of the converting and paint options available from that list.
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Or, the cool stuff I gleaned from following blogs that posted about Lock and Load weekend. This is the 2nd annual L&L convention for Privateer Press and details regarding the pending Colossals book were strewn about the place like so much dirty laundry. Updates were lying about all over the internet this last weekend. I greatly enjoyed following it all. And while I am excited about the release of the Colossals, not playing one of the main factions for Warmachine (card carrying member of the Rhulic tough-love party here) I'm really only interested in one model in that book. General Ossrum. Here's the infantry caster my Dwarves have long desired. But I digress. Over the course of the weekend, other tidbits were dropped and pictures were displayed. Here are the ones I'm all fired-up over...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
BoLS, has released the theme list for the new Rhulic warcaster, General Ossrum and as the Pointer Sisters put it, "I'm so excited." As dwarves are my favorite fantasy race in just about any game system, and as I have a good number of mercenary dwarves for warmachine already, I'll most likely be picking up a copy of this model as soon as he's available. He may even be one of my first GenCon purchases if he's out by then (after I secure a copy of the IKRPG of course). The closer we get to GenCon, the more I feel I cannot wait.
Monday, May 21, 2012
I really want to pick one of these up when they come out as the model looks fantastic. I just really don't like the little guy on paper. If he was just a tad stronger, or faster, or had a higher mat, or charged for free, or something... I just can't really convince myself to pick him up in his current state. I really think, had he been given a point or two more of speed that I'd be fine with him. That said, I still really dig the model and can't wait to see if/how those wings get used in conversions for other models.
Monday, May 14, 2012
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Hello, it seemed to say to me. See what wonders I hold for you...
So, of course, I obliged this, the talking box, and cut the tape oh so gently to reveal...
My Celestial Fulcrum! It has been delivered. Sweet! I know what I'm doing tomorrow while I'm off work. Thank you Mr. Postman! I love getting boxes in the mail.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
In a couple of weeks I ding again in this crazy mmo we call life. Pursuant to that, we've been receiving packages at the house that my wife squirrels away in her side of our Gimondo Closet of Doom®. Recently, however, she surprised me with one a bit early. I think in part because she was just as excited about it as I was once I figured out what it was. And more than likely due (I'd bet mostly) to the fact that I was the one who checked the mail and brought the box in. The box with the very large print on the shipping label. The very large print on the shipping label that said, "Wyrd Miniatures" as depicted to the left.
Heck, I can almost make out the word in that tiny pic without clicking on it to zoom in. So yeah, the sender did somewhat give away the contents, but honestly, I was still surprised as I wasn't expecting this one at all.
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Colossals. I'm excited. The scuttlebutt and speculation around the interwebs and the circle forums seem to point towards the druids fielding a massive wold named the woldwrath. As a pBaldur player and fan of the constructs in general, I've gotta say I'm eagerly awaiting any and all forthcoming info from Privateer regarding these new models. The pic I've seen circulating about the woldwrath shows basically a massive stone construct in a gorilla stance. If this is the case, my army of awesome beasts will be nearing completion. Brun and Lug provide the bear. Blindwater has the gators and octopus/squid thing covered. Circle will have the concrete gorilla and all I'll be missing is the shark. Gotta find a way to get a skorne basilisk to work for my army...
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
To that end, I've spent the last 2 nights assembling, re-assembling and priming my minis. Most of my collection was already assembled but we had a mishap with a woldwarden and some Tharn bloodtrackers last night that needed to be addressed. I also just picked up eBaldur, so he was crying out for super glue as well.
Monday, January 23, 2012
Monday, January 9, 2012
here if you want to try and find it before the break...