Ok folks, my geek exile is over. I took the month of April off to have a holiday with the family and look after my daughter over Easter break. I’m now back!
I did manage to sneak an appearance at Salute 2015 into my month off but mainly to support PRODOS and pick up my Imperial troops for Warzone Resurrection. Thankfully whilst some of the items I really wanted were out of stock I did manage to pickup two Imperial Wolfbane Starter Boxes, a Morten Oakenfist, a set of Grey Ghosts, some Imperial Special Forces and the Freedom Forever Salute exclusive diorama. Lots to be done here.
The Cybertronic Voltigeur was also released during April and rather than miss out I ordered a couple to add to my Cybertronic forces. These really need “the Matrix” treatment as I really think Voltigeur Drones need some awesome mechadendrites as they skulk and crawl across the battlefield. I created a Pinterest board showing my inspiration for my Cybertronic:-
A slow by steadily increasing pile of awesomeness has been developing in the Mancave and I’m working my way through it.
Whilst at Salute I managed to grab some images of the models for AvP. Anthony Evans aka Anton from the Blog The Anarchy of Anton was demoing a fantastic looking jungle temp table using AvP minis and a “homebrew” set of rules based off WZR rules. I stepped in to run a demo whilst he was away and the minis are generating quite the buzz. The same question kept popping up over and over again “When will I get my KS minis?”. Poor Hairy Gamer Tris wasn;lt even volunteering or demoing and he still had to face these questions. With final approval in the pipeline and only a matter of a signature from FOX to get things moving its an exciting and stressful time for the guys at PRODOS and for all us AvP KS backers at the same time. It was commented that they hoped to have retail copies available for UK Games Expo at the end of May. I’m going to cross my fingers for that!
I added an Oversized Borg Cube to my Star Trek Attack Wing as it was a peach of a deal from Tritex Games at £50. I also managed to grab hold of 10 x IRW Praetus for my Romulans which adds 10 sets of cloaked mines to my 4 sets I already had. Im seriously considering a very Cloaked Mine heavy build for something in the future. I think it has to be done….maybe in a pre-TOS era game?
Wave 13 Star trek Attack Wing also arrived in the Mancave. I added 2 x ISS Enterprise, Constitution class starship from Mirror Universe, 2 x Reklar, Galor Class Warship from the Dominion and 2 x Goranus, Gorn Ship from Independants faction. With Wave 14 not that far away and my Peak Performance & Q-Continuum OP kits on their way I really need to pick up some new display cases from Ikea to house the huge amount of ships I now have. I think I’m in the 270 region now.
I also have a few Star Wars X-Wing goodies to open up. My YT-2400 arrived along with 2 x Z-95 Headhunters and a B-Wing for my Rebels. The Empire was reinforced too in the form of a pair of TIE-Bombers. Lastly my Scum and Villainy picked up a third M3-A Scyk Interceptor and a Starviper. Happy days indeed and a good way to celebrate Star Wars Day (#maythe4thbewithyou).
More Star Wars goodies arrived in the form of Star Wars Armada and luckily Hairy Gamer Tris and I managed to squeeze in a quick game at Salute 2015 when we attended. A minor victory was mine as his Rebel Scum were taught a lesson by the might of the Galactic Empire. I just need to debox and review my Armada. Better late than never eh??
So, I guess you can look forward to more content from me as the weeks go by now I’m back. More battle reports from NAGA, more STAW OP events run by yours truly and Scott Young at Youngs Hobbies. If you want to see anything please do let me know.