Friday, October 05, 2012

Necromunda : Delaque

My gaming group (including myself) has been talking big about trying out some other games (other than WFB), Necromunda has come up a few times.  I've never played it. As a veteran BloodBowl player who loves SciFi, why on earth haven't I played Necromunda yet?

So we're going to have a 6 (or so) player mashup, everyone on the same board, on the Sunday afternoon once all of our WarhammerFB gaming is done on the Saturday.

I like the look and sound of the Delaque.
I was going to just go ahead an buy the models from GW when someone pointed out these lovely minis from Heresy.

I couldn't resist. A solid 9 of them are winging their way towards me now. I had promised myself that I wouldn't buy more models that would lie unpainted (like that box of Infinity minis that's sitting on my shelf), but sod it. I have some coding projects ongoing (including finishing up FMH), and in all likely hood I will not have time to paint these fellas before the end of Nov (when our 6 man punch up happens).

We shall see.

Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Hardcore History

I've been listening to "Dan Carlin's Hardcore History" podcast, a lot.
It's perfect while painting (not that I've been getting much of that done recently). Each podcast is a good 1-2 hours long, and I'm finding them damned interesting.

It's very entertaining, I really like the way he tries to explain, and get you into the mindset, of the peoples he's talking about at any give time. He's quite emotional & emphatic himself.

I just finished listening to the third episode in an ongoing series about the Mongols, and Genghis Khan.
I'm also in the sixth episode about the fall of Rome, which is just absolutely fascinating. The first five Rome episodes were about 1-2 hours each, and the final one is a six hour marathon, so there's a lot of material and listening to enjoy.