I dropped the ball on this blog for a bit, partially because of stuff that came up irl, and partially because I wasn’t sure if I should migrate to blogspot or continue with WordPress. I wasn’t entirely idle during this past chunk of the year though. I managed to finish up my Bad Moon Orks, leaving the big, bad Gorkanaut for last, before immediately cracking open the Season One Zombicide box and getting that done. I plan on posting some stuff about them soon, but man did painting hordes of Orks and zombies take a lot out of me.
I took a quick break from wargaming to indulge in some other hobbies and found myself spending a good chunk of my free time getting back into Vermintide 2, which by the way has to be one of the best uses of the Warhammer licenses in a video game since Dawn of War. I’m sure there are other first-person games that have more complex melee systems out there, but Vermintide’s approach to melee — being easy to grasp while still allowing for depth — is a big reason combat feels so frantic yet smooth flowing. Not to mention how satisfyingly weighty weapon impacts feel . The challenge book is a big reason the game’s stuck for me lately despite having already dumped almost 300~ hours into it prior. Among other things, finishing the “campaign” with each subclass on the hardest difficulty rewards you with some pretty badass looking skins, so that’s been my motivation this go around, and I’m 11 of 15 down as of this writing. Even if I call it quits after that, the amount of fun I got out of a $30 investment (minus DLC) can’t go without mentioning.
But this isn’t a video game blog and I have a lot of work ahead of me as you can see. I know general hobby wisdom dictates that you should always keep your backlog manageable, but it’s also hard to pass up deals when they present themselves. Not pictured are random things like a small collection of Harlequin and Dark Eldar models, as well as some Sisters of Silence, Celestine, etc. I could probably ease off buying anything for the next 2-3 years and have enough projects to last me. Of course, I can’t be the only one holding my breath for the new Adepta Sororitas late next year, so we know that’s not happening.
I lucked out on that Kill Team Starter Set by the way. After putting it off during its initial release which sold out *everywhere*, and even a few more times when GW would randomly get stock on its website, I finally decided to pull the trigger a few weeks ago. And would you know it, within the next few days it turns out that’d be the last batch they’d ever make. Anyway, just figured I’d break the silence and fire up this blog again. I’ve got quite a few things to post about in the coming days.