Updates from London

Well, not a lot of painting has taken place in the pre christmas frenzy, but some gaming news.

First Blood Bowl is out for the Xbox. Its a little disappointing in some ways -the multiplayer is much (much, much!) easier for pickup games, but multiplayer leagues don’t seem possible, and you can’t customize your team and colours in the same way you can on the PC. Having said that, I’ve found it much more enjoyable to play single player thanks to the bigger screen, and the ease of multiplayer make up for the disadvantages. Its a great way to combine the Xbox hobbywith our Games Workshop fun 🙂

I’m still working on the world of Morania for some online D&D gaming fun, which should be interesting. 🙂 Its based on some concepts I’d put together when looking to write a novel, so hopefully you’ll find it reasonably fresh with enough background detail to entertain.

New gaming options have opened up a bit – Saint Aidan will probably be adopting my Chaos forces, and my Dad (Tazman) will be flying the Eldar cause once more, so some gaming will be happening over Christmas! Updates will of course be posted on the site! Sadder news is that my Tau and Necron forces have been retired to longer term storage for now, while I focus on getting a force of Blood Angels painted (including the Space Hulk terminators).

Battle Report – Imperial Guard and Space Marines fight the Eldar xenos

This was a fascinating battle, and Daft Goblin’s first game in the Forces of Darkness! 1500 points of Imperial Guard dug in, with a 1500pts force of Ultramarines in drop pods (under the control of Leonidas) prepared to take the fight to the 3000pts Eldar of Kipparn craftworld.

Dicing for the scenario and turn resulted in a capture the objective, dawn of war situation. Placing only a few units of troops and HQ definitely didn’t favor the eldar, and losing the choice of side cost them cover and the first turn, depriving them of mobility.

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