So I’ll pretty freely admit I’ve got the ET Blues bad. Since reading through Archaon I’ve not felt much like doing anything with WHFB until we see 9th come out. I wrestled briefly with giving a new gaming system a go but a few factors prevented me from taking the jump. The first is that I really am hanging out for 9th before doing anything drastic, secondly I can’t be bothered painting anything at the moment except for the Dark Elves and Space Wolves I am grinding away on as I genuinely enjoy painting them and finally I wanted a game with a bright future and growing community.
‘The answer: X-Wing. It’s got a relatively low cost of entry (I’ve sunk $100 in and I’ve got a 100 pt force), I don’t have to paint anything, the game is as quick and tight as you’d expect from any Fantasy Flight Game and I think that with the new Star Wars movie coming out this game is only going to get more popular.
I picked up a Millenium Falcon and a Core Set and have already had a few fun games with my wife and am looking forward to playing a few games with John Murrie at the club next Tuesday. Furthermore I think a few of the other duellists will probably pick some X-Wing up as well. I’ll write up a more detailed review once I’ve got a few more games under my belt.
As for hobby news, I’ve finished the 20 54mm Turks for the Gallipoli diorama thanks to the help of McCrae Loudon and Caleb Rouse after I got too busy with work to finish it myself. The painting table is now full of my last tid bits of Dark Elves (~12 models) which I’ll work on before switching back to my Space Wolves full time in order to start getting some narrative games of 40k in. I’m also clearing out some of my spare models which you can check out at the link below:
I’m attending NATCON next weekend where I’ll be giving the Dark Elves a little break in favour of a very End Times inspired Ulthuan Air Force type list that has a L4 on a dragon. We’ll see how it goes….