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More Random Musings...

More random musings about tabletop wargaming and miniatures

 

Well, we’ve got the flu flying around the house again, so this week, why don’t we dig into my subconscious and see what weird gaming and hobby musings are lurking there waiting to be discovered…

 

  • I’m finally noticing on my Twitter timeline that people I follow are really, consistently starting to play Adeptus Titanicus. Now, I know the game is popular, that it sold out in some places, so the fact that I personally haven’t seen a lot of folks bringing it to the table likely doesn’t mean much; indeed, I have seen people posting their paints and builds of the models involved for a while. But so many other games – Shadespire, Blackstone Fortress, Blood Bowl, and so on – seem to hit the table immediately in my timeline, that I do wonder what the delay was...
  • I’ve been painting consistently again for a month after taking most of January and part of February off, and I feel like I’m hitting my stride again. It’s nice when you finish a mini and, yes indeed, it essentially looks like how you imagined it would in your mind. Unlike 2018, where I honestly felt kind of shackled to building and painting my Death Guard army for a big swath of the year, I feel a lot freer to tackle other projects, which has been a lot of fun. Most recently I finished some coffins that will make fun scatter terrain. I like getting stuff to the painting bench that, honestly, there were times I thought might take years to get to...
  • I saw recently someone posted a photo online of an old Games Workshop “old west” skirmish miniatures game rules, and I wonder why they wouldn’t bring that back, even just to reprint it. GW has focused so much on sci-fi and fantasy gaming at this point that maybe it’s not worth it to go even more niche? Likely they’re happy to let other companies fill in that void...
  • I’ve lost a metal miniature somewhere in my basement and I honestly have no idea where he could have gotten to. I’ve looked everywhere for him. Our dog doesn’t go down there, and neither do our kids, so I’m at the point that I’m thinking a ghost might have spirited him away. Which, given that we literally live a short walk away from an old battlefield where hundreds of soldiers are still buried, isn’t necessarily far-fetched…
  • I honestly do wonder how many people, when they’re playing 40k, actually finish a game. I have yet to finish a game of 40k, mostly because my gaming sessions start at around 8 p.m. and by 11 p.m. I need to go home and get to bed so I can be up by 5 a.m. We usually reach the mid-point or late game, but haven’t actually finished one. Some day, I’m sure...

About the Author;

Peter Kuebeck is a writer, gamer and award-winning mini-painter living in the Midwest. He wages a constant battle against the ever-growing tide of unpainted minis in his basement, and occasionally GMs role-playing game sessions with friends. Catch his hobby shenanigans on Twitter at @popculturecube



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