Monday, January 30, 2006

The Second Floor Dungeon

I played a game at the Dungeon II in Alsip this weekend. It was my Space Wolves against my friend Jason's Chaos Space Marines. I lost, but it was a fun game. I'm still learning how to use my Blood Claw bikers to there fullest potential. They seem more useful in a fire support role rather than a assault role, but that +2 berserker charge is just too good to pass up. I took out my first Land Raider, so I feel good about that.

There was also some guy there doing demos of WarMachine. I've always been curious to try this game, but have been ambivalent about the miniatures. They're kind of cool, but they also have this cartoonish quality about them that I'm not too fond of. I suspect that this game was created with players of Magic, The Gathering in mind. There are way too many spells, cards, and special rules involved for my taste. Do even get me started about the insane amount of math involved.

All in all a good night at the Dungeon. I picked up another blister of flamers, didn't break the soda cooler like last time, and even got some bits off Mike, the manager. Unfortunately, I didn’t face my usual arch- foe, Art Olsen, but there is always next time...

Oh right! This Blog is about my Thousand Sons. Well, there are completely ready to prime, I'll probably do this tomorrow. I tried gluing together some of my flamers last night. Again, I think that I'm just used to gluing plastic together, because I find gluing metal parts to be so tedious. It just seems to me that super glue's drying time increases exponentially the more you use. Yes, I know that's obvious, but I've been using a lot to make sure I have strong bonds. When I use Testor's plastic glue I have to use less, so it dries faster. It took me ten minutes to glue one arm on one flamer and another five to glue one arm on another. I ended up just proping the arm up with a spare base and walking away.

I plan to do a whole lot of painting this week, but it will mostly be my front room walls (Living room walls for you non-Chicagoans).

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