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The Swan Dive – My Swan Song

I’ve spent that last month trying to throw myself back into the Warmachine/Hordes hobby full bore. I picked up a new Faction, I made some efforts to speed up my painting style, and I’ve made a more conscious effort to go out and attend a regular game night (Much thanks to Scott for hosting). But the truth is, I’m really not enjoying it. Actually, the only thing I’ve really enjoyed, aside from the great people the hobby has to offer, is writing these articles. They’ve been helpful in fighting my general gamer malaise that’s been slowly creeping up into my life since the beginning of 2015.

Well, and this is the hard part, but I think it’s time for a break, and a considerable one. I’ve been back in the hobby since I got back from living abroad in 2013, and in that time I’ve gone to some cons, met, and played against, a lot of great people, but sadly the hobby just isn’t fulfilling what I’d hope it would. Instead I see it more as a burden, and I’ll fully admit that I’m the one putting the burden on myself. In truth that might be the problem I’m using Warmachine/Hordes as a way to fill a void that should be better filled by more meaningful things. Now, that’s not to say that I think the hobby is bad, far from it. I have always thought that in person competitive games like this have always been a great way to socialize, and meet people you might not otherwise have met. But for me, right now, I’m just sort of out of gas. Continue reading The Swan Dive – My Swan Song

The Swan Dive – All the Colours of the Rainbow

All right, I am currently sat staring at blank word document trying to figure out what to write in my second article, or more matter of factly how to write this second article. I’ve not managed to get a game in this week, and I’ve not really written a painting article before, but hey let’s give it a shot.

So, in truth I’ve not managed to get any actual painting down this week, but thankfully I’ve finished a couple of test models, which I’m going to show you, and I’ve gotten a good start on one of the units, something which has always been a problem for me to tackle.

First up, is the Stormblade Captain. Well, I’ll tell you this guy’s stock has shot up in the last few months that I’ve been on hiatus, which is nice because the model is far superior to the current plastic Stormblades, which I have to tell you are miserable models. Yuck. I hate to say it but I kind of want the metal ones back. 

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