Quiet a while back I got in on the terrain deal on Kickstarter from +Jed Norton at Antenoceti. As you can see it was a huge Kickstarter and Jed really went of his way to give people a huge pile of options and I think for many it might have been too much. They just got plain confused with all that was on offer and some of the comments were fun to read.
So when it all turned up I did have a bit of a Oh hell (well something like that) moment as it was a lot of stuff. To be honest resin wise it was about 40-50% more than I was expecting. So glad I bought an Airbrush recently as it was going to be a huge help with this.
Blog wise as always I haven’t been very active and I tend to really find that I go in fits and starts with what I’m blogging about. I should use it far more than I do and I know a lot of bloggers that say the same thing.
But I have been busy, it’s been about 18 months now since I joined Pigmar
in Bath. My original plan was to get more back into gaming with a bigger group and hopefully get some get up and go.
A lot of the players at Pigmar are long term 40k and Warhammer players so as that boat has sailed a long while back for me I started back playing Warmachine again. Though as a game I have to say the power creep has killed my love of the game. I kept mentioning Infinity but couldn’t really get anyone properly interested in it.
That was all to change the night we had an open demo evening, the idea being it was to show off games people didn’t play normally. So I took along my Trusty Ariadna and did 3 demos that evening for 6 people. In fact it was enjoyed so much I think I ran demo games for the following few weeks as people like what they saw and slowly the club built up getting more and more people into the game and playing a lot more often than before.
Thankfully at the start I had Mike (My Songs opponent) along and then people like +Lee Russ , +Darren Ivey, +Adam Pattenden started coming and because Infinity was being played weekly more people have shown an interest and our local Warcor +Peter Acs pops along every now and then to see how things are going and to join in.
One of the hardest things to get the game established after players was terrain. 40k pieces just don’t work for Infinity it’s far too open and just doesn’t block LoF.
So I got hold of a set of PDF plans from World Works terrain who I know very well from a big project we did with TheAncible a few years back and set to work. I knew from the off the terrain would get battered but I also knew how it all looked was half the battle. So If I could give a better gaming experience and make it more visually exciting it might attract more players.
Which to date it appears to be doing.
Then the early part of this year I took on the Terrain post on the Committee and started adding to it, to start with its just been general stuff but the Infinity elements have expanded past the point where the original terrain isn't needed any more. And then when the current Chairmen decided he'd had enough of us I stepped into the hot seat.
This lead me very quickly into the world of the GCN (The Gaming Club Network), I remember them back when we used to do the club list for them in The Ancible. But I didn't know that much, in typical me fashion I kept asking who did this, who ran my area, why ahd I never heard of him and so on. Well I then find out no one and +christopher peachey pretty much says if you want the position its yours. So I thought I can do that and took on and its kept on being like that, I'm now the GCN Media Manager and I help run the website, we promote clubs, get discounts from lots of companies for our members and we help them at events. It's a one stop place of fun.
I was told that if your going to have a blog make it used for something, so that's my plan. I'm in the middle of getting a set of rules sorted and here is as good as a place as any to show that off along with the other stuff I do.
Well I never and considering I post so randomly as well.
So whilst doing a bit of a tidy up of older stuff after my Busy, Busy post I happened to check the stats and noticed even though I haven't posted anything since November I've been getting about 5-10 Views a day. I've also nudged well into 10 page views which is very nice indeed.
So thanks to everyone whose had a look and I hope people enjoy whatever random posts are to come in the future of randomly posting stuff when I get a grip.
Normally when I come back to the Blog to post stuff its because I'm about to start a new project or I think I really should be posting stuff up.
This time though gaming wise I've been very busy. Late last year I joined a new local club in Bath, Pigmar its between where I work in Bristol and where I live in Chippenham (Or Nam as we call it).
The club as a whole is split between 40k/Warhammer and Warmachine, with the other odd game thrown in. I tried to get Infinity going at the club but it never really went anywhere as people played what they played. Then one night we had a demo evening where people were forced to play something different. I can certainly say that it kicked the game off big style. it also meant we gained people in the local area who were looking for other players like +Lee Russ , Darren, Peter and my 15mm sparring partner Mike.
So Infinity is born at the club and I shall be throwing up some work on buildings I've been doing for the club and also the miniatures I've finally got around to painting.