March saw a strong start hobby-wise but slowed down significantly towards the end of the month as real life overtook me. Despite that, I still managed to get through a significant amount of models across several projects.
I purchased the Citadel Woods box some time ago thinking that it would be good for a couple of games I want to get to the table this year. It languished for some time due to my indecision around what I wanted to do exactly. In the end, I built and painted the two trees you see here as a start, and while the third tree from the box has been built, it awaits my (very poor) sculpting skills to turn it into a Weirwood tree for A Song of Ice and Fire. I’m hoping to get some traction on that during April as once the sculpting is done, it should be quick to finish painting.
A Song Of Ice And Fire Tabletop Miniatures Game
Continuing with my Night’s Watch, I picked up the Builder Scorpion Crew box and got both those bad boys painted. They have made it to the table in a couple of games, however I’ve been fairly underwhelmed by their performance to date so they’ve been shelved for now.
The Night’s Watch now also have an ally of convenience in Craster who I painted this month. I’ve used him a few times and he really allows you to double down on healing and card advantage. The last few games I’ve played I’ve run three NCUs in Craster, Aemon and Marsh which has seen me have incredible ability to reinforce units as well as holding most of my tactics deck in my hand by round three.
I also had some Stark banners from the first Game Night Organised Play Kit which I painted up. I’ve since acquired another five and will get onto those shortly so I’ve got enough for a solid Stark force (even though I’m planning an Umber theme for it!).
I haven’t actually played a game of this in quite some time, but I continue to work through all the warbands, as I love the models. This month I finished off Zarbag’s Gitz and the Godsworn Hunt. The Godsworn Hunt are my favourite of the warbands to date, it’s just the right amount of Conan homage for me. I also tried using a much stronger pre-shade which I then over painted with thin glazes, it really sped up the painting and I think the results are excellent although I need some more practice to really perfect it.
Monkey and I have been playing through Blackstone Fortress, and whilst the copy belongs to Monkey I grew tired of my characters being unpainted, so took these two devotees of the Emperor and gave them a quick paint job. If I was doing them a second time I would have put a few details on to the bases to break them up a bit, but they look fine and should help me roll better now.
I was a bit surprised at how much I got done in March given my motivation and progress fell off a cliff at the end of the month. It also highlighted that I haven’t gotten Underworlds to the table in ages, but the last few times I’ve looked for a game I’ve gotten limited interest so maybe it’s not doing that well locally. Anyway, there’s been plenty of A Song Of Ice And Fire to fill the gap recently and I’m continuing to love that game. Next month I’m hoping to get some more 3D terrain made for that game that works with movement trays. Until next time…