Having survived the wolf attack, our party bandaged their wounds and then decided to split up in search of Baba Lysaga. This acting as a convenient explanation in world for why so little of the party was present for this session. This also marks my first attempt at running a game through Discord.
Episode 4: The Ark of the Cortex
Young Zenith and her mother Celest have a big problem and they need help. Fortunately for them, the majority of our crew have soft spots for children in trouble. As well as an assortment of very useful skills and experience.
Celest reveals that the mysterious father is none other than the Right Honorable Crispin Townshend. He is a long time member of the Parliment and rumored to be the power behind the current Prime Minster as well as some previous PMs. He is the linchpin for the current majority political alliance and the architect of many major government policies going back decades.
2016 was an interesting one for me hobby wise. While for a lot of the year I felt like I wasn’t getting much done when I look back I realize I did a whole lot more than I thought.
After seeing this post about painting and depression I had some comments about how I frequently paint when I’m frustrated or angry because it forces me to focus. This works because I keep multiple projects going so I’ve got a project I can work on regardless of mood. All the projects I tackle fit into one of three categories, a detail project, a troop project and a large project.
The detail project is a single model where I’m trying to paint to my top level. This usually requires substantial focus, a steady hand and time to dedicate to it. Examples are my Death Company and Blood Angels Captain. My current detail project is a squad of Assault Terminators.
The Troop project is for lack of a better word an easy project. These are units that I try to paint well but I’m not overly focused on. These are models that are more impressive for the number of them instead of standing out individually. The great part of these units is that I can’t paint them in any mood, minor stray marks and individual details and highlights aren’t as important. Examples are my Astra Militarum/Imperial Guard troops, or my Genestealers. Currently I’m working on some Catachan Veteran Troops.
My last type of project is a large project, these can be terrain pieces, monstrous creatures or vehicles. These I tackle at different levels of detail but the common thread is that any given step can take a substantial amount of time due to the scale. Examples of these are my Baneblade, the Sanctum Imperialis, and the Dreadnought. I haven’t decided on my next large project yet, I just finished the Baneblade but I’ll come up with something soon.
The other part of my 3 project method is I try and do something every night. Some nights I’ll paint a whole model or weather a large model. Other nights all I get done is painting a boot on a troop. The truth is I don’t know how much I’ll get done any given night until I try. Sometimes I think I won’t get much done and find I start painting and get quite a bit done. Other nights I just get a little bit done. The nice thing about getting a little bit done is if you get a little bit done every night, you find you finish a project anyways.
Looks like Battlefoam will have a sale on the 4th of July. I don’t know the full details yet but I’m an advocate of their cases and foam being a great way to store your army!