First Battle

For anyone that’s been reading lately, you know that I’ve been working on completing my Space Wolf models.  D-Day was Sunday, when I played my first skirmish.

Up first, here’s a few pictures of my assembled (but unpainted) models.

So, for my first skirmish, I had a good time.  I didn’t really know what I was doing, nor really understood the rules, but having several people at the table with a knowledge of the rules made it pretty easy for me to just roll dice and let someone else sort it out.

At first blush, I need to learn the rules (which, means buying a rulebook, blech).  My units have special abilities that I don’t really know what they mean, but, from what I’ve been told, I still created a pretty competitive force.

I was actually quite impressed at how fast the game played.  There was much less downtime than I expected – and we weren’t exactly taking speedy turns.

I liked the game, I want to play again, and most importantly, I want to keep building models.  I’ve been having fun with what I’ve been doing thus far and definitely want to continue.

Rekindling past joy

When I was younger, I enthusiastically built plastic model kits.  I had several fighter jets, cars and even a rotary engine.  It was a hobby that I really enjoyed.  It was like building a Lego kit (which, I did as well…) but had that layer of permanence to it.

For the past week, I’ve been working hard at putting together enough Space Wolf models for the game of WH40k that I am participating in this weekend.  It’s brought back a lot of the enjoyment that I used to have when building models in my past and that’s really cool.

I hope that when my kids get older they’ll be interested in model building too, among other hobbies I hope to share with them.

The Wolfpack Grows

So, a long time ago, I started building a Space Wolf army for Warhammer 40k.  You can see my start at The Wolfpack Begins…

It’s been a while.  Life has been busy.  Whatever.

I got some time and put together a few more models.

The back row are Wolf Guard.  Second row is Grey Hunters and the front row are Wolf Scouts.

In total, this is about 270 points worth of models.  My major holes are transports and an HQ.  Since my friend wants to play this weekend, I need to get a few more models together.

But, he still stands no chance against the Sons of Russ.