Last week I posted my thoughts on a list for the Standish Standoff. After some thought and discussion I’ve basically settled on a list that features my Rebel Grots (IG) with Ork allies. This list features a tank-supported front line of around 40 orks and their warboss with plenty of Rebel Grot firepower to back them up. There’s a fair amount of painting and modeling to be done but not an overwhelming amount. With that settled I was excited to dig in.
Then something dawned on me: the Standoff is currently scheduled for a weekend that I will be out of town! We will be taking our kids to Disney World for the first time and everything has been pre-booked. It’s not really something I can shift for the sake of a 40k event. I’m very disappointed by this, even more so because I also had to miss the Fratris Salutem earlier this year. Well, that’s life. It pains me to say it but some things are more important than pushing little dudesmen around and tossing dice.
I am still going to stick to the plan of preparing this list for the Standoff. I missed the Fratris Salutem because at the last minute it had to be rescheduled to a date that didn’t work for me. Maybe this one will shift and I’ll be able to make the new date. Even if I don’t make it to the event all of the units on the list are on my ‘wish list’ to have available so at the least I can use the deadline to motivate myself to finish a bunch of models. I know a lot of the regulars are already building and play testing their Standoff lists so I can always let them sharpen their swords on my list and enjoy some good games in the process.
On the hobby side I haven’t accomplished anything this past week and I don’t expect to accomplish much in the week to come. We’re wrapping up the last items on the sale of our house and slowly packing up all of our junk. Next week we’ll move in with my in-laws until we can find a new house. With a little luck we won’t be there long. I’ll be able to dig back into my Rebel Grots once we’re there but the airbrush experiments may need to wait until we’re back into a house of our own. Next week you’ll probably be subjected to another day of random rambling from me but after that I hope to have some more interesting hobby posts for you.
Thanks for reading!