Checking In

Things have been slow lately. I know some people dislike seeing posts like this, as it happens to all of us – life, I just like to post something when I can even if it’s something like this. I’d consider many of you friends, and not just random people, so posts like this have value in my eyes.

Checking InI have done very little hobby work the past few weeks. With the time spent with family and dealing with the loss of my mother-in-law, I just have had no motivation. Whenever I have some free time I just find myself doing mindless stuff like watching TV, playing PC games, reading blogs, etc. I’m sure once things normalize a bit I’ll get back into the groove. I want to paint and work on stuff but my mind isn’t fully behind it yet. Soon I hope.

I have managed to almost finish my Herald of Khorne on Juggernaut. I’m working on basing him, when the mood strikes me. The dirt is down, the ice is down, so now I just have to put the snow on there and it’s done. Once I finally get that completed I need to finish off some small stuff like my Berzerker Skull Champion, a few plasma pistol arms for the Berzerkers, some meltaguns for Bikes, stuff like that. After the effort of this Herald I look forward to some easier small projects like that.

Gaming has continued pretty much on schedule every week. I’m still struggling with my Khorne Daemonkin a bit, though I feel I’ve worked out some solutions. The issue there is just not having the cash to pick up some things I feel would help the army out. An issue many of us run into. I’ll probably start running the army as Chaos Space Marines again to mix it up a bit. I’ll bounce between the two, CSM and KDK. As CSM I have more options available with my collection where, despite loving Khorne, as KDK I’m pretty limited and playing a limited force eventually wears on you.

Speaking of, I will be playing Kamui tonight as he finally tests out the new Eldar Codex. I’m pretty sure I’ve been his first opponent every single time he’s broken in a codex since 2006 and so the trend continues. I will be bringing along my Khorne Daemonkin for the game seeing as how Kamui hasn’t seen them yet. Depending on lighting at his place I might do a video battle report. I haven’t done one in a long while (they’re a ton of work), so it might be time to do another.

I suppose that about covers it for now. Hopefully soon things can resume on a normal schedule here on the blog and in life.

  • Per Hagman

    Take your time. Some times it´s good to take a step back and just do other things. Specially when you had a big loss in your family. Also it´s summer (at least where I live) and that also make less time for the hobby.

    I do hope to hear something from your battle with eldar. I will propably face them with my KDK next week for the first time. By the way, what do you want to add to your KDK?

    • The lack of hobby stuff is understandable but it’s tough when you want to do it but just can’t get yourself there to do it. Frustrating is all.

      I have fought Eldar a bunch with KDK so far but a quick search shows I haven’t blogged about it. Probably because I took such beatings that I wasn’t motivated to write about it. It’s tough though. Eldar are fast and hard to catch to get into melee with. They have a lot of mid to short ranged shooting in volume so you take a face full of shots while trying to tackle them. When you do catch them they generally have initiative on you and really soften the blow of finally getting into combat with them. I’ve learned from all those beatings so we’ll see what I can manage tonight.

    • Forgot about your question. Looking to add another Maulerfiend, likely a Soulgrinder and also been eyeing the Skull Cannon. I’ve had some recent luck with the Skull Cannon when I summoned them (used a proxy). Tempted by Possessed as well. Cool models, expensive, but could prove devastatingly useful if used carefully. I’ll proxy those soon to give them a test run.

      Mostly my KDK army consists of my CSM collection that translates into KDK with a small compliment of Daemons. I mostly need to bulk out the Daemon element.

      • Per Hagman

        Yeah, I figured eldar would be though. Seems I´m right. But Khorne don´t care which blood is runing, just that it is :)

        I´m also looking for another maulerfiend and some more daemons. Got a soul grinder and it works very nice. Skull cannons are also nice. In last two games I have summon them and they make right a way a threat. It´s nice that they can shoot the same turn they show up.

  • I echo what Hagman says and say take your time with it, if you try force yourself back in you might end up being resentful of stuff. You have gone though a lot recently Thor, it will take time.
    If I ever get anything spare going I will keep you in mind chief.

    • Thanks. Like I said, it’s just a matter of waiting on life to resume normalcy again.

  • KDK has one of the strongest tools vs Eldar in any codex these days. The heldrake. I’d gander to say KDK is actually a decently balanced counter to an Eldar list (that isn’t using D-scythe shennigans).

    Hang in there buddy, I can’t imagine dealing with what you are dealing with, but it’s good to see you posting regardless.

    • I have busted out the Heldrake for my last few games and forgot how much I missed that bastard. He’s great against damn near anything and thinning the herd a bit before I jump into it isn’t a bad thing.

      • Considering Dark Angels now have access to 2+ rerollable jink saves…The heldrake is the golden boy in the game at the moment!

  • When life is hard sometimes it really is good just to sit back and turn the brain off for a while. Nothing wrong with that :) Don’t worry about not doing hobby for a bit till you are motivated or feel like it again. Pushing it may make you want to do it less. Hope everything settles down for you soon dude :)

    • The hobby is never ending so I just feel like I’m getting behind. Of course, it’s never ending so how can you ever really get behind? Conundrum!

  • Good to see you’re still puttering along. Hopefully your wife is doing well. (as can be expected.) Sometimes that unwinding time is required. I’m finally moved into my new place, but still boxes… so many boxes… hobbying calls to me but I can’t create more mess until the bulk is dealt with.

    Glad to see you’re a PC man :) What games are you playing these days?

    • My wife is doing well considering.

      Ug, moving. One of my least favorite things to deal with. Good luck with that.

      I have the alpha version of Mordheim: City of the Damned that I goof off with, though not much lately. Really great game though being in alpha it still has a ways to go. Mostly I play a game called Space Station 13. It’s a cosmetically horrible 2D tile based game that’s effectively an RPG. Very hard game to describe, and nobody would look at it and think, “I really need to play that!”, but it’s amazingly fun for so many reasons.

  • Having written one of ‘those’ posts recently too, I feel ya man. Even though hobby time is very relaxing and motivational, it is still hard to do with so many other things going on.
    And as others have said below, do what you need to take care of your family, and this hobby community will be here to support you.

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