Sunday, November 16, 2014

Happy to Have a New FLGS: SoCal Games and Comics

So I just wanted to throw out the good word for the fantastic new Friendly Local Game Store that players in SoCal now have in the Temecula, Murrieta, and Menifee area.

The store is called SoCal Games and Comics and it opened in the outer ring of shops at the Temecula Mall Center. It is large and spacious and it is near a plethora of restaurants and food spots. The store has a large stock of Warmachine and Hordes models...HURRAY!

Anyways, I took the son there last night and he had a blast playing demo games of a host of different games they were demoing and playing.  I of course went to play Warmachine and Hordes. Here is a shot of just four of the 12 tables they have dedicated to miniature gaming.

If you are in the area, please stop in and check it out. Warmachine Nights are Wednesday Nights and Warhammer Nights are Thursdays. Also games are usually going on Saturdays or Sundays for both games.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Good News for Me! Sad News for Blog!

I will start out by apologizing this blog has been a little quieter than I would like and quieter than I hinted at a couple of weeks ago. The reason for this prolonged period of silence is directly related to my real life work. You see, I was doing a detail at work that would allow me to compete for a promotion. It really was a time sink, but I am glad that I did it, because....
....I got the promotion! Hurray for me!

However, this is sad news for my blog because I have to do 8 weeks of training starting next week. As a result, this blog will probably suffer a slight lack of attention.

On another note, I have a new blog partner, Platypus. He is a fantastic modeler, painter and miniature game enthusiast. We have some fun content coming up, but unfortunately, we might be pushing it off to the start of the new year, or at least until December. 

However, if training is easier than expected, I will definitely bring you the new content that we are working on.

Well, until then...Mags Out!

Monday, October 20, 2014

Charity Update: ICLeadPeople Donates Painted Legion Battle Engine!

Just a quick update on the prize support for the Toys For Tots Charity Gaming event.

ICLeadPeople has come out of painting semi-retirement to paint up a Legion Battle Engine and donate it to the Charity Raffle that will be going on after the conclusion of the gaming day.

Also, Tyson (Menelker on PP Forums) will be getting up a more detailed post with the rules today...so stay tuned for links!

Monday, October 13, 2014

Charity Gaming Event on December 5th and 6th

Toys For Tots Charity Gaming Event
December 5th and 6th, 2014
As a retired United States Marine and a father of four, the Toys for Tots Charity program has a special place in my heart. In addition, I am a miniature gamer and as such, I am essentially a big kid playing with expensive toys, so I feel it was a perfect match for a charity event.

This year, the event will be held on:

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Indecision with Warmachine and Hordes

It is possible that I am just suffering from Gamer ADD or Faction ADD; regardless of the reason, I am suffering from a bout of indecision when it comes to what Hordes Army to play. I have now been playing Warmachine and Hordes for a little over a year, it was a year in September, and I have been playing Skorne since the beginning. Skorne has a great aesthetic and I do like it as it represents a lot of my favorite elements in history: Ancient Egypt, Greece, the Ashokan Empire and even ancient China (Asian Aesthetic is probably my second favorite, we will get to the first shortly). 

However, it is not typically and army that I would play. In fact, when I started playing Warmachine and Hordes, I picked Skorne for two reasons: one is the fact that it does not look like any of the other armies that I traditionally play and; two, it is often stated as being and underwhelming or under powered faction. The lover of all things underdog in my couldn't help it and I had to go with Skorne. 

Having said that, those who know me in real life know two things about me when it comes to miniature games: I like orange and blue armies and.....