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.....

Thursday, September 25, 2014

UPDATE: Blogging will return soon....

I realize that the blog has been quiet for longer than expected and I would like to apologize for that....
...moving our family into our new home has been more time consuming that I originally planned. I had hoped to be up and blogging 10 days ago.

However, life has conspired against me and I will need to postpone active blogging for at least another couple of weeks.

Since moving into our new home we have had to deal with a powerline in the field behind our house catching fire and costing us power for two days. Our new Frig going crazy and overcooling itself and freezing up. We have had an ant infestation that was unbelievable when we first moved in. Oh and they have failed several time to get our high speed internet up, so I am stuck with a horrible internet data rate for the time being.
I will return however....even as we speak, my new blogging partner and I are working out our schedule for a host of upcoming articles from our new blogging series we have planned. I will introduce him later, but he is the creator of much of the fine terrain I use in many of my games.
So, please be patient with me as I get my house and life in order...I will be back in a couple of weeks.

Till Then, Mags Out!