Greetings, fellow humans! This week, I have mostly been wrapping Christmas presents. I did manage to get another batch of Moonclan Grot archers painted though.
Now that I’ve based 50 or so Ghur models however (including some big ones like King Ognob), I’m starting to run low on Lustrian Undergrowth. My local store (and a few others that I checked) didn’t have any in stock, so I went online to order some. Unfortunately, it looks like it was discontinued (a few years ago, no less!) – so I had to find an alternative.
I’ve opted for Astrogranite, as it looks to be a similar texture and could come in handy if I decide to do any urban bases in the future. It’s going to getting painted over with Castellan Green anyway, so it’s all about the texture. It comes in a bigger pot too, which is a bonus.
I’ve also treated myself to Chapter Approved 2018, and I’m looking forward to reading the Looted Wagon rules/articles. I’ve already got a few for my Deathskulls (as is tradition), and I’ll definitely be converting some when I get around to my Blood Axes too. They may only have power levels for open/narrative play, but my local gaming club is fairly laid back, so I’m sure I’ll be able to field them in matched play games too. Multiplying the power level by 20 is a good way to calculate a rough and ready points value, so that’s what I’ll go with.
Speaking of building stuff: I’m hoping to get some of my model backlog built while I’m off work over the festive period. I’ve got a LOT of stuff in boxes in my office (about 5k points worth, give or take!), so the idea is to get it built and then transferred from boxes to cases to free up some space. That’s my plan, anyway.
I’ll have to see what Father Christmas brings first though. Merry Squigmas, everyone!