Amazons complete!

Well it's been a very long week... not least because I worked a five day week for the first time in a while! I did manage to get my Amazon team fully painted... not quite before playing my last game with them sadly as I had to step out of the post season due to work commitments. But here they are in all their glory:

I am not super happy with them. The paint chipping due to play while painting was beyond frustrating and I am a little less convinced that my priming addressed all the issues with the resin. The finish on the figures is ok but truthfully I just got a bit sick of them and didn't highlight to my satisfaction just so that I could stop looking at them.

My next project is a couple of figures for some friends who are attending Kublacon and playing some Pathfinder games. They are not painters but want some nice figures to use so I offered to paint them up. It will be a nice break doing a couple of fancy figures rather than the batch painting that I have become accustomed to lately.

Once they are done (the deadline is like 2 weeks out at this point), I will be returning to the UK for a month so Painting is going to be taking a hiatus however the intention on my return is to deal with one of my next 4 teams (Ogres that have painted snotlings and part converted Ogres, Pro Elves (Black Scorpion Humans), Chaos (Black Scorpion) and a super cool Vampire team made of Samurai!). It's hard to say this far out which will get the attention first, probably the Ogre team just for the quick completion. I am also starting to get the itch to paint up a bunch of my Samurai figures as there are just so many and I want to see if I can really push myself to dumb down and speed up my painting for rank and file figures.

In other news; I am continuing to grind away at the nickel plays of games I own. Had a few successes here, Takenoko is done. I think the Ticket to Ride maps will be easy enough but what I realized is that I need to be more attentive of the ones that really don't excite me (in italics below). Lack of enthusiasm for getting games played seems to come in three flavours:

  1. I really just don't like the game all that much. This is often a result of only playing it once and having a bad experience... for most of these games I think there is still potential in the game, but it's a hurdle to overcome and getting to the five plays I will either know to ditch it or want to get it to the table more.
  2. I like the game, but the people I game with don't. I think that this is going to be the hardest one to tackle. Some of them will (hopefully) be addressed by my return to the UK but others, like Fleet Captains, at just going to be tough to get to no matter who I game with.
  3. Gaming fatigue. This is an odd category but these are the games that I have actually played quite a few times in the past but before I was logging games or have played more recently and just neglected to log them.

DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game14
Hatch: the Dragonology Card Game14
Munchkin Quest14
Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game14
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 3 – The Heart of Africa14
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 4 – Nederland14
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 5 – United Kingdom & Pennsylvania23
Descent: Journeys in the Dark23
Rory's Story Cubes: Voyages23
Star Trek: Fleet Captains23
Wits & Wagers23
Blood Bowl: Team Manager – The Card Game32
Formula D32
Lift it!32
Three-Dragon Ante32
Dystopian Wars41
Kingdom Builder: Big Box41
Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 1 – Team Asia & Legendary Asia41
Plays required: 81
Games on the List: 30


  1. Do you have an assembled DreadBall team? If so, you and I can play that one Wed. night if we don't have Blood Bowl matches. Nice job getting the Amazons done and painting the full 16! I think I have only ever gotten up to 14 or so players per team.

    1. I have some dreadball figures somewhere... possibly in the UK. I need to hunt them out and get them painted. I also need to be convinced it's a good game as I wasn't a big fan last time I played ;-)

    2. Yeah... it's not Blood Bowl, but it's a fun change of pace every once in a while. The game will probably get a 2nd edition in the next year or two which will hopefully improve it. Russ and I have played it 4-5 times; I played in a tourney a year ago; didn't do too well, but had a good time regardless.


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