Monday, 19 March 2018

But I'm trying to be good . . . . . . . .

So what I really needed was a year of restraint so I could really clear the 'pile of grey shame'.

Instead I get this  . . . . . . . .

and this  . . . . . . . . . .

And after the giggles of 'Shadow Wars' with Shaggy this is a LOT more tempting . . . . . . .

AND these would make a great 'Imperial Guard' kill team proxy . . . . . .

And I LOVE the look of these new Armiger Warglaives in the new 'Forgebane' box release. . . . . .

Add to that the fact I am already getting the shakes over this. . . . .

and ALL of these . . . . . .

Damn you GW!!

I wonder how much I can get for a kidney on the open market?

Friday, 16 March 2018

Shadespire at Magic Madhouse EXP

It was daylight when I set out on this trip!!

For a little while I had heard rumors of a gaming club in the vicinity of the Olympic stadium in Stratford.

Having to buy a new suit at Westfields after work I decided to kill two birds with one stone and see if I could also visit the 'Magic Madhouse' and get some painting supplies and gaming in after wards as it should only be a 10 minute walk away.

45 minutes later I was still roaming the wastelands of E20 trying to find the place!!!!!!

The address is Cantina Bar, 2nd Floor, 60 Dace Road, London E3 2NQ and best of luck!

When I did finally find the place this is what I found. . . . . .

The building / Bar itself is quite impressive and is situated right next to a canal so should be great for gaming in the summer.

It has the bar down stairs which is full of retro games consoles which you can hire.

When I asked about the 'gaming store' I was directed to the toilets . . . .

Which leads to some stairs . . .

which leads to a corridor . . . .

Things are looking promising. . . . .

and voilà . . . . a gaming store!!!

With gaming stuff . . . . .

Staff are super friendly and they offer discounted prices on nearly all their stock.

The place was empty when I got there but quickly filled up.

It turned out Thursdays is Pokémon and Shadespire night. Would I like to take part in their organized play tournament ?

Yes . . . . . . . Yes I would!

We ended up with four players including myself and we played a one round, round robin.

Game one

Game one was against John and his Reavers.

This was a tight game right till the end when John hit me with 'contained' and I lost 7 to 10.

Game two

Game two would see me take on a familiar face, Jack. Jack organized the Shadespire tournament I attended at HATE in January. He had also managed to come 5th at the Grand Clash so this was going to be a tough one!

Another cagey game but Jack's Stormcast took the win 11 to 8 through decimating my more fragile Skellies.

Game three

Game three would see me taking on Laura with her 'Chosen Axes' Fyreslayers.

COMPLETELY outplayed on this one and got walloped 14 to 5!!

So ended up losing three out of three but the good news is I got three games in.

Not sure how often I will make it to the 'Madhouse'. In theory it is closer then Darksphere and the prices are a little bit cheaper but this place is SO out the way. . . . Time will tell.

That said, if you can find the place it's worth a visit.

Friday, 9 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round four.

Round four would see the Chaos allies turn on each other in an effort to appease the gods of chaos! . . .

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round three.

Lunch would see all the Generals of Riotville LIVE!! seated around a long table in a side room which quickly began to resemble a scene from 'Game of thrones' (without the shagging and incest!!) as each general began their mind games and politicking for the rounds ahead.

Goodness knows how many under the table deals and pacts were agreed during that time?

Wednesday, 7 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round two.

With the dust barely settled and blood wiped from blades, challenges were issued for round two.

Monday, 5 March 2018

Riotville LIVE 2018!! Round one.

So round one kicked off after a hearty breakfast in the Redhouse restaurant. We then bundled upstairs to kick lumps out of each other.

My first opponent would be Shaggy of 'Shaggy Wargaming fame' and his Dwarves.

Saturday, 3 March 2018

1800 point army for Riotville finished?????

So 24 days ago my 1800 points of Chaos Warriors for Riotville LIVE 2018 looked like this. . . . .

I only needed to paint 23 Chaos warriors, 2 Gorebeast chariots, 5 Chaos Knights, a BSB, a Sorceror, 10 Chaos hounds and two Spawn!!!!!

So how did I do?

Pretty good!

That's 5 Knights, 5 Chaos hounds and a gore beast chariot done.

The Deamon was donated by Lee (top bloke)!

A block of 23 chaos warriors with a Chaos Sorceror and BSB. I did cheat and use two unit fillers!

There is also another two units of Chaos hounds.

Finally my two Spawn and another unit of Chaos Hounds.

I probably could have got the second chariot finished today but with all the other running around I am happy to leave it at is.

I spent the last three days praying to the dice gods for a 'snow day' as it seemed every other school in the country was closed but truth be told we did not really have a reason to close.

The boards are now cut, the sheets laminated, my army packed and crates of terrain filled all ready for Riotville LIVE 2018 tomorrow.

Can't wait!!!!!!
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