Horus Heresy Boardgame, Trygon Update and “Random Progress”

The past weekend has been a great opportunity to make up for all that time lost due to sickness, work at the office and general procrastination in the hobby department. Even though I haven’t spent a great deal of time to paint my ongoing projects I received quite a bit of goodies to give me ideas with the Random Encounter miniature and got to play a terrific board game. Hop in to see what I’ve been up to after the jump.

Let me start with the WIP projects.

Tyranid Trygon

There was little time to devote on focused painting for the past week or so thus the progress on the kit is a lot less than I’d like. Still, I’m continuing with the base coats for the skin and yes, the lighter colors are really difficult to paint on the model since the coverage is very low. Getting there slowly. Need to correct the errors on part of the lower torso (still) and shade the rest of the skin to get to the highlights.

That cream color really takes so many layers to build up.

That cream color really takes so many layers to build up.

Random Encounter

A week ago or so a fellow hobbyist from Izmir graciously forwarded me two precast resin bases that he no longer needs free of charge. One of these looks like a high fortification on a hill, the other is a 60mm Dreadnought sized round base with skulls, ruins and growing vegetation sculpted on it. The quality is great and more importantly, it allows me to be lazy on the Random Encounter project!

Looks almost imperial too! I guess I could deface it with some Chaos graffiti when the time comes.

Looks almost imperial too! I guess I could deface it with some Chaos graffiti when the time comes. That detail on the slopes will be a wash and drybrush heaven for me!

Another nice sculpted base. Looks like an entry area for an elven dungeon...

Another nice sculpted base. Looks like an entry area for an elven dungeon…

Thanks to Engin Kayral, once again, for his candor! The bases will be put to good use, I guarantee it!

 

Well, with that done, let me get to the hobby highlight of this post (the weekend too actually):

Horus Heresy Board Game

My dear friend from high school, Xasf, has acquired a vast collection of board games from his latest visit to the US (bless eBay for the opportunities, right?) and among them there’s Horus Heresy the Board Game by Fantasy Flight Games. After initial setup (which almost took an hour itself!) we hit it off, simultaneously reading the rules and trying to understand the mechanics of the game. While the game itself certainly deserves a review on its own (beginning of next year is the plan) I just wanted to share some pics from our very first session of the game.

Yes, we had a lot of fun before we had to pack up and go to our next stop but it really had us wanting for more. It took us about a total of 4 hours to set up and play towards the first half of the game and we reached somewhere around a stalemate. I assume we’ll get a lot faster at setting up the board and taking turns by the time we meet again. Very well thought out and involved game that can root players for hours on end!

 

Next up will be a review of the Citadel Project Box I’ve got last week and if I can get a little bit more work done on the models I’ll try to give an update on them as well.

Until next time, have a happy new year and Season’s Greetings from the Workshop!

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5 comments

    1. Let’s see if I get some work done on it this Sunday. Saturday is skiing time, but I should be able to spend a few hours on a day at least. It’s been a while since I last picked up a brush compared to my previous performances.

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  1. Horus Heresy takes me back! I think it took me about four hours, and ended in tears for the Emperor, but I seem to remember it being a lot of fun all the same! It also has the distinction of being the most expensive 2-player boardgame I’ve ever bought…

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