No games planned for this weekend. However no play makes Pete a dull(er) boy.
Over the week I have finished my Skullvane Manse and also one of Tabletop World’s Town Houses. These need to be based and fenced giving me two further pieces of terrain for my table. I’ll try to get some pictures up over the weekend.
I also have a range of other terrain pieces I’d like to assemble paint and base in time for Horned Rat V. These include two more Tabletop World houses, GW’s Gated Mansion, the GW Tower and a couple of Gardens of Morr (to use as impassable terrain). I’ve got about five weeks so I should be able to knock most of it on the head.
The next event is two weeks away – NatCon. This is 2000 points with moderately heavy comp. Army lists are due in today it will be interesting to put together a smaller list, with 2400 points having been the norm over the past eighteen months. I personally like 2000 points as I believe that it makes you make hard choices around troop selection. It generally takes out the dual Lord choices – especially 2x Level 4 – and the majority of the points you have to give up come out of Special/Rare/Characters. Suddenly your characters aren’t as well protected, your Special choices aren’t as big and you probably have to surrender one of your Rares. The other constraints we are dealing under are no triple Special choices or double Rares. As somebody who likes a simple plan with built-in redundancy these constraints certainly impact my build. However I think that they are good “checks” on army power.