Thursday, September 20, 2007

Hobbies: Confrontation

I've picked up a new game of late called Confrontation, by Rackham Games. I was inspired by the amazing quality of the miniatures they make, and after having one for a few months, I actually read the min rule book that came with it. Let’s just say I got more than a bit intrigued and have now tossed my hat in with this game. As I’ve learned more and more I’ve become engrossed with the world lore/setting for the game, the art as well as the strategy behind the game itself.

I’ve been working to assemble prime and even paint a few of the minis. I’ll get photos of my work up here soon. So far I’ve been painting my Griffin Inquisition Units almost exclusively. The Griffin army, both in style and story has simply dug its little claws in me. To pair off with them I’ve picked up Alchemists of Dirz and the Undead of Archon to provide my opponents to these self proclaimed champions of the light. Besides what avid gamer can’t use more skeletons right?

Sadly as I began to find out as I was starting my collection in the last couple months it seems the game is going to change from a skirmish level game that uses metal minis to a large scale war game that uses pre-painted plastic miniatures. The metal ones will still be usable in the next incarnation of the game. Of course this change over, it turns out, is why I have been able to pick up this game for so dramatically cheap. Most online retailers are having sales from 30-75% off various Confrontation figures. So at least it was a save in the old pocketbook.

Till next time.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Moving Days

Well I moved once more, yup for anyone that knows me your right in thinking that this isn't a new thing. It has happened so frequently in the last 10 years that I don't toss my boxes when I move. Only thing different was the furniture. Yes a washer and dryer are far heavier than a box of books.

Enough complaining for now. That is all weeks old news and far enough past that I can look back with a nice golden aura to it. After all the best part of moving is moving in and enjoying your new home. Unpacking possesses something expressly therapeutic. I would guess it’s akin to the small work of organizing your life in a nice neat way as well as the ability to look over all ones old memorabilia you keep that reminds you of grand trips and fond memories.

In any case I’m now starting my second year in Maine. Best of all its my second year of being near Megan, and at this point we are T-minus ≈ 1 month from a year long engagement and have even set a date and location for the wedding.

Still working at Harriman Associates, and shall be for the foreseeable future. So all added up this next year is looking to be a good one here in Maine.