Last year the decision was made to take the UK Nationals out of the UK Games Expo and create something more in keeping with the American events like Lock and Load.
On 29th – 30th June, the first ever UK Nationals will take place; with 128 player tournament; as well as the Iron Gauntlet qualifier. For those not familiar with the new Iron Gauntlet, the UK Nationals will be the last place (this year) to be able to qualify for essentially the World Championships of Warmachine/Hordes.
It’s been a tough decision, but I have booked my hotel and bought my ticket and I will be going down to Stockport to play in the UK Nationals. I don’t expect to do well, but it is more for the experience of it. As of this time there was still 15 spots left, so if you fancy taking on some of the UK’s best players; head over to this thread on Warhammer Forum.
The intended plans to post a little more often, got a little waylaid recently with a last minute hospital stay. I say last minute, but it was only last minute to me; as someone failed to inform me of my imminent admittence to said hospital. So with 3 days notice, I had to get my life in order and make arrangements for the house and pet.
On the plus side, I managed to complete the April Oath; with just 2 hours to spare. Despite the time constraint, I am really pleased with the models I have done, while not really compromising on the quality of the work too much. The Oath was to include the secret ingredient; which in April was Battle Damage.
With just Gerlak Slaughterborn left to paint, I figured I could go a little crazy with him.
Weapon slashes, a little corrosion and just to show why Trolls have the Tough ability; a broken spear shaft in the chest.
The other Oath models which I haven’t shown to date, are the last two witches:
Recently Painting Oaths, was blogged by the League of Extraordinary Gamers (LXG); a blog covering the many and varied games out there. On a recent trip to Salute, Phil Millar, creator of Painting Oaths; was interviewed by Tom Haswell (LXG Blog Owner).
The full interview can been seen here, but the reason I mention the blog, is not only because it’s a great informative read; but it also (unwittingly to me) used a number of photos of my models in the interview article. Those who read my previous post, will remember the Oath models I had already painted. All three appear in the article, which for me is a great honour; considering some of the other models that could have been used.
Walking out the door to run my first 2013 tournament, fully loaded with 3 bags and a laptop; I wind up flat on my back and in agony from slipping on the 2mm ice sheet covering the path. Sadly this unplanned activity lands me in A&E (ER for our American readers), where I am poked, x-ray’d and sent home with painkillers.
From what I remember of it, I went full horizontal; coming down hard on my back just between the shoulder blades. At least that is the area, that is hurting the most this morning. I have to thank PG Kallas (Tom), for stepping in at the last second to run his first official tournament as a PG. Hopefully I can return the favour for him one day. Painting wise, I might be a little slower; but I am stubborn enough to meet my target of painting all my Dystopian Wars for the 9th February.