July was the month of 40k

Well, I’m not quite to the point of posting at least once a week like I had hoped, but now the gap was only like two weeks instead of a month between posts.  I have been busy diving head first into my Imperial Fists army.  I finished my first tactical squad, including their guns.  I really, really enjoy the old mark armor that forgeworld has been releasing.  As I talked about in the last post, the Game Shoppe put on a Kill Team tournament this past week.  I decided this would be an excuse to paint up some models that wouldn’t necessarily be functional in my larger army, but look cool nonetheless.

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Regiment of Renown and Kill Team

About three weeks ago, debate nationals concluded and I flew home from Birmingham.  I was working on my Imperial Fists one day, when I realized that I didn’t have anything pressing to worry about in real life for several weeks.  Then it hit me: this is the first summer that I don’t have grad school to worry about in three years!  This was officially going to be a good summer for hobby progress!  My last post certainly indicated as much, with several major projects in the works.  That being said, I think we all realize that it is very easy to start projects, and it is even easier to have half-completed projects collect dust on the shelf than actually finish them.  But before I get to those projects (and I have made good progress!), I want to talk about something that came out of left field and was a present surprise:

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Our 2013 Journey to Adepticon, Part 3

This is the final post in a three part series about our trip to Adepticon this year.  You can read part one about my plans, our arrival, and our Friday here.  Part two, which covers our team event and an update on how our group members on the fantasy side were doing, can be found here.  We last left off at the end of the day Saturday, where I had a blast in the 40k team tournament but was a little disappointed with one win and two losses.  Our group of guys went out and talked about tomorrow – the last two rounds were captain’s choice for how we paired up in our games.  We felt that the best thing to do would be for Russ and myself to team up and for Matt and Jon to team up.  The problem in my last two games was that Matt and I were both foot slogging and had no cover – by teaming up with Russ that puts the opponent in a much tougher position.  If he targets me, that leaves the guard gunline to dakka away.  If he goes after the guard, I’m closing the gap with 30+ space wolves that I’ve found are pretty brutal in close combat.

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