What’s completed; and Happy New Year!

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. Yet another year sees me go into a sort of holiday hibernation at the end of October. Anyway, I’ve got a completion that I want to post up. I’ve also done some work on new models and moved toward completion of painting some other models. The latter I’ll save for another post. Here I’ll focus on the completed Armies on Parade board. As I said in my previous post, I’d received some peer pressure to do a board. Being this was my first time doing this event, I decided to stay conservative with the project. I also knew I wouldn’t have a whole lot of spare time.

Finished display board, full board

So with the board construction completed, it was time for painting. I wanted to use a scheme similar to the bases of my Death Guard models. It’s sort of an ash/gray waste scheme. I had several old bottles of Apple Barrel paint I used in painting scenery in previous years – and just happened to have Dark Gray, Light Gray and White. To my surprise, all the paints were in good working order and hadn’t separated in any way.

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An overdue exordium

At the extreme risk of being trite, I say greetings! If you’ve happened into this site, hopefully it was in search of war gaming content, particularly of the Warhammer 40,000 variety. That’s the focus of this site and blog, though I’ll likely venture into other war games, and even styles of games from time to time. But largely, this web site/blog is to create some sort of chronicle of my journey in war gaming going forward.

Now, I say “going forward” because I’ve been gaming for a long time, much longer than blogs have been around. Long ago, so to speak, I tried creating a war gaming website back in the heady days of HTML 3.2 (grumble, grumble). I was in college at the time, and was teaching myself that version of HTML, and decided I’d make a page dedicated to BattleTech. That was my war game of choice back then. I mused about next making an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons page. I think I stuck with it about four weeks. The site, I mean, not BattleTech or HTML. Like so many personal pages of the time, it was abandoned, and eventually even wiped from the ruins of Geocities. My personal page is still accessible via the Geocities archive, but I’m not linking to that embarrassment.

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