Wargames Nerd

A blog for all my nerdy games, miniature painting, and other shenanigans.
My CSI order finally arrived 😍

My CSI order finally arrived 😍

Long time of no updates. I’m sorry!
On Sunday we watched Howl’s Moving Castle because my gf had never seen it before. She loved it so much that she wanted to watch it a second time back-to-back. This is her watching it again, kneeling on the floor in front of the TV being all enchanted by the movie. If that’s not the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen then I don’t know what is!
Alright, so much for that. What happened in my gaming world?
Uni has started again and now that things are in full swing I have little time to play (or paint for that matter) but I did manage to get a couple game nights with dear friends going so that was nice. Played some Agricola, Eldritch Horror, Lords of Waterdeep, Smash Up, X-Wing, 7 Wonders, and lots of Love Letter.
I just participated in my first BGG math trade and scored some pretty sweet trades. My $30 dinged up ASL starter kit that I never got to the table got traded for a like-new Village plus the somewhat rare expansion Village Inn (together about $60). Then I traded my second Mice and Mystics expansion away for 7 Wonders Cities, and I got Agricola for Combat Commander: Pacific. All in all I’m very happy with my first math trade and I can only recommend it! If you are new to math trades too or you are intimidated by them, Rhado did a very helpful runthrough on math trades here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/32552/outside-scope-bgg/rahdo-runs-through-math-trades
Then I’m also still waiting for stupid Warhammer 40k Conquest to be released but now at least we have an official date (3rd of Oct). I preordered it right after GenCon and after weeks of waiting and almost losing interest it’s finally due to ship any day now. That was somewhat fortunate too though because that way I could take advantage of a couple CSI daily deals that I was then able to combine with my on-hold preorder. I got a pack of Imperial Aces for $14, a Warhammer Diskwars expansion for $14, and today the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game - Skull and Shackles base set for $25. Pretty sweet deals!!
That’s pretty much all for now!

Long time of no updates. I’m sorry!

On Sunday we watched Howl’s Moving Castle because my gf had never seen it before. She loved it so much that she wanted to watch it a second time back-to-back. This is her watching it again, kneeling on the floor in front of the TV being all enchanted by the movie. If that’s not the most adorable thing you’ve ever seen then I don’t know what is!

Alright, so much for that. What happened in my gaming world?

  • Uni has started again and now that things are in full swing I have little time to play (or paint for that matter) but I did manage to get a couple game nights with dear friends going so that was nice. Played some Agricola, Eldritch Horror, Lords of Waterdeep, Smash Up, X-Wing, 7 Wonders, and lots of Love Letter.
  • I just participated in my first BGG math trade and scored some pretty sweet trades. My $30 dinged up ASL starter kit that I never got to the table got traded for a like-new Village plus the somewhat rare expansion Village Inn (together about $60). Then I traded my second Mice and Mystics expansion away for 7 Wonders Cities, and I got Agricola for Combat Commander: Pacific. All in all I’m very happy with my first math trade and I can only recommend it! If you are new to math trades too or you are intimidated by them, Rhado did a very helpful runthrough on math trades here: http://www.boardgamegeek.com/video/32552/outside-scope-bgg/rahdo-runs-through-math-trades
  • Then I’m also still waiting for stupid Warhammer 40k Conquest to be released but now at least we have an official date (3rd of Oct). I preordered it right after GenCon and after weeks of waiting and almost losing interest it’s finally due to ship any day now. That was somewhat fortunate too though because that way I could take advantage of a couple CSI daily deals that I was then able to combine with my on-hold preorder. I got a pack of Imperial Aces for $14, a Warhammer Diskwars expansion for $14, and today the Pathfinder Adventure Card Game - Skull and Shackles base set for $25. Pretty sweet deals!!

That’s pretty much all for now!

In other news, I just moved apartments in the same complex so my room is essentially the same as it was but I changed the setup of my game collection and it’s all a lot neater now.
You can tell I’m an ameritrash fan 😉

Ps.: moving with board games SUCKS. It’s the worst.

In other news, I just moved apartments in the same complex so my room is essentially the same as it was but I changed the setup of my game collection and it’s all a lot neater now.
You can tell I’m an ameritrash fan 😉

Ps.: moving with board games SUCKS. It’s the worst.

I never told you gals and guys about that one time a few weeks back I got to hug one of my favourite babes!

I never told you gals and guys about that one time a few weeks back I got to hug one of my favourite babes!

I realised I hadn’t updated in a while so here are some WIP shots…

Progress is slow because I have no motivation and I’m moving in a few days anyway, but I kinda want to try to get these done before Uni starts so we’ll see.

Why you should always wear gloves while base coating your minis.
#WargamerProblems #SoGoth

Why you should always wear gloves while base coating your minis.
#WargamerProblems #SoGoth

*write posts about FoW army progress*
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*thestonecuttersguild reblogs it*
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:) thanks mate

After realising that I had left my sculpting tools at home in Germany, a few unsuccessful attempts with a knife, a futile Hobby Lobby run, and an Amazon order for new sculpting tools later, I finally got all my little guys speckled

After realising that I had left my sculpting tools at home in Germany, a few unsuccessful attempts with a knife, a futile Hobby Lobby run, and an Amazon order for new sculpting tools later, I finally got all my little guys speckled

BEHOLD THE MIGHT OF THE GERMAN PANZERWAFFE!!!

Today, I built and magnetised five more Plastic Soldier Company Panthers and the kits are not just beautiful to look at and very detailed, but they are so much better than the PSC Panzer IV kits! The parts require no cleanup because theres virtually no flashing (and trust me, I’m a flashing nazi [all puns intended]), the tracks are a breeze to put together and they fit perfectly (unlike the Panzer IVs that were too short), and in general the kit is a lot less fiddly. Both are well worth their money, but the Panthers really hit the ball out of the park (did I just make up this saying or is it a thing?). Now I’m all out of building-projects so from here on out it’ll be all painting *sigh*

Disclaimer: the Panther in the front row on the left is pretty much how I’m going to paint all of the other Ausführung A’s (first row, battlefront) as well. The Ausführung G’s (second row, PCS) will probably get the Ardennes version of the Panther Hinterhalt camo and I’m still unsure about everything else.

So much to paint though… so much -_-

In future, I’m planning on getting at least another 3 StuGs, 5 Tiger I (PSC), and 3 Tiger II—that pretty much rounds out the tanks. Then I probably need some Nebelwerfer (note the plural of Nebelwerfer in German is just Nebelwerfer without an additional S) and some more SdKfz. 251s.
I hope then I’ll finally be done with this army 😅

MOAR TANKS for my FoW Waffen-SS!

I just need to figure out a good and cheap way to add some weight to these beautiful Plastic Soldier Company tanks, and actually while typing this, it dawned on me that I can just glue small pebbles with PVA on the inside. Genius!

For the record: The upper and lower hulls aren’t glued together yet so I can add the weight.

MOAR TANKS for my FoW Waffen-SS!

I just need to figure out a good and cheap way to add some weight to these beautiful Plastic Soldier Company tanks, and actually while typing this, it dawned on me that I can just glue small pebbles with PVA on the inside. Genius!

For the record: The upper and lower hulls aren’t glued together yet so I can add the weight.

Poker & Smash Up

So we play Texas hold’em every Sunday night and I won again. I was really lucky with my hands but still 😃😎

We also played Smash Up but I only made second there I think. Second or third. My friend just got it a week ago but I was miffed that he hadn’t even read the rules before tonight.

He literally opened the box for the first time when we were all there wanting to play so of course questions came up during the game and he would turn to me and ask me what to do and I’m like “WTF do I know? I’ve never played it before, it’s YOUR game, and YOU’ve had it sitting here for a week! Why is it my responsibility now to know what to do!?”

People apparently just don’t appreciate the time and effort it takes to learn and be able to explain a new game well

Zombicide!!! This is an awesome game! The Kickstarter for the next standalone game in the series is running for another 12 hours from now!! Get in in it and get lots of sweet extras for free!
We played tonight and had a blast again. I played Doug and Wanda. In a fortunate turn of events, Wanda found the chainsaw and then for the remainder of the game basically skated up and down the streets turning walkers into bloody piles of mush using said chainsaw while loudly chanting “AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!” after every kill. Amy took one for the team and sacrificed her life to lead the abomination and its cohort of mindless minions away from the group so we could escape unnoticed, only to realise that I could’ve just shot the abomination earlier with my two magnums and the hollow-point ammo I found and could’ve saved ourselves all the trouble of frantically trying to find petrol to make molotov cocktails out of the glass bottles that Phil had. And amy actually died only because we drew an “all walkers get another turn”-card. So unlucky and then we realised it was all in vain! She could’ve been SAVED! A real American hero. All in all, it was a pretty epic game 😎

Zombicide!!!
This is an awesome game! The Kickstarter for the next standalone game in the series is running for another 12 hours from now!! Get in in it and get lots of sweet extras for free!

We played tonight and had a blast again. I played Doug and Wanda. In a fortunate turn of events, Wanda found the chainsaw and then for the remainder of the game basically skated up and down the streets turning walkers into bloody piles of mush using said chainsaw while loudly chanting “AMERICA! FUCK YEAH!” after every kill.
Amy took one for the team and sacrificed her life to lead the abomination and its cohort of mindless minions away from the group so we could escape unnoticed, only to realise that I could’ve just shot the abomination earlier with my two magnums and the hollow-point ammo I found and could’ve saved ourselves all the trouble of frantically trying to find petrol to make molotov cocktails out of the glass bottles that Phil had. And amy actually died only because we drew an “all walkers get another turn”-card. So unlucky and then we realised it was all in vain! She could’ve been SAVED!
A real American hero.
All in all, it was a pretty epic game 😎

No one ever tells you that anything hobby related always takes three times as long when you suffer from chronic perfectionism, but after another day, I finally have all minis sorted, positioned, glued, and ready for basing!

Also three new battlefront plastic StuGs because #stuglyfe #yolo

Ps.: all the prone miniatures are not in their final positions yet and will be glued once the bases are spackled

No one ever tells you that anything hobby related always takes three times as long when you suffer from chronic perfectionism, but after another day, I finally have all minis sorted, positioned, glued, and ready for basing!

Also three new battlefront plastic StuGs because #stuglyfe #yolo

Ps.: all the prone miniatures are not in their final positions yet and will be glued once the bases are spackled

These HMG guys are little Bs to put together! Urrrgghhh
One down, 3 more to go.

These HMG guys are little Bs to put together! Urrrgghhh
One down, 3 more to go.