Nurgle Daemons and Some Board Games: This Week’s Hobby (27/03/22)

This was a fun week, but less productive than the rest of March has been. There’s been a lot on, and I’ve been away for most of the weekend. We’ll see if I can manage to squeeze a bit more in this week.

The week began with some spray priming. Specifically, I primed:

  • 4 Pusgoyle Blightlords
  • 2 Lords of Affliction
  • 1 Great Unclean One
  • 1 Bloab Rotspawned
  • 1 Be’Lakor, the Dark Master
  • 1 Snatchaboss on Sludgeraker Beast
  • 2 Swampcalla Shamans and 2 Pot Grots

These are all models for which I am pretty excited. That said, the first miniature that I painted this week was not one of the newly-primed ones, but rather something that’s been sitting half-finished for some time. This Daemon Prince of Nurgle was actually the first model that I converted up for my Maggotkin of Nurgle, but it just wasn’t worth allying him into the list, so I put him aside for a bit. Finally, I’ve given him the attention he deserves:

I was particularly chuffed that the Great Unclean One only took me an evening to paint. This is nice, quick progress for me, and I’m pretty happy with how he turned out. Well, I say he was done in an evening, but that’s not quite true. The basing had to be done the next day, after the mud texture paste had enough time to dry.

I quite like basing. It’s not the most interesting part of putting the miniatures together, but it’s satisfying, and it does help to tie the army together.

The next Maggotkin miniature on the slate was good old Bloab Rotspawned. I didn’t get far into him, but I had about 30 minutes spare to start laying down some colours:

He’s been on the shelf since around 2018, so it’s good that he’s finally getting some attention. I also really like using him in games, so it’s great that he’ll be all painted up for his future outings.

I got to play some games this week! That was good. I swithered over going to club. I didn’t really feel like going along, but I’m always hesitant to go anywhere or do anything. Had a great time once I got there, though. I’m sure there’s a lesson in that. I’m also sure I won’t learn it.

The first game we played was Fantasy Flight’s Civilisation: A New Dawn:

The game was simpler than I expected, but then that’s often the way with games that appear to be quite difficult. I’m not convinced that I love the game, but it was fun. I liked how actions worked, but I can’t say that I liked the control tokens. The game started off with civility on all sides, but we did get to a more bloodthirsty stage where we all turned on each other. Tis always the way!

I did manage to eke out a victory. I felt that I was behind for a lot of the game, but once I understood how to expand effectively, things changed and started making a lot more sense. I went from having only one of my four victory conditions one turn to all 4 just a few turns later. it kind of snowballed, y’know?

We then broke out Quadropolis, a fantastic game by Days of Wonder:

I love Quadropolis. It was number 18 when I last did a top 50 list. Our game was a good one. I didn’t manage to win, but scored a good second place finish. I focused pretty heavily on housing, but managed to squeeze in a shop to use up most (but not all) of my excess people at the end. Using up the remaining people wouldn’t have quite been enough to win, so I didn’t feel too bad about that.

In the coming week, I hope to get some more painting done. Maybe some Pusgoyles? We’ll see. I also want to rebase a lot of old Tzeentch Daemons to bring them in line with my other Chaos miniatures and to fit in with a project that I will discuss later in the week.

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