It's quiet...too quiet...

So things have been quiet around here lately on the gaming front. Too quiet. Many things are to blame, but it must just be that time of year again. Between getting my brothers enrolled in a new school, going to the beach for a week with the family, going to New Hampshire for a Scott's wedding, and everything in my house deciding to break, there hasn't been much hobby action to speak of. So, let me start by saying this post will involve a lot of catching up.

Gamesday Baltimore was a blast! Our table was pretty popular, and it was a lot of fun to run it! I got to meet a lot of the big names I follow from the blogosphere, and as an added bonus I got to play a game against Jawaballs! From his post that involved our game, I made him get into his serious mode, so even though I lost, it felt like I achieved a moral victory with him being my first tournament caliber opponent.

Speaking of tournaments, I'm signed up to attend The Warstore Weekend at the end of the month! While I'm totally pumped for my first 40k tournament, I also feel completely out of the game since Jawaballs was also the last guy I played. That was almost three months ago. Besides knowing that I will be running my marines, since they are painted and based, I have no idea what I want in my 2000 point list. This being my first tournament I feel like I'm going in blind. I want to bring a list that has a good mix of units and represents my style, but I wonder if it will be enough.

To that end I purchased an attack bike and painted it up. I always enjoyed running my biker squad, and it always seemed to warrant more attention than I thought it deserved on the tabletop. My plan so far is to run my normal 5 man biker squad with a fist, flamer, and melta along with the attack bike and my biker captain with a relic blade. The biker captain will allow me to make the squad a troops choice, and they should be able to fill a variety of roles depending on who I come up against.

While I'm on the attack bike, why doesn't GW make a base for these yet? Every guy who makes resin bases has attack bike bases. You would think GW would have made one of these when they released the standard bike bases. Instead I had to chop up a 60mm and a cavalry base and plasticard up the hole in the middle. It's not that it was a hard thing to do, but I did find it slightly bothersome.

Tonight I plan on painting my last drop pod. Ever since I built my first pod I knew these would be the bane of my hobby existence. If I didn't love dropping dreads up my opponents rear so much I wouldn't have bothered making more, but needing three pods to drop two on the first turn made it a necessary evil.

The last thing I would like to say before I end my catch up post is a big congrats to Scott! When I went to say goodbye before leaving his wedding reception he responded with a hearty, "See you on paint night!"
Needless to say he didn't make paint night that week, but hey, we all knew it was coming when he missed the previous three for dance lessons...
Dancing is serious business!

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