Prepare for Battle

Okay, so, the counters have been punched and cards sorted for both B-17 and Alexander games.

Awaiting the large box for Warfighter WWII, should arrive this week.

Re-reading the rules for X-Wing Miniatures for Games night this Saturday.

Reading the rules for Bataan!, Shadow War: Armageddon and a couple of other games.

Deciding to play the next series of games in either the 1917 or 1967 baseball replays.

Picking up Injustice 2 after work today.

Games overload in full effect!

Sunday Recap

Washed car.

Visited Mom at cemetery.

Breakfast at McDonalds.

Target run.

Made Hawaiian BBQ pineapple chicken in instant pot.

Watched Giants and Warriors games.

Assembled first Shadow War Armaggedon kill team.

Currently reading digital comics.

Free Comic Book Day 2017

Getting better at scheduling this out.

I picked up my nephew at a little after 10am.  We got to the comic shop about 10-15 minutes before they opened.  We had to park on the other side of the 24 Hour Fitness building and walk a bit to the comic shop.

There was a short line that went pretty quick after the shop opened at 11am.  We each grabbed our allotted 3 comics, got rung up at a register, and left.

By the time we got to the mall/theatre, it was about time to grab some food and go to our seats.  They ran out of medium sized ICEE cups and didn’t have pretzel bites, so I settled for a large ICEE and a hot dog.  Joseph got an ICEE and popcorn.

There were no loud talkers, and only some seat confusion due to not being able to see the seat numbers once the lights go down.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 holds up on second viewing.

After the movie I checked my phone and saw a voicemail message from Gator Games, which I checked to confirm that my copy of the Shadow War Armageddon rule book was available for pickup.

After picking up some sundries from Target we quickly drove down to the game store and I got my rule book, while Joseph asked the workers there about Yu-Gi-Oh cards.

We made one last stop at the Brisbane library, who also participate in Free Comic Book Day, and they have no limits on the comics one can take.  I don’t know why we just don’t go there initially…

I dropped off Joseph, then refueled my car and myself (gas and McDonalds, respectively) and went home, to find too many choices on TV (Captain America movies, Star Wars marathon, NBA playoffs).

Ooooh, Shiny…

So while I took a break from working on Batman Miniature Game stuff, another game caught my attention, again.

I have a love-hate relationship with Warhammer 40K.  I love the setting, the miniatures, the game.  I hate that a new rules set comes out way too often.  In the last 15 years or so we’ve had 4 revisions to the rules in the form of a new hardcover rulebook.

When Kill Team came out last year, I thought it was a good intro for folks who were interested in 40K but didn’t want to invest in a large army.  Skirmish games appear to be the way to go (see: Batman Miniatures Game), since you only need a handful of miniatures instead of a hoard of them.


But I digress.

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