Sunday, May 6, 2012

We Live To Rise: Finally My Hobby Vigor Returns

Well Adepticon was great this year.  In the wake of the convention Samsquatch Monster, Lord Solar Steve, The Judge and I started a little contest or challange if you will. This would be the paint a kill point a week challange that has now been expanded to the readership of Dark Future Games and now the craftworld. I am in the process of painting my new Wraithseer that I aquired at Adepticon along with a proper spear wielding Forgeworld Avatar of Khaine. The urge and want to paint and do more than just play is returning to me.
This got me much more into the casual play mindset. I actually got a very good game in the other night with Samsquatch Monster, a game I actually won. I played kind of a silly list. I didn't put much thought into. I just played a list I thought would be fun.

This got me thinking. Did being so competitive and obsessing over the perfect competitive list kill my hobby desire and all the things I like about this game we all play?  It may not have been the only culprit but it was a big contributor.

So I am going to take back my hobby and play for fun. I will still play tournaments but I am going to get my zen back. Seeing Eldar in the top 16 at Adepticon told me that its not the army that's lacking. This Seer has lost his edge and its high time I get back to basics and get it back.

So in the future look for more hobby articles and more battle reports involving some very fun and maybe competitive lists. We also may see the literal return of my Dark Eldar.

Next time I am going to talk about my new favorite unit in the eldar codex......Shining Spears.

Until then.........

Blood Runs, Anger Rises, Death Wakes, War Calls!!!!!


  1. Ooh, I look forward to the next article. I've always liked Shining Spears and think they are a bit underrated.

    Adepticon was a bit of a wake up call for me as well. Reece making it into the final 16 certainly helped. Honestly though, just walking around taking pictures on Friday morning was the real push for me to get out the Eldar again. Every Eldar army I saw (and there weren't many) made me regret not bringing mine.

  2. Would love to hear about some Shining Spears. Inadvertently picked up 10-15 of them off Ebay. Some cool tactics might get me to paint them instead of the other Eldar stuff I have piled in a box.