Monday, October 22, 2012

Yes, I'm Still a Geek

I don't know how I fell off the blogging wagon exactly, I just did. Tonight I got a sudden urge to check in and to assure anyone out there who still reads this thing that I am most definitely alive and that my geek life has never been better. Whatever gaming and small spurts of painting I've had over the Spring and Summer have mostly been divided between my two great loves - Impetus and Chaos In Carpathia.

We haven't played much (i.e. any) Impetus over the Summer but there is growth. Stu and I played our first 500-point game featuring his Swiss against my Free Company. You can see my new unit of English Knights below, the gents with the red shields sport the golden axes. Stu's lovely army is comprised of Legio Heroica models.

There is one other guy in the group (also named Jason) who happens to be just as big of a Chaos in Carpathia fan as I am. He is currently painting his 4th warband and, between the two of us, we have playtested and hammered out my Secret Objective and Campaign System. It's the game we just never get sick of us. In fact, you might find some recent game reports on his newish blog. Here are some shots of a game we had over the Summer. The Von Krumms, my Hungarian Monster Hunter warband, continue to be one of my favourites.

So, why haven't we heard from you lately?

Well, in spite of my love of the hobby and the games, there have been some very positive "distractions" as of late. Although my twelve-year old son spends most of his time on his scooter, making videos, and playing PS3, my two-year old requires a lot attention. Here's Jake in all his glory jamming with dear old Dad.

Also, we bought are first house over the Summer. The only major-ish job we took on was to develop the back of the basement area. All of the house stuff has also been eating up time. In fact, my father and I are in the throws of framing up a geek room. The final product will be 11ft x 12 ft and will have ample shelves and a gaming table.

I also am working (or rather, was working before the renovations started) on my 28mm Vikings with an eye to the Dux Bellorum Ruleset. I am in the process of "almost finishing" a number of projects including my 15mm Avar for Impetus and a couple of goblin units for Fantasy Impetus. After the geek room is ready for action, I plan on painting a Brotherhood warband for Chaos in Carpathia, the Alkemy warband I've had lying around for three years, and (no commitment on this one) a few of the guys are starting fleets for Firestorm Armada. I may give that a shot depending on what I see them produce.

Thanks for reading,


Jay said...

Nice post. I see we have the same Dr.!

Terry Silverthorn said...

Welcome back. Looking forward to seeing more on Chaos in Carpathia. Picked up the rules myself, but still havent gotten to give it a try

Thaddeus said...

So I saw this blog pop up on Dalappror's blogroll, and I was thinking "Geektactica? don't remember that one"

So I followed the link and the blog format didn't really ring a bell either. So I started reading your post.

And then you mentioned Chaos in Carpathia and it all came rushing back. Glad you're back! Post often!

Monty said...

Good to see you back ;)

Rab said...

Glad to see you back. When your blogging broke off in full flow I wondered if there'd been some kind of outbreak of unpleasant Real Life!

Brummie said...

All very good. I can remember when both my kids where due to be born all I did for 4mths before they where born was overtime and DIY!

fireymonkeyboy said...

It's aliiiiiiive!

JET (aka Jason) said...

Thank you for your support gentlemen. I will be playing more Carpathia soon, hopefully with the updated lists shortly after Halloween in my new geek room.

wardy-la said...

Welcome back!
I have missed your posts for Chaos in Carpathia - any likelyhood of a visit back to the Wild West and Assumption too??

JET (aka Jason) said...

Actually, one of the guys is planning to play some Old West with me when the new geek room is finished. In fact, I have lots more terrain than I did during the last Old West campaign. I actually want to paint my civilians so that we can play more involved scenarios.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Welcome back Jason!


Scott said...

Nice to have you back!

Dalauppror said...

Nice to here of you Jason

Would love some more pictures of your impetus game

Best regards Michael

Tenz said...

Looking forward to bringing down some Von Krumm's in the new room! The Baron will get his revenge!!!!


Kris H. said...

Hi Jet! Did you fall off the planet? I haven't been active in a while but I see neither have you!!!