Battletech Terrain

So I was digging in the bits box this morning as well as in some boxes of old stuff and I came across some things that gave me an idea for CBT terrain.  I give you my version of an HPG station.  (Bills will be via ComStar, no Wobblies allowed.)

 I think I'm happy with how it all came out, though I need to get it primed and some paint on it at some point.  It should make a nice addition to our terrain for these scale games anyway which mainly consists of low hills, some trees, and some rather interesting paper buildings that Master Cheef has.

On the Eridani Light Horse front, everything that is here is currently painted.  I'm still missing the 12 mechs that will be formed from the RoboTech pre-order that I placed.  Unfortunately they're still several shipping containers away from finishing all the Kickstarter orders before they get around to pre-orders.  My current hope is that I'll see these before February.  This will give me 4 Warhammers/Hammerhands, 4 Riflemen, 2 Longbows, and 2 Archers.  The Longbows and 2 Riflemen are slated for the AA lance in the 1st Armored Infantry Battalion with the rest rounding out Battalion and Company command lances.
I have managed some pretty good deals and trades on the Battletech Trade and Sell Facebook group, and other than the previously mentioned mechs, I've got full battalions completed and I'm ready to begin the last mech battalion of the 21st Striker Regiment.  That battalion is a bit heavy in aerospace so I'll be looking to add 28 Mechs and 8 aerospace fighters to build the entire battalion to the TOE.  I've got a trade in the works that exchanges 10 mechs from a Citytech box set for 10 mechs in the weight class and style I'm looking for.  I'm getting rid of a pair each of Daishis, Blackhawks, Victors, Ullers, and Centurians and receiving 3 Cicadas, 2 Commandos, 2 Assassins, a Trebuchet, a Javelin, and a Dervish.  This will get the 3rd Striker Battalion started, though it'll be far from complete.

So all in all it's going pretty decent on the Battletech front and hopefully I'll survive the upcoming holidays at work to be able to get a lot more gaming in the future.

That's all for now and I'll see you all later.


Hey look, I'm a BEAR!

So while I've been on a bit of a dry spell on getting hobby stuff done, I have been busy with a few Geeky enjoyments.  The first one is Lord of the Rings Online.  I got into this game back when it was $10 a month to play about 7 or 8 years ago.  I took advantage of a special offer near the holidays back then and got a lifetime account for $75.  Since then, the game was taken over by Turbine and went Free to Play.  Having a lifetime got my account rolled over into a permanent VIP account without having to spend Turbine Points on all sorts of unlockables.
Beorning in action
In the past year the expansions have finally got the storyline and areas available to include Rohan and parts of Gondor.  In the past couple weeks we've got a brand new class of character/race as well.  One is now able to play as a Beorning and able to shapeshift into a bear.  The more rage you build up, the more powerful your bear attacks become.  It's an interesting class to play and it's been fun trying it out.  At least it's a break from the Dwarf Champion I've been playing.

The other interesting item that we got in game a few months back is war steeds.  That's what I've been working with on Champion.  It's a nice change from a regular ride (horses [and goats with Moria expansion] have been available as personal rides since almost the beginning of the game) to increase your movement speed for travel.  The War Steed not only has special combat attacks for when you're riding it, it also levels up and has it's own skill tree like a normal character would.  Being able to get into a swirling cavalry fight with a warg rider on the plains of Rohan is a fun change of pace form normal slow questing.
Some of the potential Rohan War Steeds
I've also finally made some more progress on my Eridani Light Horse.  2 Orions, 2 Javelins, 2 Grasshoppers, a MadCat, a Jenner, a Panther, a Raven, a Cicada, a Catapult, and an unseen Stinger all got primer coated and a base coat of the green I've been using for the ELH.  The next few nights I'm going to try and get the bronze detailing done as well as the wash layer.

That's all for now and I'll try and get this updated a bit more often.