GW Grognard: What I have been up to

Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to entertain, inform, and influence (ok maybe not that last part).

Just like everyone else in the country, I have been staying in my home a lot. Although some may be fortunate enough to work from home, we all still that hobby time to help us relax, or at least it should. Even with that, many of us have hobbies outside of 40k (GASP!) and other things we may watch or work on. That being said, here some of the other things that I have been doing while I am Staying Safe at Home.

Puppet Theatre

Right now there isn’t really much I can do with my 40k figures. I don’t have someone living with me that plays 40k, or any kind of wargaming, so getting a game in with my models is a bit tough right now. Instead I have been using them, especially my Chaos Space Marine models, to tell a story. I tell the story of rising Chaos Lord Bahkara and the wacky adventures of his warband, Bahkara’s Butchers as they traverse the Eye of Terror in search of glory. In a quirk of the warp, they also solve crimes in about a half hour with a couple breaks with their faithful Bloodhound, Kill Switch. Kill Switch loves his bloody snacks.

Painting Historical figures

Long time readers know that I also enjoy playing Historical game. I was doing that long before I discovered 40K. I don’t play as much as I would like as 40K takes up a lot of my time. This is the perfect opportunity to catch up on all the different historical armies I need to get painted and based. This includes multiple armies for World War 1, World War 2 at sea, Korean War, Ancients (Early Roman Empire era), the Old West, Medieval period, and Napoleonics (in 3 different scales). It is a lot but luckily, many are small armies or skirmish scale. Now I really need to get back to my Napoleonics as I need to make sure the buttons on my 6mm 1815 Prussians are the right shade of brass for the time period.

Mount & Blade 2: Bannerlord

I like this video game a lot. This is evident when you see that I’ve played almost 70 hours of the game. Its an open sandbox game that allows you to play and the head of a warband. The setting is roughly the same as the period after the fall of the Roman Empire. If you are a historical nut, there are many aspects of the game that you will easily identify. There are Romans, Vikings, Celts, Arabs, and a couple other identifiable cultures. Large battle of 1000 combatants on each side are possible as well as being able to lay siege to cities and castles. You can even operate the siege equipment. There are still bugs, and the main storyline is not complete, but there are daily patches by the developers. This is a game I highly recommend and will be playing for a while, at least until Fallout 76 comes out on Steam.

The Shining

I been watching this small, unknown, family film on repeat for a while now. I enjoy it a lot as it details how a family in isolation really comes together to support each other. In fact, I enjoyed it so much that I was late with this article because, when I first wrote it, I wrote the same phrase over and over again. I’m sure that’s fine.

That’s all for this week. I hope you enjoyed the article. Let us know what other things you do during this time of quarantine outside of 40K, in the comments section below.

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About Adam

Adam, aka Latin Gandalf, has been gaming since the early eighties and has played 40K since Rogue Trader (among a number of other games). He listens to more podcasts than any healthy person should and is currently the host for TFG Radio. He also is one of the head judges for LVO and other major 40K Grand Tournaments.

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