Fun on a Sunday

So when we last left our intrepid hero he was cursing up a storm about painting! To his surprise, a man named Tim appeared and offered to play against him. Our hero accepted this challenge, and today the DICE WERE ROLLED.

Tim was one of the people who commented on my very profane rant post from last week, and me and him after that began chatting via email. We agreed to meet for a game today, and we also convinced our friends Dan (for me) and Troy (for him) to show up and play. Let me tell you, me and Dan both had a blast and DID NOT PLAY A SINGLE GAME AGAINST ONE ANOTHER WHOOO! Dan actually played 3 games vs my 2. 2 against Troy, one against Tim.

I wanted to talk briefly about the game vs Troy first. It actually was my second game, and was a Battlebox Cryx vs Trolls game. What I did not know was Mangled Metal (Which is what a battlebox game is) has the win condition of kill the caster OR all their warjacks/warbeasts. Troy managed to kill all my jacks, and won. He was great fun to play against, knew the rules well and was very patient.

The game with Tim however was EPIC. We played a 25 point game, and I brought my pGaspy list. Mainly because Tim had never faced Gaspy.

For the record that list is:
pAsphyxious
– 2x Deathripper
– Slayer
Max Bloodgorgers
Gerlak Slaughterborn
Warwitch Siren
2 points left over

I don’t have a model to fill that last 2 points. Gorman eventually, maybe?

He brought the following:

pStryker
– Charger
– Sentinal
– Centurion
Max Gunmages
– Gunmage UA
Gunmage Captain Adept (The gunmage solo)
Black 13th

The game was a knockdown dragout slugfest of awesome. And here is where it got HILARIOUS. Eventually the game came down to me with pGaspy only, vs Tims remaining forces of All 3 Jacks, 2 Gunmages, Stryker, and the Gunmage Solo.

I told him that I REFUSED to just give up! Cause I knew, deep down, that Toruk would lend me strength and allow me to win! So on my fourth to last turn I teleported pGaspy behind a house, forcing him to move up. Next turn I walked out, got Parasite on the Centurion who had only taken 3 damage from a Corrosion effect. Then I teleported to the other side of some rough terrain. On his turn he moved everything up again, and took a few shots and did a bit of damage (I was camping 2). Next turn I put all my chips in and I CHARGE THE CENTURION! I had used my feat a while back so it was 6 focus vs an Arm 18…and within 2 hits I got his shield down. 4 focus left. Within the next 2 hits I got him to literally 1 box left…on his spear arm >.>

It was DO OR DIE! Teleport away, or weather the storm. TORUK PROTECT ME I took the last hit (thank god for sustained attack). Hit, killed the Centurion.

On his turn he dumped EVERY Shot into me. And…only took me down to half. He left pStryker within charge distance of Gaspy. 7 focus on my turn, Charge, boost, hit, and begin the sustained attack. 3 focus later and I won.

Sweet mother of god I should not have won. Next week the league starts and I will be going in on Sunday’s to participate. Mostly against Troy and Tim to start. Its a slow grow and I am gonna use my Cryx. Lets see what happens next week!

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Why bother painting indeed…u

EDIT: For those curious here is the post where I put the ENTIRE Finished army of Trolls (from 2 years ago)
https://ikadventures.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/35-points-of-painted-trolls-done/

I have not posted in a long while mainly because I have not felt the need to. No major updates on my end, no games played, nothing.

But today I got 2 comments on a VERY old post of mine, and I have to share them. Because this attitude is, well, here. And no, I am not gonna hide the bastards email address. Cause fuck him.

Comment 1:

New comment on your post “Trollkin Champions”
Author : A Concerned Viewer
E-mail : matchnl@outgun.com
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Seriously? You consider these finished models?

There’s no detail whatsoever with these. It’s like you base-coated them black and then put on a single gloss coat, using 3 colors at best.

No dry-brushing, no accenting the armor, no attention paid to little things like the bolts on your axes. Nope, silver. Everything silver. Oh that’s skin? Ok, Cygnar Blue!

C’mon man, spend a little more than 5 minutes painting a model. It should take you a day PER MODEL to consider this being ‘tabletop worthy’.

Comment 2:

New comment on your post “Trollkin Champions”
Author : A Concerned Viewer
E-mail : matchnl@outgun.com
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Comment:
And yes, I know you were trying to speed-paint to meet a deadline… but if they all turn out like this, why bother?

You can see all comments on this post here:
https://ikadventures.wordpress.com/2010/01/20/trollkin-champions/#comments

So lets start by reading this. Now if you remember these are some of my VERY first painted models. I still, to this day, have painted NOTHING since those trolls.

And here comes this son of a bitch telling me I did it completely wrong and it should take me 1 whole day per model (seriously, for table top quality? What are you STONED?). My friend can do a model better then my by a long shot, gets compliments on it, and does it in an hour or two. Fuck your stupid ass high standards you dirty motherfucker.

Maybe its because I had to spend 4 hours yesterday at a mechanic and spend $130, plus miss a day of work. Maybe its the stupid ass argument I had with my wife this morning. Maybe its the fact that my upper right wisdom tooth is becoming impacted and causing massive amounts of pain, but I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS.

I put a lot of effort into those trolls and I was proud of them. And its shit like this that makes me not want to bother painting.

Honestly, I know I suck at painting but give me CONSTRUCTIVE critism instead of saying “if they all turn out like this, why bother?”. Why bother? BECAUSE I CANT BETTER IF I DONT TRY YOU STUPID FUCKER.

Go stick a goddamn cactus fill of rusty nails your ass you stupid fuck. I don’t care how many people get pissed off at my little tirade here, I don’t care how immature this sounds.

This sort of comment is indicitive of a problem that needs to be address. If he had come here and said something like “Not bad for a first try, but you should learn how to do highlighting and drybrushing as that will really improve the quality of your minis” I would have been fine.

Thats constructive.

This…this is just demeaning. And I had, when I had those trolls, faced similar hecking and mocking of my efforts at the LGS I went to. Its never good enough unless its up to THEIR standards. And if they are not painted? Same issue. Its either “PAINT TO MY STANDARD OR DONT PLAY” it seems.

And ya know what?

FUCK IT.

I am done posting about wargaming, I am done with the “community”. Just. Done. Oh I will still play. But pretty much ONLY with people I know.

AND NEVER WITH PAINTED MODELS.

Thats right. I am going to REFUSE to paint or have my minis painted now. Fuck painting em. GREY AND METAL FOR ME BABY. You asked “Why Bother?” in your comment?

Why bother indeed. Good question. I won’t bother. Happy?