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So I know I was looking to get into 40k but frankly, screw it. I've fallen in love with it's much more sexy (and expensive) cousins; Battlefleet Gothic and Aeronautica Imperialis. As well as a rekindled interest in an old flame, Epic 40,000 Armageddon.

Ultimate goal:
BG as the the invader descends on the planet, with a bonus for every invading ship that makes planetfall.
AI (with bonus ships from previous battle) with objective to destroy as many of defending ground models.
Epic with less defending models relative to number destroyed in previous battle.
Maybe even 40k if a particularly interesting skirmish looks likely to break out during the battle, as fun alternative to rolling the dice.
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Growing up is optional

So yesterday I turned the grand old age of 23. Turning 23 is just not a number significance so I didn't even book the day off work. Was a good day though and thank you to everyone who left me birthday messages, it made the day that much more festive.

The evening was a highlight though, with a visit from the lovely [livejournal.com profile] anarchist_nomad and [livejournal.com profile] cheshcat who brought not only presents (The Fisher King and Baron M√ľnchhausen DVD's and a new game, Blockus) but their set of Dominion which meant [livejournal.com profile] miss_amaranth could finally learn the game! Blockus is an interesting game and really plays to my enjoyment of strategy. The solitaire mode is also very... interesting.

There was also a very brief Skype from the ever wonderful DD to wish me a happy birthday which meant [livejournal.com profile] anarchist_nomad and [livejournal.com profile] cheshcat at least got to hear her and interact, however briefly.

Also, good news in that [livejournal.com profile] anarchist_nomad said he'd be willing to give 40k a go so I finally have a reason to finish painting my 5 termagants and spend the vouchers I got for Christmas!

All in all, a good evening *smiles*
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So thanks to [livejournal.com profile] miss_amaranth and the in-laws, I have some money with which to get into 40k properly. Combined with the new Tyranids coming out in January, I'm trying to work out how to spend the cash.

If anyone on my flist who can get to Eynsham plays 40k or like me has always wanted to but never had anyone to play against and would like to meet up regularly round my place for painting/gaming then drop me a comment or PM me.
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It's just a little habit I'd like to get into. Wrapping up the end of a day with an entry in the journal. I used to keep a blog, but that was to deal with my depression. If you can call it that. Mopeyness is probably more accurate.

I had a cool idea last night. I've just bought my first Warhammer 40,000 minatures - well, I say just I mean about a week ago - and I've been wondering what colours to paint them. I had the idea of doing them reddish/pink across the top (the carapace), purple across their bodies and their weapons blue. It's a great colour scheme on its own but with the added meanings it'll mean I can crack a smile as my violent, bloodthirsty creatures run across the battlefield, desperate to sink their teeth and claws into the enemy, are also bi and proud :)

I didn't get much done at work. I blame my new found LJ addiction entirely. Got to pull a long shift tomorrow, firstly to get the project finished in time and secondly because the in-laws are round and I can not be fucked with them right now. Having to keep the story straight about London is a lot more work than just staying at work a few extra hours.

The comment box idea has been a little infectious and I can see why now. I've had some really lovely comments made there that really made me smile. I left a few myself for other people. It's nice to be able to tell people things without the worry (or at least only marginal worry) that they won't know it's you and get all weird.

I'm looking forward to Thursday, should be nice to see all the BiCon crowd and remind myself it wasn't just an awesome dream sequence. Sucks about Nomad's kidney stones, crappy things always seem to happen to the best of people. Ah well, he seems to be doing better so hopefully he'll be able to make it and I can work out a drink I can buy him.

And finally it's looking like I might be going to Whitby with some pretty awesome people. This is a double whammy of feel-goodness as myself and [profile] miss_amaranth recently got utterly fucked over by a group of people we used to think were our friends who went to Whitby on a day trip and deliberately didn't tell us. Sounds like there's a bit of drama kicking off in regards to the organising of the weekend itself but, frankly, as long as I can sit in a coffee shop and people watch with a few of the BiCon peeps I'll be happy.


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