OK, it is late March and I just realized that I have not posted in nearly 2 months. I really try and post 3-4 times a month mainly as a way to keep me motivated. And therein lies the problem, lack of motivation. It really shocks me to realize that I have yet to paint (completely) a single miniature this year. It is not as if I have been doing nothing hobby related, I just haven't been painting and posting.
So what have I been doing? Well, February was spent with Bolt Action. From the end of the Shifting sands Kursk event until the beginning of this month I played lots of Bolt Action. I started by doing some test games in preparation for Gathering in the Desert 2 day tournament. Then there was the event itself followed the next weekend by yet another BA tournament.
The Gathering event was a blast and was really one of the best weekend's gaming ever. I went into the event with the idea of taking lots of photographs and making notes of each game. I planned to do several posts just on this event but, as it turns out, I managed to take pictures of the tables only. I have included three of the best in this post but they were all top notch.
I would love to share with you shots of the cool painted armies (all the armies were painted). I guess you can just go to http://gatheringinthedesert.blogspot.com/ and take a look at what Tim has posted. There is also some coverage on Tim's blog as well as Jeremy's blog.
Randy also did a couple of videos of each day's happenings. Day 1 and Day 2
Time for a confession, one of the biggest reason for the lack of hobby progress and updates is due to the evil of video games. Just after the first of the year I started playing Fallout New Vegas. As a huge fan of Fallout 3 I just had to play this game. Turns out that it has managed to eat about 200 hours of my life that I will never get back and I have nothing to show for the investment (other than my PS3 trophies). Please, please, please stay away from the video games. They will destroy your hobby life.
Hopefully, I am back on track for some regular updates.
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