Wednesday, August 13, 2014
We seem to have gotten past the hump of moving in. Lots of scattered boxes etc. still about, but all the necessary day-to-day stuff is unpacked, furniture is set up, and we're getting back into something of a routine. Sanity, bit-by-bit, is being restored.
With all the disruption, geek continues to be somewhat interrupted, but I've manged to get my little hobby corner set up, and my painted stuff is back in it's usual home, along with a few "on deck" projects.
In terms of gaming, the Cub and I (with a little dice-throwing assistance from the Puddin') managed to get in a couple of X-Wing games, including one crazy game where the little monkey out-manoevred me twice, getting into the blind spot of my Firespray. Hairball antics included this mess:
We tried out the new ships picked up just prior to leaving TO, and I've been impressed by all three. The HWK adds some nice support to the Rebs, as does the cheaper option of the Z95, and the Firespray is just fun.
We've also scouted out some the the geek shops in the area, including a comic store downtown that carries some X-Wing ( Strange Adventures ), and the local GW, and found customer service at both to be excellent. The GW, in particular, was impressive, with both manager and staff showing enormous patience with the kids and their questions. I'm used to a store environment that's a little more . . . agressive, not to mention awkward, but these guys went a long way towards making me think GW's a place I might want to take the kids and share my hobby. Cub's shown a little interest, and we may get down for a casual trial game on a weekend, and see how it goes.
Between the positive vibes of the visit, and the recent release of the Ork codex, I even cracked open some of the boys, and did some modelling.
They won't be a primary painting focus, I think, but I enjoy the ork models enough that they'll make a nice break from whatever historical stuff I have on the go, and GW's "painted" policy is lax enough that I might even get in a game.
The plan is to take the kids down to the Citadel this weekend, so hopefully I'll get a post out of that, and we'll see what can be done about getting a few figures painted. Work's keeping me busy though, so progress, while incremental, is likely to be slow. So far, we're really enjoying Halifax, and taking the time to explore the city and get to know the place a little better.