Insider 9-14-2011

The new Journeyman League is kicking off in a big way here at Privateer Press HQ and, like many, I was not immune to its siren song. I’ve been painting and playing WARMACHINE and HORDES for a long time, and in the past all I needed to start a new The new Journeyman League is kicking off in a big way here at Privateer Press HQ and, like many, I was not immune to its siren song. I’ve been painting and playing WARMACHINE and HORDES for a long time, and in the past all I needed to start a new faction was a paper-thin excuse. Unfortunately, it seemed that recently I just hadn’t had the time to do anything but focus on my Khador and Trollblood armies. Launching the new league was a great chance for me to mosey over to a new project, so I signed up immediately.

My faction choice was easy: the Retribution of Scyrah. I was heavily involved in concepting the look for the elves in the Iron Kingdoms, and a sizeable chunk of my storage closet at home is devoted to boxes of Myrmidons, Dawnguard, and Mage Hunters. For some reason, I’ve just never gotten around to putting paint on any of them. It was kind of a travesty that I didn’t own a single painted model for a faction that I was so involved in. I set out to remedy that fact. I just didn’t set out as quickly as I wanted to.

When the Journeyman League started, I fell behind a week from the start due to a vacation. The following week, I still hadn’t even got my starter box assembled. Argh! How could I let this happen? I had a reputation to maintain! Then Ben Misenar, the league’s other Retribution player, casually mentioned how close he was to being done with his first set of models. This was the kick in the pants I needed to motivate me.

Over one weekend, I managed to assemble and paint my warcaster, heavy Myrmidon, and two light Myrmidons. It was quite a task, but I managed to get them finished. In the same weekend, I attended a first-time homebuyer’s seminar, took delivery of a new chair, and spent an evening out with my very understanding girlfriend (who put up with me painting away like a madman in our apartment for several hours). It was hectic and more than a little stressful, but I am very satisfied with the results.

Now to find the time to get some games in! Sigh.