Getting Back On The Horse

Canis Wolfborn from games-workshop.com

Canis Wolfborn from games-workshop.com

Today I made an army list for the first time in over a year.

I’ve been away from the hobby for a long time, mainly due to being on a relatively intense Master’s degree course. I have managed to keep an eye on new releases and was pleased to see two of my armies; High Elves and Tau receive an update, while being distressed at the price of the army books. The £30 army books make me reminisce about when I got started in the hobby and you could pick one up for £12! Safe to say I haven’t bought either of the new army books yet. But this post isn’t meant to be about Games Workshop’s prices, I’m sure there’ll be plenty of opportunities in the future for that.

This helped in my decision to use my Space Wolves, but only 700 points of them. A friend and I are combining forces of Ultramarines and Space Wolves against a mix of Imperial Guard and Space Marines. Such a small force was difficult to make with the cost of space marines but it should make coming to terms with the rules again quite easy. Thankfully, we’ll be sticking to 5th Edition for the time being which means I should be able to remember some of what’s supposed to be going on. We’ll be heading to Warhammer World for the battle, which is always a treat thanks to the great gaming tables, miniatures hall and Bugman’s. Taking everything into account it seems quite an easy reintroduction back into the hobby, all I need to do now is find the motivation to pick up the paint brush once again.

I’ll keep my army selection to myself for now, in case my opponent reads this! But perhaps I’ll try to write my first battle report and post it later?

Dungeonbowl

 

Dungeonbowl is a new game that is released today by Cyanide, available on Steam. It’s based on the Bloodbowl game from Games Workshop – a violent version of american football, based in the Warhammer World. If you’re familiar with the Bloodbowl game then Dungeonbowl is similar, just in a different setting and the ball is hidden in booby-trapped chests. It looks like good fun, I’m just looking for a demo to try it out before I buy it though.

This is the sort of thing involved:

Looks good if you ask me.

Have any of you tried it yet and what do you think if so?