Monday, February 7, 2011

Struck down again!

Armies on Parade logo from GW's website, used without permission.

Well, we had a completely different round of illness go through the household this weekend. As many of you with kids of your own will know, they make the perfect "patient zero". Sinus congestion, post-nasal drip, thick mucus-fueled coughing. Really cuts into the hobby time when whole family gets it. ; )

I did manage to finish off the six greatswords I started early last week (and they've been added to the tally), but I'm yet to get any photos. Hopefully I'll be able to shoot a few tomorrow night, if the energy levels have risen again.

Anyway, just thought I'd drop those who are reading a note on the Armies on Parade competition GW announced a week or so back. The new "rules" have now been posted and there are two great things to note.

A) The US Hobby Center Parade Day is June 25th. That should give me plenty of time to get 120 or so figs painted up, along with a kick-ass display board. Barring any further illness of course.
B) There is a "Second Chance" section of the competition! For those of you in the US who are going to Chicago Games Day, but don't have a GW Hobby Center nearby, you can still enter the first part of the competition, where you have the chance to be elevated to the finals. Not bad at all.

Well, I'm off back to coughing up a lung (don't worry...I have two). Hopefully you'll see some more pictures of my slow progress in the next few days.



  1. Sorry to hear about the illness being passed around, but I'm glad to hear you are still getting some work done despite it! Kids do love to bring home the best germs!

  2. ill tell ya whats worse:
    stomach bug bought back by mother working at nursing home (so you know someones goin to crap themselves to death from it) + lung and sinus infection bought home by girlfriend working at dental surgery (caught from all the little kiddies goin in there).
    i coped those 2months back and im still coughin up phlegm from it :S

    good to hear your still pumping them out though, and on the bright side you can always take some inspiration from this situation and do some nurgle :P

  3. Sorry to hear about the illness Dave!

    Really wish we had more than one GW store (our only one is 10 hours from me!) and a Games Day over here, Armies on Parade sounds like it would be great fun to take part in.


  4. I hope you get better and find the energy you need.