17 May 2009

An Interesting Development

My math instructor posted grades today, and apparently she was grading on quite a curve. I was pretty sure I was going to wind up with a D and the only other real mathematical possibility was a C, but on the website my grade shows as a low B. I'm not going to complain, but I know I didn't earn that B. With all my grades in I came out of the semester with 3 As and 1 B, which is fine with me.

I've been messing around with the Imperial Guard army list, and have one pretty much built out in increments of 250 points from 750 points up to 2250 points. I also did a quick inventory of all the Imperial Guard figures I have and figured out approximately how many points I could field if they were all painted. Without my super-heavy tanks (a Baneblade and a Stormlord) I've got about 2800 points. The super-heavies add about 1000 points to that total. It crossed my mind that a company-level commander would not have access to all the support assets I have in my inventory. In all likelihood he'd be lucky to have a couple of heavy weapons, a mortar section, and maybe a Sentinel or Hellhound for armored support. I suppose that's where the wargamer desire to have one (or three) of everything in your army comes into the picture. I suppose it is a fantasy world, so there isn't much need to put a lot of thought into it. Maybe company commanders in the far future do have that many assets available to them.

Other than that I've got a few figres on my desk waiting for paint, so I'll probably try to work on them some this week. Maybe I'll even have some pictures to post in the near future.


  1. Well done on the grades - take the good one's when you can, the bad one's come round often enough! :o)

  2. There were a few grades in college I probably didn't deserve either. Sometimes I'd work my butt off and get lower than expected and sometimes I slacked off and got an amazing grade with little effort. Makes me wonder about half the people with degrees out there. :)
    On an unrelated sidenote, you guys should come visit us in MT this summer!!