Real life has been pretty busy the last couple of weeks. I found some time to put together a rank of Greatswords for my Empire army, but that's about it on the hobby front. I cleaned up the hobby room a little bit, but it's not really noticeable. I've got so much stuff stashed on every shelf that it has become very difficult to store new purchases. I guess that's a sign that there are too many boxes of figures, at least in that one room.
And on the subject of putting figures together, I need to branch off into a little side rant. It may just be me, but the nozzle of every container of model glue I buy plugs up well before I have used up all the glue inside. The only way I am able to get a good amount of use out of my glue is to build an entire army in one or two sessions over a couple of days. If I go much beyond a couple of weeks the nozzle clogs up and I wind up spending thirty minutes getting the glue flowing again or injuring myself with whatever sharp implement I'm using as an unclogging tool. Or both. Just wondering if that's a common problem or if I'm just doing it wrong. The glue I buy looks like this:
Wargames Factory has announced the release of some Sci Fi Troopers in Greatcoats. One of the many things these guys could stand in for are the Games Workshop/Forge World Death Korps of Krieg Imperial Guard army. Eighteen of these guys will cost you $19.95 plus shipping from the Wargames Factory site, with a few pre-order deals going on at the moment. Ten Krieg infantry will cost you about $54.00 plus shipping at the current exchange rates. Of course with the Wargames Factory release you don't have access to some of the iconic Krieg options, like the cavalry and artillery, but you could flesh out a decent infantry and vehicle force without selling a kidney to fund it. I've currently got plans (and figures) for a different Imperial Guard force, but in the future I may come back to this one.
I don't have much else going on at the moment in the hooby realm. Hopefully in between writing papers this weekend I will find some time to put together a few more Empire figures and/or slap some paint on my last few Space Marines. Well, the last few that I have put together, that is.
I have decided on a theme for my Empire army. They are going to be from Middenheim/Middenland, with a few religious crazies thrown in for good measure. The history of Middenland seems to contain a lot of conflict against Beastmen, and the colors are a little different from most of my armies. Pretty much everything else I paint is green in either uniform or skin color, so blue and white may be a nice colorful diversion. I read in the fluff somewhere that mortars are used when fighting the Beastmen, because their higher arc of fire allows them to be used in the forests where Beastmen are found. Cannons have a hard time in the woods because of their lower trajectory. So my force will include some mortars to fit in with the theme.