This has been quite a month for me. I spent about three days in transit from Iraq to Idaho for my two weeks of R & R leave. On the 22nd we welcomed a couple new folks into the family. Bruce Banner (left) was born at 7:47 a.m. and Logan X (right) was born a couple of minutes later at 7:49 a.m. As you can see from the picture, they are not identical. The last few days have been a bit of a haze. Our 2-year old is slowly warming up to them, but he's a bit jealous of the time that momma spends with the new brothers. We have to remind him a lot that he needs to be gentle with them, but we haven't had any major disasters.
All of my paints and brushes are back in Iraq with my Dwarf army, so I haven't been working on any hobby stuff (not that the twins give me any time for that). I'm pretty excited for the new Orcs & Goblins releases, specifically the new Savage Orcs and the massive Arachnarok spider. These releases have got me thinking about the state of my armies. I've realized that my Orcs & Goblins are really three separate armies. These fall into the Forest Goblin/Spiders/Savage Orcs section, with the other two armies being the Night Goblins/Squigs and then the traditional Orcs/Goblins/Snotlings army. There is some overlap between the armies, but for me most of the units in the army fall into one of those three molds. I'm not sure what the new army book will look like. I hope it doesn't change too much.
I borrowed a couple of pictures from the Scatterbrain blog that show the new Savage Orcs and the scale of Arachnarok compared to standard Orcs. You can also see the mount for one of the Forest Goblin Spider Riders sitting under his leg.
If I get a little more free time in my life I want to sort all of my figures from every range into army lists. Skaven sort out into a couple of different lists, I need to figure out the fictional make-up of my Space Marine army so I know how to paint each squad, the Imperial Guard need split out into a few different groupings, and I'm sure the Empire will break out into a standard State Troops list and a fanatical Crusade list. Then there are the other game systems and stand-alone figures. I have most of the Warhammer/Warhammer 40k stuff in my collection inventoried, but I really don't have any clue about how much other stuff I've got from other game systems and companies.