Monday, March 29, 2021

Third Coast Games

    Speaking of insanity, I have decided to open a game store.

   Third Coast Games will be opening in Friendswood, TX, just south of Houston. I am trying like crazy to open on May 4th, but due to delays with the landlord getting the lease contract put together, that may not happen. Heck, I can't even say for 100% sure that I have the space, since the lease is not yet signed.

   For now, there is a placeholder website, www.thirdcoastgamestx.com. Once I have the logo ironed out and the location settled, I will set up social media pages on Facebook, Twitter, etc.

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

The Pledge, 2021

   Each year I set some sort of painting goal, which I refer to as The Pledge. Most years, it has been simply to paint more than I buy. Last year, I didn't track it, because, well... COVID. I both bought and painted a lot, but I didn't track it.

   But, new year, new Pledge. I know we are almost 1/6 of the way through the year as I type this, but hey, better late than never, right?

   So, the 2021 Pledge is to paint at least one figure per day. That's right, I am going to try to paint at least 365 miniatures (or their equivalent) this year. What do I mean by "equivalent?" Well, this is what counts as a "miniature" for the purpose of my Pledge: any single gaming piece.

   For example, a 28mm miniature is a single gaming piece. A 15mm vehicle is a single gaming piece. Usually, a 15mm single figure is not a gaming piece on its own - they are most often used in "stands" or "bases." So a stand of 15mm infantry counts as a gaming piece, or a gun and its crew. Same thing for 6mm miniatures, unless they are vehicles or something special like a big monster or something.

   At any rate, that's what I am going to track this year. I have been pretty busy these first six or seven weeks, so I need to count up what I have painted and get it posted. I will try to get some photos up soon as well.

   All that said, I have to go teach an online class right now, so ta!

Monday, February 22, 2021

How Insane would it be?

 How insane would it be to collect and paint an entire Space Marines Chapter, say, for example... the Crimson Fists?

Very.

And yet, I am actually considering it. Let's look at the numbers, shall we, assuming that each Marine etc., has only one usual role (Intercessor, Tactical, Devastator, whatever). I will even reduce squads within companies in order to provide crew for attached transport (but let's face it - isn't that really a job for servitors? Space Marines fight, they don't drive trucks.)

Chapter Command

  • Chapter Master
  • Honour Guard (optional, but yeah...)
  • Equerries, Serfs, and Servitors (probably just a few for token inclusion - probably third party)

Armoury

  • Master of the Forge
  • 7x Techmarines
  • 3x Primaris Techmarines
  • 12x Servitors (3 units)
  • Battle Tanks
  • Land Raiders
  • Warsuits
  • Light Attack Vehicles
  • Transport Vehicles
  • Gunships

Librarius

  • Chief Librarian - Librarian in Terminator Armour
  • 2x Epistolaries - Primaris Librarian
  • 4x Codiciers - Librarian in Phobos Armour
  • 6x Lexicanums - Librarian
  • Acolytum (not modeled)
  • Serfs and Servitors (not going to model these)

Reclusiam

  • Master of Sanctity - Primaris Chaplain on Bike
  • Reclusiarch - Chaplain in Terminator Armour (Assigned 1st Company)
  • 4x Chaplains (Company 2, 3, 7, 9-10)
  • 4x Primaris Chaplain (Coys. 4-6, 8)
  • Judiciar

Apothecarion

  • Chief Apothecary
  • 6x Apothecaries
  • 5x Primaris Apothecaries
  • Serfs and Servitors (not modeled)

1st Company (Veterans)

  • Company Command
    • Captain (Master of the Keep) Captain in Terminator Armour
    • 2x Lieutenants: 1x Primaris Lieutenant, 1x Lieutenant in Terminator Armour
    • Company Ancient - Bladeguard Ancient
    • Company Champion
  • 1st Squad - Terminators
    • Sergeant in Terminator Armour
    • 9x Veterans in Terminator Armour
  • 2nd Squad - Terminators
    • Sergeant in Terminator Armour
    • 9x Veterans in Terminator Armour
  • 3rd Squad - Terminator Assault
    • Sergeant in Terminator Armour
    • 9x Veterans in Terminator Armour
  • 4th Squad - Vanguard Veterans
    • Vanguard Sergeant
    • 9x Vanguard Veterans
  • 5th Squad - Vanguard Veterans
    • Vanguard Sergeant
    • 9x Vanguard Veterans
  • 6th Squad - Sternguard Veterans
    • Sternguard Sergeant
    • 9x Sternguard Veterans
  • 7th Squad - Relic Terminator Veterans
    • Relic Terminator Sergeant
    • 9x Relic Terminator Veterans
  • 8th Squad - Veteran Intercessors
    • Veteran Intercessor Sergeant
    • 9x Veteran Intercessors
  • 9th Squad - Veteran Assault Intercessors
    • Veteran Assault Intercessor Sergeant
    • 9x Veteran Assault Intercessors
  • 10th Squad - Bladeguard Veterans
    • Bladeguard Veteran Sergeant
    • 9x Bladeguard Veterans
  • Dreadnoughts
    • Contemptor Dreadnought
    • Venerable Dreadnought
  • Transport
    • 3x Rhino (Sq. 4-6)
    • 1x Damocles Command Rhino
    • 3x Repulsor (Sq. 8-10)
    • 2x Land Raider (Sq. 1, 2, or 3)
    • Land Raider Crusader (Company HQ)

2nd Company (Battle Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Master of the Watch)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 4th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 5th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 9th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • Dreadnoughts
  • Transport Pool

3rd Company (Battle Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Master of the Arsenal)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Battleline) (Primaris Intercessor)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 4th Squad (Battleline) (Primaris Intercessor)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 5th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Close Support) (Primaris Inceptor)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Close Support) (Biker)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
    • Attack Bike (2x Marines)
  • 9th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Fire Support) (Primaris Hellblasters)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • Dreadnoughts
  • Transport Pool

4th Company (Battle Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Master of the Fleet)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Battleline) (Primaris Intercessor)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 4th Squad (Battleline) (Primaris Intercessor)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 5th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Close Support) (Primaris Assault Intercessor)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 9th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • Dreadnoughts
    • Redemptor Dreadnought
    • Venerable Dreadnought
  • Transport Pool

5th Company (Battle Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Master of the Marches)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 4th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 5th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 9th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • Dreadnoughts
  • Transport Pool

6th Company (Battleline Reserve Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Master of the Rites)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 4th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 5th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 9th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • Dreadnoughts
  • Transport Pool

7th Company (Battleline Reserve Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Chief Victualler)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 4th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 5th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 9th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Battleline)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • Dreadnoughts
  • Transport Pool

8th Company (Close Support Reserve Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Lord Executioner)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Close Support)
    • Assault Sergeant
    • 9x Assault Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Close Support)
    • Assault Sergeant
    • 9x Assault Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Close Support) (Biker)
    • Sergeant on Bike
    • 5x Marines on Bike
    • 2x Attack Bike (4x Marines)
  • 4th Squad (Close Support) (Primaris Outrider)
    • Sergeant on Bike
    • 9x Marines on Bike
  • 5th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 9th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Close Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines

9th Company (Fire Support Reserve Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Master of Relics)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 2nd Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 3rd Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 4th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 5th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 6th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 7th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 8th Squad (Fire Support)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 9th Squad (Fire Support) (Primaris Hellblasters)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • 10th Squad (Fire Support) (Primaris Eliminators)
    • Sergeant
    • 9x Marines
  • Dreadnoughts
  • Transport Pool

10th Company (Scout Company)

  • Company Command Squad
    • Captain (Master of Recruits and Reconnaissance)
    • 2x Lieutenants
    • Company Ancient
    • Company Champion
    • Company Veterans (x5)
  • 1st Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 2nd Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 3rd Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 4th Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 5th Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 6th Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 7th Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 8th Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 9th Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • 10th Squad (Scouts)
    • Scout Sergeant
    • 9x Scouts
  • Transport Pool
In all, that's something like 1,174 Marines. Plus vehicles. Maybe that is crazy. I think I will just stick to filling out a full company as a goal for next year.

Almost Christmas...

 Here’s a peek at what I’ve been up to lately.


I am painting this fellow for my son.



Some objectives and hazards

Working on Asurmen

Piece of ‘Nid-world
 
More of Asurmen. Plan to change his base. 

Survived the Freeze

 I survived the freezes in Texas. I have two half-written blog posts from November and December. I've been painting a good bit of 6mm. I ought to post on my latest enthusiasms...