Boy where to start?
It’s been hectic to say the least, life that is.
As most of you know I moved house recently and part of the reason for that was to be closer to the kids schools.
I have three girls and all three go to different schools, yeah long story there. Even though we are closer in proximity the move seemed to coincide with all three girls having some kind of school play or production. So a lot of running around for all that. As most of you also probably know, I run a small humble garden/landscape/maintenance business and rely on a work truck for this. Unfortunately said truck up and died on me about five weeks ago, leaving me in the lurch a bit. I had to use the wife’s sedan which was ok but not ideal. I generally don’t use a trailer as my work is usually consists of lots of small jobs. I considered a trailer, I then considered a new truck. I researched, investigated. Test drove and got advice on all manner of vehicles but it was my mate Warren (Big Waz) who sent me a link for the truck I would buy.
Am I happy with it? Yes. Do I miss my old truck? Yes I do, it was old but full of character, a bit like TIM 😉
We’ve also been settling into the house, meeting the neighbours, gardening etc. It really is a lovely home and we are exceedingly happy here.
Amongst other things I’ve been busy with the Fly On The Wall Podcast. You lot might like episode 28 as it was a post apocalyptic special. In our next episode (29) we will be speaking with, none other than our very own, Mark Morin 👍🏼 In episode 30 we will be exploring an abandoned brickworks factory. Haha it’s all happening.
Righto, I am back to the hobby though and boy it looks like I’ve missed a lot. I do endeavour to continue to try and catch up on all your lovely posts.
Today I was fortunate enough to have four hours of hobby time all to myself, a very rare thing indeed.
I was actually surprised how good it felt to be back at the hobby desk and revelled in my creative juices. I decided to crack open some Warcry boxes (from GW) and have a little tinker. As soon as I saw this release on Instagram I knew I had to have everything under its banner and luckily enough I got it all. The starter box with all that magnificent terrain and then all the extra maniacal gangs.
Today I started with the Corvus Cabal. Creepy Bird-Like Dudes haha.
Even though these models are exceptionally good, the kind of models I would have liked to have designed if I worked for GW, I still had to tinker a bit and kitbash etc. Hey, it’s what I do.
Lets meet the leader: Raven Back.
Whaaaaaaaat???? I hear you all chime as one. That’s not a Corvus Cabal miniature. Ten points to you. No it’s not but I had this Cawdor mini you see but I didn’t like the head so I cut it off and used a head from the untamed beasts warband sprue. I added some feathers and vualá… A Corvus Cabal Leader.
Then we get into the proper minis with the Wytch Doctor: Blood Beak
Next is the warbands brute warrior: Thunder Talon
The stalker/hunter/scout/fast attack is: Sly Crow
Then we have the vicious and cunning Cabalist troops:
I wanted them to have some basic weaponry which included some firepower as well as a few grenades here and there. The Corvus Cabals main strength is their speed and ferocity. They strike fast and hard, always drawing first blood and do not back down until their prey or target is down and no longer breathing. They are relentless in their attack, seemingly having no real tactic other than surround and then pounce.
They are adaptable creatures but prefer the dry arid deserts and lifeless maze-like mountains.
Beware the Corvus Cabal.
I hope you enjoyed my first, proper, blog post for a while. Sorry nothing is painted but I’ll get there.
A special thanks to those of you that reached out behind the scenes to see if I was ok too. Very much appreciated and a comforting thought to know that my blogger buddies care about IRO and Luke 😉😊
I’ll leave you and tease you with some photos I took from my back balcony just the other night. No editing what so ever. Pretty cool.