It’s been a hot time so far here in the great PNW. My hobby time is still under some tight schedules as well. But I have done a few things over the past couple weeks.

Firstly, I received my kickstarter for the never ending wet palette. I’ve not had a chance to use it yet. But that may come soon.

I’m impressed with the build quality- as well as the extras that came with it. I can’t wait to try it out.

I also got some board game fun in with my kids. Sitting in the cool air conditioned house to avoid the heat outside.

We played a few rounds of Dragon & Flagon. It’s a fun little “bar brawl” game – better with more than 3 players I think.

I did get a chance to adjust the Bright Stallion. It’s been bugging me for a few months. The way the front feet were kinda flat.

So I spent a Sunday morning in the hobby room snapping the glue carefully… then doing some cutting and filling to get a new possible position for the front feet.

After a few hours I settled on this look … I like it better than it was. But I’m taking my time to let the look settle in before I’m satisfied.

Next, I used my new project trays and brought in my Harlequins to the cool house dining room table.

I joined a 40k escalation league at a shop near where I am now working. (Warhammer Hillsboro). I’ve finally found a good reason to get the Harlequins back on my list to do.

As an escalation league I only need a Troop unit and an HQ to start. So here I’ve started a 10 strong troupe and also a shadowseer.

For the Shadowseer I’m using a few different kits. For the base I’m using the main parts of the plastic Eldrad base. I then just added a few bits of the shadowseer base.

I’m going for a grassy / flowered ruins basing idea for the Harlequin army this time around. The troupe bases are all resin ruin bases I picked up a year or so ago on eBay.

To finish off the Shadowseer I used the arm and staff from a elf mystic from the newer Hero Quest sets. I then just put on a playful mask from the Harlequin transport kit.

Lastly, I introduced my daughter to Dark-Age. We played a simple objective battle. Using only basic rules so she could get the hang of the game.

She really likes the minis and all the terrain. After I get Kill Team (Preordered) I’ll show her that next.

Anyhow, the game was fun. She had fun learning about dad’s dolls lol. Her die rolling needs work though lol.

I only have two fully painted factions – so she settled on the Brood. I played the Outcasts and did my best to hold back – and give her the advantages as they happened.

She charged the Howler forward to attack Mongo… but I made many saves. Mongo dispatched the Howler in short order. But he was left weak – and the Gazelle finished him off.

The end of the match was messy and bloody. I ended up with the objective at the end… and got a narrow victory… I didn’t mean to. But my daughters die rolling was really bad lol.

It has been a fun few weeks. I’m really looking forward to the 40k league starting in a week. So expect more Harlequin stuff soon. The league will last until September.

-d