That was an awesome Hobby Nite! Talk about being productive. Despite the horrendous rain-induced traffic jam, which caused everyone to arrive later than planned, I can safely say we did very well.
Jeff and his table-fabricating cohorts Ivan and Iqbal completely got 2 tables mounted, sanded and ready to be modeled on next week. I believe one of those new tables also got some extra things on it too (which shall remain a secret for now). They also completed the detailed planning for that table. Amazing effort!
I'm totally happy with what I managed to get done too. I finished painting the 3 new bastions (including the double-height one with lascannons in its 2nd storey firing ports), finished detailing 2 ruined buildings which I basecoated before the league kicked-off, and finished painting 2 pieces of scatter terrain that match the ruined temple on our dead-grass table. In between, Iqbal, Ivan, Faizal and I messed around with one of the MDF buildings and put it together in a dry run - it looks sweet!
On top of that, I managed to get my 6th league game in too! In the Annihilation battle vs Rizal's 5th Company Ultramarines on the city table, the Ravenwing narrowly won. It was a close-fought game throughout, and I was pretty lucky the game ended in turn 5 :) - the Ravenwing has been notorious this season for not being able to last much longer after turn 5.
The gaming was quieter than usual, but furious nonetheless. I saw Faizal's IG annihilate Alvin's Alpha Legion, before defeating Redeye's force. Alvin went on to take on Iqbal's Alpha Legion - and naturally fought to a draw. Joe's WE took on Iz' scary Orks, but I'm not sure how that game ended. Same with Doc's DE and Peter's Black Legion (featuring a brand-new Black Legion Rhino). And towards the end of the gaming, brothers Khairul and Arzmi finally turned up, having survived a drawn-out harlequin wedding.
Khairul and Iqbal each took home a couple of the MDF building kits to assemble at home, and Faizal took home a ruined building kit ... those should look good once assembled and painted (and perhaps embellished with the many Imperial building bitz we have at Legio). The night was just jam-packed for us, and by the time it was over, we actually skipped the traditional late-night drinks and went home, tired but totally happy. I lurv Hobby Nite!