The first Hobby Nite of 2010 was just what we needed to properly get the year rolling. I started with laying out some of the stuff I needed to get done for my Kindred army, cleaning and basing my first veteran squad, selecting some of the models that will make up the company command, and managed to sort out some of the bits for the conversions needed to round out the both squads.
Joe was first to tempt me from the hobby table and we had an excellent Planetstrike fight. His World Eaters were so close to victory, but Ahriman managed to snatch it away at the last minute. Truly nailbiting stuff. I know there was all kinds of other 40k action going on too, with Faizal, Dann, Iqbal, Rizal, Subhan, John and a whole gang of 40k people. Interestingly, there were a whole bunch of Eldar armies last nite ... truly, these are people with good taste :) There was Infinity action with Soo Jin, Kong and the Infinity compatriots. I don't know if Salleh rolled any dice, but he did agree to bring his Black Templars to the upcoming loyalist vs traitor legion Apoc game.
And one of the highlights to me was my first FoW game in a long time. Khairul's jerries took on my Monmouthshires in a bitterly fought Cauldron. Things were really slow at first, as it had been awhile for us both. But the rules eventually came back to us, and I must say I totally enjoyed that - even though my rifle company eventually broke and retreated from the field (but not after putting up a bulldog-stubborn fight). Next week, I'm going to try out a Guards list, and get a taste of Hell's Highway.
Hobby Nite finished really late, and by the time we packed up, I was feeling totally spent, but with a big grin on my face. That was one truly satisfying Hobby Nite, and there's the entire 2010 of Hobby Nites to look forward to!