Been a couple of months since I've sent a Postcard so time for a little catch up; lets get the Big One out the way first, the release of 6th Edition. I got hold of my copy a little later than many, due to some bad planning and a misdirected email, but perhaps a little earlier than some; Admiral Drax was one of the unfortunates to suffer a delay despite making his pre order slot, you can read his tale of woe and rather good letter to GW here.
I've managed to give it a bit of a skim through, I've also had a look at the updated FAQ for the Blood Angels over on the GW site (the only bump in the road as it looks a bit rushed out) and I sat in on a small game between two of The Gents Will (Grey Knights) and Tomo (Imperial Guard).
Overall first impressions are very positive, the book looks great (full colour, cracking artwork), the rules 'appear' to be well laid out with a lot of effort to make things as clear to understand as possible. The push towards what GW term 'cinematic' style gaming seems to have brought a lot more fun and variation to the table and they've dredged up a healthy dollop of back in the day fluff; which makes an old sweat like me very happy. Best edition yet? I'm going to have fun finding out.
Helping out with the funding for my 6th Ed purchase was a very kind gift from Gonewild for being his hundredth follower over on his Blog Against the Grain. He sent me a GW gift voucher, which was completely unexpected but most welcome and is another fine example of the great community spirit our Hobby seems to engender. Many thanks again mate.
Other Hobby progress has seen me break out a set of new brushes, Winsor & Newton Series 7's ( a very generous birthday present from some dear friends ) and unleash them on some more of my 'Evocati' - Death Company. I'm very impressed with the results (picture post to follow) and have completed four more of the unit and my 'counts as Lemartes' - Chaplain Samael just needing a jump pack finishing. Ok so I'll not be entering a speed painting competition anytime soon, but that's a lot for me right, so stop laughing.
I also polished off Dan Abnett's 'Know No Fear' in short order, a Books in Brief review will follow, but 'wow' what an awesome novel.
So the rest of the year holds a lot of promise; in the grim darkness of the far future there may only be war, but...War! It's fantastic! ;o)
Thanks, that is all.