Monthly Archives: October 2022

Things I Enjoyed: Oct 2022

Jack Guignol does a monthly “things that brought me delight” posts; I always appreciate them and, as my presence on The Socials distills back down to this ol’ blog and nothing else, it occurs to me that maybe I should ape that.

So, let’s give it a try: three things I enjoyed in October (and nothing negative).

Chris Wraight’s New Imperium Books

I hop on all the Black Library bundles I can find, because they’re incredibly good deals and I tend to haul ass through them. This year’s was no exception. I’m tackling them in the order listed here, which means I started with books in Chris Wraight’s Vaults of Terra and Watchers of the Throne series. And they’re great! Especially the Vaults of Terra: he does a great job of painting The Imperium, and Terra in particular, as corrupt, decadent, grimy, miserable places and hitting really badass cinematic moments.

I don’t know that I’d rate him Abnett or ADB-level, but Wraight is A-tier for me, now.

Slow Horses

I wanted a LeCarré-esque British spy story; I got a LeCarré-esque British spy story. It might have been a little shallow, but it was as-advertised. Oldman was notably odious, which was fun.


If you haven’t seen Barbarian, you really should. Do not let anyone spoil anything of it for you; the foundation of its effectiveness lies with its play on expectations.

Woke up this morning to a dead light arch. Now I need to clear this mess and the shelves behind to get to things to figure out why.

Probably easier to quit the hobby entirely instead.


Yndrasta and the Knight Vexillor aren’t in my list but Yndrasta is a badass model and I might as well do the other one so all of my Stormcast are painted.

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I really thought I was going to be done with these guys this weekend, but it wasn’t meant to be. Very close, though!

I’m telling myself the subsequent batches will go faster: heroes (this batch) and banners (last batch) added a lot of extra work and it should be mostly just armor (and some capes) from here out.

I feel like I’ve had a pretty significant level-up over the last few months: brighter colors, broader contrast ranges, more experiments with texturing.