Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blitzkrieg Commander

I thought I would put up some pictures of the Blitzkrieg Commander German North Africa army (June 41).

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Worst Customer Experience of my Life.

Today I went into Time masters to fix a problem I had with a miniature (battletech Goliath mech). I went in to see Bob sitting behind the counter so I addressed him. “Bob I was in last night and picked up a miniature and it was missing some parts, mind if I go over and gab the other one off the rack to show you the missing part?” I said as I pasted the counter. Bob didn’t really respond much cause there’s not much to say till I talk to him some more. I bought the mini over to the counter and looked inside and saw that there were only 2 missile pods just like the one I have at home. I point this out to Bob and said “Well on the web site it shows the mech with 6 of those.” To which Bob responded in a “talking to a ten year old voice “Well there’s is one of three things wrong here A The package is wrong, B the web site is wrong or C both are wrong, what do you want ME to do?   “Well could you call the vendor or something?” I said thinking of what I would do for a member at my place of work Costco. “What do you think I can just call a vender about any of the thousands of items I carry here?” Bob says as his voice gets louder “I don’t even know what you’re talking about, so I can’t fix your problem! Why don’t you email the makers of this and ask them yourself!”  At this point in time I’m pissed cause I don’t like the fact that his voice loud and condescending and I’m trying to stay calm and keep my voice even and low. Then I say, “Ok, so look you want me to contact the vender and ask about this cause I don’t know how you usually hand this.” trying to clam him down and clarify but he interrupts me after I say the word contact and says “I would give you the parts if *finger stabbing the package* they where in there but ether A the package is wrong, B the web site is wrong or C both are wrong, what do you want ME to do make them for you right now?” This is the point I have decided that I’m done talking about the stupid $10 mini and want to deal with the fact that I don’t like his tone. I’m about to tell Bob “I’m having a bad customer experience right now cause your not listing to me and I don’t like your tone man, so I’m going to go away and forget I talked to you at all today and take your advice and call the company myself.”  I got as far “now” before he repeats his last statement louder and slower like I’m a special needs kid. Then I just say “OK Fine Bob see ya” as I turn my back he starts into the same line again. I was walking down the stairs and heard the poor kid working with Bob say “He was just trying….”Bob cuts him off with “What do you want me to do make one for him?”  

No Bob I don’t want you to ever do anything for me again.

Chris Hurley 

P.S Just to make this 100% clear I will never return to that shop.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Things I've painted in the last week.

Well I've been kinda busy over the last week. I thought I would share with you folks what I've been up too.

My Zerker or Draco stand-in :) 

My manhunter and great bears. Sorry about not getting the last guy in this pic my battery was low.

The other guys in the great-bears. 

My tigers for Flames of war in 10mm.

 My panzer 3's.

Group Pic of my snipers for my Guard army for 40k. These guys have only 1 gw bit and that's a lasgun. Yupe I'm cheap:)

Some close up's. 
Well see you next week.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Long time No post.

Well guys I've been kinda busy. Remember that list of projects I said I would have done by now well I've got most of them done plus some extra items. I'll be posting pictures in my gallery. As for places to play in Newfoundland I've played down to Sword & Steel's a few times now and I think I like it. It happens on Tuesday nights and it is pay to play kinda. Here is how it works: It starts at 6 and entry is $10. You pick someone to play in any points size you like, if you win you get $12 in store credit or if you lose you get $8. I should also note that you get a white dwarf for playing. Now about the set up of tables. There are many little 2x2 tables that you can fit together to form almost any size table you want, plus chairs. The mood of the place is very very laid back and Peter (owner) just sits back and surfs the web on his laptop. A good point is Peter very open to ordering stuff for players and you don't get any crap from him. Down sides of playing here is there is no terrain. Players bring in terrain with them.

All in all I like this place, it has good potential. Peter says that when the new location opens up he'll get some terrain and have show armies out so people can see what the game looks like. See ya next time.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Gaming in Newfoundland

Well lets start with where to play in Newfoundland.

The biggest gaming group that I know of is the Dragons Den NL which are mostly 40kers. They play at Time Masters(33 Kenmount Road, St. John's) Sundays and Wednesday nights. The Terrain at Time Masters is very old but the guys are pretty cool and very open and welcoming. You don't need to pay or have a fully painted army.There's usually around 4-6 plays there most gaming nights. If you want to know whats on the go tho (if anyone is going that night, etc) you have to get on the mailing list for the yahoo group ( Getting on the group is easy show up one night and ask to be added.

The other shop in town is Sword and Steel I've never gone to a gaming night there I hoping to get someone who has to do a mini review of what's going on there in the future.

The Geek days the boys and I put off once a month, which is usually a different game each time we play see Geektactica or the John Street gamers Blogs for more info.

The last place is the MUN Tabletop Games Club which has a face book group. This group I'll be going to this Wednesday to check out whats on the go. So nest Friday I'll have more for you.

Till next time this was gaming in Newfound

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Opening up the Floor

I've been thinking a lot about making a kinda news paper for gaming on the Island. I'm going to start posting every Friday. I hoping to get some people to write articles for my blog, so if you have anything please send it into me ( This Friday I'll be doing a bit on bfg. I'm thinking of putting together a ordnance table for what happens to it as it meets different things. Kinda a cheat sheet. Also I'm going to be putting up a list of places that you can play table top games at for people with a view for the new person in town, like MUN students.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Rant kinda?...

I'm going to put in place a new rule for myself. I will save $20 in a bank account for each month until i get all my stuff painted. Yes I mean all my stuff. I think it should take about 5 months give or take. This is the list of stuff I got:

Long Term:
3 Russ tanks to be repainted.
5 Tau capital ships.(BFG)
Murader jack.
Karchev (I 'm going to call him Chevy it's the name of the tuck that's going to hit the boys)
Lizard men army to repair/repaint (thinking dip project)
Table to think up and build cause I got stuff(foam)to work with.

Lets not forget stuff I have to get done for the 20th's BFG day.
Tiger sharks

Things to do after that are to be done right after the BFG stuff:
6mm light horse.

All in all really not that much when I think about it. I could do this in like month if I work hard.