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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fantasy Football

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It's that time of year again!  I was disappointed that my league from last year was not able to get together again for this season.  However, I heard some of the guys talking about their league at work and I asked if I could jump in.  There were the usual questions about why a girl would want to play fantasy football but a little smack talk later and I was in. 

I was the 6th in the draft but I liked most of my picks.  I have a pretty solid core around RB Ray Rice and WR Roddy White.  I went with my favorite QB Brett Farve, hoping he has another solid season and avoids the injury list.  I can't wait for his rematch against the New Orleans Saints tomorrow night, 7:30 pm (CST).

I also picked up WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh only to find out that he was cut by the Seattle Seahawks on Saturday.  With another of my WR's out on a knee injury late in the last preseason game, I am a little skimpy in the wide receiver department.

In a 12 person league, I seriously doubt that I will win the league.  I just hope I can avoid the last place slot, especially after the smack talk I had to lay down to get in.  I guess we will see =)

Monday, September 6, 2010


My significant other surprised me with nerdy presents!  I opened the bag to find two units of Circle mini's.  These are the Tharn Bloodtrackers.

Picture from Privateer Press Website.  Buy their stuff!
 These ladies are the Circles version of forward scouts.  They have advance deploy, pathfinder, and stealth.  They can also select and enemy's model or unit as their prey, giving nice bonuses.  They are a tad on the squishy side but for 5 pts for 6 or 8 pts for 10 they feel like a nice unit.

I also received a unit of Reeves of Orboros.
Picture also from Privateer Press.
This is a nice little shooting unit.  Their crossbows have a range of 12" and POW of 10 but they also benefit from combined ranged attacks, ignore concealment and cover effects, and they have pathfinder.  They also have a rule that if they kill an enemy model, they get to take a second shot.

I really like both units and I didn't have either of them.  So the good news is I got two new units for free!  The down side... Well, I have to pick up the extra mini's to fill out the units before I start painting them!  Seriously though, picking up the 8 extra mini's to fill out the ranks would run me about $37.50.  The Reeves also have a unit attachment that I would get, adding another $13.50.  While writing this up, I just almost ordered them but I convinced myself to wait, at least until after vacation.  I guess we will see how long my resolve holds up =)

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