Ok, first things first. I didn't finish my pledge. I didn't even come close. Mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. Having said that, I've been surprised about the number of folks who have been asking about this over the past month or so, and I've been fiddling with some plastic offhandedly over the past few weeks, so I thought I might start posting here again, albeit sporadically.
In terms of hobby developments, I've been selling off some kits that I'll never realistically paint and assemble. I also dug out the unfathomable legion of night goblins I picked up a few years ago when everyone was selling off their Skull Pass stuff, and have been slowly cleaning mold lines off of goblins. Upon some reflection, I really enjoy Warhammer Fantasy, but I just don't have the painting skill to do the High Elves the way I want right now. And that bothers me. But it turns out I can paint goblins to a level that I find acceptable. Some of you may have seen this test mini from a while back:
So there it is. The Original Gangstas, Orcs & Goblins. I went down to the local game store yesterday, where I was lucky enough to thumb through their advance copy of the new army book. It doesn't look like there's anything too mind-bendingly crazy in there (especially since I'm planning a Night Goblin-exclusive force), but overall, it definitely looks solid and I'm psyched.
I'll post updates as they occur. I also need to figure out what I'm doing about 40k, because I owe Matt a fully-painted game, and that is something that needs to be rectified.