So, after tending to the Gold task force, I settled in to check the damage to Task Force Crimson.
Besides the usual breakage, I lamented the remembrance that I traded off the Chaos, Eldar, and Ork fleets that I had painted( and were also smashed). I was musing (perhaps aloud) about getting some adversary ships later this year. My fantastic wife disappeared upstairs and returned after a bit with a large parcel. A brand new Battlefleet Gothic game, A pack of two chaos cruisers, two blister packs of chaos escorts, four blister packs of ork ships, and 12 tiny models of my own favorite...the Imperial Cobra class destroyer. She had bought them shortly after "The Incident" and had been waiting for me to begin repairing my fleet. She had cunningly hid them for nearly seven years, and she figured if I ever sold or traded off my remaining ships, well she would just eBay them and get me something else. Probably my one smart thing in life was marrying her!
The influx of the new ships have really helped me to finish repairs. It is thrilling to know I have adversaries and not just blue on blue fleet actions in the future!
Since I will be up all night as my turn at four days of 12 hr night shift begins tomorrow, I have some reading and construction to interrupt my painting! A rather good week. I still can't believe she hid that stuff from me for that long of time. She said she always knew I'd get back to it. She also knew how much I liked the game. from the order system, to manipulating gravity wells for turns and sling-shotting torpedoes, to no brakes in space! I really like the mechanics of this game. I could have went with another space combat system, but this one is pretty good. I may even add other types of ships to this as well...it's not like I'm a stranger to "counts as" proxies!