Thursday, 28 May 2015

What do people have against Space Marines?

"Oh, you collect Space Marines" and "That's a bit boring" are phrases I am becoming familiar with. As many of you may now know I have been painting up my own chapter of SM's called the "Carcharian Crimsons" and I have had great fun doing so. I've always been attracted to the forces of the Imperium more so than other races because I think there is an inner 6 year old saying "you can't collect the baddies". Obviously that has changed with the small number of Orks I'm painting up too but there's something about being the good guy that I am drawn towards. Yet for some people this doesn't seem good enough and I don't know why. The back story to Marines is great, there are infinite ways to paint them so you aren't stuck for choice, there are different ways to play them too so what's the fuss?

Now obviously if you are competitive then you're more likely to go for something like Necrons with their "Decurian Detachment" or a strong Eldar list but for the majority of players is it not about the fun? For me winning a game of 40k isn't everything, although winning is nice, it's about getting together with friends and creating fun battles to showcase your minis. Even on a competitive note the rule "...And they shall know no fear" is great, they can shoot, they can assault and they have a plenty of models to choose from so there is a wide variety of lists to be written.

If I'm honest I couldn't care less what people bring to play against me. As long as they enjoy collecting that race then really why all the fuss. So I suppose this post is more about saying don't let other people tell you who to collect, whatever you find fun to look at/paint/play with is what you should collect. Oh and of course you can always collect more than one race, I can honestly say I'd love nearly all of the models in my collection. Just remember you are in this hobby to have fun, don't let anyone else take that fun away from you and visa versa.

Thanks for reading

Slick


Sunday, 24 May 2015

How I Got Back Into 40k

I didn't think I'd be saying this after I discarded my interest in Warhammer 40,000 but Games Workshop have another customer once more. How did this happen exactly? Well in my younger years I purchased "Dawn of War: Dark Crusade" for PC and logged many an hour on it, though mostly just on easy skirmish to see all the destruction unfold before me. Well after resetting my laptop I noticed it in my steam library, reinstalled it and began playing again. After telling a good friend of mine about getting it he, once a player of 40k himself, started to share an interest.

After nights of Dawn of War and a lot of reading of the "fluff" associated with some of the races my friend decided to buy "Dark Vengeance". What an amazing deal that is, I would seriously recommend any new players to buy that for them selves or share it between you and a friend. The value is awesome, the A5 rulebook is essential and the templates are handy too. Well I purchased the Librarian and the Tactical Squad from him and went out to buy some citadel paints and off I went. Well this was a couple of months ago now and since then I've used eBay to pick up more models which I'll be showcasing in future posts. As I've painted up more of these models I've found my desire to buy more has increased, it could be fair to say I'm hooked.

It would be interesting to know your stories on how you've found your way back into the hobby or how you got into it in the first place, so please leave a comment below.

So here is the beginning to my blog/youtube channel, stay tuned to see all of the blog posts and forthcoming videos that will be released in due course (I have a few exams at the moment which is making the video production slightly delayed but fear not, they will be on the way)

Thanks for reading,

Slick.

Wednesday, 20 May 2015

The Beginning Is Coming ...

Hello there readers of this blog. My name is "Slick" and I like Warhammer 40k. I used to have a few models in my pre pubescent years but now, as a young adult, I have rediscovered the reasons as to why I enjoyed it so much. This lead me to thinking it would be fun to do something like this, a chance to contribute to the Wargamming community and have a bit of fun at the same time. I will be looking at doing things for beginners from me, a beginner. This is likely to include quick tips for painting to a "Table Top" standard, without needing to be overly talented, god knows I'm not a magician with a paint brush but hey, painting is meant to be fun! It may also include Battle Reports and other more informal chit chat styled things about my rekindled love for 40k.

Along with this blog, there's a twitter page and youtube channel, although there is no content as of yet I am in the process of organising this now. So please stay tuned and subscribe/follow the following links to keep up to date with the development of "Table Top Banter".

Youtube Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZPMTb2bDE6s4uuiXQF1DfA

Twitter - https://twitter.com/tabletopbanter

Many Thanks

Slick.