Posted On June 3, 2011
Time to start introducing this little hobby to the boy. A few weeks ago, he got a box of Warhammer 40K figs to practice on, but I can’t let him have all the fun. Tonight, we glued them together in whatever way seemed cool. Here are our results, sans paint.
Warhammer players will recognize these as Imperial Guardsmen – Cadians, I think. They will also recognize that WYSIWYG-wise, they aren’t a 40K legal squad. That’s okay, because they won’t be used for 40K. Worst case scenario, we’ll run a few games of Necromunda with them. Best case scenario, they each have enough personality to work in a game of Frag.
But they boy and I swung by the local game shop last Monday to scout out the tables, and what I saw disappointed me. Out of 14 Warhammer 40K players, not a single one played with a fully painted army. I’m not really a painting snob. I don’t have a problem with people who aren’t the best painters in the world. But I don’t play unpainted.
Okay, so maybe I am a snob. But if I’m going to go to spend all this money, and go to all this trouble to build and paint an army that looks good, I don’t want to have to play against random silver hunks of metal.
So we’ll stick with our own little mini games for now.