Wise words from our Tournament Fair Play Winner:
Once I started to get an idea of what is was all about I started collecting my first army.
Surprise, surprise it was an Eldar army. Biel tan to be precise (from the craftworld Eldar supplement) which at the time was a powerful force and I had much success with.
After facing a regular(ish) opponent who’s space wolves impressed me. My next army was to be a Space Wolves force, led by Ragnar Blackmane army packed with blood claws and rhinos.
After a few years both armies were at a good size when I managed to bag a serious girlfriend and thought it was time to “grow up” and say goodbye to my collection and sold them. Partly because I was a big closet gamer and thought she wouldn’t want to be with a big geek. Needless to say the gaming bug didn’t take too long to return, so I plucked up the courage to tell her all about it and she wasn’t bothered in the slightest. It was back on!
The choice was quite easy. It had to be Tyranids. I'd fell in love with the warrior models and watched Starship Troopers one too many times.
My most recent army being Dark Eldar followed a similar pattern. Obviously beautiful models followed by a gladiatorial theme. Meaning a Wych heavy force was on the cards.
I consider myself a very fair gamer that has to ‘have it right’. Meaning Ii like a clean game with no rules bending (like the classic, measure from front of base move full movement to back of base) or confusion between players.
As mentioned earlier I’ve been a closet gamer for most of my time. It wasn’t until around a year and a bit ago I realised it didn’t matter what I did or what or anyone thought of it. If they were my friends then it wouldn’t be a problem and if there was a problem they could (#*!) off! It was a case of history repeating itself and the people I told had no issue with it. Some then were actually inquisitive about it, having no knowledge of the hobby.
This has allowed me to expand my gaming circle. First finding Table Top Tyrants where I met many of the All Scars Players, who in turn educated me about Leicester Phat Katz. Finally there was a new club arriving on the scene and I was all over joining it. I have never had so many games of 40k than I have in the past year and have started delving into other games systems that I didn’t know existed until recently.
Having made new friends, created new gaming rivalries and with many more yet to face it’s the best hobby time of my life.
See you on the battlefield. Ozzy B