My first experience with GW was back in school: a friend brought in a space marine one day, and the rest of us were amazed... I was more interested in Warhammer Fantasy back then, particularly undead, though I started collecting a small army, it never really got anywhere, and I fell out of the hobby.
Fast forward to 2012; I'm living in Lincoln and there is NOTHING to do there other then join the sizeable wargaming club. I thought 'why the hell not', and that's how I got into 40k at last, with a view to collecting space marines!
What is the biggest highlight in your time doing the hobby?
There's a few, but the biggest is probably when I started collecting Sisters of Battle. They're such a rewarding army to play and everyone seems to love facing them. Taking part in tournaments is always fun, too 😛
What do you enjoy most about the hobby?
Definitely the game and social aspect. You get to meet people, and it's a great way to make friends. 40k helped me fight depression and provides a fantastic way to acclimatise to a new area 😛
If could date one of the Chaos gods, which one would you choose?
Malice, because I always choose the underdog.
What do you enjoy most about the club?
They're well run and have lots of events, but the best bit is just the tangible current of enthusiasm everyone has for the hobby. You can tell there is a real passion behind what they do.
If you had a club nickname, what would you like it to be?
For some reason, I've never had a nickname that stuck.
Who is top of your grudge list?
Not a grudge, per se, but I see Joe Isham as a rival. He's the first person I played when I arrived in Leicestershire, and I took a severe drubbing. We've been more or less level for wins since then, but I think I'm ahead by 1! 😛
If you had any psychic power from the rule book and codexs, which one would you choose and why?
Witches are heretics and should be bathed in holy promethium... then set alight.
How do you feel about Tau?
I play Tau. Not a fan of their suits, though.
What is your favourite game mechanic and why?
Shield of Faith, because of the lulz when it works.
If you were God-Emperor of Mankind for the day, what would you do?
Release plastic Sisters of Battle
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