- Warhammer 40K
Used to play (even won a major tournament 8) ). Got loads and loads of stuff in my parents loft. Untold hours spent writing army lists
Every now and again i think about getting back into it, but then i see the price of it and remember how time consuming it could be. If i won the lottery so had time and money to burn then yes, i’d have a room in the house specifically for it.Posted 6 months agoJakesterMember
I gave away tons of the stuff a few years ago. My abiding memories are spending hours and hours painting miniatures, and attempting to play the game about twice in five years! 😀
Also had Bloodbowl and lots of the add-on packs etc. I do still have some of the fiction books published as part of the world building by some pretty surprisingly well regarded authors.Posted 6 months agowoffleMember
I ‘think’ all my old stuff is safely packed in my parents loft somewhere.
Much as above – I had a couple of Blood Bowl teams, a bunch of Space Marine stuff and lots and lots of various Warhammer odds and sods. And accompanying issues of White Dwarf, books etc.
Christ. Had completely forgotten about it all…Posted 6 months agorossburtonSubscriber
I was more a fantasy Warhammer than 40K painter myself, and recently found a mutant rat general in my parent’s attic that was my pride and joy. Also discovered that almost none of the miniatures are pewter anymore!
Definitely was more into the painting badly, and probably actually played a battle twice.Posted 6 months ago
Yes, and I’m loving it.
I originally played the game 15/16 years ago and I decided to start again last December.
I bought a few new miniatures, joined the local club ((Newbury) and haven’t looked back….seriously addictive. Especially as the 8th edition rules have only just come out.
Perhaps midlife crisis for me too but I just thought, what the hell, why not just give it a go. Some amount of money later I have a cool 90% painted army……ultramarines.
There’s lots of cool online gaming videos. Check out tabletop tactics TV as they do some freeview stuff that’s great to watch and help you get up to speed.Posted 6 months agoSamBMember
As many others, I used to play – more Space Marine (giant robits!!) but a smattering of WH40K, Bloodbowl, Man O’War…
Still have a pile of models and manuals in my parents attic. I don’t play anymore but have been enjoying the recent GW madness, and the fluff is still great. I used to genuinely enjoy the fluff as a teenager; as an adult it’s hilarious.
SKULLS EVERYWHERE! Who are the goodies? Who are the baddies? Who knows! The “goodies” spaceships have giant 1-mile high skulls on the front of them. Every image in the codexes involves some sort of “battle pile” of spacemans shooting off-camera, almost certainly NOT in the direction they’re looking.
It’s bananas and I love it 😀Posted 6 months agoenigmasSubscriber
Used to play several years ago, around 4th and 5th edition. I think I had around 8000 points of blood angels in the end!
Gave up when the prices for models got silly expensive, which also coincided with starting mtb and having less time and far less money for the game.
I’ve always kept up with the lore though and still read a lot of black library stuff (the reddit forums are great for filtering out the rubbish). Very tempted to get back into it with the 8th ed rules and the new lore.
On an aside, you’d have made a tidy profit if you bought shares in GW a couple of years ago, which I think coincided with the new chairmain and a more open business model and actual storyline advancements bringing a lot of fans back.Posted 6 months agodurhambikerMember
Used to work for GW, left, sold all my stuff (acquired with staff 50% discount), then got back into it about a year ago and instantly regretted getting rid of my stuff. Currently working on the contents of the new 40k starter box (painting the Space Marines up as Flesh Tearers), and on Tuesday played my first game of the new season of Blood Bowl in the league I play in. Blood Bowl is great as you can easily meet up in a pub to play a match over a couple of beers.Posted 6 months agoWildHunter2009Subscriber
Seriously considering getting back into it again. Bromley appears to have a pretty active shop and be good to try some battles again instead of just painting. Also my trusty Nids appear to be actually pretty good in the new edition. Also Genestealer cults are back woop woop. Pretty sure I have some dodgy old metal cast cultist from when the first appeared.Posted 6 months agozokesMember
Is Epic still going? I had tons (given the lead they’re made from, probably actually as well as metaphorically) of titans, gargants and the like thanks to several toy shops going bust about the same time as I got my first holiday/Saturday job. All still at my parents somewhere.Posted 6 months agoMikkelMember
used to play a long time ago, gave away small blood angel army some years ago.
Bloodbowl is a really fun game if there is a bunch of you and you run a tournament, won ours a few times with a Dark elf team.
Have the original WH40k Rogue Trader book.
We used to take over a friends parents big lounge and had massive tank battles. and local club would also stage even bigger battles that often took 12-18 hours to play out.
Sat here 5 min walk from GQ HQ and tempted to run over there and spend some money right now lolPosted 6 months ago
I just bought the new white dwarf on a whim, purely because of the cover- sent me right back to getting the rogue trader book. I’m never going to get back into it (Thank mork) but I still love the ridiculousness of it. I get my fix from the computer games if I want it, or reading ID4chan (which is genius)
But there’s a new Necromunda, now that’s a danger.
Really should drag out all the old books and minis and see what’s worth anythingPosted 6 months ago
I have a pretty effective rule for that- I only go into GW or model stores when I’m on holiday. That way, there’s no risk of me buying anything or rejoining the cult.
Just remembered, my little brother got himself blood bowl for christmas, we’ve still never played!Posted 6 months ago
Oh yeah, we played it a shitload back in the day, I’ve still got the foam boards somewhere, and dungeon bowl and all that. We’ve just not played the shiny new one. In which I will be the orcs, of course, because orcs. And I will totally cheat on the skills rolls to get strength upgrades.Posted 6 months agoBenjiMMember
Top are Dark Reapers, Bottom are Eldar Warlocks.
I had a reasonable size Skaven army for WFB and an Ultramarine and Imperial Guard Armies for 40k. By the Emperor the price of the things nowadays, particularly made from plastic! Over 20 years since I last played!
I mean 22.50 for one figure WTF! Primaris LibrarianPosted 6 months ago
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