Monthly Archives: June 2010
Our shop is seeing a good amount of new players, which is awesome. I really enjoy playing against new players because they have a real excitement for the game, it’s all new to them, like when you bought your first new car. I also enjoy, as crazy as this sounds, teaching new players. I’m not out to win every game I play and so I’ll point out moves to them that they are overlooking or tell them when something is a bad idea. I also let players learn by mistakes since it really is the best way to learn. Anyway, I wanted to put out there some pitfalls I see a lot of new players make and help them avoid those mistakes.
Feeling bad with so little progress the past few weeks I set out this past weekend to get things kicked back into gear. Over the weekend I finished off 5 more Tacts to complete that squad. I put some final touches on the 10 Veterans to finally have those fully complete, forgot a few highlights previously.
Regretfully I’ve not made enough progress on Joe’s stuff worth mentioning. The plan of attack is to dive in this weekend and make some true progress.
One year ago I started this site promoting commission painting. In the course of a year much has changed here. In that time I’ve only done commission work for two clients, one client came back for another round, and I’m in the process of doing work for a third client. With not much to post about regarding commission work I began posting some of my 40K ramblings and have really since become hooked on it. There are a lot of great 40K blogs out there but I figured I’d try and carve myself a niche if I could. I haven’t quite gotten there yet but I’m working on it and I don’t give up easy. I have a lot to learn about blogging still and hopefully some day my writing and articles here will match my passion for 40K. Also, Kamui, who is a personal friend of mine, is posting articles here too. He hasn’t put much up yet but hopefully that will change…right, Kamui? :P
Crossroad Games is holding a 1,500 tournament this month but it’s being done differently than usual. The store is hosting the semis for ‘ard Boyz this month and wouldn’t be able to also host the normal monthly tournament. So what they’ve decided to do is hold the normal tournament over a three week period on the normal 40K gaming night. You have to stick with your army but can change your list each week. Everything else is normal, army comp scores, painting scores, etc.
Allow me to rant here. I began playing 40K in the last year of 4th edition, so I had enough games under my belt to know the rules. When 5th came out it seemed the world went up in arms saying that it was designed with kids in mind, dumbed down rules and a simpler system. These are the same words that have been ushered almost any time Games Workshop decides to do a full version update. Now that Fantasy’s version update is looming I see people hoping it won’t go the way of 40K 5th and become geared towards kids, a simplified system that’s easy to learn.