I suppose that this might count as my inaugural article. My name is Brennan Barni, and I’m a university student in a small town in Washington State, USA. I’m essentially your typical college student: busy, tired, hopped up on caffeine when I’m not collecting my two to four obligatory hours of sleep, and filled with doe-eyed innocence and boundless optimism for the future! Well, maybe not so much that last bit.
Like many of you reading this article now, I possess a very particular niche hobby in miniature wargaming. However, as a college student with barely enough disposable income to enjoy the luxury of indoor plumbing, I find myself often making compromises in my hobbyistic endeavors. Nonetheless, I still play exclusively Games Workshop games! A contradiction, perhaps, but one that I’m hardly willing to concede. And so, I find myself getting progressively craftier in funding my myriad projects.
To this column, I’m going to be dictating to you, the reader, my crafty workarounds in completing my army, as well as my initial forays into building modular terrain. The focus of which will ever be on entering in on and enjoying this hobby we all share, without having to go hungry as a result. As an additional feature on my articles, I’ll be sharing fluff I’ve written for my nascent Space Wolves army list, in the hopes of inspiring others to view their armies, and the game at large, in a more narrative sense. The game is immensely more exciting when you make laser-beam sounds for your Plasma Guns, after all!
I have a few other projects coming down the pipeline as well, and I can’t wait to share them with you all, but I’ll keep a bit of a tight lip on them until I’m entirely sure about the specifics of the projects themselves (Though I will hint that one of my primary ideas involves two cameras, some paintbrushes, and a livestreaming platform). In the meantime, I’ve got no dearth of subjects to discuss, and am excited to hear your input on my chosen topics as well! If any of you have questions, comments, suggestions, etc. on the upcoming content of this series (or anything, really), I’d love to hear them in the comments section.
Until next time, I’ll leave you with an image of the first model I’ve painted in two years. It’s kind of rough right now, but I have a feeling it’ll come back to me in time.
– Brennan ‘Petrichor’ Barni