To understand why I 've started this blog we must travel back in time to the year 1990. I was a young lad, 13 years old and me and the guys in my neighbourhood were hooked on a boardgame game called HeroQuest. We played it a lot and we were chuffed that MB released another game trying to exploit the commercial success of HeroQuest. This game was called Space Crusade but because we live in The Netherlands we knew it as Star Quest. For some reason they changed the title of the game for some countries.
|Space crusade Box art by Jim Burns|
|Looks like good ol' 90's fun doesn't it..|
The big difference between 1990 and 2008 is probably the INTERNET. I used my google skills to find out as much as possible about the games I used to enjoy so much. I found many other people enthusiastic about the games and I found out there was much more...much much more. Little did I know that the few euros I spend in that charity shop would lead to a plastic addiction and many more euros to be spend on various Games Workshops products.
I started painting random 40K figures first, if I liked the model I wanted to paint on it and with time my painting skills improved. I then joined a gaming club where the 40K game was played and because I didn't have a playable army of my own I watched a couple of games and bought the "Black Reach" box set (one of the best ever released tbh). I painted the space marines first and started playing and I was hooked. I really liked the 5th edition rules and the simplicity of the game mechanics. I added more models to my army and later also started an Orks army. Both armies went up to 5000 points easily but then....6th edition and 7the edition quickly succeeded each other and the game changed dramatically. Some liked it some not so much, unfortunately I fall in the latter category. The new ally rules are not something I enjoyed. I liked 40K because every army has it's strengths and weaknesses. I also like the story behind the game and seeing tables with mixed and matches armies fighting together was too far fetched for my liking. I stopped playing and collecting 40K and switched to Bolt Action and Modern Wargaming with games like "Black Ops", "Spectre" and "Skirmish Sangin".
On this blog I will keep track of my Warhammer 40K progress. I have an BIG ork army, Grey knights army, building a Blood Angel Army and now also starting a Genestealer Cult and small portion of Deathwatch. We are currently in Warhammer 40K 8th edition and so far I like the rules a lot. I kinda miss the neat Templates and scatter dice but overall it looks pretty solid and I look forward to playing some games again.Come back to check for new updates here every now and then or follow this blog.
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