~~ Greetings, Dub here. If your here reading this post today, then you most be interested in learning about different hobbies. Well that Fantastic! Here is summary of my experience with the hobby and game mechanics.~~
A Hobby Perspective
Purpose: To inform that there are other hobbies out there that offers a variety of things to do in respect to a modeling hobby.
Usually, modeling is the first part of your adventure when entering the 41st millennium, but some people want to do some research first on the items their going to purchase. The price of the hobby as a whole is a lot, but it is hard to put a price on the value you get out of the whole experience also. First you decide on your play style shooting, aggressive hand to hand combat, or a balanced force. You could just pick the army that appeals to you most, or whatever just looks the coolest. Once you make up your mind you want to stick with that decision because the models tend to be on the expensive side, but this creates a more mature audience usually. There are instructions how to build your force, but you can create new models or convert existing models into a new creation of your imagination. This is why it is my favorite part because you are free to do what you want and then show it off by crushing your foes. Bob Force a five year veteran and two times painting tournament finalist notes that, “assembling models is cool and all, but I love building my own boards and scenery to match my army for an extra added theme.”
Next is painting your force which you can just slop on some primer and air brush one or two coats of paint to just start playing. If you desire to get more of a sense of accomplishment like most other gamers then painting is the most important part. Because you want your hard work to be aesthetically pleasing to you and your opponents there are plenty of painting competitions to participate in. In my opinion though painting is the most tedious part and hurts my hands. David Rush, a six year casual gamer says that, “I had to paint my force to enter the tournament under the standard because they were the most detailed army, but you have to for sanctioned game play.” Fortunately when you paint your army to a table top standard which is three layers of paint you will devastate opponents who have unfinished armies with the totality of your model count, and the sheer shock and awe of your painted force. The podcast, Dice like Thunder of August 28, 2010, notes “80% of Games Workshop sales are Space Marines because they are the Mickey Mouse, or poster boy for the company, and are easiest to paint.”
Competitions are easily found, but I do not get to actually play the game competitively because I too busy having fun building and painting, but game play has the most rewarding aspects of the entire hobby. From material rewards at tournaments to just plain out knowing you stomped a fifteen year veteran into the ground makes for a nice cup of java at the end of the day. It is important to get a bit of actual game play time to enjoy your hard work.
Finally, Warhammer and the other relative products are here to stay because the company Games Workshop has been around for twenty five years and still counting. I am a hobby enthusiast and collector specialist, so I recommend this awesome table top game to anyone over the age of thirteen to forty plus. Remember your experience is all up to your imagination and creativity. This is why Warhammer 40k is my favorite table top game because the modeling, painting, and competitive gaming aspects have years of fun down the road for anyone.
Wrecked Space Marine Rhino!
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