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After 12 years of playing 40k I have decided to retire. I am proud to hold the record for successive defeats and victories at my gaming club because it shows how far I have progressed. Despite going home with a bloody nose every Sunday evening I learned from my mistakes and slowly began to improve. Naturally, I have seen many changes in the rules but I believe that if you concentrate on building a solid foundation using troop choices you have better chance of succeeding, because I have never come across an army that has won a battle with single unit or character. Also, its always good to look at the gaming table from your opponents side at the beginning of the battle to see weaknesses in your line.
If you disagree with the rules of the game then discuss it with your opponents, for example, I was disgruntled that veteran sgt couldn't use power weapons/fists but it was agreed that if I pay the points it would be ok. Recently, I was asked whether it would be possible to use IG codex for lost and damned armies. I thought it was acceptible because as a guardsmen you wouldn't lose your veteran abilities if you betrayed the Emperor. These kinds of discussions have furthered my enjoyment of the game beyond the confines of GW rules.
The price of models are very expensive - despite the plastic alternatives they have introduced. This has led many members of our club to build carnefexes out of plasticine or use stencils to build chimeras and rhinos out of cereal boxes - please ask if you would like me to send you a copy of the stencil.
I realise many of you might not agree with my observations or changes to game but I hope you have as much fun playing this game as I have over the years.
Sounds like you're more or less burned out. 12 years is a long time to play one game, even one as immense as 40k. You play this game for fun, not for work, so don't consider it a retirement. Just set it down, and pick it back up when (and if) you want to. The models will still be there, and you'll wonder what you were thinking at the time you painted them if you ever get them back out.
I was at a GW store in Dallas, and virtually every guy that worked there, except for the youngest staff, had quit the game at one time or another. The store manager said he quit for almost 8 years, and now he runs one of the most successful stores in the U.S. (This single store outsells all 5 GW stores in Houston combined) . So it's not uncommon at all to get tired of the game.
yeah i'm new so my addiction is still pretty strong. but hey take a break if you want. i'm a bit interested in your stencils though. :yes: could you please send a copy of each to firstname.lastname@example.org thanks
hey man, if you need to take abreak for a while, then do it
but we all no that youll come runnin back in a year or 2
could you post the link to the templates
gdlwalker could, but then the mods would have to remove it and get mad for no reason other than another member asking someone to break the forums rules.Originally Posted by atticusx11Speak rudely for youself Martin, not for the lot of us.Originally Posted by Martin the Warrior
Twelve years, I'm coming into my eighth year now so I am personaly not to far off from that and possibly making the decision to stop myself. You sound like you've seen and played your fair share so all I have to say to you gdlwalker is good luck and hopefully you'll find another hobby or linger onto this one for the hobby aspect over the gaming one...
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