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A while ago i was engaged in a conversation with a very good friend about 40k , long story short he loves them and i didn't, at the end of our debate he took a parting shot at me by insisting i borrow his space wolf books and the new rulebook. I ignored them for nigh on 4 weeks until due to lack of decent reading matierial i tentatively opened one...
some say i did not emerge from my den till it was read, some say that i emerged converted, they were correct, i now thouroughly enjoy the game and the fluff. I would like to take a moment to say, THANK YOU DAN ABNETT.
The reason i disliked 40k to begin with was simple, the all guns blazing stand back and orbital strike look that i believe games workshop promotes above all other aspects of it. yes the shooting is incredibly important but so is the hack and slash of close combat an area which i had previously not seen due to the fact that games workshop hadn't shown anything of...
Does anyone agree with me? Has anyone come around from thinking that all 40k is, is a group of snipers taking pot-shots at each other as i myself once did?
Pretty happy your presumptions were not in fact true, else my Orks would be screwed!
Well, no not really.
I was introduced to the game by Tyranids.
My first army was Orks.
Huge waves of troops hacking each other up was always at the forefront of my mind.
Glad to see another convert, though!
Welcome to the game! Many seem to live in a world of 40k v. WFB, or Privateer Press v. GW for that matter. It is a great moment to realize that it's all very good stuff, and enjoy it as such.
Hi, Im malacoda and I never used to like Warhammer 40K.
Ok, now thats out of they way, I was turned onto it by a friend of mine from school and reading the books. My friend is a major Space Marine player. Last I asked, he has a 50,000 point Salamander army.
Anyway, after reading a few books, namely the Ciaphas Cain series, I have become a Imperial Guard "nut," some would say. I like them because they are normal humans with guns facing off against Orks, Nids, and anything else thats thrown at them.
i was kind of the same
but i just dont like sci-fi... but i do like big thins and guns(/weapons) those 2 combined is even better!
a while ago i walked into the gw store again tho, seeing as it kind of far for me, and there's a random store in my city that sells warhammer, and all the salesmen were different, i was with a mate and the staff were like "oohh wanna try a game? lets play a little 40k"
this was just after assault on black reach
that game kinda got me hooked back into warhammer ^^ and into 40k
MEAT IS MURDER, And murder tastes pretty good! :D
I have to say that while I don't play 40k if I'm given the option between the two core gaming systems (Burn Tolkien, Burn...) I'm still a bit of a 40k fluff-monkey.
40k's fluff is fantasticly rich and if you can find someone impartial to point out Black Library's better books- they are great reads. The Horus Heresy series has been very very good if you pretend Descent of Angels never happened and the Ciaphas Cain stories are refreshingly light. Hammer of Daemons too, was a nice surprise considering the first two Grey Knights books were a tad bland.
Then there's EVERYTHING Dan Abnett's written.
I doubt I'll ever evolve into a 40k gamer, but by the same instance I'll never be one of those Fantasy gamers who treat the system like Duplo bricks to their Mechano set- I'll continue to love the fluff and if GW ever manage to capture how the Alpha Legion fight within a ruleset then I'll drop whatever it is I'm doing and leap on them.Jokingly, no. In my local store's current climate, 40k is all about Crimson Fist Sternguard taking pot-shots at each other.Does anyone agree with me? Has anyone come around from thinking that all 40k is, is a group of snipers taking pot-shots at each other as i myself once did?
I never considered it a shooting match type of game. I took to it because I really liked the look of the models and found the rules amusing. RT era was when I started. Welcome to the 40K universe.
I really need to be painting right now.......
Honestly... I am saddened by 40k...
I started playing back in 2nd with marines and was all about the assault, then played some necrons and stopped because of lack of assault... so I moved to Blood Angels for the assualt, then went to eldar beil-tan for the assualt... now, my assualt armies are not so hot... and am making the move into a shooting army (while still having good assault elements)
Really the game didn't become as focused on shooting until the most recent addition (damned not being able to sweep into combat) But all in all, I just really like the fluff... I presonally like fantasy models much better (i mean I hope one day 40k gets something as nice as the green knight) But really after as long as I have played 40k I can honestly say that I am in love... and will more than likely be playing this game until I die.
I think assault is a VERY important part of the game, and because I knew from the start some things were better at close combat and some better at shooting, thus making the sniperthon idea a very unrealistic one.
Even if I know I can't win, sometimes charging a squad is the best way to get what you want just by tying them up for a round, or two if you are lucky, and getting into combat saves you from being slaughtered from shooting.