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Hi im just posting this because on my first game of Warhammer 40k about 4 months ago, I had my first game at Games Workshop. I thought i was winning but nearer the end the assistant showed me no mercy and beat the crap out of me!
So, yeah has this happend to anyone else???
In the end he said '' Hi my name is my little pwny'' LOL!
Plz comment on what hapened to you guys.
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Doesn't sound like a good staff member. The emphasis on first games isn't winning it's about getting the hang of the game. When I was a staff member I rarely calculated victory points and I tended to give advice to the beginner. It does happen sometimes though that some staff think they are cool destroying new players though it shudnt happen. As long as you learnt something it's all good just come back with a list and tactics to beat them!
two things you can do..
1. If you think the assistant was being a jerk.. definitely tell the manager.. You don't have to go to that GW Shop and assistants like that will make you think about going elsewhere.. They rely on our custom to survive..
2. Analyze your result.. learn from it..and then go whoop his butt.. as Eric Cartman so wonderfully put it
"Revenge is so very very sweet!!!"
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I had the opposite experience when an employee at my local store offered to teach me the fantasy/vampire counts rules. He picked a small goblin force, prob made to make the vamps look good. But regardless it highlighted courage/fear/undead rules pretty well. I guess it depends what store you go to.
Yea When i showed him my Lotr army, 40k and fantasy, we had a battle of all three.
I got some tactics and smashed his face in the LOTR and 40k game.
At the end he gave me some juice as a victory of defeating someone who does warhammer 6 hours a day LOL!
By the way one of my fish died today
Last edited by The Salamander; December 20th, 2009 at 11:23.
I like cheese... dont you?
It sounds like the Sales Assistant could do with some gentle guidance, it's hardly the introduction to the hobby that gets people hooked.
I would have a word with the manager, hopefully he could take him to one side and have a quiet word. Unnacceptable by any standards. If the manager has anything about him he'll offer to show you the game properly himself.
The way it should work imo is that turn 1, the demonstrater should make a mistake. This keeps him on the back foot all game, but gives the impression it wouldn't take much to turn the game around. It should not be a major victory for either player, as it's the tension that makes the game.
I've seen people get bored during demo games because the staff member was either incompetant or made mistakes every turn on purpose - which meant the new guy didn't find the game a challenge, and never came back.
I got owned with my demo game... (Space Marines versus Necrons)
Can't complain about it though, since I made one big mistake, while having awful luck with the dice as well.
The mistake was when I figured it would be a good idea to put the landspeeder into cover. One failed terrain roll later and it went boom.
Then when I was about to unleash the fury of the plasma gun, well... yeah, it went boom too.
After that my marines were kind of outnumbered and slowly plinked off.
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