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BBC News - Why are adults still launching tabletop war?Not much else to say but, here...
the descriptions of the armies are hilarious."I'm moving on to play with Sisters of Battle next," she says - it's an army of fanatical warrior nuns with flamethrowers.
Army's used: Space Wolves, Tomb Kings, High Elves, Tyranids, Tau and Eldar.
Not a bad article/video - nice find, Kuffy, and thanks for posting it up here!
That statement in the video about people falling out of the hobby in their mid to late teens made me smile. Maybe the 'adults don't care any more' bit helped as well
I love this quote the best:
"In Warcraft it's made so there are no bad guys. In Warhammer there are no good guys. They're all bad. It's a universe that's simultaneously nihilistic and joyous. It's incredibly British in that way."
They do have a point though. One of the big things I found is that Warhammer is a very opinionated game, examples being: Space Marine players think that everyone else are the bad guys, Chaos players think Space Marines are the bad guys, Tau think everyones out to get them, Tyranid players just want to eat alot, Eldar players tend to think Chaos and Space Marines are bad but Tau can be allied with but you have to keep an eye on them haha
As for falling out of the game, its got me through alot, I lost motor function in my hands and between weight lifting and painting models it helped me more than the physio, Im 22 been in it for 14 years and I doubt i'll be leaving anytime soon
Good article though haha
"Critics who treat adult as a term of approval, instead of as a merely descriptive term, cannot be adult themselves. To be concerned about being grown up, to admire the grown up because it is grown up, to blush at the suspicion of being childish; these things are the marks of childhood and adolescence." - C. S. Lewis.
It sounds like the writer of that article somehow feels oppressed and somehow attacked that people enjoy playing a game where things kill each other, and obviously is completely detached from reality if they really believe what they wrote.
Heres a horrible concept, make a game that attracts all kinds of people from modelers to tacticians. Put up a store that anyone can walk in to set up their army and play a game with a complete stranger and have a great time, and the store doesn't charge you for using the table. For shame people.
Lol - Mark Wells would make a good politician.Games Workshop's executives say they don't do media interviews, preferring to focus on their hobbyists. But chief executive officer Mark Wells emails me about the claim of price exploitation. "That would go against everything we stand for. It's just not in our nature," he writes