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I've been thinking for a long time of getting into miniature gaming, and specifically Warhammer 40,000. I like the sotries that make up the game, and would probably like the gameplay, but is it worth the price?
Thank you, it did. I'll probably find a local hobby shop and go over there to talk about this, would that help me, or do these store owners/clerks usually just try to sell their products?
If they're anything like my store, they will be very helpful with selection of miniatures and with rules. That being said, they will of course try to sell you on the game. They are salesmen after all.
Ask yourself why in the world would you trust a win loss record? Playing them yourself is the only way to tell.
The true joy in the game is playing down to the last model, no matter the odds.
Worth the price? LOL!
youre asking this in a gaming forum, where practically everyone in it, owns or buys armies. I reckon the opinions will be abit bias, dont you think?
Anyways to jokes aside...it really depends on your opinion. It would be 'worth it' if you know your going to dedicate hours of your time painting and playing, otherwise it wouldnt be 'worth it' to buy models just cause your friends play etc.
Its based on your personal opinion, its your choice...
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Well, none of my friends play it, I just like stories in general and that's where I'll probably spend most of my time on.
Well, the fluff isnâ€™t a bad approach to the Warhammer 40k game universe at all (fluff being all the background stories found in the Codices and background books, as well as the short stories and novels published by Black Library). I too started out with an interest in the fluff, at first largely ignoring the actual gaming aspect of the hobby â€“ many consider the fluff alone to be a hobby in its own right, with fans discussing the books, the authors, the fictional universe, and the background books independently of the game with all its encumbering stats and rules. So if the fluff is all you want, by all means go for it â€“ and come and discuss it with us in the Army Fluff section of the forum! ^_^
However, I must warn you; the way it usually goes, even an incarnated fluff fanatic usually succumbs in the end and starts up an army based on his favourite book/story/characters â€“ thatâ€™s what happened to me. The stories really do inspire you to get playing and live out the universe â€˜in real lifeâ€™ on the tabletop, not to mention that some people find the whole designing/converting/painting aspect of the hobby amusing as well, myself included.
So, if youâ€™re asking me whether the hobby is worth the price, I would definitely say yes. The books are certainly no more expensive than any other books, and compared to the hours of fun youâ€™ll get creating and fielding your army, and the friends youâ€™ll make over this game, even the wargaming aspects of the hobby, while usually considered somewhat expensive, is well worth the money spent. Iâ€™m a poor student with small margins when it comes to giving out money, and yet Iâ€™ve never once regretted my interest in the Warhammer universe. ^_^
As Whiteshields1830 says, Iâ€™m probably somewhat biased, though.
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To get started with 40k you really have to commited with money and time. Its going to be a waste of money if you dont really get into it. You have to spend the time painting you minis and stuff. But at the end of the day its all about fun:yes: Ive had periods where ive gone cold on the game but now im starting to get back into it, having friends that already play helps cos u can get away with not buying the rule book to start with which saves you a bit of money.
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I asked the same question myself when I started up 40K about a year ago. Like all good questions, it doesn't have a single answer, but here are some of the things I considered:
1. Cost:enjoyment time ratio. As previous posters have mentioned. As I am somewhat obsessive, 40K has taken up a great deal of my waking thoughts in the last year. A good investment.
2. It's about as cheap as any other serious hobby, and cheaper than many. Talk to a fishing fan, or a cyclist, or a golfer, or a car rebuilder, or even a stamp collector, and find out what they spend on their hobby. A starting 40K army of up to 2000 points will set you back perhaps AUS$1500 brand-new, and that's it. Of course, if you intend to focus on the fluff then you could get away with the rulebook and a subscription to White Dwarf. I dunno. You can also sometimes get some surprising army deals on eBay.
3. Having a group of friends who also play, or joining a club, can be a great support.
4. Many non-gamer wives and partners regard wargaming as 'safe' (even if a boyish waste of time) because it doesn't involve dangerous speeds, high-powered implements, far-off locations, alcohol or other women. As long as you can continue to manage your time to fulfil all your relationship or familial commitments, 40K should not be a heartbreaker. If you can tempt your partner to help paint figs, that's a perfect relationship.
Hope this helps your decision.
Uh, I don't know about AU$1500, I've never seen a 2000 points army cost that much, maybe half that - $750 at most but anything more than that is just... wow...
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