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Ok, so I managed to get my girlfriend to try the hobby, (note i would not test this on a short relationship) anyway she had been saying how we don't do a lot of things together and any time I'd ask her what her intrests are she would say I don't know.
long story short she said ok she would try it, since there are only so many bears games to watch together and we dont always have time to cook together.
So I showed her a range of pictures of miniatures and asked her which ones she liked the best and she picked High Elves.
I got off ebay the High Elf part of the island of blood, and got my hands on an army book, but I need some help. I play marauder heave WoC, and my brothers play Bretonnia and O&G.
Basically i was wondering what would be a good addition to the set while allowing me to teach her a wide variety of the aspects of the game while still being tactically effective.
I was thinking some bolt throwers and archers or more sea guard.
Thoughts ?? and thanks in advance
Best advice? Play many games with what you have to keep it SIMPLE!!! You will blast her right out of ever wanting to play your silly 'little men' game ever again by plopping down a 1500 point army and expecting her to learn everything about every unit. You may even consider not allowing magic to begin with. I have found that most girls do not identify with what we guys like to do, which is glean over every detail and option available to our army and spend hours setting and building the perfect list.
Get her to play in the simplist manner possible while she is keen to the idea with a small army that will only take about an hour to hour and a half to play.
Teclis and a horde of archers........thats it hahahaha... notGet her to play in the simplist manner possible while she is keen to the idea with a small army that will only take about an hour to hour and a half to play.
Jokes asides, I'm with MDSW, tried to make my girlfriend play, only to realize she really just enjoys painting...
Start small and she how it goes.
- In Asuryan's name
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- Looking into the steely eyes of his foes, Kolgar felt his blood run cold. There was no fear upon the eyes of the Elves, only ruthless determination.
Yeah i guess im gonna have her play with just a block or two to get the basics down, moving shooting then charging and combat then build up from there.
But, the problem is she really likes the "pretty" models like the mages soo shes probably gonna want to use them.
If you want to use the 'pretty models' you could always use the lord on griffon. Just kit him out with a GW and armour of caledor.
pretty easy to play but still loads of fun.
you wont have a legal army though... but i guess that's the way GW wants it xD
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I know a guy that got his girlfriend into Warhammer Fantasy. She enjoys the game, the tactics and the roleplaying, but they especially like painting together.
Deffo start off small. I kinda risked putting the missus off playing by introducing too much too fast. I eventually started off with a squad vs squad to learn movement and combat, progressed to adding shooting unit and then to a 500 pts game with no magic.
Best thing I found too was to keep the rule book open at the summary page and get her to work out what rolls needed done.
Oh and no magic items to start lol! Slowly build these things in.
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Ha ha. I play WOC and I got my wife a little bit interested in the game. She liked the look of the High Elves so we got the army book then we got a dragon...... That was as far as her interest went. She liked the look of the dragon and wanted to paint it, but never got the time and moved on to other things. So now I play High Elves as well (well actually I don't really play them, I'm still putting an army together)