Welcome to Librarium Online!
Well well. It looks like I finally found a decent Warhammer Forum.
So then. Let me get this started. Warning, some of this may sound like bragging, but I don't mean for it to sound that way.
My name is Robert S. Evans. I'm a film maker by craft, but I have always enjoyed Warhammer. I originally got into 40k, and branched into Fantasy. I love both games, but Fantasy is where my heart is.
My first army was Eldar, despite being told its wasn't a "beginner's army." However, I picked them because, well, they looked cool and everyone else played some chapter of Space Marine. Once I got the hang of things, I became known at my local hobby shops for my tactics and ideas. I was the first Eldar player in my area to embrace Ulthwe and actually became feared because no one knew how to counter them, at first.
When I moved into fantasy, my army choice was clear. Dark Elves. While Elves would have been more Eldar like, the dark elves seemed more fun to play upon reading them. Just like with the 40k scene, my choice was frowned upon. All the fantasy players were Empire or Chaos. What I found funny was I got laughed at when I brought two groups of dark riders to a local RT. They weren't laughing when I took the trophy though. After that, my dark riders were primary targets, which was fine for me because it allowed my other units to do their jobs.
From Dark Elves I moved into Tomb Kings. I love my tomb kings. I strayed away from the chariot heavy army. It seemed too predicable. While effective in test runs, when it failed, it failed hard and fast. I decided to run Khalida's army with three priests, one on the casket. I was actually told by a shop owner that I wasn't allowed to run the army of the Asp queen in a tournament. Apparently, no one likes an army that shoots twice with poison shots and forces you to look upon death.
Now, its been nearly a year since I played. A lot of the local shops closed, or moved around. Most players would come to me for advice on how to build armies, but if I offered a game they would just smile and refuse. So, I decided to take a break for a while. Play the judge part, the advice giver, and let people learn their armies more before jumping back into things. On the eve of my return to the warhammer universes, I decided to test out a new flavor. Or, actually, a different variation of the same flavor. I've decided to take on Necrons as my next army. There are several here that run them, but I always get the feeling that the army is capable of more than what a lot of people do with it.
By the way, I don't mean to sound like a jerk or someone who is full of himself. In the years that I played these games, I noticed something, at least in my hometown. People here like to play straight forward armies. They have trouble dealing with an army that uses something other than lots of one thing, and usually end up loosing because the element of their play style is gone. They also don't know how to play armies that are not set up to their stereotypes. My ulthwe army back in the day, was based on getting to you, and hitting you hard from both sides while laying down heavy fire from the back row. No one knew how to deal with an eldar army that came straight at you. They were so use to them just sitting back and shooting that the wave serpents running forward to drop off the seer council and striking scorpions was a sight they had never seen (By the way, I got a lot of criticism for running scorps over banshees, though I never understood why). Same thing with my dark elves and tomb kings. my strategies broke their mental set up of what they thought the armies would do, and thus, they never wanted to play me because from the start they were victims to their own mind games. This is also mostly my hometown. If I leave the city, or play a game while out on film shoots, its a TOTALLY different story.
I think this post is far too long now.
Wow, Long Intro.
Film maker eh. Sounds pretty nifty. Made any famoes films i should know of? That would be really cool. You seem to be quite the tactician from the looks of things and its good that you use out of the box tactics. I hate when people get upset when they lose and it sucks people won't play you. Same kind of was for me when i played my space marines. Just becuase i knew how to use my units to complement each other to maximum effect, people always just said they lost becuase i was 'cheesey'... yet my army was completely balanced. Just like you I stopped playing for a long time out of frustration. Well, hopefully you find some better opponents and good luck on your necrons(the one army I've never been able to beat.:cry
That is not dead which may eternal lie,
for in strange aeons even death may die.
I guess its the writer/director in me. I'm so use to explaining things that I tend to be long winded.
As far as films go. I'm currently working on a 30 minute short currently called "A Silent Grave". Neat little piece, just have to see how it gets received. Before there was a series of shorts, though I don't know how available Aurora and its following series is. Doubtful you will find them on YouTube. Before that I helped out a lot with Mako Pictures. They did "The Kiss", "Eleven", and my story that they killed, "The Last Piece Standing." The last one I'm actually credited for on IMDB.
Outside of that, I'm pushing a script for a horror film, kind of old school in its thinking but it works. I'm currently writing a script for a modern day with a sci-fi twist, a basic cat and mouse story where things are not as they seem.