Welcome to Librarium Online!
Another newbie here but a little older than most as I am in my early 40s!
I decided to take up the hobby in order to share an interest with my son and I am now becoming more addicted than he is!
I have a grwoing Orcs & Goblins WFB army and have just bought the big Chaos Space Marines army so will be dipping my toe into 40K as well.
My problem is a real lack of experience of playing (have played 1 intro WFB game so far) and also trying to get my head around all the rules ...and also trying to find the time to paint (my favourite part of the hobby so far).
Welcome to the forums!
I started about 6 months ago on 40k, and will soon be finishing up my first 40k league of play, and "finishing" my painting and modeling on my 40k army myself, so I see where you are. It's a fantastic hobby for all ages! I have met quite a few father/son pairings so far, and I think it's a great thing that you're doing in bonding over the hobby! Anyway, enjoy the forums, there are great ideas for every aspect of the hobby here, and I'm sure we can't wait to see some of your models (both painted and unpainted) and gaming ideas up as well!
Oh yeah, and getting your head wrapped around the rules, I've found, is basically playing, playing, and more playing. Your local hobby store where you bought your product should have a league or somesuch, and may be able to do demo games to help you out...I know mine has been a blessing! If you're having trouble finding stores like that in your area, here's the GW Store Finder: http://maps.games-workshop.com/store...indstores.aspx
You should be able to find a place with an environment conducive to you and your boy!
Here I am trying hard to get Tekore to join the funnier dark side, he will come there eventually, and in comes you as a brand new member and with such keen insight.
This is a great place to get advice both on gamemechanics rules and such and on the painting/converting part of the hobby. I wish I had InterNet when I began painting, so much to be learned and so many people glad to share their knowledge.
I'll see you around
But...how did you know? Honestly compare the "ohmpa" of the Chaos goods to the "fjupp" of the Lady of the lake, then tell me I'm wrong... There is change coming to the realms of Bretonnia. But that's a different tale, one of X painters.
Sorry for jacking your thread andyfair, I'll just bid you welcome once again both to the forum and to Bretonnia -we need a few more Orcs there.