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I played my first game of 40K in years tonight. I had my freshly painted Sisters of Battle, and I took them against an old friend's beautifully painted Space Marines.
It was so fun! I haven't enjoyed anything so much in a long time! It was gaming magic like I remembered it from days long past.
And I thought 'Today was tomorrow's "Good old days"'.
To get a bit sad...
I fielded 1000 pts of Sisters.
2 Sisters of Battle Box Sets $40 each
2 Seraphim Box Sets $40 each
2 Rhinos $30 each
1 Sister Superior $10
$230 dollars, and that's not counting what I spent on the rest of the army to aim at 2500 pts and I'm still not done.
So you know, I can understand why some of you are angry. Why some of you are bitter. So much unhappiness. When was the last time you really enjoyed a Games Workshop game? When was the last time you experienced the magic?
For me, it was tonight. And I realized that maybe, one day years from now, I might be thinking 'I remember when 10 Sisters of Battle were only $40. Those were the good old days...'
I know, that sounds crazy, but I remember when you could get 3 chaos Space Marines or 5 Daemonettes for $5.95, and the truth is I complained about the prices back then already. Not only that, I was always complaining every time rules changed against my armies. When the Terminators first came out, I was outraged. When 'The Lost and the Damned' wasn't compatible with 'Slaves to Darkness' (the Chaos Space Marine legions were generated differently) I was mad.
I am so often unhappy...how many chances to be happy did I miss back then? Today I was happy as my Sisters of Battle fought for me against my friend's armies.
It's not so simple, my dear ones, I know. Miniatures -do- cost an arm and a leg. But, sieze your joy while you can my friends, cherish the days we are given. I am grateful to Games Workshop. They aren't Saints. They aren't a Charity. They aren't friends of mine, I don't know a single employee. But even so...thank you Games Workshop For a night of fantasy and the magic!
Congrats on your first battle being so fun.
I can't remember my first battle but I can remember the first time I came across 40k. A friend brought in an eldar harlequin model to school one day about 12-13 years ago, I was intrigued and asked what it was and everything snowballed from there. I also remember the excitement of new armies coming out, like when the first necrons came out as a non-codex army and there was a free metal necron warrior attached to the white dwarf. If only I'd kept the stuff I had back then....
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