Gave it a stiff ignoring to for the reasons above. The wargames rules/figures market is getting a bit cramped these days. Very hard to justify yet another 28mm sci-fi skirmish game purchase for old farts like me who have a bit of everything. Young puppy dogs getting into the hobby are spoilt for choice, however.
Yeah. I had a similar thought with maelstrom edge. If for no reason other than I liked the drones. Resisted last year at salute. Resisted this year at salute. Resisted when it was half price somewhere (Newbury I think) And I resisted 2 Post apocalypse Kickstarter. Will cave eventually. With Anvil's game And for the re-release of bloodbowl
And for stealer hybrids And for warhammer quest
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It's a real shame that a lot of these weren't around 'back in the day'. I would love to get involved in all of them. Once I've got my games room (i.e. the loft) converted, I'll look into what I've got. I suspect that I'll be getting rid of a large portion of 40K stuff (space marines and Imp Guard) as 1) I haven't played it in nearly 20 years, and 2) My Warzone army looks way cooler for Imperial Guard anyway (if I ever did decide to jump back in). I've just got to hope that I can rope the occasional Wyvern into treking over to Weymouth to play!
On another note, the Concord (one of the starting factions in GoA) would make excellent Elysian Drop Troopers for 40k if anyone was tempted.
Also - Phil - as you already have spawned and created a replacement for yourself in the future, how long on average do you estimate children have to gestate until they are fit for gaming? I've got 2 on the way and hope that at least one will pass muster. The other shall be discarded to roam the wilds as nature intended.
George is 4 and a half. He's not up to rules that night he can read. I'd say 8. He does however play snakes and ladders his favourite piece is a German fallschirmjager. He's learning letters at school and for h he took in hanomag. I don't consider this an indication afbgames readiness rather that with blond hair and blue eyes he is genetically pre-disposed. Pride and fear in equal measures.
More so when he builds "farms" in my garage with barbed wire roll fences, watchtowers and barns full of tiger tanks.
I tried him on heroquest - it was my gateway drug - and that was too tricksy. I've got to pick up lost patrol at warfare in Reading next month. That is simple enough for him to play. He already paints but that's a copy what dad does thing.
Congrats on the two on the way. Does your wife know?
one took an interest in gaming from around 11 - 15 and I still have his Cygnar army in the loft - (yes the one that I brought him all the models for and then when he went on holiday with current fiancée, sold it back to me. So that he had spending money in France) 40K and Forge World long since been e-bayed. The other has not got the attention span for the hobby. Both had LoTR armies which are in my loft storage boxes.
Introduce them to the world of board games -- avoid Monopoly and others of that ilk