Gamesday and other stuff

So I’ve got a lot of gaming type news, and feel I need to give this blog a bit of a boost.

First of all, I went to Games Workshop Games Day last weekend and had a great time.  I last went when I was about 15 maybe and remember actually being a bit bored.  I was too shy to get involved with any of the participation games (which seems to be the main draw for younger gamers) and wasn’t interested in the rules design and painting showcases.  Now, however, I just had no interest in playing any participation games alongside some screaming kids being egged on by an underwashed, overweight man in a fake beard, but I loved the rules design and painting showcases.  I won’t do a whole write up, or even put any photos up because I’d imagine lots of people have done those things already, and better than me.  I will say, however, that if you do it right, Gamesday can be a great day out for the type of gamer I like to refer to as ‘Normos’, and it is in fact quite easy to avoid the less savoury elements of the gamer community.  So long as you don’t care too much about getting a good view of the Golden Daemon entries (I’m planning a whole post about this interesting olfactory experience alone).

Leading on from this, I have also decided to start a new army for Warhammer 40k.  There are a couple of reasons.  Firstly, it is the most common game among students at my school club, so I feel I should learn the game a bit better and be able to help them out.  Secondly, the displays and everything that inspired me the most at GD were definitely the 40k ones.  I’m not sure why, I think I may just be bored of WHFB and need a change, but there are also the tanks.  I found myself very interested in the model tanks, probably due to the little boy in me.  My two favourite entries to the Armies on Parade thing were both tank convoys driving through muddy fields.

So anyway, I’ve always loved the Space Marines, so I decided to reup my interest in them and start a whole army of them again.  I’ll post a few photos of my first couple of models (one test piece is painted so far) later on (I’m ensuring that I’ll keep blogging by promising posts later)…

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