Preference. Using the movement trays makes life a LOT easier, except with terrain on the table...I was pondering the differing base shapes. In the battles I've watched I'd noticed that they used the little holders in Warhammer and they didn't in 40K, but I was uncertain whether that was of consequence or preference. Really need to play a game and try it out now. O_o
Is there a better place to shop than Amazon?
Thankya!Well...my parents would be doing the shopping. Though with all the research involved, I'm starting to ponder whether this wouldn't be something better to take up on my own time and money rather than a Christmas gift. Chances of getting to watch/play a game before Christmas are low...doubly so considering my list has to be in within a week or so.
I dunno if I'll be able to buy any of it, but I do hope you get your stuff sold. Good cause.
Some of the models are pretty cool, and being produced by GW means they can be used in Warhammer armies as well. (I was thinking of using the Balrog in a Chaos army.) Problem is the game seems to be in decline and the license may be running out soon. I don't know many people who play it anymore. I guess it seems silly to have 2 different fantasy miniatures games, and Warhammer has been around a LOT longer than the LOTR game.What are your thoughts on the LOTR stuff made by Games Workshop?
Me too. I guess it's partly due to the fact that Warhammer isn't just a game, it's a full-fledged hobby with the models, conversions, painting, fluff (some of the novels are really good) being at least as important as the gameplay itself.I've been impressed with Warhammer's longevity...especially in a world where digital is taking over everything. O_o
Thanks... I enjoy talking about this kind of gaming, especially with someone just getting into it (or thinking of getting into it). I think your plan to go have a look is your best starting point...Anything else I need know? You've been incredibly cool and helpful and stuff. I just need to decide now. XD
Get a tabletop game... It's a much more well rounded hobby. I love my 360, but it's not as social (XBOX Live! notwithstanding) or fun overall.It's pretty much between this/Warmachine or an Xbox for Christmas.
It's the same in that there's one big rulebook (Whch is cheaper) and a faction book for each force... But Privateer Press has said they're not looking to update the game all the time like Warhammer. Instead, they add expansion books with new units and stuff.Haven't decided whether to go Warhammer or Warmachine...Does Warmachine do their books the same way? And is the big rule book updated thusly, or just the smaller ones?
I've got a magnifying glass with clips on it for painting, but I rarely use it. When you're looking through it it throws off your hand/eye coordination so if you're going to use it, it's better to use it all the time or not at all.My pancreas is leaning toward tabletop...but there's a voice in my spleen reminding me (in a voice that sounds like Shawn from Psych. O_o) that I've wanted a magic Box for around 3 years now. Stupid organs of differing opinion.
I've also been pondering the use of magnifying glasses in painting...?
Not critical... It's one of those things that's useful when you've been painting for a few years and need the magnification to help you with ridiculously fine details like pupils in eyes or lettering on scrolls. Personally, I take the approach that if the detail is so fine you need a magnifying glass to see it, nobody's going to be looking at it close enough on the battlefield. Now, if you're going to be entering painting competitions, on the other hand...Oh. Cool. I realized the other day that if I go with Warmachine, I'll likely have to start a club or sommat myself...having a silly hard time finding a local shop that supplies it. Not that the idea bothers me...just something I'm having to consider.
I had noticed some guys sitting at desks with a telescoping magnifying glass on it and was wondering if that was important or just something to have.
The rule of thumb in Warhammer is about an hour per thousand points on the table. So I'd expect a 2,000 point game to take about 4 hours (2,000 points x 2 sides). Not sure with Warmachine, since I haven't had many games yet.How long do games usually take you to play? I read people talking about 3-4 hours.
<3 it!Something outside of the tabletop strategy games: Fallout 3?
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