Merlyn's Comic Books and More
User Info

Welcome Anonymous

Nickname
Password

Membership:
Latest: AsenWolf
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 898

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 91
Total: 91
Who Is Where:
 Visitors:
01: Community Forums
02: Stories Archive
03: Stories Archive
04: Community Forums
05: Home
06: Home
07: My Account
08: Stories Archive
09: Community Forums
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: Home
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: Community Forums
16: Home
17: Home
18: Stories Archive
19: Home
20: Home
21: Community Forums
22: Community Forums
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Home
26: Community Forums
27: Stories Archive
28: Stories Archive
29: Community Forums
30: Community Forums
31: Community Forums
32: Home
33: Stories Archive
34: Community Forums
35: Home
36: Community Forums
37: Stories Archive
38: Community Forums
39: Community Forums
40: Community Forums
41: Home
42: Stories Archive
43: Stories Archive
44: Community Forums
45: Home
46: Stories Archive
47: Home
48: Community Forums
49: Home
50: Stories Archive
51: Community Forums
52: Community Forums
53: Home
54: Home
55: Home
56: Community Forums
57: Stories Archive
58: Home
59: Community Forums
60: Community Forums
61: Community Forums
62: Community Forums
63: Community Forums
64: Stories Archive
65: Home
66: Community Forums
67: Home
68: Home
69: Home
70: Community Forums
71: Home
72: Home
73: Stories Archive
74: Home
75: Home
76: Stories Archive
77: Community Forums
78: Community Forums
79: Home
80: Home
81: Stories Archive
82: Stories Archive
83: Community Forums
84: Stories Archive
85: Community Forums
86: Home
87: Community Forums
88: Community Forums
89: Community Forums
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!

Main Menu

Community Forums › Miniature Gaming › GW Warhammer 40k › Starting 40k
Starting 40k

Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGW Warhammer 40k
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
sanctuary13
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Mar 24, 2009 7:08 am    Post subject: Starting 40k

Ok I've been a part of the "Games Workshop Hobby" Since about 1994-5. However, all I've done is collect and paint, never played.

I just moved out here and my friend Austin showed me the wonderful world of Merlyns, so I'm rebuilding my army. I'd like to actually begin playing 40k

I've got about a 1k point Sisters of Battle/Witch Hunter army, which I'm repainting atm, since I've gotten better than I was 14 years ago.

My wife also wants to start an army of her own but wants to know more before choosing (its between Eldar and Ork for her atm, but I described Space Marines to her, and she dug that)

My query is would there be a better night to come in and sit in, watch a few 40k players, maybe get some tips and instruction? I've got tons of Codexes and rule books back to 2nd edition (and a couple firsts), but what I need is to see how it's actually played. Also, would there be anyone willing to kinda take a 30 year old under their wing and show me the ropes?

Repainting my army will take me a while (I'm a rather detail oriented painter, I just finished one mini I'd been working on for 6 days) but soon!

also, just glad I found out about Merlyns, it's a great place.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile
sthar8
Intarweb Mastar!


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 342

PostPosted: Mon Apr 20, 2009 1:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting 40k

Wow, I'm not sure how I missed your post. I'm sorry Embarassed

Most of our 40k gaming is small group based, with groups coming in to play on Wednesdays and Fridays most frequently. We run tournaments once per month on Sundays, and we've got an upcoming national Apocalypse campaign called Lucky 13s which should bring players in on at least two Saturdays per month starting in May.

If you'd like to be sure you'll have some games to watch, I should be scheduling some in about a week. If you'd like, I'll let you know when I'll be down so that you can get used to the newest rules and the pace of play. If you bring in your army we can probably get a quick game in as well.

As for your choice of armies, you should know that Sisters models are getting harder and harder to find, and almost all of them are pewter. While we are still able to stock basic troops, HQs, and a few more specialised units, we can only order about half as many kits as we can get for other armies. You shouldn't let this deter you, as the models can be found (and hopefully GWS will eventually release some new ones), but it is something you should be aware of.

Of your wife's choices, Marines and Orks have the newest codices. Orks seem to be very popular and powerful recently, and marines are always a safe bet for new players. Eldar units are more expensive points-wise, but you can find flexibility in Eldar lists that is hard to match with other armies.

While a painted army looks much better on the table, I wouldn't worry about finishing before you get your first games in. We have enough new players in the store that it's not uncommon to see grey plastic on the table. Some players can also get burned out by spending long hours painting and modelling a unit, only to find that it doesn't fit well with their playstyle in practice.

_________________
He sleeps. Though much to him was denied
He lived. And when he lost his angel, died.
It happened quickly, in the way
that in the evening, night-time follows day.
Back to top
View user's profile
sanctuary13
Rookie


Joined: Dec 31, 1969
Posts: 15

PostPosted: Tue Apr 21, 2009 6:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Starting 40k

well im primarily a mini painter, not a wargamer. only wargame i play is A&A War at Sea.

I've GOT the army, I'm repainting them. there have been a few that have come out since I first started my army, but thats ok, i dont need one of everything.

_________________
Back to top
View user's profile
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic   Printer Friendly Page     Forum IndexGW Warhammer 40k All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1


Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

Latest Posts
Last 10 Forum Messages

February 2019 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Feb 01, 2019 at 03:27:04

Star Wars Legion, Bases, and Stands
Last post by Hobomonkey in General Gaming Discussion on Jan 24, 2019 at 01:45:36

TRANSFORMERS TCG
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Nov 19, 2018 at 21:25:38

Smash Up the Bigger and Geekier box
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Sep 11, 2018 at 01:06:52

August 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Aug 16, 2018 at 17:46:40

July 2018 Heroclix Events
Last post by HZeraze in Heroclix, Wizkids on Jul 27, 2018 at 18:54:37

FORGE WAR
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on Jun 05, 2018 at 03:46:00

MUNCHKIN COLLECTIBLE CARD GAME
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 14, 2018 at 02:19:12

Firefly Adventures: Brigands and Browncoats
Last post by MIK_EL_PABST in General Gaming Discussion on May 08, 2018 at 02:39:43

Tons of New Bones Minis!
Last post by CharlesFaust in D&D Minis on Apr 14, 2018 at 20:11:22


Survey
Best comic book to movie adaptation




Results :: Polls

Votes: 1600
Comments: 4

Links

Get Firefox!
The logos and trademarks used on this site are the property of their respective owners
We are not responsible for comments posted by our users, as they are the property of the poster
Interactive software released under GNU GPL, Code Credits, Privacy Policy
Created by Mars