Everyone has an opinion – So what do you think? When was Wargaming’s Golden Age – or are we in it now?
We all got our start in wargaming somewhere and everyone likes to talk about “the good ol’ days” – so we came across an interesting question:
via BoLS Lounge Alumni Popsical asks:
How did you start wargaming and when was it the most fun?
So, how and when did the toy soldier battling first enter your life, and when did you get the most fun out of it?
For me it must have been aged about six or seven years old, using airfix 1/72 africa korp and desert rats on my bedroom floor with a varied assortment of WW2 tanks.
Now, why, you may ask does this relate to 40k?
Well, if GW AoS 40k this is pretty much where they will take the game. For me thats great news as i dont attend tournaments anymore (been to 4 in total, finishing 2nd, 4th, 8th and 10th out of over 30 players per event), and didnt find them too engaging.
I had way more fun playing battles with my Wfb and 40k models in the eighties and early nineties. During this time i didnt take much notice of points costs or force organisation charts. I mean what the heck did i want to do book work for before enjoying my hobby? Paper work and maths were for school and college for heavens sake!
Whilst im not a fantasy battles enthusiast these days, i can see the reason people like AoS. I can also see why some folk hate on it so much (change is hard).
When all is said and done GW want to sell their models to the biggest market group they can.
The biggest market group MUST be those who want to have fun, surely?
- wrote lists to set points and tournament play
- used what i wanted to play sandpit games
- just built/painted them for display
- wrote lists to set points to play my mates
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