Monday, 13 September 2010

Bored with 40k

These last few months, I really havn't got much gaming done. But those few times when i've managaed to get a game in, i've leant instinctively towards fantasy. I'm not sure why.

I've been playing 40k for over 8 years now, having gotten into it, like many of us did when the craze for it swept through the geeky cliques of my high school. Out of the people who got into it then, I think only me and my best friend stayed into into it beyond those initial few months.

Now 8 years is a long time to spend playing any game and I consider myself a firm veteran. I remember when Kroot Mercenaries was a legal force. I remember when there were so many varient builds that you didn't know what you were up against, even if you friend told you what army he was bringing (the incident with the shooty-death Blood Angels stands out particularly painfully in my mind).
It's been a rollercoaster ride, but I just feel I need to shelve 40k for a while, get some fresh perspective. The game just doesn't excite me any more and it shows on this blog. Fantasy has been creeping in more and more and my 40k posts seem to be just one complaint after another.

So where now?

Well I want to get my Dark Elves fully painted and finished. I've signed up for a few online painting challenges in order to motivate me to keep going with them. Only time will tell if it works, but i'm feeling hopeful with it

I also really want to get into 8th Edition in a big way. I've only played a single 8th ed test game, but I loved it, so when uni allows me a chance to get back into gaming, that's the route i'm going to take.

So as one hobby door closes, another opens for me.

Wish me luck.


  1. I much prefer 40K. I go through phases as well though but I know it's because I dont win often enough. But that's the curse of being a casual player. I know that if i won more games I'd be more inclined to spend my time painting and such.
    Fantasy isn't bad under this edition but it's a new fad so I expect everyone to be jumping to it.

  2. and there is always......Warmachine!!!!!! Which is super fun by the way.