On the advice of a friend, I checked out a new gaming club tonight (Aftermath in Norwich), seeing as my gaming life has suffered in the last few months since moving into my new flat.
Seems a decent enough place, with plenty of 40k and Fantasy players, but there were also a lot of other games going on, from Battle for Westeros to Warmachine and various trading card games . One game that particularly drew my attention though was Malifaux.
I got to sit in on a game and it seems a pretty nifty and streamlined rule set. There's also the fact that I've been eyeing up the models in my local gaming shop for months now - you've got to love steampunk.
Anyway, to cut a long story short: one of the players has offered to take me through a couple of test games, so I can get the hang of the rules before joining the regulars down at the club
It gives me a good excuse to pick up a set of those gorgeous models that Wyrd Miniatures is doing, as well as learn a new system that could keep me gaming for the next few months (money's going to be tight), seeing as you get everything you need for a crew in one box and the rulebook's cheap enough to pick up.
So yeah, going down to my LGS tomorrow, see which crew i most like. At the moment, I'm leaning towards these these lovely ladies:
They'll be a nice painting challenge for me and hopefully they'll do well in-game too. I'll let you know how I get on