Archive for May 23rd, 2012

Another Post from Phil, this time covering a whole range of points about starting a new army.


I threw the topic of this post open to the community on Twitter and amongst the suggestions were three very worthy topics;

Advice on starting a new army

Fluff armies vs Wanky armies

Painted armies vs Unpainted armies

The more I thought about it the more I realised that all three were inexorably linked together as usually one will beget the others.

So here’s my thoughts on collecting an army be it your first time with a new system or you’re a seasoned gamer and just want a new challenge.

Step 1 – Choosing an Army

This seems a tad obvious but over the years I have seen more than a few gamers start collecting something because;

A) Their mates collect them

B) They’re the models that came in the boxset

C) That’s the army the guy in the shop told them to collect

There are no doubt dozens of other reasons…

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Reblogging Phil’s thoughts on the Snidey Gamer – or as some might call them, sneering dickheads.


Just lately I’ve had a rash of comments on the blog and Twitter bad mouthing the models and games I’ve been reviewing, as well as my general like for those products. One or two comments have valid points but the vast majority are from, what I’d call, Snidey Gamers.

I should address one comment which is; why do I, generally, like the things I review. There’s two reasons. The first is that I try to review things that interest me. As a veteran gamer I try to find stuff that’s original and therefore a different experience. The second is that nothing is without worth. A game may not always be my bag but I can see the what the writers were trying to achieve or a rule that works really well. I don’t have to want to play the game to see that it’s good. Regardless, so long as someone enjoys…

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