Tuesday, 9 June 2015

The Fireborn Rises from the Ash

So I always find the first of something the hardest thing to do. I suppose I should start with telling you about my Table Top Gaming history and how I have gotten to here. So I guess it all started with Pokemon, sounds silly but I was massive into that game (still am into the DS Games) when I was a kid, but I was especially into the Pokemon TCG (by Wizards of the Coast at the time), never really got into it as a game but more into collecting the cards. Moving on from that I got into YuGiOh in a big way. I used to win local tournaments and top quite high in larger events. That was the turning point from collector into gamer for me. I would say around the time I started YuGiOH I did try Warhammer but being a teen at collage I could not afford the cost of that game, used to watch som
e friends play and new it was something I would love to play.

After University and noticing the YuGiOH game I used to know and love had changed way to much for me to want to keep up with it I was in a low of not really doing anything. I was shopping in Peterborough with the misses and walked pasted there Games Workshop and decided to pop in. Best decision ever. The guy was a good sells man was well to be fair but he gave me a taster game and then sold me the marine codexs and the Assault on Black Reach starter kit. That started a massive spiral of events, managed to find some local people who play, it was in a guys roof but as a group we decided to find somewhere better to play and now have our own club called MAD Wargames, of which I am proud to be a member of.

So what games do I play and collect now?
Well the main one I collect and the main theme for the blog is Warhammer 40k, and probably as you can guess from the title of the blog I play Salamanders (Space Marines). I also collect Grey Knight for 40k and Chaos Space Marines which I'll get more into soon.

As for other games, I collect Ogres for Warhammer Fantasy but been holding off on them for a little while now as changes seem to be coming for that gaming system. I also collect the Hero's for the Batman Miniatures game buy Knight Models, fun system to play but only just started playing that with two games under my belt. I also play Star Trek Attack Wing with a Nick (The Burning Eye) from the club, I collect The Federation and Romulans. Lastly the TCG world hasn't completely left me as I also play Magic the Gathering (which I started whilst at university). There is a few other that crop up (Bloodbowl, Distopian Wars) but not played often enough to really mention at the moment.

So why have I started a blog?
Well I am taking part in a tale of gamers, with some guys from the MAD Wargames club. Now my motivation for painting especially is low, I'm not the best painter in the world so after talking with Nick from the The Burning Eye I decided that bloging is something I would like to do to try and keep my motivation high for all hobbies and all parts of 40k. Main things I will be wanting to talk about in this blog will be, battle reports, the tale progress and hobby rumours, as well as talking about other gaming systems and what's happening in them (say Batman Miniatures or MTG)

I hope this wasn't too crazy for a first post and I would like to thank Nick from the The Burning Eye for mentioning me on his Blog as well as putting me on there for people to see.

I will speck to you all soon with an introduction to my Chaos Space Marines army and the plan for the tale.

Into the fires of battle!
Unto the anvil of war!

1 comment:

  1. Nice to see you up on here mate - I'll expect full reports of whatever nasty cheesy lists you've stolen from me at regular intervals, hehe!