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Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 2:47 p.m. PST

I started out as a sci-fi gamer, with fantasy on the side. Somewhere along the way, I went more towards fantasy. D&D and Frostgrave really encouraged that shift.

Today, on my hobby table, I have the following:

1) Dark Ages Irish

2) English Civil War Irish

3) 17th century Japanese.

4) WW2 Japanese

In a "current projects" box somewhere,I have two more warbands for Frostgrave and some sci-fi stuff for FiveCore.

I have no idea how I became a historical gamer…

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 2:53 p.m. PST

A friend of mine is swerving into fantasy gaming after years of being purely historicals :-)

I swore off black powder gaming for many years, now it's becoming my favourite period and I recently got the bug for samurai warfare.

Winston Smith Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 2:55 p.m. PST

Welcome to the Dark Side!

Personal logo Waco Joe Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 2:57 p.m. PST


Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 3:22 p.m. PST

Just possibly bashytubits has influenced some of your choices?

Crazyivanov13 Mar 2017 4:31 p.m. PST

I've come to prefer historicals for human infanrty. Fantasy companies making characters and heroes. I think my favorite sets are the Frostgrave ones though. Splash any of their bits into another set and you've got gold.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP13 Mar 2017 5:40 p.m. PST

Well, I started with ACW (the Airfix plastics), then ECW and WWII and currently on the painting table I have 5 dwarven Slayers (complete with orange hair) and a Chaos Slaughter priest (whatever that is)

To be fair, the Slayers were a present and I am painting the Chaos figure for a friend

Still, a long way from the Army of the Potomac!

Codsticker13 Mar 2017 9:58 p.m. PST

Pretty much the same here… I started playing 40K, had 3-4 armies, 1 WFB army, and LoTR Rohirrm and Haradrim armys. Now 20 years later I have a Taifa Kingdoms army, an ECW Royalist army, a Saga warband, 2 Ronin Buntais, a 15mm Carthagenian DBA army under way and 17th/18thC Mughal army and several other small projects waiting in the wings.

zircher13 Mar 2017 10:47 p.m. PST

[Pulls out a bag of plastic dinosaurs.]
Yeah, I got that historical gaming thing totally down. ;-)

Stealth100014 Mar 2017 1:03 a.m. PST

I started as a fantasy gamer 35 years ago then became a historical gamer now do about an even split between sf and historical.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 7:35 a.m. PST

Started with historical gaming since the 70s. I am still doing history. Just once I played a game of LOTR, but I managed to resist the dark side and I am still doing history and only history.

raylev314 Mar 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

It was time to turn from childish things.

Personal logo Weasel Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 10:49 a.m. PST

Plot twist: Our history games were fantasy all along.

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa14 Mar 2017 12:10 p.m. PST

Started out with plastic napoleonics, but played WWII in plastic with a little WFB and Epic 40K on the side before getting into RPGs, before finding the one true faith which is 15mm sci-fi! Though I will admit to a large pile of contemporary Dark Age through Medieval plastic figures. I also have bunch of ECW Osprey's, which sooner or later may end in 'figures'.

Personal logo Great War Ace Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

When I started wargaming it was focused only on historical "realism". Right away I got corrupted into fantasy/medieval RPG. I've never separated the two clearly ever since. Especially when I realized much later that, as Weasel says, history (games) are fantasy: that is because largely history itself is a fantasy, a construct……….

Personal logo Who asked this joker Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 1:29 p.m. PST

+1 Waco Joe!

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP14 Mar 2017 1:32 p.m. PST

+1 raylev3

ITALWARS16 Mar 2017 1:40 a.m. PST

played histrical since the Seventies..just tried once a D&D fantasy game and another absurd one with space ships..the most boring experiences in my life together with seeing such moovies Starwars or lo Hobit

Lion in the Stars18 Mar 2017 2:18 a.m. PST

I'm the same, I started out in 40k, but when Flames of War really started taking off I jumped into 15mm and Historicals pretty hard.

I have Napoleonics, WW2 (both historical and Weird), and even some Age of Sigmar in the painting queue.

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 9:40 a.m. PST

Thing is this can also happen the other way as well.

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian18 Mar 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

Bwaaaaaaahagahahahahaaaaaaa!!! Welcome to the Dark Side, my young apprentice… we have pizza… AND beer! evil grin

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