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Stalkey and Co20 May 2022 1:33 p.m. PST

I have been in a dry spell myself, and this post has thoughts to get me painting again [which I do enjoy] and not just playing. As any of us can find it hard to hit painting at times, I think it's relevent to almost anyone, not just a 40K gamer.

Plus, the dude is painting the five Space Marine miniatures from "Labyrinth of the Necrons" board game to play it with his kid, so could be a good post for someone who wants to get started in 40K for, oh, $25 USD U.S.

I ordered the game, it sounds good from the reviews at BGG. Actually, the five SM heroes are probably going for a lot more than the game itself sold individually!

Anyway, it's not often a post addresses a bunch of interesting topics succinctly, and has painting tips. Hope you enjoy it like I did.

Cardinal Ximenez20 May 2022 4:18 p.m. PST

Nice post 👍

Stalkey and Co20 May 2022 4:31 p.m. PST

yeah – personally, never heard of the game, and had forgotten that GW was branching out into one-off boardgames.

I decided to get Fire Team, also, despite it being more expensive.

Mr Elmo21 May 2022 4:43 a.m. PST

decided to get Fire Team

I quite like Fire Team. It is great on its own but also has stats for a few other races, nothing like GW to get you thinking of another box or two of minis.

Then you can go to Kill Team and after that you'll be like, "If I add a character, I can do 40K Combat Patrol"

Resistance is futile 😆

Stalkey and Co21 May 2022 7:13 a.m. PST

Yeah, I get it.
Stumbled across Doomsday Countdown at B&N so grabbed it for the tiles and story line, and the 7 plastics which I can use the parts for to blend in with my 2000AD Gangs of Mega-City 1 plastics for a bunch of cultists. I'm pretty sure I can use the game for other genres.

I checked out Kill Team when it came out. Watched two very experienced gamers try to muddle thru it in a ladder league at the FLGS while I perused the rules and considered buying it.

When the game ended, I listened to them try to figure out who won, based on all the rule problems. It was quite civil, but they had to go post some questions on-line to see what happened.

Afterwards, my buddy said that the league was dominated by one faction that had some broken las cannons [or something]. They were thinking of banning the broken item.

I put the book back on the shelf. Shame, because the fluff and pics and gear was interesting. But like Mordheim, the game rules don't work and are subject to manipulation by gamey-types.

I love a lot of Warhammer figs, and the less icky fluff is fine – Commissar Cain is my idea of 40K perfection! Some of the "styling" is brilliant and the word games [recaf for coffee, etc] are often ingenius. Battlefleet Gothic is one of the best sets of WWI Naval Rules ever, and the ship models some of the coolest I ever saw. Still regret selling them all for a fortune when they stopped making them.

It's too bad their main rule sets are unplayable and written for sales and marketing purposes, instead of gaming purposes.

I've never felt like my time was wasted painting the figs, however, and with One-Hour Skirmish Wargames, One-Page Wargames, et al, and these great little board games, I am happy to play in the "period" while avoiding the main games.

Also, I just saw that new Terminators are $60 USD for 5. EEK!

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