Friday off with rain (40k and X-wing minis)

Today is July 4th, the day we celebrate the birth of our nation (USA). It is also a Friday, which means that I had a chance to hit the tabletop early. But instead of my usual Warmachine/Hordes games, I decided to dabble a little further into the world of Warhammer 40k and witness a few moments of the X-wing miniatures game.

I only have two pictures from the day, but there was a lot happening that I didn’t want to spend too much time making photographs.

Overall, I’d have to say that I enjoy the Games Workshop system. Despite the nay-sayers, the wonky  mechanics (e.g., saves, psychic power rules, etc) and all the other clunky codex rules, I enjoyed my games. It was a lot of fun, actually. I can see how some army lists are broken to the point of being not-fun-to-even-try, but at the core of the game is a unique place where someone can just relax and see what happens.

My perspective: Warhammer doesn’t feel like any other “fair balanced” game against my opponent, but rather is a tangible experience of two armies clashing in a very fantastically imagined narrative. As others have said, it’s an RPG with armies on the table.

Maybe the real fun is when you understand the fluff/lore and you project into the gaming experience? I guess. But then I’ve only played five entire games of 40k in my life. 

Need to play more….