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.

BURNOUT IN MINIATURE GAMING: A PERSPECTIVE

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.

Friday off with rain (40k and X-wing minis)
Spending time in the 41st millenium on any given weekend… not too shabby

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.

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

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….

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1 Comment »

  1. I was just talking to Dan the other day about the differences between 40k and Warmachine. I completely agree that a game of 40k has a narrative feel. I can really visualize two armies in an epic battle. Warmachine, for me, has more the feeling of playing a game. Warmachine is more tactical and rules oriented. Both games are great fun to play for different reasons.

    My negativity is more towards Games Workshop and their spoiled relationship with their customers. However, they make great games with awesome fluff. I have come to enjoy the narrative feel for Games Workshop games and the tactical and balanced mechanics of Privateer Press games.

    Good article.
    Paul

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