Our Holly Hobby needs time. Having a new mini in hand is just the beginning of a long journey.
You'll have to prepare, assemble, paint and -finally- enjoy your new mini.
Time you'll pass during these different steps isn't the same for everybody.
You'll go on with motivation, capacities interest and, the most powerful one, emulation.
Emulation can come from yourself, from your friends, or simply the fact that you want to be better.
Be better, but why ?
For the pleasure to have a mini, a titan, an army on display and be proud of it.
To give a smile to your game partner, who'll be proud to have such an army in front of his.
For the pleasure you'll have to be better and better with every mini you put on the bench.
One of the last post from ZenComics illustrates what I'm talking about :
For more than a quarter century, I've been reading and collecting comics and graphic novels. All my bookcases collapse under the number of books, but I'm still buying and craving for more.
Even if I'm french, I'm an english reader. And almost all webcomics are in english. So when the high speed internet came home, it gave me an "all you can read" #nerdgasm. (yay !)
But there still was a problem : all these comics where drawned to be read on a large screen. Like a paper or PC screen. And on a tablet when they appeared. Even with the best smartphone, it isn't easy to read such a format on the screen.
When you've created an account via Facebook, you'll keep a list with all your favorites and some other functions like notifications on your phone when new chapters are published in the comics you added in your favorites.
To be honest, I'm addict. I'm having strips orgies, like when somebody watches an entire season during a night. You can read all the panel without scrolling. The app allows you to gently touch your screen up and down to go for it. It's really cool and helps to feel good while reading.
This post is about why I quit the rat race with 40k and the Dark Angels.
I'm done with it.
I'm back on tracks, after a long time out. I needed time to fix some parts of my real life. I didn't fix everything. But for now, let's say it will be ok.
I've been playing WFB and 40k for about ten years. I had up and downs, but never ever stopped playing.
And since long ago, I want to play Deatwing terminators. The ones who where fighting Genestealers in the first Space hulk version Deathwing extension.
I'm playing Dark Angels since 2008.
Well... Dark Angels or Vanilla Marines, because they have shiny stuff.
2013 : I stopped playing Vanilla Marines, Dark Angels only.
2015 : new DA codex, I have to play it 40k7 style.
When the all shiny Vanilla Marines codex appeared in 2013, I wrote down my point of view on the game. The new Dark Angels codex made me have another pause. I had to consider how and why I'm playing DA, and what I want to do now rules have changed for the green angels.
So, what's new in the 7th version ?
Belial doesn't allow you to play Deathwing terminators as troops. Which means that you can't play a 100% Deathwing army anymore.
Graviguns for everyone ! Yay or nay ? Nay ! I can't afford new boxes.
Ravenwing gets moar powerrr !
This... sucks far Deathwing players.
After days, I decided to keep it down with the rat race.
I already have a 3k Deathwing army ready to play and I definitely not ready to paint more tactical marines.
And... I think I'm done with the Dark Angels. I painted green marines for 7 years, created a 3k Apocalypse army from scratch in less than ten month and now, I need some new stuff to work on.
I have knights and titans to work on, and an all new 30k apocalypse army to start. Let's get it on !