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The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:01 pm

Anyone else here actively playing 40k? It's the hobby that's taken more of my life than any other hobby I've ever had - clocking in at a whopping 19 (20, this summer!) years.

Edit: updated the thread title so people aren't all "WTF?"
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread

Postby Shyrtandros » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:24 pm

I wasn't as big of a fan of the plastic army guys but in my younger years I played with cowboys and indians.

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I actually don't have ANY friends that play any form of table top games other than 1-2 TCG's so I never got to have all the fun that i've noticed in the shops.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread

Postby Kelaan » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:36 pm

No, but I really wish I could play Mobile Frame Zero. :D

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Lego? Miniature giant mecha? Yes please! Now if only I had friends in real life that would play such things.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread

Postby Fivelives » Thu Mar 22, 2012 4:46 pm

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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread

Postby Invisusira » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:11 pm

Hero Quest 4 life yo
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Hokahey » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:48 pm

I never played 40k, though I have friends who still do, and I'm passably familiar with the general concepts of the game. I did play Battletech (not Mechwarrior) for many years, and if I had money to throw at something like that, and people to play it with, I'd likely pick it up again.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby crazyharry » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:04 am

I am currently trying to get back into 40K as a few friends still play. Soo many models to paint, so little time.

I did find out a nice little money saver for orc players.

Dont buy Deffkoptas. A 3 pack of Deffkoptas costs more than the Assault on Black Reach box set, this set includes 3 Deaffkoptas as well as a bucket full of other models.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby aureon » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:14 am

I love 40k.
Not enough money to play it sadly =\
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Fri Mar 23, 2012 4:33 am

You don't have to buy it all at once - you could spend $40 here and there and have a decent army.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby aureon » Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:42 am

Money is tight in uni, i used to play whfb, then preferred 40k, but knew no one playing it - starting alone is hardly worth it.
I happily devour books, codexs, and videogames, though.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Passionario » Mon Mar 26, 2012 2:55 am

I've dabbled in WH for a while, but was ultimately turned off by the realization that I horrendously suck at the gluing & painting aspect of that hobby. :(
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Treck » Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:06 am

I played the "old" warhammer, never 40k.
Altho i pretty much only painted and custom made models, never really played much, only thing we did were like scenarios or whatever they were called, as they only took an hour or two, rather than 2 evenings, but for that i had like 5times the army i needed xD
Great fun painting, gameplay was always so exciting in the beginning of a game, but got boring quickly for me atleast.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Kelaan » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:25 am

Fivelives wrote:You don't have to buy it all at once - you could spend $40 here and there and have a decent army.


Or, find some friends and get a 3d printer. ;) You'd have to find some Creative Commons patters, I bet.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Senador » Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:31 am

I played 40k for a while, generally playing Eldar (3rd & 4th Edition). The huge cost kind of puts you off, and probably the best way I got into it, was I was working part time at a game store and could buy the models at a discount. I stopped playing after, while at a store, I was stacking my foam and getting ready to my models back into it, to back into the transport, as some guy with a big backpack, swept all the foam and models right onto the floor making a giant cracked disjointed mess (Several hundreds worth of models/tanks). I hadn’t had the heart to put it back together and repair it since.

The capacity for huge battles was always interesting, and I like fielding units of specialists, which is what drew me to Eldar. Also the amusement of Falcons and Scorpion Squads with Farseers rerolling saves was hysterical watching them grind squads to a halt.

I have recently been looking at the Warmachine models a bit. I like the models, the smaller skirmish sizes seem easier to deal with, and it seems like a much smaller investment. The Privateer Press guys also put on a pretty good booth every year at Gen Con. I also like the setting a lot better.
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Re: The Plastic Army Guy Thread (40k and other TT Games)

Postby Fivelives » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:48 am

Yeah, Warmahordes is a much lower investment of time and money. A lot of people I know are switching from 40k to that just because you can spend less than half of what you have to for a 40k army and still be competitive.

I don't get it though - people talk about the "high cost of playing" but there's really not much of a cost beyond the initial outlay. You can spend $5-600 and get a decent army, then why buy more? And if you do, why not buy it slowly, like $40 here and there instead of all at once.

Boggles the mind.

There's a guy in my gaming group that has a 3d printer. It cost him $23k. He probably could've bought everything in the model line for his army (he plays Tau) and had thousands left over for that price.
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