Ugh. I haven't written anything in a while. You see, It's become very hard for me to be interested in 40K for a while.
I've got the 40K blues....
There are things I SHOULD be excited about. I mean, Grey Knights are still shiny and new. I have Grey Knights. I like Grey Knights. I have some nifty ideas on painting my white knights. I have a Dread to build, and a Land raider to finish building.
I have plenty of WitchHunters stuff I could put together and paint. (like TWO metal exorcists, plus molding the extra armor plates I've been wanting to do.) Sisters are supposedly getting a WD update in August/Sept.
but I don't care. (which is serious coming from me.)
GW's seriously killed my interest.
ok, the FLGS moving the 40K game night takes some wind out of my sails as well. That has more to do with nights of the week and family scheduling. Wednesday night was such a good break in the middle of the week, really. Mondays, they're just.... different.
Fine Cast has done nothing to interest me, and the price increases just discourage and annoy me. I'd love to see my favorite game company take some steps I felt were in the interest of the 'Hobby', and perpetuating their hobby base rather than becoming more controlling and secretive.
I just don't perceive GW as putting a lot of effort into encouraging and attempting to stimulate it's customer base. (except for Investors and shareholders, who are customers of a different sort)
The rumors of 6th ed do pique my interest, but don't get me excited about playing.
40K has gone stale.
I actually got excited about playing Kings of War. It was fun, and kind of refreshing. I might have to get a cheap fantasy army to play KoW more regularly.
I'm intrigued by Warpath, but not sure about it yet. Hopefully it will be decent. Different enough from 40K, and not too close. We'll have to see how Mantic engages it's player base.
Flames of War has caught my attention, and kept me interested. I've been reading a lot of Battle Reports from the guys over at What Would Patton Do? I'm slowly forming some ideas on what I would want to run. (perhaps Armored Infantry, with Priests, and Shermans)
Of course, some of this resurrected interest in WW2 is due to the crack I've been playing in my spare time:
|WORLD OF TANKS|
Oh my gosh. Tanks, tanks, tanks. Grinding metal, explosions! Whiskey! (what else should you drink when blowing up tanks?)
I succumbed. Suneokun wrote the article that pushed me to finally investigate the tanks. Oh my gosh do I enjoy it.
It hits my dork button on so many levels. Like a Bacon, Peanut Butter, Bananna, and Chocolate Panini excites the tatebuds. So wrong, and yet so right.
I'm currently playing through the American tank tree. The American tree seems to be a bit more of a generalist tech tree., plus I liked that the American Artillery has some decent rates of fire. Currently I'm running:
M7 Priest (artillery)
M5 Stuart (scout)
M4 Sherman (Medium)
T1 Heavy (Heavy)
I've got to say I enjoy them all a great bit. I suffered through the M3Lee twice to get the Sherman and T1. In the end, I think I learned to be a little better for having used it.
I think the refreshing thing for me is there are 15 min games. They go quickly, and I can do it again, or try a different tank if I'm hitting a wall. I can also pick a tank based on my feelings at the time.
It's very satisfying to get a good team, and execute a game well.
so that's the stuff I've been up to. It's probably time to pick up some specialist games again for while, like Necromunda, or get a better handle on KillZone, and play more games of it. Maybe the summer black box product from GW will me BattleFleet Gothic. That might actually get me excited about GW for a little while.