GW Grognard: Plenty of Room on the (Band)Wagon!

Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to spread the good word that is Warhammer 40,000!

I’ve been playing 40K for a long time, in case you haven’t noticed. All through those years I have played just about every army that Games Workshop makes. Expect Tau, I do not have a desire to play Tau. Through all the armies, and through all the editions, I have always been true to my Black Legion. They have always, and still are, been my go to army. Now , with the release of the Ork codex, I am feeling the pull of the green tide, and it fills me with trepidation.

Just need to paint it red

I know I should be happy when a new codex drops. There are the excitement of the new rules and, sometimes units, that you can look forward to. There is the various lists that go through your head as you try to imagine the new combinations to devastate your opponents. Unfortunately, there is always the feeling, in my mind, that I don’t want other people to play the armies that I play.

Not sure where it comes from. Could be I want to be a special snowflake. Maybe I like, sometimes, being one of the few people that plays that army. It is also possible that I enjoy when I win with the army. A good example is my chaos army. Towards the end of 7th edition, and early 8th edition, Chaos Space Marines became a viable army to play. A lot of people started chaos armies and they began showing up at tournaments. I started to feel resentful of this because I have been playing the army for a long time. I even stuck with the army during the downtime, from 5th to 7th edition, and now all these bandwagon players show up and play the army I love.

I realize now that I shouldn’t feel this way. There are a lot of benefits to having new players start playing your army. With new players come new ideas about what units to use, how to use them, and how they combo with other units and abilities in your army. New armies also come with new ways to paint your armies. There have been a few times where a new player to one of my armies had a paint scheme that I either didn’t think of or really enjoy. Perhaps the best part, however, is that you can always add to your army for cheap, when that new player decides the army isn’t for them and they decide to sell it.

So join me on the latest band wagon!  We’ll endure the high and lows of a new army,then, when you’re done, I’ll buy you’re army from you at a good price!*

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*$50 for your whole army


About Adam

Adam, aka Latin Gandalf, has been gaming since the early eighties and has played 40K since Rogue Trader (among a number of other games). He listens to more podcasts than any healthy person should and is currently the host for TFG Radio. He also is judges for LVO and head judges other major 40K Grand Tournaments.

2 Responses to “GW Grognard: Plenty of Room on the (Band)Wagon!”

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    CrusherJoe October 28, 2018 9:58 am #

    …and now you know how real Sisters players — those of us that have had full metal Sisters armies for years — are going to feel when the munchkins come out of the woodwork. I swear there should be two versions of the book available — one you are only allowed to buy and use if you present 2000+ points of fully-painted all-metal Sisters that is so broken even Orks and Eldar players are humbled in its presence, and the other, barely-better than Codex Murheenz munchkin edition that just sucks.

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    Kitani October 29, 2018 4:04 am #

    Definitely understandable. I’ll likely feel the same way when Genestealer Cults come out. But on the other hand I really welcome new players for more obscure factions being tired of playing same old things again and again.

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