GW Grognard: Happy Wife, Happy Life (so I’m told)

Hey everyone! Adam, from TFG Radio, here to sing you a lullaby of the grim dark!

The models that Games Workshop is producing today are amazing. Almost every new model we see is better than the last one. I almost always have an impulse to go out and buy their latest model, no matter the army. Fortunately, I remember that I don’t play that army and that I will probably never play that army, so I am able to step back from the ledge. When that isn’t the case (Vigilus Ablaze) I end up spending way more than I should and now realize that I have to take this stuff home somehow. I’m here this week with some helpful tips on how to survive the home life when you maybe purchased a bit too much.

Do you have and old starter box? Dark Millenium, or even Dark Vengeance will work. If you have an old 40K box that’s a bit bigger, that could work too. Keep the box somewhere that your significant other can see. When you come home from the shop, with your new purchases, just place them in the box. Later, when you open the box to get the stuff, they will think that it is the same stuff you have always had because its all from that same box. You’ve basically turned it into a box of holding for all your 40K stuff.

In the same vein you could always claim that you have always had those models. If you have been collecting for a long time, your special someone will have already seen that you have a large collection of models. As a result, when you come from the garage with all the new hotness that was just released, you can just tell them that you have always had that stuff in the garage and just now decided to start using them.

If you are unable to do either one, because your loved one knows about your collection in detail or you have so much stuff already it is hard to hide, then I guess you could try this trick. Which the help of your FLGS you could have a second receipt made that show a lower amount that you spent. You still have the actual receipt, in case you want to return something, but the alternative facts receipt is the one you show and hopefully this won’t raise the ire of that special one. Note that this method is not as good because they may not want you to spend any money.

The last one for today is the most straightforward, and honest. Just walk in with the stuff you bought. Have no shame about spending money you don’t have on little army men instead of the medication for the family dog that you were supposed to actually get. Your life partner will get over it and I’m sure they’ll be back shortly, after leaving the house in an agitated state. It’s all good.*

That’s all for this week, I hope you enjoyed the read. Let me know your thoughts, and what tips or tricks you use to keep a happy significant other, in the comments section. Don’t forget to visit our Facebook, Twitch, and Patreon pages to stay up to date on what we’re up to and when episodes drop!

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* 5 Marriages can’t be wrong


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.

3 Responses to “GW Grognard: Happy Wife, Happy Life (so I’m told)”

  1. Reecius June 17, 2019 8:10 pm #

    This article was hilarious, lol, nicely done!

  2. Carlos June 17, 2019 10:12 pm #

    Do not leave the real receipt in close proximity to the fake receipt. This spells bad news bears.

  3. Zapntoo June 18, 2019 12:56 pm #

    Old guy truths..

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