15 years already…

January 5, 2010

It’s amazing, but it’s been 15 years since we started playing Warhammer. A long road it certainly has been. I remember starting way back in the day, 3rd edition books were out, and Travis had first started collecting undead, and loved his Nagash model. The world really seemed to grab me, the lore, the myth, the legend, and most important, the humor. We were I believe just going into 7th grade, the world was full of possibilities and new games/worlds to discover. We’d been playing Magic the Gathering for awhile at this point, (2nd and 3rd ed of that game) and we’d all read a ton of the Dragon Lance series, but for some reason D&D just didn’t hold the same appeal that mass battles did. Warhammer just seemed so much more tactical, visual than talking through exploring dungeons. Since Warhammer also has that ‘hobby’ aspect to it, I grew more and more into painting and creating terrain.

Once Warhammer had us, it was all about making a larger and larger game. 3k per side became small, and by the time the end of junior high rolled around we were playing games that would take a whole weekend. Some great times had for sure, and in a way I kind of miss those days. Having no other responsiblities but painting and playing was a great measure of freedom. Sometimes I wish it could still be so easy…

When we first began, High Elves always had an appeal for me, but I started first building Orcs and Goblins if my memory serves correctly, simply because they were included with the 4th edition boxset. Between the small group we had, John, Steve, Top we really managed to play a lot of the different armies. Chaos, Skaven, Dwarves, Undead, Lizards, Chaos Dwarves, Empire, Orcs and Goblins, Wood Elves and High Elves. At the time covering almost everyone out there. If only we still had even a fraction of those old models…

One comment

  1. Its been an awesome trip so far, with even better stuff to come! If they come out with new Nagash rules I’m totally using the old model.

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