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Hi all,

Little question form a fellow servant of the God Emperor:

I was planning a list for a game me and a mate will play for his birthday at warhammer world this coming friday, and my partner comes out with this little comment: 'you geek-plotting honey?'

For those of you lucky enough to have wives/ gf/ bf/ fiancees/ bromances/ etc who are also involved in the hobby this probably won't affect you (lucky lol)

For the rest of you with spouses/ partners who do not get involved in the hoby, do they ever tell you something that makes you want to 'face-palm' at their lack of intellect of the game, or genuine indifference to it?

Let us all know these little nuggets of Tzeentch- raging comments that will leave even the 'Greater Good' Tau turning to Khorne to wipe them from existence... or just sigh in acceptance, and apologising to the God- Emperor for their lack of understanding lol

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My Mrs isn't really all that arsed about Bolt Action or X-Wing.
And definitely not 40k or Fantasy.


I have managed to get her attention by picking up the Star Trek version of X-Wing.....


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My one is normally a friend comes over with his sisters kids (who he has started up with the game as well) and she will loudly yawn away in the corner of the room and chuckle at how involved I get in rules and army planning, or how intense I can be when rules lawyering. My normal reply to this is "I watch things you want to watch that I don't like. But at least you have the option of leaving the room without offending me." (sitting through Hunger Games was a chore I don't want to repeat) and that seemed to mean we have our space when it comes to stuff like that.
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My wife does not play 40k, Fantasy or any wargame but insists on seeing everything I paint, buy or plan to buy and frequently buys me kits! In fact my wife has brought a majority of my new SW models and actually persuaded me to start a High Elf army as she loved the models. The first game I had on my new table she wanted to see both armies set up and had a look at my mates army, asking questions about what was what! All in all I think I'm a lucky guy!

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My wife simply shakes her head, rolls her eyes and leaves me to get on with it... until it's time for me to: do some house chores/set the dinner table/deal with the laundry/deal with the kids (delete as appropriate), then she gets crossed () if I continue. Simple rules which if not broken then we're all good!

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My lady doesn't get involved often, though she has played Orks in an apoc game a budy and I did. She doesn't give me shit about what I buy (within reason), and thinks I'm the best modeler/greenstuffer/painter in the land (though I know I'm not lol). She enjoys when I go hang with the guys and even encourages it. When we play at our house she makes everyone food and gets in on the conversations that always turn dirty. I feel lucky that my interests are not only tolerated, but encouraged. Once in a while she'll even ask to paint a model... or ask to use my paints to do her nails haha.

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My new girlfriend thought it was nerdy/dorky for me to play with little toy army men and gave me crap about it playing with my little 'toys'. I said ok I'll stop playing with my toys but I'm going out getting drunk and getting a hooker for the night but don't worry honey I'll use a condom with the hooker. Suddenly my toys didn't seem bad at all. I have even started teaching her son how to play the game and build his Necorns since he loves robots. I even convinced her to try building a wood elves army. She does love my painting and watching my army come together. Now she wants to go and watch me play a game. So slowly I am converting her.


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One very clear reason I cannot wait to have children! Teach them the lore of 40k (when they are old enough). My nephew has taken an interest, but is obsessed with cricket at present, so much he plays county, so I will wait until the off season, then introduce him to the grimdark!

As for my wife, she does encourage me to paint/ make my models, but there is a rule, no buying more until I have finished what I have bought. Which is fine, as I buy one, make one, technically it follows the rules

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My new girlfriend thought it was nerdy/dorky for me to play with little toy army men and gave me crap about it playing with my little 'toys'. I said ok I'll stop playing with my toys but I'm going out getting drunk and getting a hooker for the night but don't worry honey I'll use a condom with the hooker. Suddenly my toys didn't seem bad at all
Totally agree with this, I always use this as an alternative- 'would you prefer me to be a drunkard and hand around lusty women all evening, rather than my fellow wargaming fellows discussing tactics and bantering over a well-placed lance strike?'
End result: me-1, wife-0

It is also very satisfying to find out I had a very old school frienc who enjoyed the hobby years ago, and during a conversation find out we both have armies, but have never fought each other- cue excitement and instant trips to Warhammer World at the weekend
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At the game shop the other night, close to closing, someone asked the group if anyone wanted to go to the strip club. We were all said in unison, "rather buy x model than waste it on a woman who won't put out' o.O haha

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Nah all's good here. The Mrs doesn't play but is aware of the hobby, and has painted a few miniatures.

We both work and are in grad school so time is the real limiting factor. I haven't played in many years, and I haven't painted almost anything since I started school. She's generally good humored about it, not terribly interested, but not rude either.

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