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11-09-13 10:29 PM
returnoftheclown "THE FLESH IS WEAK!!!"

"Yea, but can yoose go in the water hummie?"

*The Ork splashes the marine, who backs away quickly from the waters edge*

"Grrr...curse you foul greenskin! Get back here so I can exact my vengeance!"
11-07-13 10:40 PM
Originally Posted by returnoftheclown View Post
However, the memory that stuck with me is how I stabbed my hand on an Ork helmet and the point got lodged in my hand. From that day on I have had a burning desire to crush any Ork army I happen to meet with glee.

Looks like you want to go with the Iron Hands
11-07-13 10:20 PM
returnoftheclown Back in the days of 3rd edition I would reckon, but didn't actually buy the rule book until the rather short lasted 4th edition came out.
I went round to a friends house who happened to have a bunch of strange creatures known as Orks. We played a few games of orks vs orks with absolutely no idea how the rules worked. We just made stuff up on the spot, models on the high ground could shoot further, the closer you were the more likely you were to hit, etc.
The friend in question quickly quit the game after I bought the rule book. He no longer felt the game was 'fun' any more...more likely he wasn't having any fun as he could no longer create rules to benefit himself and leave me high and dry trying to stick to some structure.

However, the memory that stuck with me is how I stabbed my hand on an Ork helmet and the point got lodged in my hand. From that day on I have had a burning desire to crush any Ork army I happen to meet with glee.
11-07-13 09:51 PM
KarnalBloodfist I had been playing WFB for a handful of years, started playing Mordheim, and then decided to give yet another system (and more money to GW) a go.
11-07-13 04:06 PM
MidnightSun Way back, probably 3rd edition. Had no idea how the game was played, but my mate's dad had a large Eldar army and some Dark Angels. My mate had the 2nd ed starter set and a bunch of homemade terrain bits including an Imperial Strongpoint made from WD templates, which I still have. Many happy days were had as a squad of old metal Guardsmen, Yarrick and a Basilisk fended off an Ork Waaaagh! of perhaps 30 Boyz (I thought that was a huge army!). Had absolutely no idea how the game was played, but I remember the spectacle.

11-07-13 03:18 PM
KahRyez I got interested in the game back when I saw a friend of the family had a starter box of smurfs a decade ago, they were just so cool in my mind at the time ^^. I asked my parents to namb me some, you know what I got warhammer fantasy stuff (empire eww)>.< so yeah....a few years later I was going to buy tau....and ended up with necrons instead due to the ease at which a pitiful painter like myself could make an impressive army, and I've since juggled between them, CSM, and skaven when my mood shifts.
11-07-13 08:39 AM
raven_jim If I'm honest I got back into 40k because I was in a very bad relationship, the only escape and time I could get to myself was painting 40k. I associated 40k with peace and escape from the constant nagging... who said in the grim dark future there is only war wasn't haha
10-30-13 10:58 PM
Originally Posted by Nordicus View Post
Heroquest! That was awesome!

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Indeed it was! I loved the expansion that gave you a detachment of Men-at-Arms

500 posts? Get cracking, slacker!
10-30-13 10:21 PM
EvilAbedNadir Actually quite an interresting story, ages ago there was a Donald Duck pocket book story about wargaming where his nephews all had small armies who fought each other when Donald decided to get himself a big undead army.

The figures turned came to life and whatnot, but the main part of the story is that I thought it looked like a lot of fan. Several years later I see some Warhammer products in my store so I research a bit on the theme and get into it by a whim.
10-30-13 08:02 AM
Originally Posted by chris p View Post
started playing heroquest
Heroquest! That was awesome!

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