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Its a phrase thats used a lot in the hobby.

What do you all think?

Do you have to remember pre-slotta base models, maurader minis and such or is it a mystic pre-determined length of service to the wallet emptying God that is our hobby?

Put your thoughts on it down and lets see what we get.
 

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You have to be bitter and cynical about all things GW, yet continue to buy their products and fanatically support their games.
 

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Jeridian said:
You have to be bitter and cynical about all things GW, yet continue to buy their products and fanatically support their games.

Score for Jeridian!
 

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For me, in addition to Jerifidan's awsome definition, it means that you have to remember more than one edition of the game and also hopefully participated in more than facet of the game: i.e. not just game but paint and convert, or write fluff etc. Also a vet should be active in the 40k community and help other people.

*cough Wraith cough*

But thats just me.
 

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I like the more than one edition definition. Or, failing that, your chosen army should have gone through at least one redo.
 

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Willing to play all comers and have them walk away with a smile, win or lose.
Willing to accept the errors made by the designers and work around them without fuss.
Willing to learn, teach, and enjoy with a positive motivational attitude.


In other words, you dont bitch, cheat, or throw tantrums when you find out you have misinterpreted a rule you thought you had known as you had been doing it 'that way' since '89.


Either way, I consider myself a Veteran of 40K and a noob of WHFB. I've run a few local 40 Tourneys and tend to help out with the WHFB events, though I won't help with rules discussions.
 

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A truly grizzled veteran not only remembers Chaos Squats, but has looked them up on eBay and sort of twirled his twisted goatee in contemplation of bidding on them, "just because."

Actually owning a handful of Chaos Squats makes you more than a veteran. That makes you Jervis Johnson.
 

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I think a veteran is three things combined and you are not a veteran without all of them.

1. A large understanding of two editions of 40k, which involves years of play.
2. To have painted a few armies and converted a good selection of models with skill.
3. The charisma to have noobs and other veterans actually seek you out for games or questions regarding rules/fluff.

There is an ad hoc 4th rule, which is to have taken 1st in a tournament at some point, showing knowledge of composition and tactics. This isn't necessary though, as some vets roll TERRIBLE in tourneys.
 

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Totally what Jeridian said.

Most of my WFB models are pre-slotta, pretty certain that all 40k minis were produced after 1985, so...

What are marauder minis? Were they after 1988?

(BTW, not claiming this makes me a veteran, just old: I played RT & WHFB 2nd ed back in the 80s, but then stopped for a good 12 years or so, and only came back a couple of years ago, under the influence of my eldest son who started with 'hey those goblins look cool, they're from Lord of the Rings' and rapidly progressed to 'so if I fire four frag missiles I kill how many termagants? Hwahwahwahwa!')

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Well, I've been playing 40k since approx 3 weeks after 4th ed Eldar came out.
its just under a year but most GW gamers (yes, I go to GW) including staff refer to me as a veteran player. I'm not a staff member but quite often staff members ask me to run a new guy through an intro game or give a painting lesson. I'm always happy to play a new guy, teach him/her how to write an army list and help him/her paint their models.
 

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as far as I am concerned, all tabletop games can really be counted for this.

I started playing AD&D when I was 5, SO I concider myself a veteran gamer.
 

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to be a veteran is easy

1: must be overweight
2: must smell of McDonalds
3: must be able to make children cry without any feeling of remorse
4: must love cheese and beardness
5: you musr be-little every player you fight, making sure you make them know there worthless and so is there army

well thats it usually anyway :p
 

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smell of mcdonalds? you'd be lucky. smell of BO more like. christ, my local GWs vets night smells worse than a full gym.
 

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smell of mcdonalds? you'd be lucky. smell of BO more like. christ, my local GWs vets night smells worse than a full gym.
Ain't that a sad fact Tor? I have actually come out and told some of these guys to invest in a little soap.
 

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i dunno i've only been playing 40k for a few months at best and i only REALLY started at the beginning of this year with the 4th Ed Tau Empire. i walked into GW with my tiny 500 army and vsed a guy, he seemed to have played for a while but couldn't remember half the rules!!! so i reminded him and my in my subsequent visits, people treated me like a real veteran even after i've probably played only 2 games!!! (i guess i was reading the Codex and Rules WAYYYY too much when i was collecting my army) :shock:
 

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It can be hard to remember rule sometimes when you have played 4.5 editions as get them a bit mixed up. :lol:

Shouldn't be hard to remember soap though...grim. :puke:
 
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