Thursday, March 3, 2011

There Must Be Something In The Water

A strange thing has happened over the past month – I’ve developed a strong interest in playing 40k again. I’m not sure why this is as I have no beef with fantasy and I’ve been spending most of my time painting Skaven and my Mongol Conquest army.

However I have found myself reading battle reports on Dakka Dakka as well as reading more of the 40k posts on the Bell of Lost Souls blog. It got to the stage this week where I bought Forgeworld Greater Daemons for my Death Guard and Emperor’s Children armies and the Nurgle Plague Hulk to use as a Defiler.

As I said, I’m not sure what has brought this all about. I pretty much gave the game away upon the release of the 4th Edition Chaos Space Marines which saw the trashing of the Traitor Legion background and lists. I never drank the Kool-Aid at the time 5th Edition was released and so was quite happy to let it pass me by. However, I never really fully gave it away. I still bought figures – I have a full Ork army being painted by my son, Jack though its progress keeps getting sidetracked. I generally buy the new codex when it is released – the exceptions being Imperial Guard, Blood Angels and Space Wolves, three armies I either don’t ”get” or despise – and I buy and read the various Horus Heresy novels on release day.

Perhaps I’m picking up the currents of the Warp which suggest that a Traitor Legion book would really help revive GW sales. Perhaps it’s when I look at the Forgeworld stuff there is something that inspires me to want to paint it. Perhaps I’m just getting old(er). However I do know that when I go downstairs to my gaming room and take a look at my Death Guard and Emperor’s Children, there is something that makes me want to take them out of the glass cabinet they are in and get them back on the table.

And that’s got to be a good thing!!!


  1. Damn, I have 3 favorit skaven blogs. Yours, skavenblight and rhellion. And all of you are gonna stop playing skaven...

  2. No way.......the Skaven will still be my prime gaming interest.

    Especially keen on trying them versus the new O&G and then have new Tomb King bones to gnaw :-)

  3. I don't think there is something in the water...
    ...I think there is something in the BLOOD!