Sunday, January 26, 2020

Warhammer 40,000

Warhammer 40,000 Logo, Property Games Workshop
Today, I introduce Warhammer 40,000 to the blog.

I was going to wax lyrical about how I came to be a wargamer.  I was going to talk about where I first heard about it, how I came to have my first armies, my first campaigns and settings in the 40k universe.  That got a little long though, so I decided to get right to the point.

Warhammer 40,000 was my first miniatures wargame.  It was a long time ago.  I have a lot invested in it...but I haven't really talked about it for several years.

Age of Sigmar was the last straw for my old club.  We were one of the first clubs to call it out.  We even went online and decried GW to all our fellow fanbois - and suffered.  We called it the Spring of Discontent, and much Games Workshop was sold, traded and vaulted away.  You could say we were 'put-out' about it.

So Games Workshop faded from view, a place long behind us.  Many thought we were never to return - but in an ancient vault somewhere here in my lair, 40k waited.  During this Long Night, boxes were shuffled, stacked, moved, dropped and otherwise shown contempt for.  Not so for other wargamery going on, but for the Games Workshop stuff there was now a stigma.

It has gone on like this for many years.  Now I understand that a six-year break isn't much for some folk.  For others it is.  For me, it was...I had a lot of Warhammer stuff, but like the current ordeal with Star Wars...I just couldn't.  Even.

Then, a while back - things began to change.  We saw Necromunda return.  Games Workshop, even though they perpetrate things like Age of Sigmar and Primaris marines - seemed to be hearing us.  Us grognards from the older demographic.  It must have been because we were showing all the new gamers NOT-Warhammer.  Whatever happened, I attribute it to the Spring of Discontent, because soon after our disavowance of GW others would begin to take up the banner and move away from Games Workshop in general.

Last year I bought a Codex.  To my great surprise, I greatly enjoyed it.  So I spoke to some of the guys, and again to my great surprise - folk were all about it.  A return to Warhammer 40,000?

We'll need a new campaign setting.  I guess I'll get on that.  Meanwhile, dig up your armies and clean the dust and grime off.  Fix the broken bits and get your order of battle straight.  More on the campaign setting soon...
Warhammer 40,000: Nemesis Nihilum - An Iron Seer Setting
Welcome to the Nemesis Sector.

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