- Black Smoke
- I'm a bit of a born-again wargamer! I played many of the Games Workshop games when I was in my teens and early twenties, but left the hobby behind when I went to University. Over the last few years I have gradually got back into it and am literally having a ball! I'll play pretty much anything now, ranging from ancient historical to the far future! I think that I get more out of the painting side of things than actually playing, but that might just be because I get more opportunity. Hence the title...this blog is all about the colour of war!!
Friday, 9 March 2012
Blast from the past!
This is where it all began! I picked this up on eBay the other day purely for a blast of nostalgia, and what a blast it was! I remember every facet of the artwork on the cover. I remember pictures and diagrams inside. I even remember cutting out the counters at the back to play the sample scenario. But more than that...I remember all the games we played of this edition and 4th Edition back when WFB was actually a good game and not yet an arms race designed to empty my pockets. I recall with great fondness the large Orc & Goblin army, Empire army and Undead army I used to regularly play against my brother and my 2 friends, Paul and Andy, who had Chaos, Elves, Skaven and Dwarfs between them. Playing WAB recently also touched on these memories and those games have been fun because I've not had to learn new rules...the 'to hit' and 'to wound' tables in Warhammer are almost completely second nature!
So here's to WFB! It's what got me started on the tabletop side of things and you never know...! I might actually be tempted into painting up some greenskins again and bringing this old-old timer of a ruleset back to life!