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Do you play tabletop wargames?
No, of course not. Tabletop wargamers are so nerdy they make PC fanboys look cool and studly. 34%  34%  [ 24 ]
Yes. I love my little painted figures. I give them all names and stroke them every night. I live for weapons damage charts. 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
I used to, but discovered girls. 54%  54%  [ 38 ]
What are you talking about? 5%  5%  [ 4 ]
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 Post subject: Tabletop wargaming - nerdlinging to the max...
PostPosted: Tue Jun 03, 2008 16:58 
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Quick survey time - does anyone else on here play any sort of tabletop wargaming: be it WW2, Napoleonic, Warhammer, Starship Troopers, Battletech or whatever? If so, what?

I appreciate I'm opening myself up for some pisstaking here, of course.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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I used to, but there's no option for that.

[edit]40k, when I was younger (12-15/16)

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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*fixes poll*

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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That's exactly what happened, to be honest. Having sex became more important then knowing the Adeptus Mechanicus.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Can't you do both? Damn.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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I used to play the hexagonal avalon hill games with cardboard pieces a fair bit with my Father. (Like this one : http://boardgamegeek.com/game/426)

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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I used to - Warhammer, Battletech, some hex-based nerdery - but I was never as big a wargamer than I was a roleplayer.

It's just struck me I've been actively playing one roleplaying campaign or another for 20 years. Christ, I'm old. And such a nerd.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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RPG players are the biggest nerds of all.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Used to play, now I just paint.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Painting for me too, never really played them. In fact, Pundy and I were nerding it up on the old nerdmeister scale during CoD4 drooling over 40k scale Forgeworld Titans.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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I was rubbish at painting them (Space Marines). I had a fairly well-painted Dreadnought, though.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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I'm not sure how I avoided this during my youth - I was friends with plenty of people who did it, and I always fancied a go, I just never quite got started.


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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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For those who are interested, Megamek is an entertaining little online version of the full Battletech tabletop game. 's free too.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Mr Chris wrote:
RPG players are the biggest nerds of all.

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I... [rolls 2d10 behind screen, checks reaction table] ...object strenuously to that remark.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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I have never tried this. I once went into a games workshop near the telly shop I happened to be working in at the time to ask something or another and felt utterly bewildered, and to be honest, a little bit scared :S

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Gah, you sods. Now you've got me looking at the games workshop website. Why don't they support Tzeentch and Slaanesh anymore :(

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Mr Chris wrote:
For those who are interested, Megamek is an entertaining little online version of the full Battletech tabletop game. 's free too.


While we're at it Titans of Steel which was heavily influenced by Battleforce on the Amiga, itself a version of Battletech is available for free download as well.

http://www.viciousbyte.de/

Turn based goodness of all! :hat: The choice of Gentlemen.

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Played a bit of Spacehulk but loved painting the figures the most. Nurgle ftw!

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Not as much as I used to but still on the odd Saturday night with friends, beer and pizza.

Napoleonic (Archduke Charles FTW)
Warhammer Epic
Warhammer Fantasy Battle
Warhammer 40K
WWII

.......god help me. I'm 34 years old.


And also, 'hello' to the forum. Room for one more refugee from WoS? ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Does Space Hulk count? I've always put that in the 'board game' catagory.

Also - hello, and yes. Although there should be a test.

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Gah, you sods. Now you've got me looking at the games workshop website. Why don't they support Tzeentch and Slaanesh anymore :(


They don't? That's a bit shocking. Tzeentch were far more interesting that tedious old Khorne and as for Sla oh no *dies*
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I used to play epic, W40K and finally Necromunda. I think I enjoyed Necromunda the most, because the battles were quicker and you could come up with ongoing leagues involving unlikely storylines with members of your little twelve man army getting knocked out. And it was cheaper. I gave up though because we all started watching John Woo films instead after about an hour of setting up and getting bored. Sold my sets for beer money to my younger cousin in the end. Don't miss it, but I had fun, and I was fairly good at painting those little figures.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Hello and welcome, SM!

Epic 40k was brilliant. Until they fucked about with the rules fo rthe umpteenth time. GW had a harrible habit of updating the rules so that you had to replace all of your models. They also progressively made their paint smaller, more expensive, and with shitter caps so that it was more likely to dry out. They're a bunch of cunts, frankly.

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Dimrill wrote:
Gah, you sods. Now you've got me looking at the games workshop website. Why don't they support Tzeentch and Slaanesh anymore :(

Because the latter has tits and stuff, and no bugger can pronounce the former?

My friends gave up trying to work out how to say "Tzeentch" and just referred to him as "Carrot".

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Does Space Hulk count? I've always put that in the 'board game' catagory.

Yes. It is also one of the best games ever. Kissyfur Trufax.

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Because the latter has tits and stuff, and no bugger can pronounce the former?

"Zeench".

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Not as much as I used to but still on the odd Saturday night with friends, beer and pizza.

Napoleonic (Archduke Charles FTW)
Warhammer Epic
Warhammer Fantasy Battle
Warhammer 40K
WWII

.......god help me. I'm 34 years old.


And also, 'hello' to the forum. Room for one more refugee from WoS? ;)


Always room! Welcome and what not, Sinister Minister!

Never played Napoleonic, which is odd as it'd be the sort of thing just up my street. I was okay with the orcs in the epic, and utterly terrible as the Space Wolves in 40k, though I painted them very nicely. I think that's the reason why I gave up actually, I kept getting my arse handed to me by my mate Hardy, who was the Zhukov of the tabletop gaming world. I wouldn't have minded, but he didn't seem to care that much about winning. Gngh.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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"tseentch", for the love of god.

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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Played WH/40K about 5 times I reckon, but it was always the backstory, artwork and painting the miniatures that really interested me. One day, when I'm bored and the flatmates are all elsewhere I'm going to order some whacking great big dragon or something and spend a weekend painting it up :nerd:


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I agree with Mr Chris.

(I had completely forgotten all about warhammery things, this is all quite scarily familiar when you talk about it though)


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 Post subject: Re: Tabletop wargaming
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Does Space Hulk count? I've always put that in the 'board game' catagory.

Yes. It is also one of the best games ever. Kissyfur Trufax.


/puts foot down

No way can Space Hulk be described as "Tabletop wargaming" rather than "board game".

It's that's on the list, so are Hero Quest and Space Crusade.

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