My 40K origin story

There are a many ways folks get into Warhammer 40,000. Mine is probably pretty standard in the basic path. But like any path in life, the twists and turns are what makes it unique.

My first foray into hobby gaming began around the time I was in middle school with TSR products – the Marvel Superheroes RPG and Dungeons and Dragons. Around the same time, I got the old HeroQuest board game. My first miniatures war game experience came shortly after that introduction, as a couple of my gaming group friends were BattleTech fans. So I was already a gamer well before anything Warhammer-related was on my horizon.

Continue reading “My 40K origin story”

The current project: Khorne bikers


My Khorne bikers, base-coated and starting highlights.
My Khorne bikers, base-coated and starting highlights.

I’m in the process of finishing out my Khorne Daemonkin army. Right now, it sits at around the 1200 mark, depending on what I leave out for summoning later. I could probably get close to 1500 with it, but I have an old-style Bloodthirster I always leave out for summoning.

This squad of bikers I’m adding to complete my Gore Pack formation. The other squad is kitted out just like this one, but with these bikers, I decided to use some more regular Chaos Space Marine components when putting them together. Also, I’ve magnetized one of the Biker Champion’s arms, in case I want to add a power weapon, or some other option, later. Yeah, I know it’s not a rule anymore, but I still prefer to go by WYSIWYG.

Continue reading “The current project: Khorne bikers”

An overdue exordium

At the extreme risk of being trite, I say greetings! If you’ve happened into this site, hopefully it was in search of war gaming content, particularly of the Warhammer 40,000 variety. That’s the focus of this site and blog, though I’ll likely venture into other war games, and even styles of games from time to time. But largely, this web site/blog is to create some sort of chronicle of my journey in war gaming going forward.

Now, I say “going forward” because I’ve been gaming for a long time, much longer than blogs have been around. Long ago, so to speak, I tried creating a war gaming website back in the heady days of HTML 3.2 (grumble, grumble). I was in college at the time, and was teaching myself that version of HTML, and decided I’d make a page dedicated to BattleTech. That was my war game of choice back then. I mused about next making an Advanced Dungeons and Dragons page. I think I stuck with it about four weeks. The site, I mean, not BattleTech or HTML. Like so many personal pages of the time, it was abandoned, and eventually even wiped from the ruins of Geocities. My personal page is still accessible via the Geocities archive, but I’m not linking to that embarrassment.

Continue reading “An overdue exordium”