Saturday, September 10, 2011

Falling out of love with GW

It may have been obvious, looking back.  It's certainly been a long time coming.  I've broken up with GW.  We've had our issues in the past and certainly had an on-again off-again relationship for a while but this seems to be it.  I've moved on and started dating other games.

What I want from a game has changed over time.  Money and time invested are both at a premium, which is where the beauty of 15mm and 20mm miniatures comes in.  An entire platoon with vehicles and support for under $100?  Yes please.  Quick to build and paint?  Smaller playing space and easily made terrain?  Yes to all.  Force on Force, GRUNTZ and Tomorrow's War are all solid looking rules sets, with a good online community if you're in to that sort of thing.

I've joined a blog of like-minded gamers to document the new happenings, so check it out over at if you like.

Here's a preview of my first article:

Models that can be used in 15mm games

Once I started thinking about 15mm gaming I discovered the vast world of 28mm models out there took on an entirely different light once placed beside a 15mm model.  Robots become mechs and dungeon monsters become city-destroyers.  Today I took a look at Reaper miniatures to see what possibilities they might have for 15mm.

First up are XAIRobots, which work beautifully in 15mm (and 20mm):
Left to right: 3x Reaper 28mm, Elhiem 20mm, Rebel 15mm.
Reaper also has the old CAV mo...


  1. ohhhh what a shame

    well, good luck with your new projects!!

    and, what will you do with your chaos miniatures??

    I'll be reading your new blog, cheers!

  2. Cheers Nesbet. I still very much like the world of 40k and with another Gaunt's Ghosts book on the way, I may find inspiration for my Blood Pact again and if so I will certainly post it here.

  3. Dear Rabid
    Another friend said much the same to me recently. I have not bought a GW model for a while. Just have not seen anything tempting and am reluctant to start another £150 collection.

    1. You're not the only one John and Rabid and even though I'm a long term fan and have even created my own Sea-based custom army I really am questioning my future with Warhammer.

      My main issues are prices, assembly/painting time and set-up/game time. It was fine when I was a student (even the prices were ok then) but I find it really difficult to allocate time to it now. Or at least, when I do manage to find some modelling time, I don't feel like I've achived much in the time it's taken. When you're collecting a new army the road ahead looks very long indeed before project completion :(

      I like your blog btw, I've added it to my blogroll, please add mine to yours if you like.

      Incidentally, we're always on the look out for keen gamers, painters and bloggers and you'd be most welcome if you'd like to join our forum.

      my WFB blog
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    2. My thanks Sigmar. It seems like growing numbers of hobbyists are moving on, changing scales, genres and even striking out to make their own games or miniatures. Myself, I've started working on making my own ships for A Call to Arms: Star Fleet.

  4. Exactly, and it's not that the models and the background aren't nice. I still love my Blood Pact and may continue them in the future, but for now I am quite happy to buy an entire platoon of modern USMC plus extras for $50 and attempt to get some games in that way.