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Friday, May 20, 2016

Helping New Players Start

I met up with the friend of a friend last night who is interested in Warhammer 40k.  He'd evidently bought some prepainted (to a pretty decent standard) Ultramarines and Orks a while back, but never really got started because he couldn't find opponents.  It looks like 20 Ork Boyz, 10 Tactical Marines and the Captain from the Assault on Black Reach set.  I did what any good long time player would do.  I rummaged around in my 'garbage bin' and found some extra stuff to get him started.  Here is what I added to his stuff...

I was able to find some old templates, a small pack of dice with the scatter die, and an assortment of models that I will never, ever use again in an assortment of test colors.  We pointed it out and his new setup works out to about 850 points or so.  It's a decent start for a casual army.  All he'll really need is a rulebook.


  1. That was a very nice thing to do for your friend. Now if you can help show him how to paint the miniatures he will be well on his way to enjoying everything that this hobby has to offer.

  2. My buddy and I are actually setting up a painting night where I'm going to run through a couple of basics... painting techniques like even base coating, dry brushing and line highlighting. I'll also be going over things people don't think about like how to make sure your hands are stable when you paint. Elbows on the table, wrists together and all that. When we have the painting night, I'll post pictures.