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Post  Kindrik on Sat Feb 12 2011, 10:34

My name is Jeff, I come from Larne and I'm 38. I bought my first White Dwarf when I was 11 and was a keen gamer (mainly rpg's, AD&D, Call of Cthulhu etc) for many years until we all grew up and moved on or turned to MMORPG's. Of those I've played Dark age of Camelot, WoW, Everquest 2, Warhammer Online and others but at heart I've always wanted to get back into tabletop gaming, particularly warhammer fantasy. Sadly when I gamed I couldn't really afford this but recently I've been dying to get back into the hobby. Every so often I buy rulebooks, miniatures etc then get disheartened due to lack of opponents and get rid of them all!

I can't believe I've never heard of you guys before and although I don't have any armies at the minute I'd love to come along to see what all the fuss is about and maybe watch a few games before I start to form my own forces, if that would be ok?? I've always loved the look of horde armies on the battlefield so would probably choose Skaven, Beastmen or Greenskins, though I'd also consider Wood Elves. As far as 40k goes I'd like to play it but I'm not sure which army yet.

I'd also be very keen to play any rpg's particularly D&D or ccg's though I've only ever tried MTG.

Cheers and hopefully I'll see you soon!!
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Post  kwi on Sat Feb 12 2011, 10:40

Welcome to the boards Jeff, by all means come up and see us some time, you'll find things arn't as expensive as you think with our excellent membership scheme and the fact we don't mind who's figures you use for your game. (Mantics range is very easy on the pocket.)
Can't guarantee you won't start playing more than the 1 game system though Wink


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Post  twyearling on Sat Feb 12 2011, 10:40

Hi Jeff, welcome to the forums mate.

Take a trip to Arkham (Wednesday nights are busiest) and have a look. There's loads going on and you'd be more than welcome. Thumbs up

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Post  cthulhubruce on Sat Feb 12 2011, 10:41

hi jeff welcome to the forums, you shall find many a kindred spirit here at Arkham, look forward to seeing you join the fold!

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Post  Kindrik on Sat Feb 12 2011, 10:50

Wow, that was fast, thanks guys!

I'm off tomorrow so might get a run out then. Smile
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Post  weeivor on Sat Feb 12 2011, 11:00

Hi Jeff,

Know the feeling. Welcome aboard. hope to meet you some of these nights at Arkham.

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Post  Eiglepulper on Sat Feb 12 2011, 11:16

Hi Jeff, welcome aboard.

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Post  jb on Sat Feb 12 2011, 20:59

Hi Jeff,

Welcome aboard! Get yourself a trip up to Arkham as soon as you can - Larne seems to be well populated with Arkhamites so you'll doubtless find someone to game with (and to share transport duties/costs) fairly quickly. As far as getting yourself a game of Warhammer or 40K - most folks probably have more than one army and would doubtless be willing to lend you one for the night. Enjoy.

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Post  Velsharoon on Sat Feb 12 2011, 23:09

Welcome Big Grin

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Post  Kindrik on Sun Feb 13 2011, 01:54

Well, just back from my first visit and I have to say I'm very impressed at the setup you guys have!

I met Jamie who was very pleasant and helpful and at his recommendation I went for 40k instead of fantasy to begin with. I'm looking forward to calling out again during the week when there'll hopefully be more games going on and a more mature crowd in.

Many thanks for the welcome and I'll see you all soon! Smile
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Post  Eiglepulper on Sun Feb 13 2011, 02:01

That's probably a wise starter-for-ten choice if you plan to game at Arkham because there seems to be more players of 40k than Fantasy. However, as was said earlier: you'll probably end up picking up another game system as well! Warmachine and Flames of War are the main biggies afaik.

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Post  kwi on Sun Feb 13 2011, 02:10

And don't forget Secrets of The Third Reich, Excellent 'weird war 2' system allowing you to use your infantry alongside walkers and werewolves. (And don't forget zombies.)

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Post  Ironwolf on Sun Feb 13 2011, 02:22

do i smell a new secrets player....

welcome bud hope to see you around the club some time

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Post  Eiglepulper on Sun Feb 13 2011, 03:28

Oops! Knew there was a popular system I'd forgotten.

*looks at SoTR rulebook in bookcase beside him*

Duh! Embarassed

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Post  Kindrik on Sun Feb 13 2011, 03:58

Yeah, I'll definitely want to play fantasy at some point and I'm willing to try out other systems as well. Looked at the Flames of War website earlier and it looks good. Haven't seen any SotR stuff before so I'll have to look it up too!
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Post  kwi on Sun Feb 13 2011, 04:13

Flames of War (FoW) is excellent, if you ever want to give it a go I have the armies.

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Post  Neil on Sun Feb 13 2011, 05:07

Welcome along dude, you have found gaming mana!

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Post  meleth on Sun Feb 13 2011, 12:12

Welcome, I'm living down in Larne too so i know all about the lack of opponents, was always the same with me, I got disheartened because of it and quit tabletop gaming for many years, went though a big mmorpg phase myself and have played quite a few of those mmorpgs from your list!

If you want to try a game of fantasy or 40k I have armies for both you are welcome to try out. And I'm usually up for a game!
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Post  Kindrik on Sun Feb 13 2011, 19:44

Thanks guys, many good replies here!! I think I'm gonna settle on necrons for my first 40k army. There are a couple of reasons for this...

They look cool
They cost a good lot of points so I won't need too many helping me get started faster
They should be pretty quick to get painted

What do you think and are there many necron players at the club?
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Post  Guest on Sun Feb 13 2011, 21:28

Welcome to the forums Jeff, and thanks for the nice comments about our centre. Hopefully it'll give you the opportunity to explore new games with the great bunch of guys who use Arkham regularly. We're at the beginning of a new phase in the club, making the transition from our 'learning' period since we opened and over the next number of months there'll be lots of improvements to the facility and the structure of the club.

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Post  jb on Sun Feb 13 2011, 21:47

Kindrik wrote: I think I'm gonna settle on necrons for my first 40k army. There are a couple of reasons for this...

They look cool
They cost a good lot of points so I won't need too many helping me get started faster
They should be pretty quick to get painted

What do you think and are there many necron players at the club?

Good choice. I picked up Necrons with the same rationale and have had some very fun games with them. The quick-to-paint aspect shouldn't be underestimated! The Battalion box and a Lord will get you a 1,000 point army if you make use of the upgrades so you can get a gaming force pretty quickly and without too much expenditure. Don't ask me about tactics though, my win record isn't that great Big Grin
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Post  meleth on Mon Feb 14 2011, 01:10

Aye as Jb said good starter army, probably one of the cheapest to collect and a bolt gun metal drybrush Over black and your half done with the painting:p
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Post  Kindrik on Tue Feb 15 2011, 02:55

Cool, thanks again for the help... Smile

Anyone know if the necron battle force and codec are in stock atm? Also, is it ok to nip out on a club night just to buy something? Can't really stay tonight but I could call in to pick them up.
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Post  Velsharoon on Tue Feb 15 2011, 02:58

Kindrik check the sell section of the forums, lots of necrons being sold by Andy on the cheap. Built and painted to but since necrons are mostly metal its hardly a big deal and you can always base them and do detailing to make them your own.

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Post  Kindrik on Tue Feb 15 2011, 03:05

Brilliant, thanks! :)
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