Wednesday, 21 September 2011

The ‘Not So Great’ Wolf, previously known as ‘Erik’

Hi, I´m the Not So Great Wolf. Sounds lame, I know, but bear with me here, I´ll explain in a bit.
I´m from the Netherlands, in Europe, commonly known in the US as ´Amsterdam´, 22 years old, rounding up my university degree.

I´ve been playing 40k for nearly 2 years now, and only recently started to look at my lists beyond the ´that unit is awesome!´ level. I started 2 years ago by purchasing a Tau battleforce, and although they don´t work with the current codex, had a lot of fun with that army. Expanded it a bit with some tanks, broadsides and kroot, and now have about 1500 points worth of them. Hardly ever play them though.

Then, the new Nids codex came out, and I wanted them for something completely opposite from my Tau. So I went with a themed Nids army, going all/assault, no shooting, unless I couldn’t get rid of the shooting (Trygon, Zoanthrope). With a large amount of disposable income at the time, I bought about 2500 points of them in a month or two, and they were my main army for a ‘long’ time (a few months). Still like them, occasionally play them, have a lot of fun, but not great results, as is to be expected of a themed army.

One day (I was actually in Amsterdam at the time) I decided Space Wolves looked cool, so I got a box of them, just to build them mainly. Oh yeah, painting isn’t something I overly enjoy, so most of my models are unpainted. I enjoy a model that is painted, but the actual painting, not so much. I do have an airbrush, so tanks are pretty easy to do, but I still haven’t done most of em.

A while after building my first Wolves pack (appallingly, if I do say so myself) I got the codex, read through it and decided an all-terminator army sounded awesome. I had battled termi’s with my Tau, and somehow always found them quite scary. So I went and built a 1500pt dual Land Raider Loganwing. In hindsight, it was doomed to fail from the start, but I did have fun with it.

Somewhere along the way I also picked up 1500pts of Necrons and roughly 800pts of Orks btw. Hopefully the Necrons will get their new codex announced shortly, and I’ll get it straight away. Metal space zombies ftw. Oh, I nearly forgot my most recent addition, 1500pts of Codex Marines, painted in a sandy color, chapter named the Desert Eagles.

I also dabbled in Fantasy for a bit, got a Skaven and Lizardmen army, so my girlfriend (fiancé I should say) and I could play it together, but after a while we got bored of it again. The Lizardmen are now slowly but surely being turned into pieces of art by my girlfriend, and the 85% unpainted Skaven are in a box on top of the 40k display cases.

Did I say cases? Yes, I did. I have 3 of em now, and I really kinda need another 2, to fit in all of my armies. Since my previous roommate left, we now have a ‘Warhammer room’. It sports a hobby desk, a 6x4 table and the 3 displaycases.

A few months ago I stumbled on Faeit 212’s blog, while looking for 40k rumors. That guy does an amazing job at gathering em all, suggested reading! His blog-exchange got me reading more and more blogs, which made me come across a lot of new exciting information. Because I usually play the same opponent at home on a very casual basis, I never gave my lists the amount of thought that ‘competitive’ players seem to do. I only realized this when I was reading through some Space Wolves blogs, mentioning Long Fangs, which I’d never even considered before then… I know, right.

Another blog that deserves some attention is Best Overall by Purgatus, I enjoy his style of writing a lot, and he’s doing a (so far) amazing Loganwing guide, which is what inspired my current 1750 Loganbomb list. Even though my all-termi list sucked, I still like the character a lot (the model not so much, so converted one myself, although I also have the metal one).

Oh, and to get back to the name, if it wasn’t clear yet, I don’t consider myself a great 40k player and I may never be, but so long as I have fun I don’t mind that too much. I’ve been learning a lot recently, who knows what it’ll lead to.

The purpose of this blog is mainly to post fluffy battle-reports of the campaign me and a friend are currently playing, and to post random other hobby-related bits. I hope that one of my posts will someday inspire someone in the hobby, like the blogs I read have done for me.

1 comment:

Vitor said...

Hi saw your blog from Faeit and wanted to say welcome to the blog world.

I will add you to my blog roll and you add me to yours if you want?

look forward to more of your posts.

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