About this blog
Good day Ladies & Gentlemen, Brothers & Sisters, the Ethereal and the Earthly, welcome to my blog!
A brief introduction, I started playing role playing games way back in the early 1980's with D&D & for around the next 20 years or so moved through the various RPG systems, Cyberpunk, Shadowrun...etc. Through D&D I was introduced to the amazing world of miniature painting on the old lead figures, even though we'd rarely use those in game. I would also dabble in the WW2 Tamyia/Airfix models because I simply loved painting things. I became aware of Warhammer sometime in the early 90's when stores starting popping up around my home town of Toronto, although I do believe I had a few figures that were simply titled Citadel I bought through a great (at that time) comic shop called The Silver Snail in the late 80's. Now as things seem to do, life gets complicated & your adventure takes a different turn so you move on. Around 2015 a co-worker and I are sharing some beers and chit-chat we he says he can't do something tomorrow evening because of his D&D game!!! I was shocked that not only was this younger than myself dude playing my once beloved game, but hell they have new additions coming out!! " I tried to get out but they pulled me back in"
It was through this re-introduction to D&D that I would fall for this game called Warhammer 40,000, but not fully at first, it would also re-ignite my love of painting mini's.. It was one evening at the local comic shop where our weekly D&D game would take place that I saw this incredible displayed table with all the burnt out buildings, tanks, and these space solders and I had to venture over & try to figure out what this thing was. I didn't even play D&D this evening I was hooked on this game. I remember seeing similar tables in the Games Workshop stores years prior but really paid little attention to these. These chaps were playing 6th Ed and so I started my quest.....a very long quest, because, well...holy this stuff was pricey!!
I would get to know these folks that would play weekly games to a point that they would lend me an army to play, very cool & I sucked huge, still do, but for me its all fun and worth the laugh. When 8th Ed launched I jumped on it and tried to get my fellow co-workers to join in...nope! D&D was easy for them, this game...no interest, well till Underworlds came around then that's all we'd play for the next several years.
Not long into my journey of 40K, once I started to put the lore in order I found out there was this other system called 30K and holy even more expensive than 40K, just what in the world have I got myself into. Well 30K is where I truly belong, as I love history and my main interests have always been civil wars so..... and even though I find myself much more of a hobbyist now than a wargamer, I'm very psyched for this new Ed, even if all I do is read the manuals and paint the mini's.
I should make one small clarification, while I love all the lore, settings..etc I truly enjoy the things in verse that are not explained or left wide open for your imagination to explore. So while 30K is the setting I like most, my slice of this universe falls in the aftermath of HH. I will use this as a hobby/head cannon blog where I'll throw out ideas and hopefully receive some feedback from time to time.
I'm a Alpha Legionnaire and no I'm not Alpharius, I think he died!
Thanks for taking the time to read