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Why Gaming?

Something of a whimsical thought is the inspiration for today’s blog post. My apologies for not spewing something forth any earlier, I had a week off from work last week and didn’t really spend a whole lot of it in front of the computer.

I’d like to explore with people why tabletop wargaming is their hobby of choice. Now, I know that many of us do not restrict ourselves to a single pastime, however, how did gaming make its mark upon your life and why are you still sticking with it years later.

For myself there is a WOW factor when dealing with models. To be honest this is probably the reason why I have so little painted. I look at the models and am blown away by some awesome sculpts and I just want to OWN that model. I remember my Dad taking me into the local Grift Workshop store and looking at all the models. Eventually I got my own first model and that was it, I was in and play with them to this day. It was an extension of playing Space Crusade with my family.

What I enjoy about it is the different armies, their strengths and weaknesses and putting together an army to play with. I love assembling the models and getting them onto the field of battle. At some point there is a danger I could end up with a painted army…. we’ll see if that happens. It’s the models that draw me in primarily and then, if there is a good rules system behind it, I am inclined to play that game. Having other people to play against isn’t always a priority as I am a sucker for nice models.

So then Internet, how did you get into it and why have you stuck with it?