Part of this past weekend saw me spending some time rationalizing (terrible word!) my wargaming activities and priorities. This meant making some decisions about what games to keep around and what to move on. In the end, three things have been given the heave:
First to go was Malifaux. I've played a couple dozen games of Malifaux, but can honestly say I haven't really enjoyed any of them. The first few games, we were still learning the rules. Then, I played a few games with my first starter set; moving on to trying a couple other crews. In the end, I'm perfectly comfortable with the rules and have worked out several different tactics, but I'm still waiting for the fun to start! I still think it's a very commendable game, with a great card mechanic and some wonderful background fiction and artwork, but I've decided it's just not for me.
Secondly, some WWII stuff has gone. Some rules, Disposable Heroes & A Coffin for Seven Brothers and Rapid Fire, and some miniatures, 28mm Bolt Action Brits. Why these choices? Well, I don't see any point in collecting the same army in two different scales (I have a 15mm Brit Infantry army for Flames of War,) and I've never really liked some of the mechanics in either of the two rule sets.
Lastly, the last of my Warhammer stuff has been packed up and is ready to ship out. Actually, I only have a couple of army books and some unpainted Vampire Counts miniature left. I've never been able to enjoy 8th Edition Warhammer. When it was first released, I felt that GW had accentuated all of the things I disliked about WH Fantasy; random movement, random magic, super-hero characters, uber-monsters. After a year or so, these trends seem to be firmly entrenched in GW's business plan, so it's time to say cheerio to Warhammer World (at least for the moment.) So, for the first time in about 20 years, I'm not able to have a game of either WH or 40K with my own books and minis! I'll still keep up with GW news and products and, of course, I'm loving Fantasy Flight's 40K RPG series of books, but for the moment it's time for a break. Maybe with 6th Ed 40K next year I might change my mind. . .
So with a bit of space on the shelves, and some cash in the PayPal account, I kind of feel like starting something new. No idea what yet, historical or sci-fi or fantasy? Completely new game or existing rules? 6mm of 28mm? So many choices. Any suggestions anyone?
I'm not a big fan of blogs advertising things for sale, so I'll just point you in the direction of my eBay page, just in case you may be interested in my castaways!