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The Last Chancer Who Survived

United Kingdom

 dakkajet wrote:
Once a month if lucky.
Drives me insane!

I got in 6 games last year. Four of them were kill-team.

I know dem feels
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Monstrous Master Moulder

Depends for me. If playing against myself to see how one army does against another counts then it's everyday. If not, it's incredibly rare (hoping to change that soon though).

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Worthiest of Warlock Engineers


Recently gone down to rock bottom, due to college.
I fething hate this place.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/581001.page#6570095don't click this link...
8th of the Keepers of the PDF of that RPG which shall not be named. Look not into that which defies decency.
 Crimson Devil wrote:
7th edition 40k is a lot like BDSM these days. Only play with people you know and develop a safe word for when things get too intense. And It doesn't hurt to be a sadist or masochist as well.

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Death-Dealing Devastator

Sadly less than one per moth. Not a lot of people interested in warhammer 40k in my area...

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Sneaky Lictor

Mad Boss Morgrot wrote:It's sad to see that most, like me, cant find the time to play more. I'd play a lot more i I could get the wife to play!!! Lol!!

As i see it, having a family is the only thing that prevent people playing. I don't understand how others don't have the time to play a single game in one week.

I feel for the people like me who don't actually have anywhere local to play. Being in a small town has it's advantages but if there ain't the players, then there isn't much you can do. No doubt there's probably 1 or 2 kicking around here, but trying to find them is kinda hard. Maybe i should stick a few posters on some lamp-posts saying, "Play 40k? txt me". My local FLGS costs me £10 to get to and play + the hour and half commute. The next city club is the same-ish but with a single 4x4 board. And the other club has next to no 40k players, i played my first game there in several months.

When i finally get the money together to move out, i'm going to build a 6x4' board. I can get most stuff free which is good. Then i'm definitely running with the lamp-post idea!

I'd happily buy stuff from GW if the facilities were any good. But as others say, 4x4 boards and waiting unreliably for games is just plain bullshizzle.

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Automated Space Wolves Thrall

 Sharkvictim wrote:
Once a week. Should be more fun than it is, but lately every game has been my CSM playing against Chaos Daemons, and my opponent refuses to play lower than 1500 pts and refuses to play objectives. My army generally gets fed through a slow, boring meat grinder.

Wow that guy is a real jackass, no one likes boring games. That just sounds painful to both watch and play.
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Guard Heavy Weapon Crewman


How do these people have time for several times a week?

Tau: 1170 points Custom sept: Third phase (from Vior'la) Bask'n
Daemons: 1000 pts
Astra Militarum, Mordian Iron Guard: 100 pts

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Fresh-Faced New User


Once a week at least, considerably more during holidays.

Grey Knights 3500pts
Blood Angels 2500pts
Dark Eldar 1000 pts
Pre Heresy Emporer's Children 1500 pts 
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Sneaky Lictor

 hellrath wrote:
How do these people have time for several times a week?

I imagen jobs that able people to forget about then when they get home paired with quick meals, no family commitments and refusing to tidy the house/ do odd jobs. It's doable but requires no dilly dallying around. Also if the place is on your doorstep, that helps considerably. I find painting is the hard one, much more time consuming imo.
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Pile of Necron Spare Parts

Tombworld Garderia

I get with my club on thursdays, generally also fridays, sometimes saturdays, and I tend to play 2-3 games a day then. Usually around 1500 points, give or take 500

 hellrath wrote:
How do these people have time for several times a week?

I work at home and my gaming club is a 3 minutes walk from my home

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5000 (Iron Hands)
4500 ('crons)
2000 (Inq)
2000 (AM)
1500 (WHFB Chaos)
2000 (GK)
1250 (Emp's Children)
500 (Angry Marines) 
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Ruthless Interrogator

The hills above Belfast

That 10% don't play at all is pretty sad. I know as I get older it's harder to find the time for full games. Zone mortalis has given my gaming a new lease of life, smaller more compact games allow gaming to continue!

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Incorporating Wet-Blending


Deadzone every couple of weeks currently, with some other stuff sprinkled in.
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Shas'ui with Bonding Knife

Not there

Saturday has become too much of an opportunity to get extra work done to waste it on the local tournament

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Hardened Veteran Guardsman


Once a week at a pub club (40k + BFG - other people play Munda n WFB). If there are no clubs near you (I live in a city) - why not start a meet up group? - you can be surprised how quickly that ramps up.

: 1000+
: 1000+
1500+ (they didnt have one for Bretonnians)
Also + BFG Fleets
Oh and now

Wanna play BFG in London? Send me a PM.
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Kabalite Conscript

The Dark City

Would really like to do more, but the average is once a fortnight because of school and homework. Such a bummer.

1k points
3k points (including 500 points rebel grots!
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Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter

Armageddon, smashing Guardsmen

Once a week on my dining table with a friend. 1000pts every Tuesday afternoon.

"Give a man a fire and he will be warm for a day. Set a man on fire and he will be warm for the rest of his life."- Terry Pratchett 
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Stalwart Space Marine

There's a reason my profile says Jericho Reach. Wish I could play my 4th game and all my buddies are COD-bros. I'm the only table gamer I know and the nearest flgs and GW are 45 minutes away with no traffic. The ole hobby forge is always humming with painting and converting, but sadly, tis a lonely watch out here at watch station Washington.

FM Argos

(Edit: yay post upgrade text. This one got me a shiny new Harley. )

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Thunder Hammers and Melta weaponry solve everything... 
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Anti-Armour Swiss Guard

Newcastle, OZ

Somewhere between 5 and 10 games a month.

Some months I don't game at all, though. So these other months have to make up for them.

I'm fortunate that I have 2 clubs to play at though.

I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
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VF-1S Valkyrie Squadron Commander


I get a game in at least once a month. For 40k/WHFB, about once every 3 months.

It never ends well 
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Nervous Hellblaster Crewman

Leinster, Ireland

 automatonsleuth wrote:
I used to be a regular gamer in our local GW, but as time's gone by, and I've grown steadily more fed up of waiting two hours to play a game on the store's single 4' x 4' table, my average has dropped to around 1 game every 10 weeks.
Where I'm from we're lucky enough to have an FLGS with up to a dozen or so 6' x 4' ply-board gaming tables. Which are usually covered with loose old Citadel battle mats, albeit in very good condition. So if my local GW is ever full, we can just go there and start setting up almost immediately.....


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Sword-Bearing Inquisitorial Crusader

Eindhoven, Netherlands

Every Thursday I'm not playing Dark Heresy

1400 points of EW/MW Italians (FoW)
2200 points of SoB and Inquisition (40K)
1000 points of orks (40K)
Just starting out with Ultramarines (30K)
Four 1000-2500 point forces for WHFB (RIP)
One orc team (Blood Bowl) 
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Focused Fire Warrior


I play few times a week, so... I would average on 15 times a month.
WH40K, Lords of WaterDeep, Mini Jenga, Tokaido, Phase 10, Imperial Assault, Jungle Speed, M:tg, CAH, few other titles.

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Painted = 131 
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Focused Fire Warrior

Just lately been getting to know more guys at my FLGS, so been playing a couple games a week typically. But before like last month pretty much never... Just got a guy who left Fantasy after AoS to come over to the future side. He's lovin it, he's getting quite comfortable with his space wolves.

Anyways ya I put once a week because I sometimes don't have time for any matches, so it balances out.
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Anti-Armour Yaogat

Cookeville, TN; USA

I typically dont have a lot of time to play, and I prefer the modelling aspect of the hobby more anyways

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Bloody Peasant


Once a month average...but sometimes also 3 in a week. It depends.
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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy


I haven't played a game of 40k since 5th to be totally honest, but I have been playing AoS at least once a week since it was released. I went back to college (not everyone finishes in 4 years straight through as your counselor may have you believe) the summer 6th dropped and lost my few opponents. When I came back home for a break I realized my 3 opponents and myself were the only thing keeping 40k alive at my favorite FLGS and the community was completely gone replaced by Infinity, Warmahordes, Malifaux and Bolt action. I didn't dig the scene at the store near my school, no formations and excessive list restrictions = no fun for me. I'm of the opinion 40k is meant to be played at 3000 pts and above, smaller scale makes combos way too op and is why people ban them. I get that and totally understand but if I had my way all 40k games would be planet strike apocalypse games. That leads me to my next problem. I was born with health problems that only get worse every year and effect all of my major joints making it hard for me to get around or lift anything. As I approach 30 (not that old I know but my doctor just told me I have the knees and ankles of a 75 year old) this has made hauling large armies to and back from FLGS a major hassle, and I don't even want to get into tables that are too high and places that don't provide chairs. In the recent years I have definitely become more of a collector because of that, and whats funny is as I play less the more models I actually get to complement my forces. Assault marines are garbage in the current meta? I don't care, they look badass and I have a great idea on paint scheme, few years ago I never would have even considered picking them up. I do get together with a buddy to play AoS on skirmish levels. I toss my forces into the smallest troop carrier I have, grab my binder with my warscrolls/battleplans, dice and rulers, throw everything in a bag and I'm set. No huge books to carry en masse, no need to carry three full packed Battlefoam 720s and I get in a few games instead of one. AoS has been good for my body.

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Grim Dark Angels Interrogator-Chaplain

A Protoss colony world

I try to play 40k once a week, but sometimes that is impossible. I want to play as many games as I can as that is probably the only way I'll get any better at it. Plus I want to get as much mileage out of all the money I've dropped on 40k as I possibly can. I didn't buy the stuff for it to sit around and collect dust.

My armies (re-counted and updated on 9/25/20, including modeled wargear options):
Dark Angels: ~16000 | Space Marines (Blood Ravens and others): ~900 | Space Wolves: ~3800
Astra Militarum: ~800 | Officio Assassinorum: ~600 | Imperial Knights: ~1300 | Sisters of Battle: ~1900
Check out my P&M Blogs: ZergSmasher's P&M Blog | Imperial Knights blog | Total models painted in 2019: 62 | Total models painted in 2020: 36 | Current main painting project: Indomitus Marines, as Dark Angels
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The Last Chancer Who Survived

United Kingdom

I've not had a single 40k game this year, and the prospects for the next 6 months aren't inviting...
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Ancient Venerable Black Templar Dreadnought


Once every 2 weeks at least.
Sometimes once a week.
I do attend various conventions during the year so it could push up my numbers to more than 1 a week.
Attended Hotlead and played 5 games at about 3-4 hours each.

I am shocked how much support my area has for Malifaux, Battletech, X-wing / Armada and 40k.
Since I am spoiled for choice in the model department for all of the above games: I can play pretty much any time I want.

Job, wife, kids and various repair "man's work" obligations as well as kid's hockey taxi work seems to cramp my style.
The man-child does not get out as much as one would want.

A revolution is an idea which has found its bayonets.
Napoleon Bonaparte 
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The Last Chancer Who Survived

United Kingdom

I'm finding it silly hard to get a game since 2012, it's like nobody plays 40k anymore. My two closest gw stores don't like gaming, and there are no available clubs.

Now down to two friends who play 40k, and neither of them are in reach for most of each year.

Anyone else thinking that their era of 40k is over?
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