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What aspect of miniature wargaming is most important to you?
Social life
Painting
Collecting
Playing the actual games
Background/Fiction
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Shas'la with Pulse Carbine





My House

Mainly collecting but the painting is awesome as well

DEAR SHOE,

THAT'S RIGHT YOU ARE A SHOE. THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN DO ABOUT NOT BEING A SHOE BECAUSE IN MY MIND YOU ARE ONE AND THAT IS MOST UNFORTUNATE.
AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU CONCEPTUALIZED AS A SHOE IN MY IMAGINATION YOU SHALL REMAIN AS SUCH.
THIS MAKES ME WONDER WHETHER ALL PEOPLES AND OBJECTS CAN BE CONCEPTUALIZED AS SHOES AND THUS BECOME SUCH, GRANTING ME ABSOLUTE POWER OVER THEM. DO YOU HAVE A CLEVER ARGUMENT? NO YOU DON'T, YOU"RE A SHOE. SHOES CAN'T HAVE CLEVER ARGUMENTS.
I FEEL LIKE THE WEIGHT OF THE WORLD HAS BEEN LIFTED OFF MY SHOULDERS NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS UNDER MY CONTROL, NOW THAT YOU ARE ALL SHOES. I NO LONGER HAVE TO ANSWER TO MY REGRETS AND PAST MISTAKES BECAUSE THEY ARE SIMPLY SHOES.
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Swift Swooping Hawk






Painting, gaming and the lore/background in equal parts.

My armies:
Eldar >> ~ >15k pts., 80% painted
Necron >> ~10k pts., 75% painted
Chaos Space Marines >> ~15k pts., 90% painted
Grey Knights >> ~4k pts.
Imperial Knights: 3 knights
 
   
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'





Lost in my disturbing mind...

All of the options.

Wins: Six
Ties: One or two
Loses: More than a dozen



Armies
- Choppygutz' Warband
- Space Marines (inactive)  
   
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Sinewy Scourge




Grand ol US of A

Gotta go with background, but just playing is a close second.

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Utilizing Careful Highlighting





Australia

Hate to admit it but the first HH book really got me into SM. Love the fluff still!

Progress to me means armies getting closer to fluff. My latest pet project is a tactical SGT with power AXE and plasma pistol. I reckon he is a badass with good access the the armoury!

Aurora SMs in 5th Ed (18 wins, 3 draws, 13 losses)

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Aurora SMs in 6th Ed (3 wins, 0 draws, 5 losses))
 
   
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Deadly Dark Eldar Warrior





Wales

Although I do paint more than game or anything else, that's simply because there isn't a gaming club within easy reach from where I live. When there was a gaming club about, it was easily the social aspect of meeting your mates and making new friends from more or less all walks of life. Background close second actually, then painting. I like making homebrew chapters/regiments/craftworlds and then painting them up. And then dick about with club members for a few hours!

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WHFB Dark Elves 6k
Infinity Yu Jing - Too many Tohaa - Too little
40k The Retrograde Tigers c.700 points
Imperium Bella In Progress A good bunch Incoming Soon.TM  
   
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Parachuting Bashi Bazouk




Stillwater, OK

I clicked painting, but really, it's more building then painting.

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Angry Blood Angel Assault marine






I had to pick other b/c there is not an all of the above.

Blood Angels 2135
Death Korps of Krieg 1700
Necrons 2405
Tau 1500
 
   
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Jealous that Horus is Warmaster





Central US

At this point I mainly care about playing the damned game. I've got models coming out of my ears... even unassembled stuff. Most of my armies are also fully painted so all that's really on my plate is finding people to play with

It matters not from whence the weave flows, just that it doooo
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Too kawaii to die

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Crushing Black Templar Crusader Pilot




Philippines

Started for the sake of collecting and now i'm actually using said collection to play

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Mimetic Lasiq




Sacramento, CA

Toss up between playing and the fluff. I absolutely love both. But if the fluff is what really seals the deal for me (specifically for 40k and WHF).

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ASoIF Free Folk

Other favorites:
Infinity | RUMBLESLAM | Dark Age | WarmaHordes | Carnevale | Wild West Exodus
RIP?:
Norsgard | Godslayer

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Rough Rider with Boomstick






New England, U.S.A.

I love fluffing out armies with characters, background, color schemes and stories. Second is probably painting and modeling.


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Halo Watch 4000pts 3/0/2
1st Shadowsreach Armored/1881th Cadia Dragoons 3770pts 13/4/5
Exorcists (GK count-as) 1250pts 2/0/1 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany

JB wrote:I chose "Other" because I prefer building/converting/customizing over the other choices. That's not to say that the listed choices aren't important to me, but if you limited me to one choice for the rest of my days, I'd spend them tweaking minis to look the way I want. GS sculpting, lots of bits and odds/ends, and casting allow for unlimited variation.

Over the years I've come to the conclusion that painting or collecting a stock figure, without changing it, just doesn't excite me much. Plastic and resin models that make it easy to vary heads, arms, poses lead to figures that are fun to paint and play. Metal models are often cool and esquitely detailed but some of the glam is lost when ten other guys in the room are using the exact same model or when you have a squad with three or four of that exact same pose.

Just my two cents in support of the "Other" category!


i totally agree with that, so i just quoted it for you to read it again

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Slippery Scout Biker





England

I voted playing the games... with the proviso that I strongly prefer playing with painted armies, against friends who play just for the fun of it, and sometimes nice folks who I've never met before.

I don't actually enjoy painting so much. However my desire to have a painted army usually overcomes that!

   
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Courageous Space Marine Captain






Glasgow, Scotland

All of the options. So I picked other.

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I love playing the game. It is by far the best table top game i have ever played.

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Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle





Williamsburg VA

They are all equally important to me. I value some more than others, but without one, the others are meaningless. Therefore i vote for all of them.

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Lone Wolf Sentinel Pilot






Inboud...

I voted 'background' although its a close contest between that and painting. Looking closely at switching to Dark Heresy which should encompass both of these.

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Subsector Australia

I'd say it's mixture of social and painting, but I chose the latter because I could only choose one.
   
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Armored Iron Breaker





Wellington

I love the Social life wargaming brings. The gaming is also awesome and the collecting is also cool.

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Love it!
Play Chaos Dwarfs, Dwarfs, Brets and British FoW (Canadian Rifle and Armoured)
 
   
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Lustful Cultist of Slaanesh




UK

Such a hard question.. I put painting, although collecting is a huge pleasure too, when I can afford to fork out.. It's still exciting to save up for that one big one you've wanted so badly.

I wish I could just listen to audio of someone speaking about the background / stories about my army as I'm painting. I love that feeling of connection between yourself and your race.

The social side of it is big to me too though. I still just don't know enough people who play 40k.
It's all very rewarding.


...Oh.. well what a piece of crap my daemon is turning out to be. :( Clicks may help improve him... He is clearly suffering.
 
   
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Fresh-Faced New User




It's full packaged experience for me, can't decide on just one thing.
   
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[DCM]
Longtime Dakkanaut





Near Jupiter.

Yeah i'm with MFMONK, i like it all pretty equally.

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I answered background/fiction, but my real answer is the way the fiction, painting, and creativity in painting/list building all feed into the experience of playing the tabletop game. It's the whole package. Playing a game with two fully painted armies on a nice terrain board is a really special experience. There's nothing like it.

   
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Last Remaining Whole C'Tan






Pleasant Valley, Iowa

I love the building and modelling aspects. Actual painting I find mind-numbingly tedious and that is probably my least favorite part of the hobby. On the other hand, I do like having the minis on display, and that requires painting them, so paint them I do.

Still, in a perfect world I would build the models and hand them to someone else to paint.

I have only actually played 40k a handful of times, and that was around 10 years ago (5th edition). Mostly I like the lore from the Dawn of War games.
   
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Across the Rubicon

Other, for me it is the spectacle of a good looking table with decently painted armies. Without nice terrain and models, I would rather just play a board game which is more contained, often more mechanically sound and far less of a time/space commitment. And without a game, I would rather get more detailed (and often less expensive) full model kits entirely intended for display.

   
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Been Around the Block






Voted for background/fiction, because I really do love the fluff and the Black Library - but I love collecting and painting and I'm most looking forward to socialising and playing!

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Awesome Autarch






I said socializing, but it's more about the entire process leading up to that socialization.

When I host a game, I want the whole thing to be a bit of an event. Much as some people enjoy entertaining friends at their house for dinner...I enjoy entertaining friends with wargaming hobbies. This is not 40K-centric either. It's whatever game I'm running. People know from my previous posts I take terrain/table appearance very seriously. I want any wargame hosted at my place to be a bit of a treat.

Top quality terrain, fully painted miniatures (my armies are fully painted, or if I'm hosting another game...everything is painted if I'm providing the miniatures). Chairs, snacks, dice, all provided if needed, etc. Ideally all of this would be capped by a quality fun, laugh-out-loud or skin-of-our-teeth game. 40K rarely provides that final element, but it's occasionally fun to try.

A great wargame is something you can tell stories about several weeks, months or years later...if you can't, why play? A great wargame is like writing/directing a crazy action film you would want to watch. That means sets, make-up, special effects (if you have LED-lit burning clouds of smoke...use them!), etc. This collaborative process is where the socializing happens. As any quality wargame unfolds it should be telling a story...much as if you read a comic book, or even a historical account. 40K is probably the least story-telling/thematic game we play, but a lot of people have armies so it's still popular here.

As I've lost interest in 40K I still write scenarios, set up tables, and host other players coming over to game. It's still about getting people together to throw dice and have a good time.

 
   
 
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