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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Depends on your budget. Kill Team is a small figure count game for the sci-fi side of things. It will support using miniatures from across the whole range so will play well with what he already has. There are a couple of different starter sets at £80, but that may be too much. You could just get the rule book for £25.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    You leave me with the impression that you would rather start with a proper wargame, as an introduction and taster that might lead them into other things too. I think the Middle-Earth one is a good bet. Their recent re-release is a consolidation and revision of all the rules for that game that could be considered the definitive version.There is a £90 starter set that is terrific value: https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Lotr-Battle-Of-Pelennor-Fields-2018-eng Let us know how you get on.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Both games are pretty good. Middle- Earth would be a better introduction to wargaming. Might also be worth considering Kill-Team or Necromunda for some squad level stuff. Low miniature counts make it low barrier for entry. GW have no real equivalent to the complexity of the (excellent) 3rd edition anymore. They have pursued accessibility instead of those simulationist tendancies that characterized that era. I have enjoyed getting into Age of Sigmar, although I eschew the more colourful high fantasy elements, preferring to stick to the more dark fantasy miniatures like the undead stuff. My scenery collection is strictly old school trees, hedges, walls and medieval through tudorish buildings that can do double duty in my English Civil War games.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    The Genestealer bikes and quad are really nice. And that map is properly great. It harks back to an unreleased sculpt from the first time around. Games Workshop supposing both nostalgia for people like me, at 45 with spare cash, while also supporting cheaper entry level stuff like Underworlds and Killteam is a great play. Warhammer World was awesome. I will post some exhibition photos when I am able.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    In Nottingham this weekend. Planning a visit to Warhammer World, either tomorrow or Sunday. Really looking forward to it. They are having the Vigilus Weekender, which might mean the place is super busy. I shall have to see.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    This looks great as it is but I suspect your dissatisfaction comes from the cloak seeming similar to the rock and you want to distinguish them apart more. Perhaps using less de-saturated colours on the cloak, so highlighting with a light drybrush or thinned layer of screaming skull and then point highlights of pallid wych flesh. That will introduce more tonal contrast between the cloak and the rock. Try it on a little bit near the rock first to see if you like it before you commit. I look forward to seeing what you settle on. It is looking really nice already.
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    Recommended Family Games

    Monikers has been a hit everywhere I have ever done it. You do not even really have to buy it. Just find out how it is played, ask the people present to write some famous names on bits of paper, divvy them up to your teams and then play. Guaranteed to be a hit across generations.
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Here is a picture of the three of them together:
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    I drilled out the arms of these and inserted magnets to reattach them. When GW get around to releasing sprues of alternative weapons I will be able to swap them out. This magnetisation thing is one of the most satisfying modeling bits I have done in an age. Every time I pull off an arm and put it back it makes me smile. Simple things I know but .
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    It has been a while because I have been away in Oz but today I completed my traitor faction knights for Adeptus Titanicus. The first one I posted a while back, here are the other two:
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    The Miniatures Appreciation Thread

    Completed the first of my Adeptus Titanicus knights. A test colour scheme for my traitor faction. It works well I think.
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    Games Workshop, An Appreciation Thread

    Warming up to painting the contents of the Soul Wars box I picked up last week. Although this picture has just allowed me to notice that ugly silver finger print I left on the middle front one. I shall go and sort that out now.
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