View Full Version : Whats you favourite part of 40K

18-11-2009, 15:41
Whats your favourite part of the Hobby? Is it the fluff and background? The painting, glueing and conversion? Or maybe the Game, pitting your tactics against others?

My favourite part is the fluff and background. The BL stuff may not always be the best written, but far better than most TV series, and most of it is at least amusing on some level.

18-11-2009, 15:49
all of the above....

18-11-2009, 15:55
The Background and setting is clearly my favourite.

Closely followed by Modeling, I love converting, every model I now build is converted.

Then there's the army lists, I like thinking of interesting combinations.
Then it's painting characters.
Then gameplay.
Then painting troops and vehicles
Then lastly... undercoating and basing. =)

18-11-2009, 15:55
You should have gone for a multiple choice selection poll.

For me its the fluff and the modeling.

18-11-2009, 15:58
I would haft to go with this order.

1)The game - Its nice to use a fully painted army to be able to have others see it.

2)Painting/ Modeling -

Social aspect of it ? Eh.. i go to touneys once a month or so, always end up meeting people who come off as tools..
Mainly just rather play with a group of friends that ive known along time.

I don't really read much of the fluff etc, it doesnt really intrest me enough to take the time to read it.

18-11-2009, 16:09
I have no clear favourite part of it, I love the whole package of writing a list for a force, assembling, converting and painting it and then setting it loose on the tabletop.:D

18-11-2009, 16:14
Very difficult to pick between "Fluff & Background" and "Gaming & Social Aspect". I get bored quickly with painting, partly because I'm a bit anal but not very good (try to be perfect, end up taking WAY too much time to do something simple). That being said, I can talk for hours with friends about the background and fluff.

I voted gaming because it's just great. Last time I played... We just drank beer and killed some stuff. We only got to turn 4, but no one really cared about how the game ended anyway, we just wanted to toss down models and kill some stuff.

Rick Blaine
18-11-2009, 16:15
I don't play anymore, but I'm finding great joy in modeling and painting the tens of thousands of points of models I own. Even more so than before, probably because it doesn't feel like an obligation to get the models done just so I could field them.

18-11-2009, 16:37
For me its both the Fluff and the modelling/painting. Havnt really been able to get into the actual gaming side!


18-11-2009, 17:03
The gaming and social aspect. Sure, I know most of the guys that meet at our club night once a week. But there's enough new players showing up that it's always fluctuating. We generally have 15-20 regular players show up, and have had 5 newbs in the past month as well. Yeah, we're a fairly large group. And then a bunch of us tend to go out for dinner and abrew or two afterwards, there's an Outback nearby that is our regular spot. Anyone that shows up for gaming is invited to come along.

And then of course, I travel a lot for tournies................ Usually 3 or 4 of us in the club will make a trip out of it, sometimes up to a dozen of us will attend a larger local event.

18-11-2009, 17:04
Scupulting and converting, closely followed by painting and modeling, with inspiration taken from fluff and background (is there supposed to be differece between these two?), so almost all of above. Social / gaming aspect is least important - too many people playing to win, indifferent to fluff and unable to notice good conversion even if it sits before their noses :rolleyes:. .

18-11-2009, 17:05
by far its got to be the fluff and back ground

18-11-2009, 17:06
I love playing the game, but don't get a lot of opportunities to do so. To play you gotta do some modelling anyway, so make that fun too! The fluff is rather important in making the game into more than a game.

18-11-2009, 17:18
I like the backstory most, I think. Not that I don't like the models and wargaming, but I'd rather not put most of it to the chance of a dice roll :p.

Still, the freedom that is actually given with the background.

18-11-2009, 17:52
It's definitely not PAINTING.

18-11-2009, 17:55
Crushing my enemy, seeing him driven before me, and hearing the lamentation of their women. And the trash talk that follows such a victory.

18-11-2009, 17:56
Crushing my enemy, seeing him driven before me, and hearing the lamentation of their women.


I love Conan <3.

18-11-2009, 17:58
I enjoy all of it.. Including arguing over obscure exceptions of obscure rules on Warseer :D

But voted gaming and social, as that's what kept me in the game for over a decade.

18-11-2009, 20:04
I would have made the poll multiple choice if I had noticed the option.:p

I totally forgot an option for "Crushing" the opposition... just put that down as gaming I guess. btw is their women "lamenting" necessary? Would far prefer they forgot all about the broken player and concentrated on me instead... um, I guess that may mean they would end up "lamenting" that to. :D

18-11-2009, 20:23
Primarily it's the fluff and background for me, followed closely by creating army rosters. Beyond that (in no particular order) it's modeling/converting, gaming and socialising. The part I least enjoy is buying stuff, not because of the prices, but because I always seem to want alot more than I can afford, lol.

18-11-2009, 20:44
Same here. The fluff and background is what drew me into the hobby and keeps me in it.

Now I DO like modeling, but I hate painting, so that option is a split. If it had been a "modeling" option separately, I'd be hard pressed to not vote on that over fluff.

My least favorite by far is the gaming/social aspect. While 5th ed. saw many core improvements, the subsequent codecies have been horrid. There are so many rules vagaries and plain contradictions or loop holes, getting two people to agree is sometimes difficult if not impossible. This makes the games unenjoyable.

The 40k "crowd" in my area is also a tough pill to swallow. There are a few really good honest players, but the powergamers seem to be the norm these days. And they really turn me off (though I guess I used to act like one years ago). Just a couple weeks ago a buddy of mine shows up to a tournament, and out of 15 armies, 3 were Land Raider rush marines, and 13 of the armies had special characters.

18-11-2009, 20:45
For me it's the games. I love playing the game. But I'm someone who's always been into strategy games, chess is a huge favorite of mine.

Following that, I like the fluff, I think the game universe has a fairly unique feel that gives it a quality all it's own. Sure there are general aspects you see in other systems or backgrounds or stories, and they took ideas from other places, but on the whole, it's a cool game universe.

Lastly I like the hobby aspect. I do like modeling, including converting and modeling with green stuff. But I'm not real big on painting, that's my least favorite part of the whole game. It's been a tedious process and it's a little boring, even though I love the results when I'm finished. I think it'll help when I finally buy myself and air brush though, that should speed things up for the base coating considerable and help me get where I want to be faster.

22-11-2009, 04:58
I'm a gamer first and foremost. I like the fluff, but i'm not into painting. I consider it a necessary evil.

22-11-2009, 07:27
I enjoy all of the aspects of the hobby however i value the fluff, painting and modelling above the actual gaming aspect of it.

Gorbad Ironclaw
22-11-2009, 09:33
The background is really the only aspect I'm involved in these days.
I'll paint and convert stuff I need for playing, but since I don't really want to actively play 40k at the moment that's all on a standstill.

I still love gaming and the social aspect of that, I just don't play 40k.

22-11-2009, 11:13
The background without the "new" (latest) Chaos Space Marines howcouldweeveruniteinuberdarkcrusadesaswecan'tstan deachother (TM) crap.

Still, the rules are acceptable, and most models are above average.

22-11-2009, 13:53
Building ork vehicles.

22-11-2009, 18:57
I love the space marines! Those guys kick ass, I'd like to see a bit more fluff aorund them and like how they can tear off a tyranid warriors head in hand to hand or how bullets bounce off them