Friday, 7 December 2012

Say Hello to Cortez

1: How and when did you start wargaming?
Started when I was about 13 so 25 yrs ago, best friend Tim had an older brother who was into 40k and both of us looked at the marines he had built from RTB01 and were amazed about the whole idea.

2: What was your 1st wargaming purchase?
Surprisingly nothing to do with 40k it was the Warhammer metal Orc bolt thrower. 

3: Do you remember you 1st painted models? How bad/good were they and do you still have any examples?
See above, absolutely shocking although for a 13yr old I thought it looked great.
4: How long have you known the other Lonewolves/how did you meet?
How long....umm not sure really, all started with Neil (Lordy) getting me back into gaming at Cribbs with a quick game of BB back in 98/99, then started working with him in GW in 99, I guess both of us then met Zed, Cyrus, Jonno, Dave around the same time in Zed's garage with a single 6x4 table after being dragged along by Neil some time in 2000/01 maybe. Chris (Binx) moved from being a regular at Cribbs to working and was introduced to the fold, there was a few yrs before the next which was Tom and lastly Ball Boy Elliot.
5: Do you have a game that sticks in your memory (for good or bad reasons) that you'd like to recall?
For some reason my mid normally goes blank after games (being blonde doesn't help) but I reckon the 2 week game with Zed is my favourite due to the constant back and forth of who may win.

6: What’s your all time favourite games system?
Don't have a favourite, although 40k has taken a dip with the new set of rules....

7: Any wargaming regrets/ things you would have done differently with hindsight?
The amount of stuff I purchased when working for GW.....still looking at it thinking "I'll paint that next......" never happens though.

8: Any wargaming experience/ army/ model/ story that you are most proud of/ like to brag about?
Crimson Fist Landraider (only one painted)....Got it before release due to working at GW at the time, the model came in a bag with no instructions, had it built and painted within a week then it went into the Cribbs cabinet.

9: What do you see happening to your wargaming wise over the next 5 years?
Bolt Action and FOW being purchased, possibly painting a complete can all stop laughing now!!!
10: Any final thoughts?
Bonus section, for those that have worked at GW
A: How long did you work for GW?
About 3 yrs
B: Which Stores?
Cribbs Causeway and Bristol.
C: Fondest memory
The occasional pre release free stuff inc the Lord of the Rings book set. Although the Sunday big games were great.....maybe the night before helped :-)
D: Least fondest memory
The money.
E: If the money was good enough, would you go back? and why?
If the money was good defo, you get paid for doing your hobby why wouldn't you.