Brandon has written a few times about his new war gaming hobby and in those articles I’ve made a few jokes about not wanting to fall back into that addiction. In high school and college I played a lot of Warhammer 40K. I had a pretty sizable Space Wolf army and then branched off into modifying figures, creating my own Space Marine chapter, and writing my own codex for them. Yeah, my ideas would get to big for me even back then.
While recently in Illinois I walked into the Games Workshop store located in Oak Park. I went into the store forbidding myself from buying anything, like a recovering junkie I really didn’t want to fall back into that habit. I did want to see what kind of things Games Workshop was putting out now. Let me tell you, this store is fantastic.
GW’s website lists the manager as Joseph Farnsworth. I believe he is the person I talked to while in the store but I don’t think I actually asked his name while I was there. Anyway he and I talked Warhammer 40K for about 15 to 20 minutes. How the models had changed, the improvements, etc. Many gaming stores can alienate or ignore their customers. This store was one of the most friendly I’d ever been in.
If you’re in the Oak Park area, do yourself a favor and stop by the store. I know on my next visit I’ll be going back. And check back tomorrow for some more Warhammer 40K talk.