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Warhammer -This weekend marked my return to table top miniature gaming. I starting to dig into Flames of War, but I suspect a return to Warhammer is inevitable.

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Taking the Taboo Out of Mature Gaming

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I'm Impressed By How Much This Tabletop Game Looks Like Video Game War

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The First 50 Pages of the Second Elder Scrolls Novel

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Games Workshop & Warhammer 40K basically drove me to quit RPG's.

White Dwarf Magazine was a great eclectic resource of all kinds of & RPG genres & their high street shops were suddenly giving us access to cool stuff you could previous only mail order or maybe find in the back room of tiny hobby shops.

Then came the almighty 40K & with a bone crunching stomp all RPG's were crushed before the might of the invading Space Marine. White Dwarf magazine never again featured anything other than 40K. The wonderful citadel miniatures were sent scattering from the table top by the sweeping arm of the inquisitor & we were all commanded that we will now collect plastic.

Sod Off Bryan Ansell, I will not have 40K shoved down my throat. Some of us enjoy Paranoia, Space Master, AD&D, Judge Dredd, Call of Cthulhu & all the other choices out there.