Monday, April 23, 2012

You Learn Something New Every Day!

I have been expanding my Warmachine army using the tried and true "That looks so cool!" method. Admittedly not the best way but it is definitely the most fun way to build your army! I was looking online at the Menoth army when I came across the Wrack. I couldn't help myself...I had to get them. I went to my local game store and it had been picked clean of anything Menoth. No Wrack, no faction cards, no Menoth book...not even a copy of the full rulebook. They did have a metal Revenger which I planned on getting. Unfortunately, I foolishly put it back on the shelf I pondered the purchase. When I came back it was gone.

I live in an area that has quite a few stores selling the products I need. I usually purchase from the store I play at, but sometimes I stray. My second choice game store had a bit more in the way of stock. Needless to say, I found my beloved Wracks! I also managed to get a resin Revenger kit, a Vassal of Menoth and High Executioner Servath Reznik (who I am told works best with the Wracks).

I rushed home to build my newly acquired treasures when life stepped in and promptly halted my building plans dead in their tracks. When I finally was able to return to the build, I discovered the Wracks would be nearly impossible to build. The wracks contain two counterbalance parts that connect to the main model by a single chain length. I was stopped dead in my tracks. This would take me holding the pieces in place for hours as I had done in the past. I stopped building for the night to think...there had to be a better way. I went to bed still pondering my predicament.

When I woke up I had a strong urge to go to my secondary game store, my primary is closed on Monday. I spent a leisurely half hour looking at the Menoth and Skaven model kits but nothing caught my eye. Remembering I needed a couple of paints I walked to the paint section. That's when it caught my eye...The Army Painter Magic Superglue Activator. The solution to my problem was staring me in the face! I knew I would finally be able to finish the Wracks. There was little doubt this would work because I was told to buy a similar product. Unfortunately for me, I am a cheap gamer and didn't take the advice the first, second or even third time it was offered!

So after all the ranting, here is my point. Its easy to let advice from your fellow gamers go in one ear and out the other, after all, just about every gamer has some unwanted wisdom they wish to impart. The key is to listen to the good and ignore the bad.

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