I got Dawn Of War a month ago, and I have never played a better strategy game. I was blissfully ignorant of Warhammer 40k until then, but I was very intrigued once I read the manual. I looked it up on Wikipedia, and learned just what it was. Very, very interesting.
In any case, I find the whole concept facinating. The game is free-form - no board, flexible rules, player-chosen stuff, scenarios to go through but ones to make up on your own, and most of all, like the site says, the magic is in assembling and painting the army - these aren’t things you got fresh out of the box, YOU assembled them, YOU painted them, and they are YOURS. Not the game’s. That feeling of ownership must rule.
Dawn of War is awesome, w40k seems even moreso, and I need a hobby, something I can do with my hands. I’m considering whether I should become a player, and I’m leaning heavily towards doing so. Now, what army to choose… I’m either going to go with the Space Marines or the Imperial Guard. Haven’t decided yet.
The whole setting of 40k is… well, so interesting it made me read nearly every one of the 40+ pages Wikipedia has on it. It’s a fantasy setting taken to sci-fi… the Space Marines are the decendants of the Knights (and the Emperor the king), the Imperial Guard the regular soldiers (archers, spearmen etc.), Eldar the elves, Chaos the Black Knights, Orks, the… orks… (what can I say, it’s self explanatory.), Tyranids, the dragons… with a setting like that, how could I not be pulled in?
Curse you, 40k. Curse you for being so interesting. Now where can I find Battle for Macragge in Newfoundland…