Monday, January 12, 2009

A little bit about me

First of all, I want you all to know that I really don't like talking about myself, and I know that sounds funny coming from somebody with a blog. I really started this blog to show of my Warhammer 40k army that is currently a work in progress. It is also a way for me to connect with some Warhammer 40k people I have seen on YouTube and in these blogs.

Anyway, here is a little bit about me. I am 35 years old and I play with toy soldiers. That is the simple description of me, and I am not ashamed to admit it. I am married and have two kids. I have a steady job as an accountant. Right there I have broken every stereotype of war gamers around the world. Unfortunately for all you geek-haters out there, I don't live in my mom's basement and only work two days a week. I am an active and productive member of society.

I am a member of the Adeptus Memphis Wargaming group based out of Memphis, TN. We play most of our games in Olive Branch, MS, but we also play in Memphis as well. All the members of the group play Warhammer 40k, but we also play other games as well, like Flames of War and Warhammer Fantasy. I will post a link to our website. If you live in the Memphis area or know someone who does who is looking for a regular game, contact us and we will be glad to have you.

Besides gaming, I really enjoy the modeling and painting aspect of these games as well. I have only been playing for about 2 years now, but I have painted a lot of models and I have been getting a lot of compliments on my painting. My wife, who is usually my biggest critic, has been very supportive of my painting skills and she has encouraged me to list some models on E-bay which I have done with some success.

So not only do I want to show off my army in progress, I also want to get the word out that I would like to start doing some painting on a more regular basis. I have painted a few things for other people, but would like to do more in the future.

What else about me? Well, besides wargaming, I am also an avid poker player. I play online a lot (just the free sites online).

Well, for someone who doesn't like to talk about himself that much, this seems like a lot. Look for more updates (at least weekly, but probably not more than that). I am going to start by giving you all a sneak peek of my army, the Screaming Wolves of Fenris.