So it has been 6 weeks since the Interns started their journey into Warhammer 40,000. Here’s their thoughts on the whole process and their Match of Warhammer 40,000.
During the second week of the internship, we officially started on our project, completing the Starter Set from Warhammer 40k. While Dian chose to work on the Necrons, I decided to go with the Orks. From the whole process of completing the Orks, I have actually learned a lot from my colleagues and regular customers, as they patiently taught me new techniques and gave advises.
As a beginner in this field, I was unsure of how to start it and hence I decided to build it based on what looks cooler. To my dismay, after a week of assembling and some painting, I realized that I would have been an Orks if I existed in the Warhammer 40k World. The constant breaking of model parts and clumsy painting was so similar to the Orks that I gave up trying to make them look clean.
While I was painting it, I chose similar colors for all my units to make them look more consistent. Aside from the Painboy and the Deff Dread, I added dried blood spatters using the red Tamiya color acrylic paint to give my Orkz an “after battle” feel.
After Dian and I finished our respective models, we tried out a mock version of Warhammer 40k game, using only my Boyz vs her Warriors. It was a confusing game as it was our first time playing it, and I was glad that Vernon was there to guide us. Nonetheless, I found it pretty fun, especially since I had some luck in the dice rolling. After the mock game, we decided to go for a full game, and that was when we had no idea what was going on. While we did know the basics; move, shoot, charge, and fight, we were confused about who should roll the die. Without the help of someone guiding, we were unable to complete the full game, yet I am sure that I will have fun as it was interesting.
Missed the forming of WAAAGH HUI SHAN? See her progress below.
After 6 weeks of completing the Necrons army, I’ve learnt a lot from this activity hobby. It took a lot of patience and time to focus on each of the models but when you see the end results, you will feel proud of accomplishing it. For me, I spent more time focusing on painting rather than assembling because I hate having painting mistakes on the models. But I won’t complain about the fact that doing Necrons is much easier than Orks. Looking back from the first week till now, I realised that the models were painted much more realistic rather than looking “flat”. I am glad that there was some improvement made in my painting skills when comparing my first Necron model to the last model I painted, the Triarch Stalker.
My experience with playing Warhammer 40,000 was quite entertaining. We both have no experience with Warhammer 40,000 so we got a fair start. At first, it takes time for us to fully learnt the rules and understand the game. For me, I prefer games that are easy to learn for players to understand so I can get to the gameplay fast. But this game is easier to learn and more fun compared to RPG games. I like that the codex and rule books are easy to refer to. The codex helped a lot when we took notes on the unit’s stats.
Huishan’s army has more points than mine so I had to upgrade my units so both of us have a balanced gameplay. Both of us were When we first start the game, I got confused over how many dices to roll for wound count. The fun factor of the game was when you successfully killed your enemy’s unit. Huishan’s gameplay technique has more of combat charge attack style while mine is more of hiding and shooting plan. I like that my Triarch Stalker is able to destroy her Orks big robot easily. However, because of Huishan’s choice to charge the Boyz against my warriors, I lost huge amount of them since they are not strong in combat skills.
Missed the rising of The Dian Dynasty? See her progress below.