Ok, Its done, all my Warhammer miniatures bar the Wyvern are up on ebay, awaiting the cruel fates to decide how much they have depreciated in a little over a year.
It felt odd, almost like a betrayal, to post it on ebay, Warhammer was the first place me and my friends went to when we were 13, via WFRP. We graduated to Rogue Trader and homebrew conversion rules that let us play a motley band of futuristic adventurers, and from there to 40K, and the rest is history...but, and this is a big BUT, the GW thats there today is not the GW we all fell in love with.
Much like a marriage, each of us has grown and changed over time. Im not one of those fuckwits that wants things to stay the same forever, I love change, and embrace progress, even if its painful. I suppose this is easier for me to do because I work in the technology industry, where annual updates and bi-annual recertification is the norm.
To extend that marriage metaphor a little more, I still love my wife(GW) and want her to do well(as long as its not with that wanktard Fred from work that she always talks about,with that glow she used to have when we kissed...), its just that we arent right for each other anymore. She likes it big.
The size issue is something I tried to overcome with pills, er...more miniatures(ahem), but no matter how many pills I took my dick...I mean, no matter how much I bought I couldnt field a force that was game legal at the recommended points size. I would try and overcome this deficit by waggling my hips more...I mean, padding out my lists with expensive and underused magic items and extras for each unit, but £500 later and my dick is still tiny...I mean, I couldnt field an army at 2500 points. So in the best tradition of men everywhere, I couldnt win so I changed the game. I dumped that harpy and got me a realdoll...shit!, I mean I sold all my Warhammer mini's and will be concentrating on Skirmish sized games and Warmachine!
Now Warmachine used to be skirmish sized, but the game has grown and eveolved to the point where it is just as expensive, if not more, than GW, the difference being a legal tournament force can be bought for around £150, rather than the £500-£700 I was looking at for Orcs. To be fair , a horde army will always be more expensive, but thats not the thing.
As for Fred and the Missus, they are fine, having a great time without me. Im all alone in my wee room painting a single miniature with the care and devotion it deserves, as oppossed to slapping paint all over a horde to get it 3coloursupped enough to play in a tournament that never happened.
I love small things, the detail and personality they have, coupled with the extra care you give each mini due to the lower bodycount is where my heart lies these days.
If i want a massive scale game, Ill go down to 15mm or 10mm, where you can get that epic sweep and sense of being the eagle in Alexander.
And BTW those pills dont work. My 1" is still angry :/