Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I Have Way More Money Than Sense

I have a startling confession to make: I bought a Reaver Titan.  I bought it a year and a half ago, when people were still playing Apocalypse games because I was the only guy playing who didn't have a super heavy and I got a bit of penis envy seeing Strength D templates eating my dudes.  My girlfriend, thankfully, never saw the invoice when it came in the mail or she would have flipped out, for the price we could have gone on a really nice vacation

In retrospect, I wish we had taken the vacation.  Hot sex in a fancy hotel room in an exotic locale would be infinitely preferable to the grand total of 1 game I've played with my titan since I assembled this thing.  That game was memorable: it was when I killed Apocalypse at my store.  I put it down bubble wrapped by TH/SS Terminators and blew everyone else off the board without losing a single structure point.  It was the least competitive game of 40k I can remember ever playing.  And the other side wasn't exactly gimped, they had plenty of D weapons of their own.  But the void shields and overwhelming firepower made a mockery of the game.  

Prior to that game, we played Apocalypse every Sunday evening as a beer and pretzals fun get together.  After that game, we never played again.  I don't blame anyone else for not wanting to play against it, it was absurdly powerful.  But at the same time, I'm not going to shelf it if we are playing Apocalypse.  I paid too much damn money for it to put it on the shelf for the one day a week when it can actually get some play time.  Now sits as a display piece on my shelf collecting a thick layer of dust, and I think about all the things I could have done with that money, almost all of which I wish I had actually done instead.

The moral of the story is, don't spend over $200 on any single item at Forgeworld as you will live to regret it.  Actually, just to play it safe, don't buy anything from them.


  1. You've got a good blog started here - I think it would blow up if you started uploading pictures!

    Good luck - Brent

  2. Similar to my thoughts just yesterday Brent...

  3. I appreciate the compliments. I'll buy a new camera this weekend and start taking pictures. One of the reasons I don't upload a lot of pictures is that I usually write articles while I have downtime at work spur of the moment. I'll just start stock-piling pics.

    Hopefully I can get a battle report for Fantasy done this Sunday/Monday if I get the new camera in time.

  4. I recommend you converse with the other players to possibly convince one or two to purchase their own titan. You could also change the dynamics of how you play the game to make it more fair. Seems to me everyone chose the easy rout... give up.

  5. I saw this at work myself. I posted that people should come check out your blog just because of this post. Check out my article about your article...

  6. You know you can still totally do a vacation- or hit a fancy hotel just cause- or have hot sex just cause.

    Just sayin'