Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pay No Attention To The Man Behind The Curtain!

Hey guys! I went through the photos I took from Warstore Weekend and I have to say i wasn't impressed enough to actually post them. Oh well... fail.
But anywho, I had a chance to check out the GW store in Manhattan this weekend which was kinda cool, and kinda not.

I have never been inside a GW store but after hearing the guys over at TEW (The Eternal Warriors) talk about The Bunker, I just had to check this out. I have to say, seeing this store kind of reminded me of when i found out Santa Clause wasn't real, or finding out that The Wizard of OZ is actually an old qwack behind a curtain.

First thing, the store was TINY! I was actually bothered by the fact that this store was so small. If i could describe it i would say it was about the size of your smaller strip mall Gamestop. In face it looked exactly like a Gamestop but instead of video games the shelves we stocked with GW product. The overall appearance of the store was... crap. There were only about 5 gaming tables and the store was... dirty. The product was nicely displayed but there wasn't much of that either. One cool thing was that there were plenty of nicely painted demo models and a few demo tables. Amazingly enough this store smelled like an ass too! (paraphrased from Mrs. Wiggles)

The staff was cool but only moderately helpful. I asked one of the employees there if he could give me some suggestions on starting an Eldar force for my wife, and all he could do was tell her to read the stories in the codex? That's not very good salesmanship. Or is it? cause he then tried to sell me a Black Library book about the Eldar. It didn't seem that anyone that worked there was really stoked about their hobby or their job, I guess i could understand that.

But one thing I did notice about the store was that it was full! Packed so much you couldn't walk! I was happy about this. It's cool to know that the hobby is very much alive in The City that Never Sleeps. in the store there was a painting competition going on, some pick up games happening, shoppers and your average joes talking shop. That I found familiar and comforting.

This is the ONLY GW store in the metro area. so i guess its cooler than not having one at all. I guess my final thoughts on the store are that I myself am a little spoiled. But I'm also very grateful for my FLGS and the staff that works there. i don't think i ever need to complain about that place again after seeing whats really out there.

'Till next time this is Wiggles signing off!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Warstore Weekend part 1

Ok so this is a quick blog entry to tell everyone that Warstore Weekend 2010 was great!

I was surprised how well Dan did in the Softcore tournament coming in third place his first day and making it to the finals a the second tournament. What can I say the kid is a prodigy.

I had a great time hanging out with the Warstore guys and hanging out with PG Norbert. Our super heavies event was a flop, but that was to be expected cause it was running right after the 40k tournament.

I took a lot of photos that I'm gonna put up in my next post later this afternoon.

There were lots of cool industry people there as well, such as the Heavy Gear crew and the Soda Pop Minis guys which I had time to hang out with. They were all a blast.

All in all I think Warstore Weekend was a huge success for it's first year out and I know next year's event will be bigger and better. I wanna thank Neil, Steve, and Kevin for putting on a great Con and for inviting us to be a part of such a wonderful weekend!

That's it for now, pics will be going up later today!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

I'm Back Bitches!

Ok, so i decided after reading a few blogs and becoming hooked on blogs that i should start mine back up. I've been up to a lot lately now that work has slowed down a bit. I've made tremendous progress on my Blood Angels army (photos to come soon), and I've had a lot more time for the hobby. I also read a few Black Library books that I'll be giving an opinion on in the near future.

Right now the biggest hump for me to get over is list building in 40k. In the BA book almost everything seems like its gonna work and every time i present the list to a veteran player they say "change this" or "Change that" or "that's a waste of points". Personally i think i just need some more time on the table so i can figure out what I'm comfortable with and then i can form my own opinions on the matter.

In other news, this weekend is Warstore Weekend in Jersey and the whole Hooligans crew is gonna be there. Saturday we are running a 40k SuperHeavies Battle and Broadcasting LIVE on this should be awesome. Don't miss it. If you would like to know when we are going to be broadcasting on Saturday check our twitter feed @

Well kids, this is all I got for now. I'm sure ill have more very soon.