I know I've been really lax with blogging so far this year. A combination of poisoning by an assassin disguised as my mum (profiteroles her choice of vector) and an incredibly busy period with work has halted my musings in the world of toy soldiers.
Santa of course came to visit me. I was very happy that he dropped off the Achilles that I ordered which was promptly cobbled together ready for Graham's winter apocolypse. I have to say it was a machine. Being a wolf player I had never used a thunder fire cannon before, what an under rated unit. I know Andy likes it and I can definitely see why.
However my blog today isn't about the joys of the Achilles but the attitudes of some gamers. Following the game I had saw a post on Warseer from a new player asking people what they thought was better a Thunderfire cannon or a Whirlwind. After a very fun game with my Achilles I suggested to the lad that why not had the protection of a Whirlwind (and more). The reply I got not from the OP but someone else was certainly a little short. 'Yeah you could if you want to be a power gamer. You should read the book how to lose friends and alienate people' Which brings me to the point. Are people really that bothered about playing against perceived tough armies or units or is that not what the games about?
WAAS players is a phrase bandied about a lot on the internet. I can honestly say I have never come across one of them in real life but I'm not sure if I would be that bothered. Sure if the bloke was either blatantly cheating or being rude during a game it would effect my enjoyment however if someone has the best list that they can right am I really going to start moaning about it? Do footballers moan when they come up against someone equipped with better talent to outplay them?
Is at times the cry of WAAC players something to cover up inadequacies involving this hobby we have?