Who am I?
I’m Brendon, a twenty-something Software Engineer from the midwest. I’m a typical nerd and enjoy Sci-fi and Fantasy novels, movies and TV-shows and know nothing about sports. I also really enjoy math and movie scores.
How did I get into miniatures?
I started painting models when I was about 10. My father is an avid model train enthusiast, and I enjoyed helping him build trains and layouts. He got me a few model car kits, and I was hooked. Not long after that, I decided I was tired of working on models just to put them on a shelf.
I started looking and asking around for some type of model I could play with – something that was part model kit, part game. Of course, I stumbled across Warhammer 40k. I started with the 3rd Ed kit, Space Marines vs Dark Eldar. I collected several armies during over the years, and in 2008, I was introduced to Warmachine during the MKII Field Test.
I took advantage of Bartertown, and started trading my 40k for Warmachine. My first Faction was Khador, which I then traded for Protectorate, which I traded for Circle, which I traded for Legion, which I parted out for several factions, which… yeah. I suffer horribly from Faction A.D.D., but I’ve found a solution for that.
In 2011, I became a Press Ganger, a volunteer for Privateer Press. I run events at my local game store, the Game Parlor in Chantilly, VA. Because of this, I no longer have the time or ability to flip armies every few months. I need to maintain consistency, as well as hold onto several starter boxes for running demos of the game to potential new players. With that in mind, I’ve selected a 35-50 point list for just about each faction, and I’ve pared down my collection of pewter to just the models needed for those lists. It’s a struggle not to buy the new shiney, but it’s nice to have goals that are actually achievable.