40K · Age of Sigmar · Uncategorized · Wh40K

Warhammer Club.

As most of you know, I am leaving the profession of teaching in search of pastures new. I have a few reasons for doing so, which I will not go into here. One of the saddest part of this change on career will mean I am no longer able to run Warhammer Club on Tuesday lunchtimes. I told the children today and they were suitably disappointed. This club has become the best part of the working week and I will be sad to see it end.

Today, we used our miniatures to play through the first Age of Sigmar tutorial game. It takes the form of a race and is designed to get the children used to moving their miniatures around.

Here are some action shots – though I have not put the children in the pictures for Child Protection reasons:

We didn’t have any scenary to put in the way as obsticals so we used paint pots instead. The game was easy to play, a lot of fun and highly enjoyable. The boys didn’t stop laughing at one another’s dice rolls, one boy in particular rolled terribly all the way through. It was wonderful to see them enjoy something that I have gotten a lot of joy from too.

The other reason I love doing this club is it gives me the chance to inspire the next generation of Wargamers. Without them, our hobby dies out and that would be a true shame. After introducing them to the hobby using the Warhammer Alliance starter kit, they boys went out and bought their own gear. They always bring it in to show me and enthuse about releases and what they have learned and discovered. I’ve spent many a play time ‘geeking out’ with the club members.

Here are some pictures of their work:

I have also taught them some of the basic painting skills, including how to dry brush. It’s been a real honour inspiring these kids and I really hope they go on and continue to enjoy the hobby.

This is one of the parts of my job I will truly miss.

40K · Age of Sigmar · hobby · Wh40K

Warhammer Club Part 2

This week, in Warhammer Club, we moved on from fixing up the miniatures and ensuring they were base coated to actually painting them. The members of the club were suitably enthusiastic about the prospect and without much hesitation, they got stuck in. It was a pleasure to watch them look at the miniatures and see the details before liberally applying lashings of paint. Of course, some were neater than others but all of the members were happy to get involved. I have taken some carefully shot pictures of the miniatures for you to enjoy here:

By far, the best part of running this club is when the kids come up to me with the miniatures they have gone out to buy themselves and enthuse about them. I love hearing that they have been in to Games Workshop and played there, or found the assassin and got their free figure. It really lights up the day!

I am also looking forward to playing some of our own games in a few weeks time – learning that with them is going to be a lot of fun, though probably frustrating as well. They are very young after all.

It truly is the highlight of the week!