So my brother got a whole bunch of miniatures with the christmas money my parents gave him, and get them all assembled to his great joy. He picked eldar as his army, and is painting them in a My Little Pony, Friendship is Magic theme, basing specific model types after the characters in the show. Its an awesome unique idea, and I cannot wait to see how people react to seeing this. That is not why I am writing though.
We played a small game on our kitchen floor, using cans and egg cartons, as well as my primer cans, as terrain as we do not have terrain and a board just yet (That is to come hopefully soon). The game was very interesting as I taught him the basics of the game, though it started out with my Hive Fleet (now named Hive Fleet Chrysallis at my brother’s suggestion) destroying his Craftworld Equestria. There was an odd turn of events though, as his guardians on his right flank turned the combat around, taking out the threats on that side as my Hive Fleet on the other flank was doing significant damage to him. Once his right flank was free though he swooped around and the game ended with him tabling me. He did very well, the game played out very interestingly, and needless to say I have my brother hooked on the game.
The best part of this all, it means I have someone in my apartment to play with even when I cannot go to the game shops to do tourneys. This rocks.