Friday, February 1, 2019

How has Warhammer Helped You?

Hey Everyone!  I know I promised Waaaghpaca coverage today (well yesterday as this post is a day late), but I have come down with a bit of the flu and in order to make sure I give the proper amount of energy towards my coverage I opted for a different topic today.  A few days ago the Warhammer TV Facebook Page put up a post titled "How Has Warhammer Helped You?" which is the type of topic I simply love.  At the time of this post, the thread has over 1000 comments with gamers sharing their stories.  It is well worth a read through if you have the time.  Today I wanted to share a bit of how Warhammer has helped me a encourage all of you to share your stories either here or on the original thread over on Facebook.

It is really hard to know where to begin with ho much Warhammer has helped me over the years.  From giving me a creative outlet to making countless friends across the globe Warhammer has really ingrained itself as a major part of my life.  It extends beyond just my life as well as my Wife, friends, and family all share in it in some way, even if it is just seeing how much joy I receive from the Hobby.  While not all my friends partake in the hobby they still ask about recent events I attended or what I am currently painting with true sincerity. 

Warhammer is almost always running around somewhere in my mind.  I might be list building, thinking of a new color scheme for an army I want to create, thinking of my next blog articles or expanding my army narratives.  Warhammer gives me a solid footing to go about my life.  It is always there and is a very fun place to let one's mind run wild.  I also get this through my weightlifting, but with Warhammer, it is much more constant.  There is a plethora of news, podcasts, and blogs for me to digest to keep myself very active with Warhammer and I cannot imagine going through a day without letting my mind play in the Warhammer universe.

One of the unexpected ways Warhammer has helped me has been my skills in writing.  I began my blog years ago as a way to put my thoughts out to the community and if you go check out some of my original posts you will likely shutter as I do.  However, over the years I have grown in my writing ability as well as improved my capability to be consistent by writing to a regular schedule.  It is nice to see a skill develop over time and I have Warhammer to thank for helping me grow as a writer.

The overall creative outlet that Warhammer provides is hard to ignore whether it is through painting or creating narratives.  I am still a mediocre painter in my own mind, but due to my love of this Hobby, I am leaps and bounds ahead of where I was when I began years ago.  I can consistently max my paint scores at events and I am proud of the level I can achieve with my painting.  There are a plethora of tutorials out there so you can always find something to help you improve in any specific area.

The most important way Warhammer has helped me over the years is, without a doubt, the social aspect.  It began with making new and local friends at the local club in my town but has now grown tenfold.  I have made friends all over the world through this common connection of Warhammer.  With Twitter, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Facebook it is very rare I do not talk to my Warhammer friends daily or at the very least see what they are working on currently.  This has expanded beyond just having friends around the globe to more recently traveling around the globe to hang out and roll dice playing Warhammer with all these great people.  I headed over to England last year as well as traveling around the U.S. for Warhammer events much more regularly.  I am currently trying to figure out how to head to Australia for Cancon 2020 to visit my friends down under or at the very least hit up LVO 2020.  These friends are also very diverse as some only like to paint, while others are very competitive players, and others like a narrative twist to their gaming and it all connect us so well because we all share the same core love that is Warhammer.

I would love to hear everyone's stories so please feel free to share below or on the original Warhammer TV thread and until next week (where I promise a week full of Waaaghpaca coverage), Happy Hobbying!

Chuck Moore