Saturday, 23 August 2014

A movement away from 40k


So pretty much any of my adherents will notice this blog has not been maintained until now. And, I'm going to apologise for that. I know how much my ramblings meant to the many of you. I don't feel like I can continue to make genuinely modern and aware posts about 40k, and I am burnt out painting the stuff. Here's what to expect in the future.

What does this mean for the Painted Dice

I'm down, but not out of wargaming. I am trying to get into Bolt action, having brought a few of my friends into the game. I will be making posts for bolt action similar to the ones seen for 40k. I'll have a focus on the history, and a focus on the game itself. My posts will review the books in a similar manner to the books of 40k I've already done, albeit with different ratings. 

The Future

There will still be 40k, but I can't honestly say I will ever dedicate myself so feverently to 40k as I have at the start of the year and before that. Do expect a return to regular posting, however. I hope nobody minds this change of scenery, and I hope that I might be able to intrigue a few of you into trying something other than the 40k you're so used to. Bolt action is a bright future for me, and as a history lover it promises to bring me as much excitement as 40k once did. I hope, for the future of my interest in wargames, I Can get back some of what I had. I don't know if it's in my hands though.

The future of 40k

Too much has been said about this topic up to date, so I'm limiting myself to four sentences. 

1. 40k is turning ever more into a game about building the most powerful, expensive armies possible. 
2. The second is that the speed of releases means those same releases are losing their flare. 
3. The last Space wolves release sealed the deal for me; space santa claus can keep his plastic miniatures. 
4. I can only hope it improves from here, but I am doubtful.

You will still hear about my exploits playing $40k down the drain, but they will be much less numerous, and I will be much less talkative on that subject. Still, don't hesitate to contact me with questions, opinions and problems. I am more than happy to help any reader and I will do my best to get in touch quickly at any time. To contact me, please email

Thankyou folks, and for those who only tune in for 40k, Goodbye for now.