Monday, August 17, 2009

Our mission

Hey, B&H isn't here just to look pretty (we can't help that), we're here to help you.

Our mission is to make Warhammer and Warhammer 40k the challenging and fun game it should be.

Competitive 40k is in a sorry state these days. GW shut down its tourney scene, 'Ard Boyz is a joke, the indy scene is plagued by inconsistency and "powergamer" is a dirty word.

Playing competitively is not about being an asshole, you'll find those wherever you go. To me, nothing is more fun than a challenging game between two good players. Obviously not everybody feels that way and I respect that, but competitive play is not the devil.

We aim to bring the level of play up by helping people understand the game. Learning how the game works and how the various armies interact with the core rules and each other is a huge accomplishment. After that, we will try to show everyone what a poweful army looks like and why it's powerful (something you don't see covered often). Once you have an understanding of how the game works and how a strong army is constructed, I heartily encourage people to try things out, find what works for them, and blaze their own trail.

There's an old saying that I feel applies here with a little adaptation:
"You can give a man a good army and he'll win one game. You can teach a man to make a good army and he'll win a lot more."

That's what we do here at B&H.

And hey, it's not enough to build a good army, it's also knowing how to use it and how to play in general. We're here for that too.

But wait, there's more! It's no use having everyone playing a higher level of game when tournies are still full of fail ;) Hopefully we can give people ideas to improve their local scene or show enough demand so GW will start to organize their own scene again.

Ultimately though, we're here because we love 40k in all its facets. Not everybody can or wants to field a truly optimized army and that's no problem. I've made do with what I own for the longest time and I'll try and help you make the most of what you've got. We'll also try making inexpensive alternatives to make building up your army not as painful as you think. And it's not just about competitive play. Look for topics on painting, converting, modelling, fluffy stuff, and even homebrew stuff if we can think of something good :P

Welcome to Blackjack & Hookers, the place with an awesome name.