Polygon: How I Got Into Tabletop Wargaming And How You Can, Too

photo of Star Wars: Legion speeder bike miniature

Polygon writer Charlie Hall has an awesome article that’s great reading for anyone who’s new to tabletop wargaming, let alone Star Wars Legion. The article mainly is centered around getting into Warhammer 40k, but most of what he talks about can be translated into Legion (aka the only miniatures game that matters. jk :P)

“Since I spend most of my work hours attached to a computer, I deeply appreciate that tabletop games get me away from a glowing screen. The more tactile, the further from a browser, the better. Naturally, I have pined for the forbidden fruit that is miniatures wargaming, a cross between a hardcore tactical board game and an elaborate train set. The hardest part has been determining which system I want to invest my time and money in.

After hemming and hawing, I’ve finally settled on the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The franchise, known for its many pricey parts, feels more financially accessible than it has in a decade. Best of all, there’s an entire ecosystem of products and tutorials available from the manufacturer, Games Workshop, to get me started.

Over the last year I’ve had a few false starts, but using a little bit of my own money and a lot of free time, I’ve managed to plan a way forward. Here’s what I’ve learned about the hobby of miniatures wargaming in the last year, including my picks for some of the best online instruction around.”

READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE AFTER THE JUMP: https://www.polygon.com/2018/12/13/18131042/tabletop-wargaming-miniatures-warhammer-40k-brushes-terrain

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