Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Back of the Napkin


Does anyone else draw shit like this? Maybe I'm just crazy. Lemme quick splain. Probably the most fun part of 40k for me is building armies, so I do this a lot when I'm bored: draw out with little circles and simple rectangle tanks to see what a particular army construction might look like in abstract. I think I've done it since I first started playing. I know plenty of my college notes are decorated in the margins with little guard, space wolves, and tyranid formations.

It's more about understanding the general appearance of the ranks than creating some kind of battle plan. I assume this is because it doesn't really help in the chaos of an actual game - the deployment phase takes two to tango. But who knows? It might help me in some strange way to better organize the various elements of my armies. Or maybe its just another doodle to let me zone out.

Drop me a comment if you do something similarly tragic and maybe I'll skip the sanitorium.

5 comments:

Aventine said...

I definately do this aswell. Usually it is plans for dreamed of army display boards...

Matt said...

I do this exact same thing, occasionally it shows me a whole in my thinking with the list. I thought I was alone!

Keep up the good work on the blog (been lurking a while)

Rayne said...

Of course I do. Check my school books, they are littered with army lists and basic army stratagies...points never right, I don't always keep my codicies with me. : D

Anonymous said...

I do this too. Most of the time I'll draw the core of the army holding the lines with infiltrating units up front. I also draw lines showing my faster units making flanking moves and deepstrikers comeing in later to support the infiltrators.

~kings

Nuadhu Fireheart said...

I definitely don't do this - without painting arrows for squad movements! *g*