But playing against the Imperium has motivated me to revisit my first army. The Catachan Jungle Fighters. I used to play the army without any of the IG tanks and will still stick to this practice. I painted up a few models to get in the mood.
It really brought back a lot of memories painting these miniatures, particularly of the 4 years I spent living in Perth, Western Australia.
This mini of a female Catachan with Grenade launcher was purchased from a brick and mortar game shop called Tactics in London Court of Perth city. It was my favorite haunt in the city and I would go there every weekend, and some weekdays after uni classes :)
I was really stoked to see that the opposite sex is also represented in 40K tabletop gaming.
I learnt alot about painting miniatures and also things about life during my time in Perth. It will always be one of the most beautiful places I have ever had the honor to have been a part of.
Looking back, I still miss a lot of my friends there. But the busy-ness of work, lethargy and numerous distractions (which should be no excuse really), have seen me not being in as close contact with these very special people as much as I desired.
I have realized when writing this entry that my miniatures have become part of the timeline of my life, tangible reminders through times both happy and sad. They have become in a sense more than just toys.
I'm sure many of my fellow gamers out there also have their share of memories as well with their minis ;)
I leave you with a quote from George Bernard Shaw that has always been in my heart. And my excuse to maintain that inner child lol! Have a great week ahead everyone!
"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw