BBC News has an article on minis gaming, focusing on GW

By Polar_Bear
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Mar 13th, 2012
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BBC News has an article about minis gaming up on their website. The main focus is on GW, but they do talk a bit about the hobby in general, too.

From the article:

Warhammer 40,000 – set in a science fantasy universe – has just turned 25. Why are grown men still launching tabletop war?

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  • Trent

    Comment #69 is from Rick Priestly.

  • Soulfinger

    Leave it to Priestly to go for the 69.

    • cama

      Lol.

  • Hey, love the paintjob on the bottom right there.

  • So, how did these guys get picked to display their mostly unpainted terrain and styrofoam defense structures when there are tons of other places to video much more eye appealing models, terrain, and boards?

    Don’t get me wrong, the gentleman talking was quite eloquent in getting his point across- but visually, I just couldn’t catch and hold on to the video aesthetics.

    Also, why an apartment? Why not a hobby shop? Much better choices visually, again.

    Maybe it’s the mass appeal to the casual gamer that can relate to these two guys?

    Neat article, though.

  • cama

    The comments are waaaay more entertaining than the article. The best one I saw was some guy who had a rant about promoting war on the tabletop. Hilarious!

  • cybogoblin

    Here’s a similar article from one of NZ’s news shows that aired a few years back: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3PBkisvuzf0

    In our case, the reporter providing the voiceover didn’t even bother conducting the interviews in person. He just sent a cameraman along to shoot the coverage then butchered it later.

  • phoenixman

    what these so called snipers tend to forget is that most kids these days play video games, from which they learn virtually nothing.

    when wargaming kids learn numerous things without even realising it, namely;

    Reading skills – rulebooks, army lists etc
    Writing skills – doing army rostas, scenarios, campaigns etc
    Maths – calculating percentages, adding, subtraction
    social interaction skills

    plus the fact that visiting clubs gets them out of the house and meeting friends instead of being stuck in front of a computer, as well as the modelling and painting skills they learn.

    so BBC it aint all about men plaing with toys, is it?