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Old 26 Apr 2006, 22:42   #1 (permalink)
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hey everybody! well my girlfriend who by the way doesn't play video games that much or board games wants to play warhammer.

I was a little surprised when she said she wanted to play. She doesn't really have any money so she will use my nids.

anyhow how should i teach her. and do any of you guys have had that situation before or have an Gf that play?
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 22:59   #2 (permalink)
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Ah, if only I could coax my girl into playing, she'd stop complaining about us not spending time together! I'm thinking next time we're near a Hobby Shop, I'll take her in and just show her the game...who knows?

Anyway, just play a few skirmishes and then wing it from there.
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Old 26 Apr 2006, 23:03   #3 (permalink)
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My girlfriend plays, Tau. I taught her by using the same technique that my friend used to teach me. That would be, playing a match with the rule book in front of us.
well is she the video game type of girl? i mean she likes them but doesn't have any systems

i was thinknig about letting her play DoW to get her interested in it
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anyhow how should i teach her. and do any of you guys have had that situation before or have an Gf that play?
Do not try to explain to her the entire game or rules or tactics in one go. Split it up. Start with the basics. Show her the movement types. Play them only. Keep it simple. Slowly add bits every other game you play. Don't use crazy weapons until later. Start it off simple with combat patrol and simply squads and learn to just move, shoot, attack, etc. Keep all the crazy stuff for later.

And the best advice I can give: Do not explain to her like she's stupid. And applaud her for doing good things.

Make it fun, or she'll never touch it again

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Just don't do it...when it come to divorce settlements she will want half of the models, at least if you keep her out of the game she will let you talk them all.

Jesting aside, just take it basically on a terrainless board to get the move/shoot/assault issues down, then start bringing in the more detailed issues depending on how quickly she learns.
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Yah i got my gf to play games with me a long time ago.

1st came magic the gathering, then diablo2, then world of warcraft, and it slowly slid into 40k.

she loves to paint and model(sculpt) and she's won several awards from her artwork so she really likes to paint them(eldar especially)

Ok explain things in metaphores example:
(ok these imperial gaurd are like out moddern army)
(Starship troopers will help alot when explain tyranids)
(space elves = eldar)
(space marines = stormtroopers from starwars)

so on from there

plz no arguing about my analogy's this guy has enough on his plate as is.

also let her kick your D'yi 2 times in a row then tell her theres no way of that ever happening again. encourages them more.


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Old 27 Apr 2006, 00:36   #7 (permalink)
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And the best advice I can give: Do not explain to her like she's stupid. And applaud her for doing good things.

Make it fun, or she'll never touch it again
im a good boyfriend i would never talk to her like she was stupid
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Old 27 Apr 2006, 00:47   #8 (permalink)
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Let the wookie, oops, GF win ;D (please dont hurt me, it's from star wars, it's nothing about your GF, honest! *runs off screaming*)

Ok, maybe not just letting her win, but make sure you dont butcher her mercilously the first time you play. Make sure its a good, close game.
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Old 27 Apr 2006, 00:48   #9 (permalink)
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well its gonnabe tau Vs nids so...... she might win in a 500 pt game
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A friend of mine got his girlfriend into 40k.

She playes Sisters of Battle alongside his Space Marines.

...I think the commanders are having an affair
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