Friday, 27 February 2009

40k W.A.Gs

My girlfriend is a regular attendant of the gaming club on a Saturday afternoon, as do the girlfriends of a couple of my fellow gamers. "The Girls in the Corner" as their namesake suggest, come in to see their men, but end up congregating in the seated area in the corner and generally take up space. I do feel for the girls, I really do; they come all the way into town on a Saturday (not as if they wouldn't anyway I suppose) come up to our local sports centre (ooh the irony) to see their charming men, and for 30 minutes to an hour at a time, get neglected for small, plastic man-dolls. Some of the girls take it better than others, but on the whole this causes problems for us, the men - do we abandon gaming and our responsibility to the other gamers to run the club, playing, reffing and generally bantering, for the sake of our girls? The answer should be yes to that, but oft at times in this hobby thats difficult, with people harrassing you for games, rules calls etc.

The guys at The D6 Generation seem to have the right idea, converting their adored ladies into gamer girls. Is this the way forward gentlemen? Indoctrinating our loves into our cult of GW? How great would it be guys, if we could sit and gladly talk to our spouce or partner about the merrits of a mech tau list in 5th edition? Sadly, I've only managed to convert my dear woman to the Xbox as yet...but soon...soon.

So I was wondering, for all you guys out in the 40k nation, how do your wives and girlfriends react to your little painted, plastic crack-men?


  1. When I met her at swordpoint, I knew I'd like her. (We're both historical fencers.)
    When she would play tag-team Civ 3 with me, I knew she was a good girlfriend.
    Whe she picked up a Salamander army, painted them better than I normally do, and then proceeded to hand my my head in a game, I knew I needed to marry her.

    My wife was just a fringie gamer chick when I met her, but it has really strengthened our relationship for her to get into gaming more. Because it's a two-way street, I've gotten into certain other things in return such as dyeing, embroidery and sewing. It really does make all the difference for a long-term relationship.

  2. My wife is more than willing to give me her unsolicited opinion on painting something.
    And the kicker is, she's almost always dead on.