For me the finest moment of any war game (except the point when your opponent runs screaming from the room having been soundly beaten!) is just before it all starts…
You get down to the table edge, and look over your army. The scenery is laid out and your enemy has deployed in the distance…and just for a moment you feel like you are there. All the time spent painting that last unit, making the scenery, adding baggage carts and destroyed outposts (ok, that may just be me!) becomes worth it, because for one fleeting second you are the king, and that is your army. I always found that moment was even more magical when you believed you were looking over at an Orc horde, gathered to smash and kill, with your Elf host set to defend against the marauding mob.
I have attached a picture of what I mean, but this is a skirmish. When we have our 28mm troops I’ll get some real battle shots, with castles and massed armies!
…and it is those moments we are going to try and recreate at Mantic. Our prices will allow you to collect huge forces, with loads of troops in big units. The models will go together easily to allow you to get them assembled and painted quickly, and for a second, but all too fleetingly, you get to believe you are there, leading them into battle!