I am from the Netherlands, and live near Rotterdam. And even though I have been reading on this forum, I never replied anywhere. However, I am getting more and more motivated to start using my models. So instead of continuing to lurk, I decided it was time for an introduction.
I started collecting a few Warhammer models back during 6th Edition, but when the 5th Edition Codex was still the most recent. I just never got as far as to use them. After glueing, I tried to paint the Kabalites and Wytches from the starting box, but came to the conclusion that I suck at painting, or even deciding on what colours to use. Also, I didn't know many people who also played warhammer (just 1), and the GW wasn't really nearby enough to visit there regularly. So aside from not painting, I played a game with my models only once, which went terrible since at that point we could only hit flyers with sixes since we had no skyfire rules... Seriously, my army got crushed by ONE Deamon character with flying.
After I bought my first house in 2014, I didn't have any time for Warhammer anymore, so all my models were just sitting in a box for quite a while... *insert sad music*
A few years later now, stuff changed. First of all, I know a bit more people playing Warhammer. Second, I now have a girlfriend, who loves painting my models. :3 About half my army is painted now, with the rest soon to follow. (The credit for the paintjob on the models in the below pics should go to her.)
With the 8th Edition rules out, me and that first friend I knew with a Warhammer army got all exited to start again.
I do have a bunch of models already, and could put about 2500 points on the table (including some Harlequins), but consider myself a major noob since I have not played at all aside from that one terrible battle in an earlier edition.
My friends and I are purely playing for fun, and we mostly get models because the way they look, and not necessarily because they are the best choice. I also hate putting too much of the same thing on the table, so don't expect me to use Venoms in groups of 6. 2 of the same unit is usually kind of the limit for me.
Also in advance, forgive me if I ask about all the abbreviations you guys use. Every time I read some 3 letter abbreviation in this forum, I am instantly clueless.
(I could really use a legend for all those things)
In short, I am new, eager to learn, and will take any advice from anyone.
To finish my post, here's some pics of the paintjobs so far.