Just came across these boards tonight, while taking a stroll down memory lane, so glad to see the community alive and strong!
I collected 40k primarily from the ages of about 10 - 20, but my favorite aspect of the hobby was collecting, painting and customizing the minis. I always loved the fiction, and would occasionally enjoy a game, but generally i found it too plodding and unfulfilling.
That being said, I always really loved the campaign-type games. The aspect of developing an army over multiple games is the hook that got me really interested.
Then, I discovered Mordheim.
While there are indisputably some imbalances, weak points, etc. with the core rules, I really fell in love with this game - I'm sure I don't have to go further into the "why" on this forum.
Anyway, my question is this: I want to get back into games like this, but a quick search of some of my old favorites shows that the expensive pasttime has only gotten more so... Mordheim starter boxes are practically impossible to find, and other old favorites like warhammer quest, Adv Hero Quest, Necromunda, space hulk... All go for $200, $300, $500?!?!
Surely there is some middle ground. Can anyone suggest a game that's currently IN PRINT, that I might enjoy?
I fully intend to buy some of the in-print books, and crack out my old warbands and "terrain factory", but in the mean time, I would love to find a new game to get into - for one thing, my girlfriend has expressed interest, and something "new in box" would surely get her hooked too.
I live in NYC - where should I be going? GW store? Compleat Strategist?
What great game do I just not know about?
Any help greatly appreciated!