Thanks, that’s very interesting. I grew up playing 40K and other GW games and really enjoy painting. Still find it a wonderful way to unwind. I think it hadn’t computed that unpainted minis for people who aren’t in to painting could be such an issue. So was just trying to square your thoughts in my head. Cheers.
I avoid a lot of mini games because I find the mechanics tiresome. I have no enthusiasm for GW wargames as I find them unengaging, partly because I’ve internalised dice odds so much and they haven’t changed their core design features enough for me to find the challenge fresh. That being said 40K still seems infinitely more appealing to me than most board games with miniatures that seem to use similar maths and purpose of dice without the subtlety of movement and positioning. Reduce the dice to low numbers for swings and easily calculable movement and I’m utterly bored as the choices become so obvious. I suppose I hadn’t seen that minis themselves would be a barrier. I don’t buy mini games, because they’re mostly rubbish in my opinion. The idea of not buying decent rules and system because it had minis was new to me.