Hello everyone, how are you all?
I have been roaming around here for a while, as I have been slowly enticed with Warmachine/Hordes. I used to play 40k (have over 3000 points of Chaos Space Marines), but have been absent from the hobby since 2005. For over a year now I have been contemplating getting into Warmachine/Hordes, due to the fact that the game can actually be played with a few miniatures. Given that I am heading into my third year of law school, I do not want to spend (nor do I have the time) to paint 40 models plus other units to get a decent size army for a game. Furthermore, I am really in love with the models that Privateer Press releases, and from what I have heard and seen (on youtube) Warmachine/Hordes seems like a great game oriented for skirmish games. Now, I am on my summer break, well at least till for another entire week until my summer classes start. But I can definitely amass a good sized army to game over the summer (since I have only two classes).
Besides introducing myself, I wanted to see whether there are any Warmachine/Hordes players in the Irvine, CA (Orange County) area. Over the summer I plan on staying with my folks on the weekends (just cause my friends are here, and my local hobby store is less than 10 minutes away). But before really committing into the hobby I wanted to know whether there are any gaming groups or places with a dedicated Warmachine/Hordes fanbase in the OC. Since during the actual semester I tend to reside more in Irvine, I would love to have other people to play once in a while (I can take a few hours on a particular day off).
So far I am definitely leaning towards Skorne (and Hordes) due to the fact that I prefer the idea of having large beasts in your army. However, Cryx appeal to me as well. But, before all of this I would like to know if there are other gamers in the OC area.
Thank you, and a pleasure to be a new member here.