I have found reading others blogs every entertaining and informative. So, I am starting my own. It will take some time for me to get it up and running but this is the start. I have to say I love Jawaballs blog and videos, even if I can't stomach Space Marines and also Black Matt's blog.
I hail from Minneapolis and want to say that Tower Games in Minneapolis and Phoenix Games now in Deephaven are great shops and have been very helpful in this process.
One last thought on how I am starting this. My brother who pulled me in has been laid off from his job. He is amassing an army from pieces that he has had for 20 years mixed in with pieces he is getting from ebay. My other brother is getting started with pieces left over from these ebay purchases. Needless to say they have a great start for very little money.
I on the other hand have a great job and am doing well. I could buy everything that I need on ebay cheap. Instead I go to Tower Games (seven blocks from my house) and I pay full price, for paint, models, everything. See I like Tower Games, I like that they are right down the street. I want them to stay there. Here is my point, if you can afford to support your local shop, do it. They are the corner stone of our gaming communities. Help them out, they are not jacking up the price, trust me. They are just covering overhead and eking out a living. Show them love when you can.
ok thats my first post.