Lars KristenssonAge and gender:
SwedenOccupation:Software ArchitectHow did you get into wargaming?
A friend introduced me some three and a half year ago (after I had got him hooked on EVE Online), and he got me hooked. The hobby combined all my interests as a kid; Plastic soldiers, building models, strategy gaming and math.How did you get into Tau?
It was easy. When my friend wanted me to start playing, he walked me through the different choices of codex - and when we reached the Tau I just picked it up. It was the one. It was obvious this was the army for me; High-tech, surgical, sneaky, with a minimalistic style.What would be your second piece of advice (after "read the freakin' rules") to a new Tau player?
It's not a 'straight forward' army. You need to learn its style and how to work around its weaknesses, or you'll find yourself having your dear army bombed to hell and torn to pieces.What is your Tau colour scheme?
Desert camouflage.How did you find this site/the old site, and how long have you been a member?
I've been looking for a good resource of gaming knowledge, and was very pleased to find a forum of such a high standard. I've been hovering this forum for a couple of months now.What are the origins of your ATT username?
My IRL- and later online-nick has been K-man for many, many years now. However, I found in this context K'man would do better. (It's also the name of my old, now sold, EVE Online character.)Have you reviewed the ATT Member Primers?
YesHow often do you usually play?
Too seldom. Less than once per month.
Which is the reason me and my friends has put together a campaign, to get some more gaming going:http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=71916
Which, again, is the reason I'm here. Since I do intend to win that campaign.Do you have any other armies, for 40K or another system?
NoWhat is your favourite and least favourite army to play against?
I hate playing against close combat armies. Not primarily because they are tricky for Tau to handle, but it's not my idea of a strategy game. When I did chose to start playing W40k I was not aware how much the rules promote close combat - if I was, I might just have chosen another system...What's your usual gaming environment?
I'm playing in an environment of (mostly) powergamers, with high competition and very tough metagaming. (Occasionally crossing the border to bullying.)
We play by WYSIWYG and RAW, and use all official and FW extensions.How about painting?
We use very strict painting rules. A not fully painted model does not belong on the table. No proxy and no unpainted models.
While supporting it, this is a bit of an obstacle for me, since I'm one extremely slow painter. This means I will, essentially, have to settle with the models I do have already and do the best out of them.
All being beginners in the beginning, I'm now stuck with some of the sub-optimal decisions I made in the early construction of my army, which I'll now have to compensate for tactically instead.
Which, again, is the reason I'm here...