I live in the great Pac Northwest. I have been a miniature gamer for over 15 years, but I played old AH games prior to that. I grew up playing with the 1/72 scale plastic soldiers and used rubber bands to resolve combat. I enjoy gaming all different periods though early war WWII, Punic Wars, and WOTR are some of my favorites. My friends give me a hard time because one of my pet peaves is I won't play with unpainted figures. To me one of the great aspects of this hobby is painting the figures. Having said that I am a big fan of those pre-painted Star Wars mini's, probably goes back to by youth playing with action figures.