For me, playing the thing first.
The rest comes later.
If I find I don’t enjoy the period (or the rules we’ve picked) I lose interest in doing the modelling parts, so the game has to be fun first.
A lot of guys I know approach the hobby as a painting and modelling hobby first, so they tend to have armies they’ll never play and are happy doing so. Different strokes and all that 🙂
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