A destructive cult uses countless techniques to get its members to stay, commit themselves and take part in what may be harmful activities. The sum of these techniques constitutes what some people call “mind control.” It’s also known as “thought reform,” “brainwashing” and “coercive persuasion,” and it involves the systematic breakdown of a person’s sense of self.
In the beginning we played a variety of board games for a few months, many of them bought my me, I believed this would ease my access into the group. Surprisingly I enjoyed many of these, my particular favourites were Spartacus, Lords of Waterdeep and Giants. However innocent these games might have seemed they were actually a prelude to this:
In order to properly start wargaming I needed to start painting some miniatures. The game of choice was Bolt Action a WW2 themed game. To get started I bought a set of just four US soldiers.
I began by super-gluing each of the soldiers to a 2p coin then building up a small mound of filler at the base of the model. I then glued some small stones to this mound.
My first foray into painting miniatures was quite successful. In order to complete the desired 1000 point army, I would need to paint over 30 more men and a variety of other weapons and a vehicle.