khani wrote:they mean something to me, its just that i'd rather spend my money on actual minis because reading can about minis can get quite bland after the ten minutes of inspiration goes away, while with painiting its fun and awesome. i love moddeling all those different parts on mini lastics. so i would rather buy 2 units of skeletons then the rulebook.
Someone will probably lend you one at least if you go down and interact as a new player down at your local game shop. If there are some people down their playing a game check it out. Maybe if the guys are nice enough if you ask they may explain what they are doing at parts in the game.
Rulebook trumps all though, even if your forced to buy a paperback one it won't set you back money wise that far. If you can't acquire one to have/borrow for free look online within your area as your probably bound to find one.
You can proxy models playing a game but you can't proxy 100 or so pages of Rules.