Natalya wrote:BrikWars is way more fun because nobody really takes it too seriously.
I've visited a couple of GW tourneys. What I saw there was more than enough to make me never, ever, want to participate. So, instead, I play WH40K with friends, casually. And I've had plenty of fun roleplaying with 40K battles in this way. We don't have massive armies, we proxy like a motherfucker, and our main goal is just to have fun. A friend and I even made up an RPG system which essentially used the 40K rules for combat.
We play a few other wargames too, collected over years and years, some out of print. Just depends on the mood.