If I had to use a word to describe myself as a painter and gamer it would have to be ‘scattered.’ I really can’t manage to stick to any one project/army/faction/
for a very long
time. Maybe ‘Game ADD’ or ‘Faction ADD’
would be a better description. Let’s
examine the armies I have played for 40k.
Space Marines – Pick a chapter, I have probably played and painted a small portion of it, Eldar, OrcsTau. I have owned figures for just about every army. Painted up quite a few and sold most of them off. I am currently in possession of a Blood Angels Army (painted up or will be…maybe as the Lamenters).
Now let’s see what I own for Warmachine and Hordes…started with Cygnar, sold them off, got back into Warmachine, got back into Cygnar, bought Circle Orboros, sold Circle Orboros, bought Retribution, sold Retribution, bought a smattering of Mercs, I know own a sizeable Merc Army and can field a Highborne Covenant List or Searforge Commission, I have enough models to field a Khador Mangled Metal list, and I own a Blindwater Congregation Army which I tried to sell but it didn’t sell so now I am buying more models for it and playing it.
Yeah…that was one huge run on sentence, and I am proud of it.
Now where does this rambling lead to, simply put I like the models as much as the game so I want to play all of them, especially with Warmachine. I am not denying that I haven’t been feeling the 40k bug lately as in the past few years not for lack of trying…or the 2 Space Marines armies that I have picked up and or sold off. I think I need to pick a Faction and stick to it. The Necrons came out last week and they are pretty sweet looking but a part of me looks at how long it took GW to update their codex and I cringe on the inside. 3 Editions later and the Necrons finally get an update…at the end of this edition’s run. So 3 more editions later and they might see an update? Hmmmm…I like the figures, they are sexy, the new Codex is very nice but not sure I want to put a ton of investment into an army only to have it fall by the wayside in short order.
Space Marines…ugh…to much bouncing around on my part with Space Marines. I don’t think I want to ever want to play Space Marines again, I am sure that I will, eventually, but not for a while, please refer to the second paragraph. Orcs were fun…to many models though. Tau…meh. Guess that leaves Chaos or Eldar again. I have never really had an interest in Imp Guard but I do really like the varied aspects of the Eldar. The Eldar were actually my very first army way back in the 90’s and 2nd Edition Warhammer 40k. I bought the Eldar Battleforce when they last released with special edition Autarch and then sold it off for my new again Cygnar army, though I kept the Autarch. Now I am actually debating painting up the three Eldar Figures I have; Maugan Ra, the limited edition Autarch, and the Bone Singer (From the Dawn of War RTS Game).
Of course this will have to wait until I finish painting up some Blindwater Congregation, some Searforge Commision, and some Cygnar, maybe a few Khador models. Hahahaha, I say that now but we all know how ‘scattered’ I get.
Anywho, no pictures this week. The Basher is almost finished so I should have something to show for it next week. I might take a brief moment to paint up the two Boneswarms I got since I don’t see them as being terribly time consuming to paint, but since I am out of black primer, they may have to wait until I can get more.