Well boys and girls, with eight weeks before Throne of Skulls January 2013, you see this gamer with a small issue.
I can’t decide what to take.
I have my Raven Guard and my Imperial Navy/Imperial Guard available, and a friend of mine has offered to loan me the use of his Sisters of Battle, to which (and he’s still smug about this) I lost 1500pts of Raven Guard for the loss of an Immolator and 7 Sisters of Battle. Fate (or Tzeentch) really pissed on me from on high that night! He described the battle as like kicking a puppy!
The problem is that I’m rather…well…disenchanted with the idea of bog standard Space Marines right now. The Codex is six years old, and unlike Codices like Tau and Black Templars, haven’t yet become old enough to turn broken again…there are…some…lists that work, but they’re either done to death like Kantor/Sternguard armies, or just not me, like Vulkan-led Salamanders. You’d think that he’d be busy enough searching for lost relics without having to fight in every Salamanders army on the entire planet!
The Guard aren’t even assembled yet (eep!), and recently I’ve been mulling over different paint schemes. I like the one I settled on last week, but so many more are out there and are equally as cool, and now I can’t decide!
Also, for some odd reason, Tau seem to be screaming at me. Perhaps because two people I play with regularly have just started their own Tau armies? Failing that, my Sanguinary Guard are finished…though a twenty model army at Throne of Skulls…maybe not!
Grrr… I have a nasty feeling I’ll just have to get 1500pts of each together in a case, and choose one at random before I leave!
On a more productive note: I worked out a hobby calendar for late 2012/early 2013. It details how much time I will dedicate to get all my myriad projects finished and out of the way before my twenty-fourth birthday! Currently I’m looking at dedicating two months to each, though I know for certain that neither of my Lord of the Rings forces will take that long (and before anyone asks, NO, I will not be expanding when The Hobbit is released on Saturday!) That leaves my Marines to be finished-finished, the Guard should be done by January, and my poor long-suffering Dark Elves that really need finishing after all the conversion work I’ve done on them…
At least I won’t need any new stuff for a long time now, if ever!
Now I’m going to go back to planning my next few blog posts, some of which may go off on a radical tangent and have nothing GW-related at all! This isn’t a Warhammer blog, it’s a general wargaming blog, and I think it’s about time I start diversifying a little 🙂
Until next time 🙂