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Gaming wise I am in a rut and need some advice.
In the past I have had Eldar, Space Marine, Tyrannid, Daemonhunter (pure Grey Knight) and Imperial Guard armies. I enjoyed painting them all, then sold them to move onto something new.
Trouble is that now I can't seem to get my teeth into another army. I have dabled in Dark Eldar, Orcs, Chaos and Daemons but nothing seems to get my paint brush dancing over the mini.
The up shot of it (having sold my previous armies) is that I haven't played a 40K game since January as I don't have an army.
Now, LOTR is a non-starter (no players), whilst I cannot seem to get into WHFB.
I suppose the Grey Knights were my favourite as they were an elite force (low model count), that were very fluffy and not many people played them. The low model count I think is very important as being a perfectionist every detail on every model must be painted. That's why WHFB has never really appealed, the thought of painting every detail on blocks of 20 archers etc!
Anyway, enough of the rambling. If anyone has some tips for getting out of the rut, or some good ideas for fluffy 40K armies which are in some way different then please post a reply.
WHFB just plain old sucks, dont even think about going to the other side
One possibility is painting up a small 500 point force that you can use in combat patrol, scenarios, or as allies. That gives you some latitude for new figures. Alternatively, break out of the mould and try something totally new, even if it's not necessarily game usable, just as a way to break out of your comfort zone. Find a figure you just think is cool and paint them. I'm thinking of picking up a set of regimental advisors, just to paint.
It sounds like you're a bit burnt out after all that painting and not having a finished army on hand to play since they have been sold. Maybe you should mix it up a bit and go chaos or some orks and do some major converting. Spend most of your time converting and making the models amazing looking for a while. Then once you've had a break from the painting you'll have a very unique and amazing force to start painting again.
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Maybe it's time to start looking at other mini-producers and just pick one or two alternate models that look awesome and paint them up.
there's loads of them out there, practically any of them look better than gw's stuff.
Whfb isnt all that bad to paint really.
90% of the models will rarely be seen as they are in the back of a unit, so really only the front rank matters if you wanna skimp.
When stuff starts to die in whfb, it dies in droves, so any paint job you give to the back ranks is just seen for a couple of minutes
The gaming part is interesting to say the least, and i recommend any 40k player to try it out once or twice, simply because Movement is imperative in fantasy and it has made me focus more on it in 40k as well, helping me overall.
(also calculating unit strengths beforehand to get a ballpark of what's gonna happen in the next rounds if i do something)
Good luck with what you choose to do, and hope you get the spark to paint something up and show us
Last edited by arachnid; June 9th, 2009 at 16:32.
I might be joining those ranks, I have had my eye on an Ogre army for some time now...BOOOO i hear all these nay sayers but ive met plenty of 40 converts that enjoy it. Plenty of inspiration in WHFB
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Books from the Black Library are often very good at making people want to start a new army. You could try reading some, as a lot of them are very good in comparison to other Sci-Fi fiction, not just within the Warhammer genre. Eisenhorn, for example, is excellent.
Admittedly most of them are Imperial (which it seems you have played a lot), but some are focused on Chaos convert protagonists, and this could really aid you if you wanted to try again at a force of the False Gods.
Either way, whether you decide to try the Black Library or not, it could be a good idea just to take a break. Even if it is just for a week. You should avoid forcing yourself to do something that you usually do for fun, as that way it often becomes the opposite. Sometimes, and many will agree with me, a break from the thing you like most, is actually the good thing that you need.