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Is it really possible?
I think it might be.
I've read WAY too much about 40k, I understand most of the rules/fluff way too clearly (though I don't abide by all of them, rules or fluff, all the time) and this has actually been causing me problems.
Main problem being: I can't decide on one army. I really can't. The only army I haven't stated "let's go collect!" has been Witch Hunters, and they're starting to appeal to me. I've, at one point or another, dedicated myself to collecting:
Tau, Eldar, Dark Eldar, Space Marines, Daemonhunters, Orks, Tyranids, Necrons, Chaos Space Marines, Imperial Guard ... am I missing anything? Hmm.
I've actually owned models for: Tau, Eldar (on two separate occasions), Necrons, Dark Eldar, and Imperial Guard.
Now, the problem with it all, is simply the fact that I have a lack of money. I'm a big paintball player too, and I don't bother myself with getting a job (yet). So, the whole not being able to choose thing is pretty bad.
I also have a knack for hating and being unable to plan small army lists. I prefer 1850 and above.
So, I'm asking any of you: Have you had these problems before? What would you suggest in fixing it?
One idea I've had is to simply switch to WH Fantasy Battles for a while. I know next to nothing of the rules, have my mind mostly set on one army (for now), and I think I might enjoy it. But, I'm not sure yet, as I've even been unsure about getting any one of those armies. I've considered: Wood Elves (my current pick) and Tomb Kings of Khemri, mostly. I've owned models (way back when) for Empire and Dark Elves, but neither of those armies appeal to me now.
I need help! :mellow:
-They're really cool-looking.
-They offer really fun and challenging conversions.
-They are excellent for a player who knows the rules really well.
-They aren't used all that much.
-They aren't Space Marines.
-They have really awesome FW stuff in case you have a lot of money.
-You can use Gundam pieces to make really awesome battlesuits.
-I'll have some new adversaries.
That's my suggestion.
Quote for probably forever 'cause it rocks:
"Slaughter them, men, and bring me their hats."
The problem is, I already did collect Tau at one point. Got bored (even before truly playing with them). Got infatuated with a bunch of other armies (almost all at once). The Tau are too uniform for me ... too many army lists are identical, and I'm one of those players who prefers to be, y'know, unique with his armies. Plus, there are already two or three Tau players over here. Which is almost outnumbering our Space Marine players ... (we have a very limited playerbase...)
I have 4 armies going at the moment, course, there kinda 'out of control', so I decided to Finish up my Tau for a Tourney coming up, after wards I'll be working more on my WH, with GKs Inbetween.
I just have a hard time working one any one thing too long, like when I was doing my Fire Warriors, I just had to stop and work on something else, which is why there was a month long beark between finishing 2 Fire Warriors.
One thing that could help is to keep making lots ofsmall list till you get more comfertable with it, Like Combat Patrol List, you you can make a big list, then using the same store of models, make a 500 pt list and start off with that.
Course, thats just me!
I hate to say this to somebody who loves the hobby so much, but you might want to consider doing something else for awhile.
I have had the same problem you currently have with other games or hobbies. I have always found the best way to find balance is to walk away from the activity for a time. Consider not doing anything warhammer related for 2 weeks. The real trick is not taking time off and starting fresh it is finding another activity that brings you joy. When you come back to 40k you will be able to balance 40k and your new hobby.
Having read your post it appears you have already taken up paintball. From the sounds of it you have 2 expensive hobbies. It sounds like to you need to find a low cost, non-competitive hobby.
The problem is you can't simply have somebody offer some advice on how to curb your 40k spending and have it happen. You really need to make a decision and follow through with it.
When i'm bored with marines i'm happy with eldar and vice versa. There are lots of races i would like to do, but there is a lack of money. Also i try and stick to things once start them. My 3 year old nid army doesn't count
I'm in the same boat Lost Nemesis. I'm gonna start WHFB just for a change, probly wood elves. I really like the models, and with a new army book the timing couldn't be better! I often find that the more I look at other armies, then comeback to my beloved WH (which you need to try man ) I love them even more, and find them even better. So go back to the army which drew you into 40k and focus on them for a bit. Or have a go at fanstasy like me.
Good luck ^_^
I think what you need to do is figure out who you like best and make that 'Your Army'
If you see what I'm saying, one army where you've converted half the figures and spent hours painting everyone one to get it how you wanted is incredibly satisfying, otherwise you just have 'An army' instead of 'Your army', where you've put it together and painted to tabletop standard you start to think.........mmmm I wish I'd got some of those (whatever) instead, they look nice. If you do it the way I suggest, it makes gaming and painting your current army more satisfying (so you don't end up keeping buying new minis), and makes you less want to change (and starting a new army becomes an incredible hassle!).
Although I'm one of the 'fluff-meisters', I'd actually tell you ignore fluff when choosing an army. Decide which army you like most on 1/ Playing style first and 2/ Colour scheme, fluff you can worry about later. Basically you need to make an army that really satisfies you.
And don't go assuming that switching to WHFB will fix anything! After a couple of months with woodies...you'll start going mmm, those Brettonians (or whatever) looks nice. Actually I think switching to WHFB will make your problems many times worse, so many new armies you haven't yet collected models for!
I disagree with Addoran here i think you should switch to WHFB because you will be starting from scratch again and you seem to have a clear idea on what you want.
If you're low on money, get a paper round, i have one that nets me about fiftenn punds sterling every week- that's either one go apintballing (becasue i go aswell) or a whole new squad/regiment!. Only takes about 30 minutes a day, too
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