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Ive been collecting nids for a while now, and I'm beginning to think tha I may have gone a little OTT with my collection.
To start with, the number of models in my army - I'm working off estimates here. I can count every nid model I have to hand and still miss some (this became apparent when i discovered 2 spinegaunts and an untouched box of gaunts)
I need 2 shoeboxes just to store them, nornmally i can cram any armies i use into 1 shoebox for transport.
I'm not going to add up how much ive spent on my army for fear of a nervous breakdown.
Does anyone else have the feeling that they have collected too big a swarm or is t just me?
Hive Fleet Fuzzy Bunny: Lots and lots of points of Nids (4000pts+)
The Chapter of the Damned: 5500pts of Dark Angels
The Children of Fulgrim: 5-6000pts of Emperors Children
The Kabal of the Bloodied Claw: 2000pts of Dark Eldar
I'm sick and tired of painting gaunts... 10 cans of chaos black later... my phlegm is now a lovely shade of chaos black... and the spinning, why will it not stop?
Top 10 signs your swarm is too big:
1: You only play at Mega Battles. It doesn't fit onto a normal table.
2: The models consumed enough crude oil in their production to run a car for a YEAR.
3: You know the Stealer-Ball? When that big pile of 'Stealers clings together with various gribbly bits, looks like a scary 'Nid orgy? Yeah, yours is the diameter of a car tire.
4: If you lost a swarm of Gaunts, you wouldn't complain-it's not like you don't have enough.
5: You have enough Carnifexes to outnumber a Demonhunters army.
6: 'It isn't what you do with it, it's the size that counts!'
7: You can actually call yours a literal Hive Fleet.
8: It kept your local gaming store in business by the paint budget alone.
9: If you lined them all up, end-to-end, you'd suddenly realize how much money you spent and have a heart attack.
10: The Stealer-Ball also has it's own noticable gravitational pull.
Burn the land and boil the sea. You can't take the sky from me.
Member of the Canadian Clan, eh.
Mech Tau Cadre: 2000 points, needs paint and magnets.
Paladins of Avalon (SW):-1500 points, needs paint.
my freind over-buys a lot (usually about 800 points more than he planned) a bad sign you have too many models is when you can make a carnifex ball and aslo when your genestealer ball grabs tables and chairs. i love my hormogaunt ball!
I'm guilty to a lot of things you mentioned Broadside-pilot, but I'm not stopping, hivefleet Gargantua is gonnas be big when it's done, over 500 models if my calculations are correct, and yest here are gonna be enough MC to seriously outnumber a GK army.
You know, a WH40K friend o'mine explained this to me when I mentioned to him that I was concerned at how much money I'd just dumped into 'Nids. He told me that I should compare that figure (about AU$1000) to how much it would cost to take up golf. A basic set of clubs would cost at least that, then there would be greenfees etc etc. WH40K is cheap by comparison and I dutifully felt a lot better about it.
So 'How do you know when you have too many 'Nids?'
'When they take up golf...'
When it seems like you have a never ending list of models that need repairs such as chipped paint broken limbs and whell anything else. Not as funny as the above though.
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you know you have bought too many nids when begin to wonder what each and every race taste like...
do tau taste like orange chicken or sushi? does every different space marine chapter have its own distinct flavor? what does chaos taste like? is it one flavor or constaantly shifting? one tastes like vanilla,another tastes like stake, next tastes like pickles and the next mapple syrup? demons are made of immaterial stuf right? so if you eat one r u just hungry again later when it vanishes?
Last edited by Wishpoosh; November 29th, 2005 at 05:33.
oh no, it is not when you feel like you have endless repairs, it is when you realize you don't have to do repairs because if guys are falling apart you can just bench them for a while...gotta love owing models that just sit and wait until someone gets hurt so they can get in the action.Originally Posted by Deek