Now that I have my paint man-cave established it's time to get ready for the projects. With Adepticon just around the corner (less then 4 months away), I need to put together the plan.
I luckily signed up right under the wire for all three days of 40k gaming. Will be doing the 40k championships on Friday, the Team Tournament on Saturday and the Gladiator on Sunday. This means 11 games of 40k. Whoa. Since I'm a glutton for punishment, I'm going to do two new armies; Blood Angels & Orks.
Since the Chicago meta-game has been chock full of Space Wolves, I shelved my wolves for the time being. I want to do something that I don't see very often so I pulled together the all jump pack (mainly Sanguinary Guard) list. It seems to be a lot of fun to play and I'm well along the path of getting them complete. This will be my championship force.
For the team tournament, I'm in a fix. We'll be doing a desert based theme, so I will need to temporarily fix my models to other bases. Meaning I can't cross over my Blood Angels I paint on Friday for Saturday. Not a big deal but it means I need to come up with a fun 1k list. Only model I really want to run for sure is a Baal Pred. It'd be nice to try one of the new storm raven kits coming out soon; and pull together a smash-mouth death company & death company dread to run inside. This doesn't leave me a lot of points left over for scoring troops! More on this later.
For Sunday, I need a new "big model" to have fun with. I've played my bio-titan (nicknamed Fluffy) for the last few years, so it is time to try something new. I've been meaning to get going on orks, so a Stompa would be the excuse to pull together a new force. Since this means painting approximately 3k points worth of orks (1750 list and two 500 point sidebars), this means I need to go the speed painting route. I'm testing up some ways to make that happen and still make the force look nice. I may go the Warhammer Fantasy style of painting... spend time on the characters & interest pieces and let the rank guys be basic. Also I think I'll just spend some extra time on the skin and keep the rest generic.
More to follow on the paint project and the proposed lists!