Good Morning Ladies and Gentlemen!
I recently posted in the introductions forum, and explained that after a long hiatus I am looking to start up an Imperial Guard army. I left the hobby back in 4th edition, when I played Necrons; and wow, have things changed since then!
I really don't know how to make heads or tails out of all the new tricks, and allies, and flyers, and such and such, and so and so that has wrapped into the gaming aspects of the hobby, but I do know one thing; I am in love with the Elysians.
The fluff is phenomenal, and the models on Forgeworld are gorgeous. I spent three years in the Marine Corps here in the states, and I am fascinated with the story that you can see in each mini. I know the scheme I'd like to paint, and am working on some personal lore for my own force when I have the time at home.
However, with all these new rules and goodies, and occasionally nonsense, I am a bit lost in the sauce as to where I need to begin with a ruleset. I had initially thought of using Tempestus Scions as the base while using Elysian miniatures because they fit pretty well, but general discussion browsing has revealed that scions on their own are a bit iffy. Vanilla Guard would require quite a few models to become effective due to weight of bodies, which as I understand and remember has always been the Guard's thing, but I would prefer an alpha strike force like the Elysians do in the fluff.
My question is, what are you folks' thoughts? To say I have no idea where to begin is an understatement here, and while I can certainly begin buying models and getting down to painting, I'd like to set up a budget and to do so I need a direction to move towards. I will most certainly be doing a painting blog here on B&C to hold myself accountable, but I can't begin until I figure out what models I'll need to buy and where to get started to have a playable force in the style I want.