I have the Itch. You all know the one I am talking about. The Itch to start something new, and work some plastic/resin into something awesome. I recently returned from deployment and I am desperately craving some hobby time. I've seen my wife, seen my kids, but now I just need to decompress and build something.
After much debate, I decided to start a Heresy Space Wolves army. I bought the Betrayal at Calth set as my first step, since it seemed like an inexpensive way to start my force. I also purchased a Space Wolves pack box and a Space Wolves Upgrade kit. Then I read the boards and realized this force isn't that great. So I plan to upgrade in the future. In the meantime, I am without my airbrush and about 90% of my hobby supplies, which is limiting, but it provides a great opportunity to work on my brush, converting, and sculpting skills.
On deployment, I became a bit obsessed with the History Channel's docu-drama, Vikings. The show inspired me to do a Space Wolves army, and I plan to convert a few of the models to represent m favorite characters from the show. Those of you who know the show, I hope you can have an idea of where I am heading. Those who don't, hurry up and check it out. It's bada$$. Who wouldn't love vikings running around beating on their neighbors?
I really want this army to be fluffy yet competitive. I have rarely ever actually played 40k, and when I have, it has mostly been against my friend's Orks. Almost every time, he creamed my Space Marines, although I will say it was fun deepstriking termies into the middle of his army. Clearly, I don't have much in the way of battle experience though. I am predominantly just a painter and modeler. I do hope to one day enter an Armies On Parade type of competition (if they are still happening). That being said, I still want this to be a playable army against both 30k and 40k opponents, with an actual chance of winning. The people I used to play with have all moved away and now I have no home group to play against or throw ideas around with. Thus I am hoping that I can borrow some of your experience and expertise to aid me in building my legion and perhaps I can inspire those here who have greatly inspired me in the coming months as my form of thanks.
Well enough of my gabbing, lets get to the list and ideas...
Edited by RedInventor, 18 December 2015 - 07:38 AM.