*Blows off dust*
Been a while and I’m looking for some opinions. Since the release of the latest fluff and rule sets I’ve put my corsairs on hold until FW can release some half decent rules for them, rather than just plugging them awkwardly into the current eldar codex and I’m still not sure where I stand in terms of the Primaris stuff, I’m not necessarily against the fluff - it’s more the lack of a defined close combat unit which I think is silly. After all, if they are supposed to be better and bigger surely the old Astartes close up advantage would be enhanced with them?
Anyhow, In the mean time I’ve been collecting and building a Tau army as my “out the box” force, which as it sounds I build straight from sprue, trying to make them as characterful as possible, and paint with the aim of having a playable army - for once
However, it leaves the converter in me - pretty much my favourite aspect of the models - wanting. As such I’ve come up with two options for smaller, but very heavily converted armies which will slow grow alongside my Tau, with the aim of pushing my modelling, sculpting and painting abilities. I’m interested to hear your thoughts about the two. The options being:
1- Grey Knights Strike Force: they were practically the first Astartes I ever bought, back when they were the all metal and limited poses. For me they have always been one of the most characterful armies, something which only improves under their new codex. Plus, I’d be interested to see how much I could get out of the sprues - and there are some many art pieces I’d love to try and emulate.
2- Slaaneshi Chaos Marines - I’ve recently found myself developing the background for a warband which allows themselves to be possessed to further their ability to hear the “music of the spheres” and push their need for excess, which I think would be interesting to explore in model form. Also, I think chaos armies naturally give the modeller more room to explore than their loyalist counterparts.. that and I have a Chaos Decimator that I’ve been meaning to build for ages.
So what are your thoughts.. purity or damnation?
Edited by Ferrus Manus, 20 November 2017 - 01:09 PM.