as the ETL VII is starting soon, I plan to restart my hobby life. I have a whole bunch of unpainted miniatures. The reason is that I suffer from Hobby ADHD. I have always great conversion ideas (at least I think so) but I cannot keep my focus long enough to paint an army.
After some friends assured me of their support (e.g. painting nights) and a purchase ban from my girlfriend* I plan to paint some models for ETL VII. Also I will use this thread to post my other projects. The question is which faction should I choose for ETL? Below you will find the factions in question. I hope you can help me to decide for one army.
- 3rd Company of the Ultramarines (to boost my old force with some new Primaris and BobbyG)
- Chaos Space Marines (a mix of new Word Bearers, Death Guard and my Iron Warriors)
- Orks (because green is mean )
- or a completely new army with the Primaris content of Shadowspear
Should I pledge for the Imperium and add the already primed Primaris Marines and BobbyG to my old Ultramarines force? But the Space Marines have already a big base of participants.
The Chaos Space Marines are already set and I can pledge quite some points for the ETL to paint and this faction could give the loyalists a run for their money. Also the different colour schemes might keep my focus/motivation on painting.
Orks are always a fun army and although their 8ed rules are not as much fun as the old ones but I still like this army. I can also provide some points for them, especially through some conversions. Unfortunately I am not so sure how much conversion is really allowed for ETL and scratch building (what every Ork player loves) is banned. Also it would involve to paint a lot of green skin.
The last option would be to start with a complete new army. It would consist mainly from the contents of the Vanguard force. The new army would represent my new start into the painting part of the hobby and I need to build the models till the 1st June to start painting them.
I hope you can help me to decide for an army. Below are some models for the armies in question:
Here are the models I built for Tempus Beli and some Death Guard:
Now for my Orks a Squiggoth, some "Bikers" and a Morkanaut:
*the ban already faild, sorry honey