Not sure where to start. I had no real plans to start a thread here but it seems like there is a little interest.
So here we are.
Over the summer I decided to repaint my Primaris collection for a few reasons, one being I needed units to fill in for other unit choices for my Imperial guard project. Meaning I didn't want to buy heavy support for my IG army yet and have SM units that easily fill those rolls so why not just add it to the soup.
My collection is fairly standard and fairly small. Most of the usual suspects noting super special and nothing in abundance.
I guess the question then is why pick Blood angels.
Well, the first two reasons that came to mind were, My IG is mostly Blue or Green so I needed another color that would pop next to those model and the other... I had heard that Blood Angels were "the worst chapter" to pick from a competitive stand point. Or at least that's what I recall hearing and I have no idea how current that was when I decided to paint Blood Angels.
I know that sounds like a negative and that's kinda the point. I have collected and played as optimal as I could for probably 20+ years and it's gotten old.
Wait...so have I..But how!
The games I enjoy the most are with friends and usually very ridicules. Those are the most memorable and just the best.
This leads me to playing armies that are now sub-optimal. I have more fun not just crushing my friends but making a good fight out of it.
That's right I'm a long time Ork player...
My new thinking on building and collecting is just that I get tired of painting a lot of the same thing so why keep doing that.
More things I have thought about how I would play Blood Angels over the years.
To my mind I thought I would build them as a standard SM tac army list with a few dirty tricks but focus on shooting not assault.
However, what had happened was... I made an army with a 24" first turn assault for our club latter board.
and that was the last time I played a Blood Angels army.
It did well as I remember but my hart wasn't really into it I was just another Warhammer junky looking for my next fix.
Any way there's the into post. This thread will mostly be populated with work in progress pictures and hopefully battle reports once I start playing again.
The club I "belong to" has a yearly tournament and I plan to take the Blood angels out to that next year as I don't expect we're having one this year and I am just coming off of an 18 month pause in actually playing games.
Here's some of the models I have painted so far.
I have a lot more units about this far along but haven't taken any pictures of them yet. I'll get to that when I can very soonish.
Thanks for dropping by.
The holy slaughter will continue.