Thursday, 13 December 2012

Denizens of The Pit

Over the past couple of years I have been playing primarily with Space Marine based armies, using different codexes and getting a feel for how they work. Over this time I have amassed a fair number of models, almost all of which are still unpainted. What I've found is that I like how each of them play to their own specialties. As such, I've decided that instead of painting one generic catchall army, I want to actually paint up a bunch of different chapters.

This has a few benefits. First, it gives me an opportunity to paint a number of different colors so I don't get bored of painting the same thing continuously. Second, with the new allies rules, it will make my armies clearer on the battlefield (which obviously translates into a more fluid gaming experience). Third, this gives me an opportunity to create armies that are more themed to their specialties (again, I can tie the units together using the new allies rules).

The first of my armies is Dark Angels. I like terminators, I like bikes, and I like land speeders, so Dark Angels makes sense. I primarily run a Dual-wing list, but once we get a new codex I may bring in some power armor and create some more long range fire options.

My second army is Salamanders. I've picked up the first of the Salamanders novels, but I'm still trying to find time to sit down and read it. From what I've found so far, I really like the background on these guys. This makes up my more mechanized force, as Salamanders tend to have better tech.

My third army is Blood Angels. While I'm not overly excited about the Blood Angel fluff, I really wanted one of my armies to be red. They also tend to have more of a fast assault feel to them, so this fits together nicely for my assault force.

Army number four is Chaos Marines. I had been bouncing the idea of a Fallen army for a while, but I held off committing to it until the new Chaos Marine book landed. Once I saw the new book, I knew I had to dive into this. This is a homebrew Fallen army with a Slaanesh theme, and it forms my gun line army.

My fifth army I had reluctantly parted with in order to help a friend get into 40K. Due to unforeseen issues in life on their part, this army is finding it's way back to me. What army is this? Orks. ORKS. WAAAAAAAAAAGH!!!!!! I love Orks. I love the silliness that is Orks. I don't think I'll be parting with these guys again once they return.

So there we have it. A breakdown of all my armies, and a hint of all the work that lies ahead. This post serves as an introduction to, what will be, a series of painting logs.