It's been a bit of a rough week. Forgive me if I ramble a bit here. . . trying to get my thoughts sorted out!
I've been suffering from some serious doubt the last few weeks and believe I'm at a crossroads concerning my army.
I started playing 40k a little over a year ago and started putting together a mono-Nurgle chaos army right from the get go. As of March I had around two thousand points of stuff painted and ready to play. If you check out some of my older posts you'll see how much attention I've lavished on them in terms of scratch building and conversion work.
Back around the first of the year I discovered the Tempus fugitives pre-heresy codex and have turned some other local players onto it. I purchased a good number of new models several months ago in order to start adding pre-heresy elements to my army.
Plus, I've scratch built a Nurgle plague tower for apocalypse games.
So actually, I'm really trying to build several armies at once. A regular 40k army, a pre heresy army using the TF codex, and an apocalypse army. Of course, I want to have these three projects overlap as much as possible, rather than trying to build several completely different armies.
Heres my entire collection:
Excluding a Land raider, three Rhinos, and a Venerable dreadnought that have yet to be built, as well as four tactical squads needing some arms and backpacks to finish out.
This is the first time I've set it all out at once. . . kind of daunting! I pretty much have everything I need to make all three projects work.
Here's where the crossroads bit comes in. . .
So, here I am looking at several thousand points of models that I have no interest in painting in the colors they need.
I could paint them all post- heresy colors, but I feel that kind of defeats the purpose.
To compound my problem, working on Spag's grey knights the last month or two has me burning to paint something beautiful for myself. I want to try my hand at NMM and more freehand work. Unfortunately, the Death guard color scheme and fluff don't really allow for that sort of thing. The more I consider it, even post-heresy Nurgley stuff doesn't really lend itself to it either. Most of my Nurgle pieces are more about the texturing/conversion work than the actual paint job itself, AKA, Green and rust.
I'm starting to think I'm doing the wrong army. . .
So here's what I'm thinking. I've gotten a better idea how the game works this last year, we are at the dawn of a new edition, I've got a bunch of new models that haven't been painted yet, and I'm not feeling satisfied with the army I have put together currently. Maybe now is a good time to try something else?
I'm thinking that Emperor's children or Thousand sons would keep me in the chaos ballpark, as well as satisfying my painting and conversion ambitions pre and post-hersy.
So, what do you think, am I crazy for thinking about trying to sell off my Nurgle/Death guard stuff and starting something different?