Despite my mixed feelings on ‘ard Boyz, I’ve decided I’ll be attending this year. It’s funny how your opinions and views change over time. Things you once swore you’d never do you find yourself considering and things you thought you’d always do you gave up on. Such is life.
The first thing I had to determine was what army to play. In the end it’s an easy choice, one made for me by GW. I’d love to bring along Sun’z Killaz (my Orks), but the problem there is so many of my vehicles are scratch built and therefore not usable as they aren’t 50% GW product(s). My Necrons aren’t even close to 2,500 points, so that leaves Fate’s Angels (my Space Marines). I do have a modeling problem with them too, my Drop Pods are scratch built, but I’m hoping to be able to borrow some for the day. Easier to borrow a few Drop Pods than a ton of Orky vehicles. That is if I use a list utilizing Drop Pods, which I probably will but we’ll see.
These decisions having been made, I’m left with working out a list. Lately I’ve been toying with Shrike based lists and having fun with them. Unless something significant happens between now and then, a Shrike based list it will be. It’s all in the details with a list and those details I can’t pin down just yet to show any potential lists. There’s some units and ideas I want to test out and evaluate from there.
I figured I’d begin this series to show the progress and process of a first time attendee of ‘ard Boyz, for better or worse. Naturally, as we get closer to the event I’ll update the series more. For now it will mostly be sporadic and probably more me thinking out loud than anything else.