I’ve been seriously considering starting up a new army but haven’t nailed down what yet. To complicate the decision there’s the inevitable new Necron codex due out sooner than later but until I see it I can’t say for sure they’ll be my next investment.
I have Orks, Necrons and Marines, though the Necrons are severely neglected. So, whatever I decide on, if not Necrons when released, needs to be different from what I have now. I started listing the armies I’ve ruled out and why but it’s going to be easier to list the armies I am interested in and why. I’ll go alphabetically.
Chaos Daemons – We have a player at the LGS who has an amazingly painted Daemon that’s really peaked my interest in the army. They have interesting models and now with Finecast easier to deal with models, or will have. Lots of opportunities for conversion and varied paint schemes. The downside for me is the deep striking in bit. I’ve played this person enough to see it fail miserably and be the cause of losses, or at least a large reason.
Chaos Space Marines – I’ve always loved the bad guys. Like Daemons they offer a lot on the hobby front and are similar yet different from their loyalist counter-part. Seeing as I have loyalist Marines it would be an army that’s quick to get into since I can proxy easily. I also have a few theme ideas for these guys.
Eldar – After having read Path of the Warrior I found myself very interested in the army. I like the idea of specialists and a more finesse game play style but that’s not my strong suit and it may be more aggravating than fun. However, breaking the mold in my play style could be a very good thing.
Grey Knights – Elite armies are always a favorite of mine. I’d be very interested to try something outside the box with these guys on the gaming front. I enjoy the models, cool fluff and a flavorful army. We don’t have a flood of GK players at the LGS either so I wouldn’t be 1 of 100 playing them.
There we have it, me spouting my thoughts and indecision for you all to read. Right now I have to admit that Chaos Marines are in the lead. Of course I’d love feedback. Any of these armies an army you really enjoy? If so what is it that has your interest?