Thursday, December 9, 2010

Before beginning, plan carefully.

So I've had the new Blood Angels Codex since April and I've put together a lot of new models, but I haven't really did much in the realm of painting aside from my 3 Razorbacks. I've been wanting to get more done and get the "Red Furor" on the table.

When the DED 'ARD Gaming Club gets together every month, I've mostly been using painted miniatures I did during my first stint of 40K back in the 3rd Edition days. I definitely like my newer models better, but I'm superstitious when it comes to any type of gaming and I swear that painted models play better. I am also crazy superstitious when it comes to dice, but that's a topic for another time.

I haven't had a lot of time to devote to 40K with the Game Art Degree program I am enrolled in at Full Sail. The classes run a month at a time with no breaks in between and that coupled with a full time job and a wife and two kids doesn't leave much room for anything else.

I've been getting pretty burnt out with all of the work that my classes entail, but I really need to get back into the hobby to get my mind off of things and to help me relax. The XBOX is good for some mindless fun now and again, but I really want to get to at least one GT next year and while I really want to start redoing my scenery collection, it's about time I get my army finished.

My plan is to work on my Blood Angels Army for at least a couple hours a week and to update this blog on my progress. We've all seen the fabled Tale of Four Gamers articles in White Dwarf and while I won't offer as much breadth, I hope I can offer something similar and take everyone along for the ride.

First thing I need to do is decide on a solid core for my army. I'm not uber competitive, but I do want an army that can take on all comers and gives me a good chance to win. Next time I'll go into all the choices one makes when putting an army together from both the gaming and hobby perspectives.

Till next time, Enim Sanguinius!
–The Harrower

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