Posts Tagged ‘gamer angst’
It’s two in the old ante meridian. I’m staring at the hobby desk, looking at my Vampire counts, and I don’t quite know what’s happened here. Questions throng my tired mind, and they demand answering.
Somehow I’ve gone from “wouldn’t it be nice to have my old Vampire Counts army back?” to “I have forty-five new Zombies and thirty new Ghouls and three new Corpse Carts and three new Banshees to paint on top of all the repainting and repairs and I need two bags to carry the army as it is and even then it seems to demand over £150 in new pieces just to join in with eighth edition effectively…”
… and that feels like work, kids. Worse, it feels like work I have to pay for, and work I don’t want to do. In my hobby time. Which is supposed to be my time, damn it.
So, it’s been a month, and the case foam has turned up, and I… sort of still haven’t actually played a game with my Vampire Counts, owing to an outbreak of Real Life, and the deadly West Midlands Man Flu. This is Not Good. I haven’t even written an army list. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about army lists, but haven’t actually gotten one down.
The thing is that I’m not really a fan of pick-up games, or indeed of points matches; in an ideal world some chaps who want to play a game can sit down and discuss scenario, forces and so on beforehand, negotiating the objective and style of play like civilised adults.
For a variety of reasons, some more valid than others, this doesn’t get to happen as often as I’d like, and so sometimes I do actually need to make lists happen. Now I like my lists to reflect the way I imagine my army is, because at heart I’m a little fluffy bunny hoppity-skipping through the forest… but I’m a bunny with a steel core and if you try to run me over, I want you to break your front axle doing it.
Robbie emailed in (again):
Got some more angst I wouldn’t mind Uncle Von’s thoughts on……
Legion, to sell or not to sell, that is the question?
I like the Legion background and the idea of the whole thing being underpinned by the conciousness of Everblight. The art is nice and I can see how you can build and run some nasty nasty lists but………………..
I’ve realised I’m not keen on the minis, started to paint em and decided I don’t like the idea of painting pale blue and black yet can’t think of a different colour scheme that works.
They are pretty cheaty, if it wasn’t for Cryx everyone would cry foul everytime somebody played Legion. My current mindset is to leave them in the case and learn to play properly with Cygnar. Legion ignore so many rules I find myself not learning to play the game!
I wonder if I bought my second faction too early into my Warmahordesing? I enjoy Cygnar and I think I might better off selling the Legion to invest in more Cygnar
Or (I know this contradicts the above) I keep having lustfull ideas towards Ashlynn themed Mercs and/or Farrow!