Lately, I have been getting a lot of comments, concerns, and feedback on my recent focus on my Grey Knight hobby army and how it relates to my previous focus on Tyranids.
I'm currently having a lot of fun with Grey Knights, just like I had a lot of fun with Tyranids over the past year. They're more mobile, survivable, and can actually kill things with shooting. It's also nice to play an army that doesn't run out of time all the time. It also won't be the last army I enjoy. I eagerly await the Tau and Chaos releases and the changes 6th ed will bring.
I still carry a torch for the bugs, but every new codex outshines them with fun factor and interesting new mechanics. It's hard to get excited about furious charge and poison when they release a new book like Necrons with 20 new and unique mechanics. There is one thing that excites me still about Nids, repainting my entire army haha!
Yes, I'm serious. I've been playing with an airbrush on my GKs and it's fast and fun compared to some of the outdated techniques I used when I originally painted the army. It's also killing me; the amount of comments like "I can't believe how good your Grey Knights came out compared to your Nids". So I came up with this crazy idea: strip the bugs and airbrush them from scratch using blues and purples of the original Nid artwork, before there were different hive fleets. A sort of blending of old school colors with new models.
Anyways, there are a lot of factors in play right now and only a few combinations will allow me to do this. I have a baby due in 2 months so mu hobby funds are nearly non-existent. ATC 2012 is still 9 months away and I haven't heard if DaBoyz are going yet or if I will be on the team. If both of those things happen, I will probably be rolling any tournament winnings up into more GKs for a competitive list or a new Tau army. If I don't make the team and don't bring home any tournament winnings over the next several months, I will take another look at my Nids and move forward with repainting them.
This blog will progress as a hobby blog instead of focused on Nids. I know this will upset a lot of you, probably most, but I just can't continue with the one army that doesn't come close to its newly released peers in terms of complexity and enjoyment. I appreciate any that will continue to read and follow and promise to keep bringing colorful battle reports and hobby articles.
On the bright side, if any of the rumors about movement and deep strike in 6th ed are true, Nids may see a huge power boost and I'll be coming back strong with them.