Managed to get home a hour early today!
Am glad I did too cause i finally hit some inspiration and drive to follow through on the project.
A bit of rambling on my part I spend a great deal of time contemplating lists and paint scheme more then a care to admit during my down time.
Last year I set goals on my next three armies for the next two years or more. However long it takes me to get the models, build, paint etc.. I finally settled on three armies out side of my very large Space Marine collection.
As a tournament player in ITC there are a lot of factor that I apply to army selection other then it looking cool. I unfortunately am not able to really just play for the sake of playing or build for the sake of building. ITC adds a lot of purpose and potential cash rewards for your work. My Local game stores club and house rules is ITC so literally all 172 games played as space marines has been ITC.
The second game store where the escalation league is being help is not ITC. This has proven a bit challenging when it comes to slowing my pace and playing very casually with the league players.Tournament play is just very different and would not trade that experience for anything I am very much in this hobby for tournament level game play and hobby skill.
I however am also a tournament organizer so i wanna attract new players and that means playing on a lower level, and learning other aspects of the 40k community. I am very much enjoying this is a lot to the this hobby and a lot of different types of players.
I have rabbit trailed I am sorry!
The three factions!
1. Space Wolves " Space Boars " the whole army is boar themed am working on that currently and really making some great progress but its slow cause the conversions are not popular. Same with Boar models in general this army is proving to require a lot more money and time to pull off. That isnt stopping me it just means I have had to extend my time table on achieving the goal of completing this army.
2. Renegade Guard I love guard but they are horrible in the current tournament meta. Renegade guard have proven more competitive so you see them in the upper ranks. I have changed schemes more times then I care to admit, I finally have locked down the scheme and fluff
Now am just enjoying building them to a tabletop standard. They are a back burner army that I paint when I don't need to be super serious. They will take the longest to finish.
3. Tau which is the whole reason I am here in ATT and why I am a agent Arrow Fan boy! Buying pretty much all of his conversions and adding them to my force. Thankfully I give good feedback so win win! Tau meets all the qualifications for me to make it my next main force and why its being hard pressed to be completed. The Tau are likely to be the next army I play in the new season. They are being painted to Display quality to hopefully win a best painted army award or two. They are also being heavily conversioned for that reason, some will eventually have LEDS ect too...
Tau rank in the top three most popular/competetive factions currently for winning large tournament events of 30 people plus..
This is why I picked Tau to be the army I spend most my time working on for the for see able future.
This leads to my next addition to the army group....
Gue'sava Auxiliary these guy are currently apart of my 500pt escalation league force. they are just guardsmen and give all imperium armies preferred enemy special rule. So the Forgeworld unit was approved for use. I picked them cause they dirt cheap and allowed me to add more points to upgrades.
My goal for Tau is for it to be Apocalypse sized about 10k to 20k points worth. My marines are about 14k points all together.
I am right now using 12 gue'save but as I started making these guys I gota sweet idea of taking my 300 guard blog army idea for renegade guard and making them all Gue'sava auxilary/fire warriors. Essentially making my renegade guard army Tau themed. Is nothing more renegade then Que'save Auxilary.
So over course of two years I hope to have about 50-200 of the conversion below...
Now to the Conversion!
Had a flash of inspiration and vision for my Gue'sava troops am working on the first 12 that I need for the escalation league. This way all the troops in that small army will atleast be WYSIWYG.
Keep lurking for more updates cause I can't explain how they gonna turn out till they done!