Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Life, Warmahordes, and Everything. Wait what?

So a bit has happened since I've posted last, I got engaged (woohoo!), and uh, I purchased about 77 points and every 'Lock that the Legion of Everblight has (outside of Bethayne & Belphegore) from a gentleman at my FLGS.

I know what you're thinking, "Here we go again, another post crying about how GW's too expensive. Another one jumping ship." Well, you'd be wrong. Why did I buy (and intend on playing) this, allegedly, flavor of the month game? Because I'm bored.

Truth be told, I haven't played a game of 40k since early June (took 2nd place in a local Con tourney). I enjoyed myself a fair amount, and I still do well with my Black Legion, but as BB King would say, "the thrill is gone." Before SoonerCon, I had played one tune up game and hadn't played for months before that. Since the Blood Angel codex has come out, colors seem more dull, light seems dimmer, food less flavorful. Or maybe Daemon Princes and Plague Marines just don't get it done with the same *oomph* they used to have.

After watching basic Grey Hunters get as many attacks as my Khorne Berzerkers, and getting my face ripped off by Incubi and endless squads of Wyches with Haywire Grenades and Hydra Gauntlets, I've wanted something with a bit more bite. I genuinely considered starting a Dark Eldar army, but thought better of it.

It hasn't been all bad though, I've been playing a lot of Fantasy and enjoying the hell out of it. I play a solid army and my tactics are pretty sound too. In short, Lizardmen get it done. Fantasy has become my game of choice. But I do watch some Dark Elf and other Fantasy "glass cannon" style lists and I'm jealous. I've seen it in 40k for a year and I think to myself "I want that!"

It's kind of lingered with me for a while. It's just so different from the elite style of army that I run in 40k and Fantasy. I wanted to play Orks for a few months because they were just so different.

So I've decided to kill two birds with one stone: try a new system, and play a glass cannon. It's perfect, I not only love the models, but it's a style of play I've been pretty envious of for about a year now as well. I'm hoping it works out.

Oh and I'm also set to play my first game of Warmahordes, after watching all of one game, tonight.

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