Anyone else a project-o-holic? I am. I have more gaming projects alone then hours in a day it seems, and I keep getting neat ideas that make me add more. The latest? Finding a way to build a competitive Daemonhunter army for 40k.
I started into the hobby on the Witch Hunters, but didn’t go far before making the switch to chaos marines. I had enjoyed the models, but painting a ton of nearly-identical metal minis at my glacial painting speed was daunting. I’ve always loved the fluff, and the models, and the play style was interesting (if challenging). Now that I’ve got my painting skills up to snuff for relatively speedy quality, and some experience under my belt, I can actually consider the army again.
You see, Daemonhunters and Witch Hunters can ally back and forth, using several of each other’s units. I like them both. But I like the Grey Knight heavy support options better then the Sister of Battle ones, and since those are the only units that can’t cross army lines, I’m creating a core Daemonhunter army as the root. Individually, Grey Knights are really good, baring their lack of assault grenades. But they’re so pricey on points that you’re even more outnumbered then just about anyone except maybe Deathwing armies. The solution? Sisters of Battle. Dirt cheap in comparison, still sporting power armor, excellent shots, and they bring extra anti-tank weaponry otherwise lacking from the knights.
I happen to have a couple of grey knight justicars still laying around, so I’m working on building and painting them, mostly for the fun of it since the models are indeed lovely and absolutely covered in details. I wanted to also give this army the royal treatment, complete with some nice special basing instead of the typical paint-and-flock like my chaos marines, or labor-intensive greenstuff-a-thon that my eldar got. So, I made 4 bases all with variations of a ruined cathedral / tile floor, and made a mold. Now I’m casting up some solid plastic bases to use that I can make a ton of with very little effort. And I can add the odd little extra here and there for special characters and the like if I want.
With a little luck, I might have one done by Thursday’s update, but I’d guess it’ll be next week. All depends on how ye ole job-hunt goes this week.