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Skraal2099
11-10-2009, 21:48
...to buy a dragon ogre shaggoth. I know that I shouldn't buy one for 3 reasons.
1. They are incredibly expensive, both money and points wise.
2. I don't have a use for it in any list that I could think of.
3. I am 95% sure that they won't be in the next book.

However, I like the model and the fluff. I know that probably isn't enough to justify buying it, especially on my limited income. What should I do? What's wrong with me?!

Lord Dan
11-10-2009, 21:51
Buy it. This is about doing, NOT thinking!!

sigur
11-10-2009, 21:51
Well.....don't get one? You got a pros and cons list there (3 CONs, 1 PRO [= "want"]). Problem solved. But if you like the model and would really like to paint it, get one.

Stuffburger
11-10-2009, 22:23
Buy it, paint it up nicely, and then you can always sell it later for more than you paid in the first place.

Gearwar
11-10-2009, 22:27
Its only money.

Harwammer
11-10-2009, 22:31
Well.....don't get one? You got a pros and cons list there (3 CONs, 1 PRO [= "want"]). Problem solved. But if you like the model and would really like to paint it, get one.

The only pro you need is 'want' as long as the con 'insufficient funds' doesn't exist :P

Maybe you can write a list for fighting newbies that includes softer, less used entries such as shaggy?

starlight
11-10-2009, 22:46
Put aside a little money each paycheque and when you have enough, get it. :)

Otherwise, don't.

Draconian77
11-10-2009, 22:48
I say buy it in favour of eating for a day or two...

Addiction to miniatures trumps logic. Always. :cries:

Ophidicus
11-10-2009, 22:57
Are you going to have fun assembling & painting it? Will you do a job you're proud of? If so, do it, it's a marvellous model you could happily put on your shelf just for the sake of having a massive chuffing mountain monster with a massive chuffing axe, and grin because you're the one that made it look that damned brilliant. It really is a lovely model, one of my favourites GW have ever done. S/He's got these little critters in her/his hair...

Axis
12-10-2009, 00:17
Just buy it... its a fantastic model. My favourite monster GW has ever made. One of the best models in the chaos range too.. its fantastic!

kaubin
12-10-2009, 03:14
I feel like buying one too and I play dark elves :S If you re only in it to play, and dont see a use for it, then dont buy it. If you like painting and like the model, than get it and paint it. This hobby has two facets and your cons are only on one side of the coin ;)

Einholt
12-10-2009, 04:49
Do not do it! Well rumor was a new one might come with beasts book at least wait till then.

Axis
12-10-2009, 07:48
Do not do it! Well rumor was a new one might come with beasts book at least wait till then.

This one is still a fantastic model.. and if there is a new one and it is fantastic too.. you can buy it and have two fantastic shaggoths :D.




As a side note. Shaggoth's in game terms are not bad, in fact they are quite good, they are just too overpriced. There isn't a whole lot in the game that can churn out 5 WS6 S8 attacks (or 6 S6 if you go extra hand weapon).. it does move 7, cause terror have a 4+ save too. Just toughness 5 on a large target isn't good enough.

Lord Dan
12-10-2009, 08:01
Toughness 5 is fine, it's the 4+ armor save on a near-300 point model that hurts.

Devil Tree
12-10-2009, 08:08
I’d say wait a couple of weeks. If you still really want it after that time then it then go ahead and get one. If not, then it was just a passing fancy and you managed to avoided getting a bad case of buyers remorse.

-Proxying one in game can also help you decide.

Gobbies
12-10-2009, 08:08
Likeing the model and likeing the fluff is a good reason to buy the model. You're in the hobby cause it makes you happy, just budget yourself properly and get it when you're ready. It's not a waste of money if you're going to spend lots of hours working on it and enjoying every minute of it

mrtn
12-10-2009, 10:00
It's a cool model.

If it is removed from the new armybook, you could use it as a giant.

snurl
12-10-2009, 12:50
Build your own out of greenstuff?

Desert Rain
12-10-2009, 13:16
Wait a couple of weeks, if you still want it by then jut buy it. If you don't want it anymore you just saved a lot of money.

Havock
12-10-2009, 17:39
It's a very nice model, really.