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avatarofportent
03-03-2012, 01:58
Okay so I have 3500pts of fully painted Salamanders that will soon be supplanted by 2500 pts of Pre Heresy Night Lords.

I went out to forgeworld and ebay and got

Captain with Twin LC Jumppack
5 Terminators Converted to Pre heresy
Contemptor Dread
10 Sternguard/Chosen
30 Tactical Marines
20 Assault Marines
2 Pre Heresy Predators
1 Pre Heresy Land Raider
2 Drop Pods
10 Devastator/Havocs with Missiles

I'm doing pre-heresy in prepartion for the new Legions book that will be coming out soon. Also because they're pre-heresy I can use the SM codex.

So because I can use the SM codex, that means I don'to need my Salamanders right. I already gave their three Rhinos to my 2500 pts of Grey Knights.

That army includes
Vulkan, Librarian, MotF
10 TH/SS Termies
10 Shooty Termies
1 IronClad in Pod
1 Venerable
1 Chaplain Dread
1 Riflemen Dread
30 Tactical Marines
10 Assault/Vanguard
14 Legionnaires of the Damned
Thunder Fire Cannon with techmarine
2 Land Raider Redeemers
Land Speeder with twin MM's

I now have 2500 pts of Grey Knights painted up and I feel I prefer to use these guys for good guy army. My Grey Knights aren't what you would call standard list.

1 GM, 1 Libby
10 Purifiers in Rhino
10 Terminators
6 Terminators with Banner
10 Strikesquad marines in Rhino
10 Interceptors
6 Purgation Squad
Nemesis Dreadknight
Riflemen Dread

So I like my Salamanders, I like how they're painted I could probably fetch a pretty penny to help pay off the money I dumped into Forgeworld. To be honest I find them boring and too popular. And I think it would be good to abandon ship on Vulkan while I can get money for the army before they nerf the crap out of him in the new SM codex sometime next year. I just don't play my Salamanders anymore. I built them when I sold off my original 5000pts of Nightlords 3 years ago when I decided that the current CSM codex was bland.

You could say they've been a place holder for my Nightlords, and the feel of the army just never felt like it fit with me. They're too damn good, they escort convoys of civilians during the Armaggdeon War and they live among the people of Nocturne. The two Legions couldn't be more opposite of each other, and I am a Nightlord fan and I always will be.

I eagerly anticipate the project that will be my FW Nightlords. And I just feel three marine armies is too much. GK, Salamanders and Nightlords. Someone has to go and GK I just started 6 months ago and I like them cause they're not like regular marine armies. To give you an indication of my army style preference here are my armies: 3k Dark Eldar, 2.5k Elysian Guard, 3k Daemons, 2.5K GK's, and 3.5K Salamanders. I also play WoC and Night Elves for fantasy. I'm seeing a trend here, I don't really play good guy armies. And of all the legions Salamanders are the goody two shoes of them all. It was between them and Crimson Fists when I wanted to do a SM army and I felt Crimson Fists paint job looks too much like Nightlords.

So what would you guys do.

avatarofportent
03-03-2012, 01:59
Also three Pre-Heresy Rhinos

carldooley
03-03-2012, 02:16
you can send it all to me. . .
I'll even pay shipping.

Okay a troll (but you were begging for it).

Now for the serious bit. . .
Every time that I build an army I have an idea of what I want to do with it before I start. It doesn't really help that you are asking strangers on a gaming thread what you should do with your miniatures. You are going to get suggestions to go fully fluff, or go WAACish, or just get suggestions to slag all your models from the haters (easy to do with plastic & resin. a bit harder with pewter - put on a cookie tray and put in the oven set for 150*C).

You HAVE to have an idea for your army. Only you can tell you what direction in which to go.

Reivax26
03-03-2012, 03:01
Just my personal preference but I like to stick to a max of 2 armies at a time. I have had 3 before and that was just a headache. I've also noticed that I like to have 2 armies at once that are polar opposites of each other. When I got back into 40k in 5th I started with Templars and then got Daemons. Then I traded the Templars for Orks. After selling the Orks I waited a while and now I am building Tau. So I will have Tau and Daemons which suits me just fine. If the Salamanders aren't your cup of tea anymore then sell them.

Project2501
03-03-2012, 03:01
I'm sorry, but that is just a convoluted mess of rambling.

So, you need justification for plunking down a crapton of money on preheresy FW nightlords, and you want to know what we would do? You don't want to play or have a boring common good guy army but you want to keep your grey knights? You're scared they won't be one of the only handfull (being generous here) of remotely competitive builds next edition?

Honestly, I say suck it up. Be proud of your salamanders and simply box them up for the moment. You strike me as the kind of person that laments big yet frivolous decisions (we can smell our own) later on in life, so just put them out of sight out of mind for now. You already have/had them. Outside of taking up space, they are costing you nothing.

Get the rest of your affairs in order and then revisit the issue. Preferably after the credit card bill shock is paid off.

MasterValrik
03-03-2012, 06:03
Well I know you bought the mini's already, but you have to think if they are going to release rules/ book on HH time line new models will follow, so I would of sat tight and waited, maybe picked up a few pieces here and there to customize your Pre-HH Chapter. But as you are now here, I agree with what two people said above. #1- Its your hobby and us telling you or advising you on what to do is crazy, Cause as I said, I would of waited to see what they release in way of models and stuff before spending an arm and leg on the stuff you did, but you wanted to so be it. #2- I have just come back into the game after a 4 1/2 year break, and at one time had 4 Armies, IG, BA's, Orks and Eldar too many armies, I sold off my IG before returning to the game, I am trying to trade the Eldar to help my son who is now getting in the game and I have kept my BA's and Orks two diffrent armies (though I am dying to try GK's and would love to play Necrons just to play them) but I think 2 armies is enough and having 2 of the same seems silly, I love the Crimson Fist and the Sons of Dorn, but another Marine Army is crazy. Now let me hit the lotto and that would be diffrent, I would have them to show case. In closing if you think you will play your Salamanders on regular basis I say keep them, but if you are going to shelf them, trade or sell them, Remember Marine thirst for Battle and a Shelf or a box is no place to put the greatest heros of humanity.....

Battleworthy Arts
03-03-2012, 07:27
wait... you find Salamanders too popular, so you went to Grey Knights?

:shifty:

AndrewGPaul
03-03-2012, 10:22
If you need the money or the space, sell 'em. You won't get anything near the original price for them, and don't be so egotistical to think that anyone on Ebay gives a hoot about your paintjobs, but it's always an option. A more economical choice would have been to repaint the models.

Alternatively, keep them. From a rules point of view, the only difference between Salamanders and loyalist Night Lords is the latter wouldn't field Vulkan so much.


I'm doing pre-heresy in preparation for the new Legions book that will be coming out soon. That doesn't make any sense. Assuming the Legions book does come out, it'll be for decidedly post-Heresy Chaos Space Marines.

stroller
03-03-2012, 10:23
Don't bet on making a fortune by selling. Something got you into sallies in the first place. Play them again and see if it's still there.

Personally I would box them. What goes around comes around - today it's tyranids, for the store game against space wolves.... haven't played them in months, but 150 genestealers ought to take down a puppy or three.... but - it's your box and your head. Have fun either way...

Fangschrecken
03-03-2012, 15:16
Don't sell the Salamanders. I doubt money is so much of an issue that you need that justification. I figure most wargamers accept that they're going to spend money in stupid ways (atleast retrospectivly, in the moment it seems right). Just box them up and if you feel like bringing them back to the table you can. I would only sell them if you knew you would get a really good value, which you probably won't.

Arhalius
03-03-2012, 16:10
You thought Salamanders where too popular so you played as GK?:rolleyes: Why are you asking us if you should sell them? Unless you really need the cash then i would say no. There's nothing to say Vulkan will get a nerf in the next codex as we know nothing about it.

Rated_lexxx
04-03-2012, 23:57
wait... you find Salamanders too popular, so you went to Grey Knights?

:shifty:

Lol ba-zing

Friedrich von Offenbach
05-03-2012, 03:27
Just my personal preference but I like to stick to a max of 2 armies at a time. I have had 3 before and that was just a headache. I've also noticed that I like to have 2 armies at once that are polar opposites of each other. When I got back into 40k in 5th I started with Templars and then got Daemons. Then I traded the Templars for Orks. After selling the Orks I waited a while and now I am building Tau. So I will have Tau and Daemons which suits me just fine. If the Salamanders aren't your cup of tea anymore then sell them.

Couldn't you just keep them? I currently have: Imperial guard, Salamanders, Black templars, Tau, Tyranids, chaos space marines and Lizardmen. I even had the Black Reach Orks, but sold them as i never used them. its never a problem, it just meant i can play what i want when i want or just by a random unit for fun and still have an army to go with it.
However if its a money issue and you cant afford it then you should probably not play anything related to Gamesworkshop