I used to indecisive, but now I'm not sure...
Anyway, so many ideas and models, so few painting hours! I've got a load of old models plus some current models off eBay, but am not sure what to put my limited painting time into.
Also I'm a skinflint, I'll be buying the Apocalypse book (maybe even the backpack) but don't want to buy a huge amount of new models.
Carry on with the Nurgle Renegades I just started, aiming to put together a (mostly metal!) Battle Company for Apocalypse.
This would be the return of parts of my old Emperor's Lightning chapter, with several battle barges having been adrift in the Warp for a little too long...
Pros: I've got enough infantry models for a basic Company made up of CSM/Death Guard squads plus Raptors (old metal jump-pack Marines) and Havocs, plus original Chaos Dred and some extra Nurgly models to have some Chosen. Easy paint scheme.
Cons: Need Rhinos. Loadsa models. Might be a bit boring to play footslogging CSM. Could do with buying a Deamon Prince and a Defiler or two.
Waaagh! I've also got one or two Orks, mostly unpainted/in need of stripping, or simply painted in too many different styles. Not sure if this would be for near-future Apocalypse games for the fun of making Battlefortresses, or wait until the new codex comes out.
This would be a combination of Evil Suns and Bad Moon klans.
Pros: Da boyz are back in town! Lots of potential for scratch-built monster machines for Apoc. Got lots of models already, including Shock Attack Gun.
Cons: Even more loadsa models. Start now and potentially have to redo things with the new codex? Don't have many vehicles, just a Battlewagon and a couple of buggies and a squad of bikes.
Squat Guild Bikers. Yep, those long-forgotten short guys who got eaten by the 'Nids. I've got a squad or two of painted bikers, a couple of squads of painted infantry (including an all-heavy bolter unit), exo-armour Warlord, two painted heavy weapon trikes and lots of unpainted models. The plan would be to use the Ork codex to represent them.
Pros: Just seeing them on the table again. Several painted units which just need touching up.
Cons: Old painted models might not match too well with my current painting styles. Really need to wait for the new Ork codex.
Finish some more Harlequins and Eldar.
Pros: Lots of painted stuff already. Touching up a few more of the mostly-painted models would easily give me a large (4k?) Apocalypse force. Doing the unpainted stuff would take me up to 6-7k. Have a Falcon and two Prisms waiting to be assembled.
Cons: Short attention span. Don't have any Wave Serpents. Not much experience painting large Eldar vehicles.
A little bit of everything. Who needs sleep, anyway?
This would probably involve painting up 1000-1500 points of Nurgle Marines for regular games, using my Eldar for Apocalypse, then once the new Ork codex is out doing some Orks plus big machines. The Squats would probably be limited to 1k points using the already painted models with minimal retouching.
Pros: Lots of smaller projects to keep swapping between. Might not need to buy much. More variety in games.
Cons: Lots of work. Easy to get put off by the amount of things to do. Only have one evening a week for gaming, so each army would only get to a tabletop once a month.
Thoughts? This thread will become the project log regardless of which route I take.