Following up to my Dreadfleet game I talked with my buddy about my stash of Grey Knight terminators. I traded my Tau army for some 20 odd metal terminators, Captain sterns and brother captains when I left America. At the time I needed to get rid of bulky things so that I had space in my luggage for all of the other bits I had to bring back to England.
I've been carrying around the Grey Knights ever since I left America with a vague future plan to make a Draigowing army and so on. Last night was my crunch time when I decided that I wasn't realistically going to do it any time soon and I would rather see my models in the hands of someone who would really use and appreciate them.
The question is.....sell or trade the models.
Last night I sold the painted power armour grey knights I have and also got the Dark Vengeance librarian above in trade. It's nice and as I looked at the other Dark Angel models I realised that: I'm tired of painting Deathwing so I want a change, the Captain model is much like the finecast captain I have, my buddy is using the power armour marines for painting technique test models and the Ravenwing just don't excite me. I've been offered the Ltd edition chaplain and that might be a cool trade model but then there's the other good thing.
Matus has a whole, mostly still boxed, Dark Eldar army he's happy to trade to me. We haven't worked out exactly what would be a fair amount but I'm very tempted. It has a few Raiders, a couple of Venoms, three Ravagers, several sets of Wyches and Warriors, some Hellions and a few Reaver jetbikes (battleforce parts).
I'm really tempted by these models to have a very different army with a totally changed playing style. Some part of me is getting bored with marching big 2+ armour save models around the field and trying to get into combat so my Thunderhammers can smash things. I am really interested in playing a fast moving army that jumps from place to place and is a glass cannon.
So that's cool.
On the other hand, do I really need more models? Do I need to spend time painting a whole new 50+ models? Shouldn't I rather take some cash and use that for more 'grown up' activities like holidays or savings? What about transporting those annoyingly shaped Dark Eldar transports?
I'm not sure yet. I guess the best thing to do is to figure out exactly what is a good trade from my buddy's side and then make a decision from there.
All the best to everyone and opinions are appreciated.