Sunday, November 18, 2012

Models or money???

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.

Pete :-)


  1. Maybe save the money for something you really, really want? I can understand the temptation though. :)

    In other news, I thought I'd let you know I have awarded you the Liebster Blog Award! There's a post on my own blog about it. Congrats!!

  2. Thanks for the advice Andy. I'll wait and see whether he's interested and then go from there. I'm quite tempted by the idea of the Hobbit starter game, especially with the plastic quality we saw in Dark Vengeance. Let's see how it goes. For now I'm in the middle of a sculpting and painting project (as you know) so my focus is there.

    Thank you for the blog award. It gives me a kick up the butt to post more and with any luck I might nab a couple of new followers out of it. It's time for me to get out there and find some other blogs to nominate :-)

    All the best