If there ever was a time to get on the 30k train I guess it would be now – but should I and if I do which legion should I choose?
The HH books have undoubtedly intrigued me as much as the next guy. Especially the novels from ADB which are frankly amazing! But I still find the transition over to miniatures and an army at that to be right out of reach. Part has been price. FW do cost a premium and I’ve never been able to justify it to myself or my family. But maybe as important I find it hard to figure out how I’d want to do it. I love kitbashing, converting and painting it like it’s been through a grinder. Stock is quite frankly boring to me. I believe that’s the very reason I could easily trade my Death Korps away. Beautiful miniatures but downright boring in my eyes.
So where does this lead to? Frankly I don’t know and I’ve discussed this several times with different friends but I could never buy into a pitch.
Still let’s go through those legions that are most likely for me.
This is without a doubt one of my favorite legions but I kinda feel that Migsula killed them with his fantastic Vlka Fenryka. How can one possibly top this?!
Another legion good old Migs just straight up knocked out of the park! Though I enjoy their mysterious background.
In some ways boring but yet not. Anyone painting themselves bright yellow and duking it out in a trench is more than a tad cuckoo. I think my painting style would fit this army but that’s about it.
Here’s an army my good friend Dean has straight up nailed so I’m not exactly feeling it.
On the subject of Dean he actually wanted me to do the 1st legion. I was dumbstruck by it but it has taken an itsy bitsy root if I’m completely honest.
Another one of my all time favorites. Dean is actually in the process of using the BaC set to reinforce these but I guess even I could get some fun out of these.
As far as converting, kitbashing and my gritty paintjob the Bearers of the Word strike most chords. My issue with them is that I find them rather daft from the novels. Still I guess these could make a potential cut.
What’s not to like, especially after reading ADBs masterpiece Betrayer. But in a miniature world I find them a tad boring and one dimensional.
Interesting but done to death basically
That’s the legions just from the top of my head but if you could offer some advice. What would you like to see me do taking these 2 factors into account:
1) Conversion and kitbash potential.
2) Gritty “blanchitsu” style paintjob