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Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Yeah...It's not even that i want uplifting exactly. What I like are lively and strange stories filled with strange creatures, and 40k is a deliberately oppressive setting where it's hard for those kinds of stories to take place. I mean, this blog alone should show that my heart lies more with the silly and the lighthearted. Maybe I was a bit to harsh before, it's not that 40k is bad exactly, it's just not for me. And there's one other very big thing: I don't really want to tell stories in a setting where genocide is the norm.

It's part of why things like blackstone fortress are more appealing to me, these stories that take place in the wilds of the galaxy where the imperium is barely a thing. But when it comes down to it, I'd rather have a setting without any imperium at all. So like i said, maybe in the end 40k is just not for me. Which leaves me trying to figure out where to go next.

I do have some infinity figures, but I'm not sure i like the pinup-esque style they use some time. Still, here's a couple of them with some lively and strange plants!



Next.... Something new? I do not know yet.



realism is a lie
 
   
Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

You could explore Age of Sigmar, lots of nifty units (some with pets!) in there.

Non-GW, I'd suggest something like Relic Knights and/or Bushido.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in gb
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator





I’ve always quite liked the brutality of the Imperium. To me it’s sadly closer to our nature than say Star Trek. I too though am liking the other aspects of the universe and looking forward to getting stuck in to BSF.

I’m not sure of other gaming systems, briancj most certainly knows more about that than me! Others in the 40k setting seem less inclined to commit genocide. I can’t profess to know their fluff very well but Eldar and Tau seem more amenable to me. Perhaps some exodites will have pets, I’ve mostly seen them with reptilians though. Tau and their “greater good” clearly has to be said in a Wes country accent thanks to Hot Fuzz, so could easily link to having swans... that’s not too tenuous right?
M

Gobert Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Briancj wrote:You could explore Age of Sigmar, lots of nifty units (some with pets!) in there.

Non-GW, I'd suggest something like Relic Knights and/or Bushido.

--B.



I do have some AoS stuff, i actually love the gryph hounds, especially the tiny one from silver tower. Don't know much about Relic knights or bushido, but i'm always willing to try new things.

gobert wrote:I’ve always quite liked the brutality of the Imperium. To me it’s sadly closer to our nature than say Star Trek. I too though am liking the other aspects of the universe and looking forward to getting stuck in to BSF.

I’m not sure of other gaming systems, briancj most certainly knows more about that than me! Others in the 40k setting seem less inclined to commit genocide. I can’t profess to know their fluff very well but Eldar and Tau seem more amenable to me. Perhaps some exodites will have pets, I’ve mostly seen them with reptilians though. Tau and their “greater good” clearly has to be said in a Wes country accent thanks to Hot Fuzz, so could easily link to having swans... that’s not too tenuous right?
M


I don't really agree about that, though i don't think star trek is either. For me if I had to choose a science fiction writer who got things closest i'd go for Ursula Le Guin, but I might be biased there because she's one of my favorite authors period.

I have sometimes considered trying the tau, and i've even picked up some figures here and there... but for some reason i found the basic infantry just a pain to put together? There's nothing horrible about them, i just found them to be a slog. Kroot are fun, and i keep thinking it might be nice to make something with them...

But until then! How about some heresy? How about a quickly kit-bashed alienish guy who somehow got ahold of space marine gear?



Like everything i do he needs a lot of work but getting the idea down is the most fun part for me. Maybe this is what i need to do, just do what i want and make aliens, mutants and other such strays. i like 'em.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

amazingturtles,

While I like the grim dark of the 40K universe...in the earlier editions there was always strange and bizarre things from Rogue Trader and in White Dwarf that were funny or comical. Like issue 105 when they introduced the first Land Raider model, they immediately did a story about the Harlequin's nabbing one and throwing on a garish paint job and adding tassels and ribbons. Driving the Space Marines who saw it nuts.

Now you can always just do what you like with your 40K figures...paint them, sell them, etc. My warning is that if you sell them, if you get excited again it costs even more now to get them back. Perhaps focus on some of the smaller games like Necromunda or Kill Team rather than collect large armies. Then you can individualize your models more and paint at a slower and free pace that suits you.

Hope that helps,

CB


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Made in gb
Annoyed Blood Angel Devastator





Who cares about the official fluff and models when you can kitbash a sweet rat-minotaur mutant alien! When your that big and heretical you probably don’t even ask the space marine to borrow his gear!

Gobert Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Captain Brown wrote:amazingturtles,

While I like the grim dark of the 40K universe...in the earlier editions there was always strange and bizarre things from Rogue Trader and in White Dwarf that were funny or comical. Like issue 105 when they introduced the first Land Raider model, they immediately did a story about the Harlequin's nabbing one and throwing on a garish paint job and adding tassels and ribbons. Driving the Space Marines who saw it nuts.

Now you can always just do what you like with your 40K figures...paint them, sell them, etc. My warning is that if you sell them, if you get excited again it costs even more now to get them back. Perhaps focus on some of the smaller games like Necromunda or Kill Team rather than collect large armies. Then you can individualize your models more and paint at a slower and free pace that suits you.

Hope that helps,

CB


I'm definitely not planning on selling any of the ones with pets! Or the ones i've kibashed. I have been looking at trying a little more with kill team,

gobert wrote:Who cares about the official fluff and models when you can kitbash a sweet rat-minotaur mutant alien! When your that big and heretical you probably don’t even ask the space marine to borrow his gear!


Right! Here's another one, just for that.



These guys have actually been pretty fun to put together, whatever i might end up using them for aside.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Eternally-Stimulated Slaanesh Dreadnought





Rzhev

FWIW, Drukhari are enormous fun to paint. Maybe give them a whirl.

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You know, if there's one thing I've learnt from being in the Army, it's never ignore a pooh-pooh. I knew a Major who got pooh-poohed; made the mistake of ignoring the pooh-pooh. He pooh-poohed it! Fatal error! 'Cause it turned out all along that the soldier who pooh-poohed him had been pooh-poohing a lot of other officers who pooh-poohed their pooh-poohs. In the end, we had to disband the regiment.
 
   
 
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