Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Where do you get your variety?
As the old saying goes, "variety is the spice of life". It's just as true for the 40K portion of your life as well. But how do you go about getting it?
For me, I enjoy the idea, look, and different play styles of different armies and have collected a few (too many...) . I generally build an army to a particular points value, with little to no variation possible in the lists at the top point level. So I'll have a 2000pt loyalist IG army, a 2000pt traitor army, 1850 space marines, 1850 chaos marines, etc. When I want variety for a game, I bring a different army/codex.
Other folks find one army and are committed. They continually build up more for that one army, with some large eventual goal like a complete SM company/chapter, or having enough to fill every FOC with every possible combination. When these people want variety, they change their list up, swapping out terminators for more land speeders or whatever.
Some times I wish I could be the latter type, and have shelves full of something to keep swapping in and out. But I could never decide upon which army to do for it. GW's done a good job of marketing to me over the years - there are few armies I wouldn't want to collect if I had a chance!
Which way do you go? Are you committed to a particular race/faction? Do you hit the buffet? Do you have any particular long-term collecting/painting goals?