Thursday, June 14, 2012

Going Green...

...cuz GREEN iz BEST!!!

Sadly, that's all in this post that'll reference da boyz. A week or two back I started another bout of what I like to call 'recycling'. Recycling is where I sell off gaming stuff I no longer want/use via ebay, so that I can afford to buy other gaming stuff that I do want to use (this method renders the incessant price hikes somewhat irrelevant, though it does mean that my collection is slowly reducing in size). So far its just been random odds & ends (and I do have quite a lot of that), however the (non-Red Corsair) CSMs, and most of the Inquisitorial Horde (minus the Illustrious Forestry Service) will probably go with the remnants getting reorganized.

With the rumors of chaos cultists on the way, and the fancy bases of the Corsairs (vs. the plain ones on my renegade IG) I plan to trim the old CSMs down to just the already painted 'pretty ones' and will then fill in the roster with the IG. Oh, and I'm not selling any vehicles either, they're just too expensive to replace.

Likewise the Matt Fucking Ward, Fucking Gav Thorpe & his purgation squad, Coteaz and a few of my favorite Inq. minis will stay (including Ben Franklin), but most of the rest will go. I think I'll be using the old beret styled storm troopers as the Inq. horde instead. Indeed, there are about a dozen of them I purchased from Dylan Gould last week using ebay funds that are enroute to me right now.

Last week I totaled about $100 from ebay sales & promptly spent all of it. In addition to the forthcoming stormtroopers, there are also three battlemechs on their way. The first to arrive of last week's purchases is the army book at left. I've only skimmed it, but it looks to be much better than I expected just in terms of quality. So after some thorough reading I would hope that my Stirlanders will be more properly organized for future battles.

However last week's purchases from mini funds may be the last for a bit. It looks now like I'll be heading off on vacation again the end of this coming July. As this trip wasn't planned for, all of my vacation funds were spent in Washington DC a little over a month ago. So instead my 'recycling' funds will be heading towards that instead. Its okay though, I'll never run out of toys to paint...

7 comments:

Hive Angel said...

Your plan is a good one and I think it is better to do something than nothing.
What battlemechs are on the way? I assume the dragons. Also will you keep a clan and an IS force?

Da Masta Cheef said...

A Dragon, a Hunchback & a Hoplite (Clan Mech). Yeah I'll have a small force of IS (with Podunks!) & Clan, though I've sold off some of the protos given their uh...popularity...

Hive Angel said...

Cool, I noticed you had mixed stuff and was wondering what was your overall plan. I think I will get some new stuff myself along with some regular favorite support vehicles.

The protomechs are not my flavor at all and fighting a small amount is okay, but fighting a crap load can be frustrating I guess.

neverness said...

I haven't picked up the Empire book, care to offer a more expanded review? I've read some interesting critiques elsewhere already, but I'm curious to hear your thoughts?

Da Masta Cheef said...

Like I said, I've only skimmed it.I got it yesterday, but was out for most of the evening & (as usual) easily side tracked when I got home. Despite having the old Empire army book, I never used it to field an army, so am not sure if I can give a proper comparison of the two.

madival said...

The new fantasy books are awesome in quality. The reduction in sent specific magic sucks, but otherwise, they are awesome additions.

Da Masta Cheef said...

Yeah I'll need the main rulebook for that alone, much less the actual rules themselves...