Sin Synn Asks, "What about the Bugs!?"
Btw, Brent- I cannot begin to express my disappointment of you dropping Tyranids to play....Space Wolves.
I am disappoint.
I haz sad....deep, deep sad.
If ANYBODY could've helped Tyranids gain a popularity point, it would've been you, Brent.
And to drop them for....that army?
Friggin' kidney punch, bro....fer reals.
I thought you were a bit more rebellious, a bit more 'against the grain.'
Now....I dunno, dude- you drop 'Nids cuz youre little list didn't work out?
And you pick up...them....just to win at events? Is THAT what it's all about? Really?
'Nids have done alright at a lot of Tournaments- and you're the guy that shows people up with DAEMONS, right?
It's like you didn't even TRY....
Ok, I'm done nagging, and laying a guilt trip....still...
I am disapoint, son.
Just wanted to say that...
Still love ya...Hugs and Gropings, 'course.
I'm all about the Hugs and Gropings!
Now, while I believe guilt is a false emotion, I do feel this one pretty deeply. You see, I had the same anxiety as I contemplated this change.
I wanted to be an advocate for the Bugs! and I wanted to build and play this army. The stumbling block I ran into is I couldn't play the army the way I actually wanted.
Readers are no doubt aware I was drawn to the Bugs! because of my love for the older models in GW's range; I'm speaking, of course, of the Screamer Killer.
I love this model. I owned two; to get the other three I now own, I had to trade and purchase for Little Barrera and Farseer Tim's older collections. It became a complicated three-way deal, as I gave brand new boxes of Dark Eldar Raiders to Evil Homer who in turn paid me money I turned around and used to purchase new Gray Knights models for Little Barrera.
In effect, I spent 'new' for 'old,' and given I purchased more than I wanted in order to land the stuff I had to have, I grossly overspent my hobby budget.
I don't regret it; I wanted the Bugs! and now I have them. Being the way I am, I'll hold on to them for years, and eventually I'll use the collection. It was a win/win deal...
...but my excitement set me up for a huge letdown. I ignored my inner voice and tried to make stuff work I knew was inferior on paper. It didn't take long to realize the army I'd have to create was very close to the same army other internet notables were already working with.
I'd need three units of Hive Guard. I'd need Tervigons. I'd need Gargoyles.
I wouldn't be able to use all the old models I wanted, like the Screamer Killers, Hybrids, and Tyranid Warriors.
Does this mean I'm done with the Bugs!?
Not by a long shot! I'm still having fun with these models, puttering around my game room and slowly but surely working toward a goal.
Hormabugs. Three digits worth of metal Hormabugs. I got those in the collections, too! They just take a ton of work to get on the table.
Bottom line, it was a ton of effort to learn then play Daemons at a top level; I needed a break before attempting the same thing with Tyranids, a Codex everyone can agree is a challenge.
Anyway, I've settled on a Brotherhood list for Wargames Con, and while it has some elements folks have come to expect, it's different from anything you've seen out there...
That's foreshadowing, by the way!
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