Two things. First after my ten game review I have decided that my army list at all levels needs to be re-evaluated. Second I am not frustrated with painting! (at least not currently.)
One of my friends had recently been to Phoenix Games in Minnetonka and came upon the owner who had just recently painted an IG army, in 3 hours. The army did not have super a lot of detail but it was all highlighted and shaded and it was a crap ton of guys and a crap ton of tanks that were good enough to be put on a table and blast some hordes with pie-plates. When asked how he did this, he told my friend (Graydoom) about www.thearmypainter.com some of you guys already know about this, we did not.
I really don't get a lot out of painting but I really like having a painted army. I can paint flat colors no prob, I have steady hands and small brushes, where I enter problems is the tedium of painting large things as well as shading and highlighting said large things (as well as firewarriors)
The army painter thing comes with two main features I really like; color primer, and a varnish that auto shades.
I am happy so far. I will keep you guys posted as the army progresses.
Second piece of the night, I am changing up my army list. A long time ago I tried to make Vespid work in 4th edition, I decided I was not smart enough to know how to use them.
Recently I have been trying to make the Skyray work. It has afforded a lot of opportunities to try out different things but it also takes up a heavy support slot.
My previous list had no ap 2 and the ap 3 was relegated to the 16 seeker missiles I was sporting. From all the recent battles against 5th edition codexes i can't really rely on long range deathrains to do my killing. Even against a Lazorback spam list I was having some troubles.
Now I am giving sniper drone teams a go. I think the reason I have not used them before is because I wanted to stay super mobile, that is also why I didn't used to take broadsides.
I guess my second piece is going to be light because I have to work early early tomorrow and even though it is only 11 I need to get me some sleeps so I can be fresh and ready for more painting after work.
The army list will debut on Thursday versus who else? CSM, then Sunday I have a rematch against the Nid list that kicked my butt last weekend.
I will go more into my army choices then, both games will be 2000 in prep for the upcoming Misty Mountain Tournament on June 12th.