Hot on the heels of my love letter to Privateer Press last week, I decided to take a look at what Forge World had cooked up since I looked last...after all, I had a little Christmas money now and it was burning a hole in my pocket.
...and promptly let loose with a veritable diatribe of profanity that I am ashamed to admit to. Why, you ask?
Just look at the above new release from our friends across the pond, then read on.
See, my thing is that I think I've got maybe one more Space Marine army in me. I've done Black Templars, my own DIY Centurions, and working on my Grey Knights for Adepticon next year. I love Marines, and will mostly likely still do one-offs for competitions, but as far as a full-blown army goes, I don't see more than one more on the horizon for me.
Mind you, that could change in the future, but still, let's just go with it and humor me, eh?
Another recent article of mine addressed the "Collector's" Syndrome, and how I honestly want to catch that bit of hobby bug. Well, recently having finished the Salamaders Heresy novel, as well as their current novels by Nick Kyme, I'm actually excited to make the Salamanders my focus when it comes to a full-blown collection. See, after Grey Knights, the Salamaders was the chapter I was going to start before I changed my mind again, shocker, I know, and went with my Templars of old. So it felt good to come back to them and rediscover my love for that chaoter, in a way. I was, though, going to limit it to a current-timeline themed force, specifically creating characters from Kyme's novels, and just thoroughly enjoying the army.
So much for that idea.
Of course I fell in love with all the older marks of armor Forge World was coming out with, and yes I do even own some of them. I was planning on incorporating them into my force as squad leaders and veterans and whatnot. Then FW came out with the Contemptor Dread, and the Land Raider Proteus. Sigh. Okay, okay, so I can incorporate those too and just enjoy some nice, venerable wargear in my army, right? Nope. Then they had to come out with the Heresy-Era Rhino too. And now the blasted Heresy-Era Predator!
"Come on now, Tim, you has to know that was going to happen..."
Well...yes, yes I did, but that doesn't mean I couldn't pretend for a while. Sigh.
So now it looks like I will be creating a Salamanders force that will span the ages, because of how much I love both the Pre-Heresy pieces FW has released, and how much I love the books and characters by Nick Kyme.
Yes, that also means I'll be trying my hand at converting/sculpting my own Vulcan...well, both of them I suppose!
Anyone else been sucked into something like this lately?