Friday, June 14, 2013

Looking Beyond the Fimir - What Next?


My first two thousand points of fimir are now within sight, which gives me enough to field a playable army. It's taken almost three years from the start of the project to get to this stage. I've not been working on them constantly throughout that period, but pretty consistently all the same. I am not a quick painter. I can only gaze in baleful admiration at those people like Ben Johnson and the Rodge from Pointhammer who can turn out beautiful armies in a few months.

But, despite that, soon (the end of September) I will be left with a momentous decision. With the fimir at playable level, I can now look to new horizons. I do still want to add more units to the fimir army, but I have two other projects (at least) that I am eager to get into. And you, dear reader, will decide which way I jump. Let me lay it out.

Option 1: Expand the Fimir
I have a lot of ideas for more units for the fimir. A unit of fenbeasts (trolls), a couple of units of fianna fimm (the ogre sized fimir) Crom Cruach, (hellcannon) Balor (daemon prince) warped ones (forsaken), a unit of hagworms (dragon ogres), the list goes on...

Option 2: Vampire Counts
My vampire counts army had been neglected a while now. It needs some new units to get into the spirit of 8th edition. A giant block of skeletons, a terrorgheist, some crypt horrors and more. I'll be using mostly old school models for this, mostly Citadel from the 1980s. The army follows the tale of Stephane Dreux as he searches for his sire in order to enact his vengeance and find redemption.

Option 3: Chaos dwarves
I love the chaos dwarves. I have a pretty huge force awaiting the brush, all of which are the more spiky chaos stunty style from the 1980s. I plan on having the army based as if it's moving through a long since ruined city, think Osgiliath for colour scheme, pale marbles, sandstones etc. So lots of fillers of vine-covered statues, cracked mosaics and such. The army itself is a long-range missionary force, bringing the word of Hashut to the lesser races whether they like it or not. As such the dwarves gear will be battle stained and chipped.

Option 4: Genestealer Cult
I've not played 40k since 3rd edition, but I do keep an eye on it. I've always wanted to do a genestealer cult army, probably based on Imperial Guard. The basing will probably be a ruined Imperial world where the tyranid invasion summoned by the cult never came as the hive fleet was destroyed, so now the ascendant cult is on its own and locked in battle with the remaining Imperial forces, so ruined urban style.

Option 5: Chaos Renegades
My first 40k army was renegades. I have a pretty decent collection of Rogue Trader era renegades and I love the models. A raider force of various legions all under the ruthless Lord Vortag plies the space lanes attacking Imperial shipping from the daemon-piloted cruiser the Ark of Woe. As primarily a space faring army, units will be kitted out to engage in boarding actions, and the basing will be space hulk style, or even the exterior of the ship's hull itself. Part of me wants to marry the Cult and renegades idea together into one army. With the Imperial forces on their home planet defeated, and no answer from the long since annihilated hive fleet, the patriarch negotiates passage for a Cult expedition to the next Imperial world aboard the Ark of Woe...

So there you have it. It's up to you, kids!

What project next?
Expand the Fimir
Vampire Counts
Chaos Dwarves
Genestealer Cult
Chaos Renegades
Renegade/Cult force
www.poll-maker.com

14 comments:

  1. I want for the stealer cult but tbh I'll enjoy watching you put together which ever one you decide on.

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    1. Cheers Frank, it's nice to get to the stage where I'm even considering a new project tbh.

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  2. I'd say do the Cult, even though it'll be more competition for me to get hold of mine lol

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    1. I know, them hybrids are a precious commodity!

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  3. All sound like great ideas Dave, I'd love to see any one of them. The Chaos Renegades you suggest sounds a lot like my own nascent Chaos army, which will be a ragtag group of followers of my Chaos Lord.

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    1. I always fancied doing a more raider-based renegade force than an organised chaos space marine army. Relic of my rogue trader days, I guess.

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  4. Trust me, I can certainly relate to the "modeller's ADD" since I've got no less than six different projects in various states of completeness on my painting table. However having said that, I was looking at all the other armies you're considering and I had to keep saying, "Alright, if he's NOT going to keep working on his fimir, what should he do next?" Even though I play vampires, I still really, really wanna see what the World's Foremost Fimirologist will do next with that army. Ideally you could just jump back and forth between them and your vampires. Kinda curious to see your take on the chaos dwarves, though...

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    1. It would take the hounds of hell themselves to make me give up the fimir, this is more to sow the seeds for the next big project, when they might germinate, who knows?

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  5. More Fimir or a Genestealer Cult would be great.

    I take it this'll be a quickie before the Martians land in December? ;)

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    1. When the tripods arrive it'll be all hands on deck!

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  6. At the moment it look like the fimir are just pipping the Cult for first place, which, frankly, I'm plenty happy with. I'll let it run for another couple of days though.

    I have been thinking on ideas for the Cult though, I was daydreaming about kit-bashing plastic hybrids today while I should have been concentrating on other things!

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  7. Keep expanding the fimir, not that I'm biased or anything, but I want my fimir to have an established army to look up to - kind of like a big brother there to emulate. Lol. Having said that though, I'm sure whatever you do will be great.

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    1. Most kind of you to say. I think the poll has given me a lot of food for thought!

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  8. Here's a link to my decisions based on the poll:

    http://mrsaturdaysmumblings.blogspot.ie/2013/06/looking-beyond-fimir-poll-results.html

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