Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Thoughts and planning

New year, new focus, new codex. As a dedicated tyranid player, I’ve waiting eagerly the release of the new codex for the last months. Now I have it in my hands, and I’m completely puzzled!

This is definitely not a revision of the army but a completely new and different one, that will demand a different scope and of course a change in mentality for all the hive minds all over the world. Now the carnifex is not a good bargain, but the new trygon is, as well as the zoanthrophes. Warriors change completely, the tyrant is both a close combat monster and a point sucker; and how many new units are there in the book?

Woah, this is gonna need time to analyse properly (that’s not neccesarily bad) and of course, big changes in my army list (and that is bad). I’m not sure what I’m going to do with my five ‘fexes, and I’ll need one or two trygons, and a new carrying case, and probably convert some tervigons, and...

Man, too much work for an army I had already completed (assembled and mostly painted). It’s like starting with it again! That’s not fair, not fair at all. I feel really frustrated.

Mmmmm, frustrated. I don’t like frustration. I always try to change it into a different feeling. What about... challenge? Yeah, challenge will do this time. What about creating a cool new army? That sounds really good... but to tell the truth, I don’t feel like working more with the bugs right now; I’m not excessively motivated...

What about my old (and half-forgotten) eldars? I see a unit of guardians, a vyper and some dire avengers over here... mmm... I have an idea.

Alaitoc is back.


Admiral Drax said...

Hurrah for the Eldar!

eriochrome said...

Feel like you need 2 Trygons, Some Hive Guard, maybe a few zoans.

I think that was the exact feeling GW was looking for. And I think you response is the proper one.