I was going to make this post a plan for what I wanted to achieve in 2018, but I decided that doing so would just set myself up for failure, so instead I am going to come up with a plan for what I want to achieve in Q1 2018, and then just spit ball ideas for what to do beyond that.
My main two projects for the first quarter of this year are both Nurgle related and have a fair bit of crossover in terms of units – which helps.
AoS – Fluffy Daemon Crawling Army
For Age of Sigmar I want a Nurgle Daemon army based around Slimux dropping trees and allowing my little green boys to crawl across the battlefield into combat, hopefully being able to do some damage before they all get shot up.
I have no idea how practical this will be in terms of actually winning games, but I like the idea of it. Getting to this point will at the very least give me a start so I can add units into it afterwards and give it a few more teeth if required. I’m yet to get my hands on the Battletome to plan it out properly, but from what I gather Slimux can drop trees as he moves across the battlefield, which gives bonus cover to the Daemons near it.
We’ll see how it works out in practice, but I think for this I need to paint at least 2 more Start Collecting boxes (taking me up to 3) and obviously Slimux, and a bunch of trees. There may be a couple of other units involved, TBD.
Whatever happens, that’ll be a nice bunch of Nurgle painted up and ready to play!
Which leads me nicely into…
40k – Fluffy Daemon Crawling Army
Basically I want a very similar list for 40k, Slimux and possibly Typhus buffing my Plaguebearers. There’s definitely something I can work with there even if it’s not 100% daemons.
Again, I need to see the book to know for sure what I am going with – but there shouldn’t be too much additional painting to be done between the two projects.
I am holding out hope that Beasts of Nurgle are awesome, because their new models look really fun to paint.
There’s a fair bit of painting to be done, even with the cross over between the two armies, but I am committing to getting the following painted in Q1:
- 3 x Start Collecting! Daemons of Nurgle boxes
- 1 x Horticulous Slimux
- 3 x Feculent Gnarlmaw
I’m also going to make a start on my Glottkin that I got for Christmas because it’s a great looking model if not strictly for the projects above.
Once that above is done I will look at what I am going to try and get done in Q2, but to throw down some of my rough ideas…
- Add more units to the Nurgle armies
- Neon Tau army in cyberpunky/synthwavey colours
- Fire-based Destruction army to go with my Incarnate Elemental of Fire
- Display board for Armies on Parade
That’ll do for now – what are you aiming to get done in Q1?