Must be the Christmas Spirit but I'm giving serious consideration to starting up a 3rd WHFB army. High Elves and Dwarfs are great but I feel I need something a little different and perhaps more nasty.
I did build a decent VC army a year or two ago but enjoyed painting it more than playing it (only used it 3-4 times) and sold it all on - save for a single Female Vampire. Pity really as it was probably my best painted army - lots of pics on the blog still (think I have them linked somewhere) - well best painted army that hadnt required paint stripping.
So what do I choose?
To nice, they dont suit my play style and I really dont like them as an army.
Very nasty army, never enjoyed playing against them much, so are Evil enough. But too many infantry figures to paint, I already have Elves, any colour scheme would clash with my High Elves and they dont interest me
Too many horses - can't paint horses, and the armies too one dimensional for me. That and they a Nice race.
Another 'Nice' race, lots of horses and lots of infantry. A lot of options too and basically too fiddly for me. Really like the Preistly magic side of things, the Warmachines and detachments. But they're not for me.
HA HA definately no - my Dwarfs would up and leave.
Warriors of Chaos
Evil yes, but no shooting (1 or 2 exceptions aside) and I like shooting. Again like Dark Elves I had a lot of bad experiences playing against them which puts me off playing with them.
Beasts of Chaos
Don't interest me.
Daemons of Chaos
Don't interest me and honestly seem a bit OTT.
New book coming out soon, but I didnt like using them under 7th and dont plan on going back.
Hmmmm?? Great looking army, cool book, lots of nasties and useful range of options. But just dont do it for me.
Very cool new book, but too much like Vampires for me.
Orcs n Goblins
Always wanted an O&G army. The new book is awesome - might buy it for the hell of it - and the army plays really well. But every man and his dog has OnG at the moment.
New book, new figures, new toys and a cool mix of combat, magic and shooting. Plus they are Evil with some great fluff. That and the models (Gnoblars aside) are all large and you only need a few per unit so theres less to paint, and what you do have to paint is less fiddly than Elves or Dwarfs.
So Ogre Kingdoms it is - getting a nice Xmas bonus next week in lieu of recent Union negotiated back pay, so I might pop out and buy the new book. Will also look at the new Batt box....
Oh and of course theirs more Plastic Soldier Company vehicles to buy (PzIII, PzVs and SdKfz 251s) and some FOW books - North Africa, Monte Cassino and Grey Wolf. Going to be a good year 2012