Ive been doing a lot of thinking this week, about project armies and tournaments and competitive 40k.
Before I was stationed at Osan, Id competed in a few of the events held here at the Glen Burnie Battle Bunker, and elsewhere around here, and did ok for myself. Ive still got my "Best Painted" and "Best Sportsman" awards, but I never did do all that well with the actual gaming. Probably because I wasnt all that competitive, and didnt care all that much. I was just having fun. Honestly, I think I won a total of 3 or 4 games out of 7-8 tournaments I went to.
Lately Ive been thinking of trying to get back into it all, and actually putting an effort into taking a swing at some of those prizes I wasnt aiming for before. Ive been reading a lot of the different blogs on tactics and gaming, and I am thinking it is time to see if you can put a new shine on an old turd.
I havnt decided for sure which army I want to do this with, but I think the Red Scorpions are not going to be it. I have considered the IG for this, but thats much more money then I want to throw at this idea right now. Im actually leaning towards a Dark Angels army. I could get two tac squads with rhinos, two deathwing termy squads, two LR crusaders, and a character of some variety to lead them for roughly 1500, and tack on a command squad to get them to about 1700, I think. Id have to look into how many points these things run, to really start planning my list...