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I've played in the last two events and done fair enough all things considered. Favorite Opponent in the first and (tied for) Best Painted in the second. I played my Chaos Marines the first tourney as the new codex had just come out and rushed to paint them all. In the second tournament I switched to my Eldar for reasons and since they were 95% painted it didn't take much to finish them. Sadly, I don't think I got any photos of them. You'll have to be appeased with some beautiful art I found in the intertubes.
I'm not sure what prompted me to switch to Sisters. It could be that I lost my face with the Eldar. Two very bad losses in the first two rounds, a scraped by win in the last round. The Chaos irked me in that my Slannesh army is very close combat oriented and I'm miffed by the 2D6 charge range. I like it, but failing two charges in a row with Lucius is enough to burn anyone. It could also be that I didn't have any allies with either army. I own 6 armies and none of them want to co-operate with one another as Battle Brethren. Except Sisters and Guard, neither of which are in any semblance of being table ready (and for me that means "painted").
Sisters had been started, and I've been wanting to play them, so off I go. I built a list that looks pretty good so far, with Guard allies. I picked a veteran squad for lack of figures needing painting and also, I'm running both (Sisters with a Vet ally) in my current 40k campaign as well. Double purpose wins!!
Setting myself a deadline and repurposing a minis carrier as a small painting station, I've been able to paint figures at work when it's slow later at night and can turn out 5-7 figures a night. Hopefully by this weekend I'll have them all done and can turn my eye to the vehicles. Vehicles are fast and easy (and mostly painted already).
The toughest part right now is that my bases aren't even started. I was considering getting Secret Weapon's Trench bases, but they seem to be out of production (I can't find them on the web) and the LGS only has 30. These seem to be the closest I can find to a 'mud and muck' base. I need 52 so I'm looking at $60 in expense. For that I could make and duplicate my own, but that takes time and that is the issue.
No matter what, this is the part I live for. I love this part of the hobby. <3 p="">3>