Definition: When a hobbyist has the inability to focus on a single project, but rather jumps from one to another and not competing any.
Yeah, I have them bad. I have three projects/tournaments at the start of next year and am playing three different armies.
This is an awesome tournament in the frigid wastes of Wisconsin. I plan on playing my O&G. In fact, I vowed to do so, so no going back. However, army lists are 2000 rather than the normal 2,500 and I am having a tough time slimming down my normal O&G list. One change though is to take standard Big ‘uns rather than Savage Orc Big ‘uns. I know I am giving up a good deal of hitting power and survivability. However, frenzy is a big liability and I made the strategic blunder of challenging one of the mid-wests top players for the first round. I suspect he would make me pay for bringing frenzy troops. There are a couple of other advantages to taking the Standard Big’uns. First I do not have to pay the Lucky Shrunken Head tax, allowing me to spend points on other items as well as another arcane slot. It also allows me to take a magic banner as well. This may be very important as fitting both a L4 and a Warboss into a 2000 point list is unlikely. I would not want to depend on a leadership 8 for a five game tournament. The problem is I have no regular orcs painted, so will need to model and paint 30 of them. Time to get cracking! As I settle in on the final list for this event, I will post it.
I have been invited to the US Masters. The US Masters uses the Swedish comp system and whatever army I bring will require a redesign of my normal tournament list. I am lending my O&G to one of my club mates, so that option is out. My first thought is Lizardmen. I have the majority of models and they are well painted. However the list I am contemplating needs 36 Suarus and I have only 20 as well as a couple of scar vet heroes. More painting. I could rush my HE but I really do not want my first tournament with this army to be the US Masters J WoC is another option but the army is a little long in the tooth and can use some tender loving care. Not to mention I may need to paint a Demon prince or Skull Crushers!
My plan is that Lonewolf will be the first tournament I play my High Elves. This is the project that has most of my interest right now and I am excited to get them out on the table. I have just finished assembling the army and painting a couple of test models. Alas I will have to set it aside until I wrap up the two previous projects. I think this is life as a hobbyist. The project you are most excited about is the one on the back burner.
Well back to painting!