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Guest Commentary: A Year's Worth of Glue
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A Year's Worth of Glue: Introduction  by Duncan Hargreaves
One of the problems I always face in building an army is that I do it my personal way. I only get what I am interested in the look/background of, and I then build this however my whims dictate. This, combined with my sporadically creative (and, lets be honest, slightly skewed) mindset has come up with some pretty whacky ideas in the past.

My other problem is that I have a very short attention span. Building an army of Undead made entirely from converted Bretonnians can get pretty boring after a short while (especially when real life throws a couple of interesting things my way).

So, as a result of this, I have several armies in varying stages of production. From my 1000pt Kytherian ‘31st and last’ Imperial Guard army, which just needs a little more paint, to my Angelis Mortis 4th Company, ‘The Fated Ones’ (below)::

The Angelis Mortis 4th Company...all three of them

This is literally the whole army so far. I know Nurgle lists have small armies, but this is just stupid.

Coming over from Ken Lacy’s Twelve Types of 40K Gamers articles, I’m a Modeller (with a dash of the Author) and I’m very proud to say that I like doing ‘different’ armies (like the aforementioned 4th Company) but they are all mostly still in production.

One of my resolutions this year was to finish, completely, at least one of my ‘in production’ armies. Counting all the ones I had at least one model for, I have 11 armies that need finishing. Ranging from something as small as a bit of paint here and there, to about 1800 points of stuff needed, I knew I had a lot of work cut out for me.

I decided I needed an incentive to work on these. Now what better incentive than pressure? I know I work well under pressure: after all, my Guard were all made in two weeks, because I decided I wanted a new army for an upcoming tournament. Now I’ve tried making online logs on The Millenium Gate forum before, but they just weren’t a big enough push for me to get going on my armies. What I needed was a big commitment, a proper deadline.

Then, whilst I was walking my dog, the answer came to me.

‘What was the answer?’ I hear you cry. Well, you’re reading it. Over the year, I’ll be documenting my progress on the Jungle, along with pictures, as I try my best to get as many armies as possible finished to tournament standard paint jobs (3 colours minimum, and based).

I have no illusions as to getting them all done, but I believe it will be fun to try. Along the way, I suspect I’ll learn a thing or two, and I’ll share what I discover with you. Come along, why don't you....

Part 1:  Six tips to getting your army on the table
Part 2:  Four ways to give your army a theme
Part 3:  Sharing rides and saving money
Part 4:  Behaving yourself even when you're playing
Part 5:  Planning your army


A Year's Worth of Glue
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Posted: May 2006
 

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