Hi and thanks for looking at my first blog post for the Tales of Sigmar.
I thought it might useful to reflect a little on why I had chosen to start this project and why AoS. As with alot of us I'm sure, I have reached a stage in my life where free time is an ever dwindling resource. Between work and family there is little time to spread between my hobbies. So AoS is an instant attraction, I don't have to spend ages preparing a force that will then sit idle as I lack the hours needed to use them in battle.
Instead now I can paint what |I like and use it in a dynamic simple set of rules that is (nearly) free of constraint. At first I thought I'd be put off by the lack of list building aspect, but actually this is still alive and kicking as I can ponder a balanced flexible army that can counter what ever my oponents bring to throw at me.
Painting is a huge part of the hobby for me so I'm looking forward to painting some of the stunning models out there. I'm starting simply with the AoS boxed set but in particular I will be focusing on chaos. I've always preferred the bad guys. The models are so characterful and I dont feel quite so bad when I loose as I can still claim a moral victory!
I'm uncertain of the back story for my horde but i like the idea of including more then one mark. Maybe a once honourable tribal chieftain, corrupted and driven mad by the gods with the different units reflecting different extremes of his personality. Hmmm more to ponder!