Well here we go, the first ever post of the Elysian 205th.
So why have I started a blog? Well I've always liked the idea of blogging and I've really got into reading everyone else’s blog’s and I though why the bloody hell shouldn’t I well that could be one route of reason or it could be because I have taken up a real challenge with try to produce as an effective Elysian Drop Trooper force as I can with the new IG codex.
So what’s the plan for the blog?
Well, I really want to be able to try and track my progress with the 205ths and my various other modeling / painting projects. I find that I suffer from serious real life issues that just stop me from doing anything. This is a mix of normal life stuff my family throws at me… and I love to make sure things are sorted and a serious position of laziness.
So who am I, and what’s my background?
Well I started gaming back in the days of Rogue Trader. I was way too young (9yrs old) to understand such a complex game. I started because my brother did (you may know him or heard of him, most notably on minus1modifier – Mart007). We started the game, but didn’t realize how complex it was… I mean a games master to run a game of 40K, so anyone that moans the rules are rubbish now – should have gamed in those days.
After the RT days, which thankfully we joined at the end, we got going with 2nd Ed and by george was it a much more intuitive game. It truly was the start of the game we know and love today. I played orks, I started with them in RT with the plastic space orks box set… and as Mart007 will happily tell you, I painted a head yellow and black and called the plucky chap “Nuke”…
What a Noob!
My brother had started with the metal guardians, but quickly switched to space wolves when they originally arrived. When 2nd Ed came he quickly switched to Orks as he fell in love with their crazy out there nature… well naturally I grabbed the opportunity to grab the wolves and that where the love for them started and flourished.
And that is history and this is now! I still very much play the space wolves, though in a slightly different form… I still have normal PA wolves, though they need some adjustments for the new rules… I currently run a wolf wing list. It was relatively successful at GT: H2 2009… considering it was my first ever tournament.
But this is predominantly about what I’m doing now. So I plan to return to GT: H2 2010, but this time with Imperial Guard. Ever since I saw the Forge World Elysian models I wanted a run an air cavalry force of them. However, I bought one of the forge world valkyries and it was a shockingly bad model. Needless to say it put me off. Once GW released their all-plastic valkyrie model I knew the time had come.
So the 205th were born.
Over the course of this blog I will look at the army lists I’m considering using… and boy do I hope to receive some feedback… painting, modeling, tactics and a host of my other hobbyng antics.
I’m also hoping that I can wrangle in the help of a few of my friends.
So just to finalise I would like to say welcome and put your feet up. And here’s a few sites to read whilst I get things here going.
The Vanus Temple