The Ash Wastes Insurrection… a tale of a collectors out-of-control spiral
I’m going to kick this off with a “quick” … re-introduction.
Back in the dark ages of 2007, my then 10 year old son thought he’d like to try warhammer. So we bought the BFSP set. He chose the dwarfs and I got the goblins.
Pretty soon the adventure escalated into an arms race between the goblins and dwarfs, with myself deciding that anything that hates dwarfs is good. Hence the brief ownership of 3k or so worth of elves. The elves got literally given away for nothing to another player last year. Along the way I’d gotten to like looking for the older models. Then one day in 2009 whilst crawling through ebay looking for dwarf slayers and such for the boy, I discovered the existence of the 3rd Ed’ Chaos Dwarfs.
Another day I found some Grenadier and Ral Partha orcs on ebay and thought they looked nice. Back then I didn’t know about the differences in their sizes from GW O&G. I just used them as my Black Orcs and goblins respectively. Collection-itis had its claws in me. The 3rd E’d Citadel and MM90 CD’s got bought and later the Grenadier, Bederkin and Titan CD’s came along.
The weight of metal was growing, with most things needed stripping and trimming and such and I sort of concentrated on that. With the help of the Brush Slave comps I started to feel a bit better about painting. At the end of 2011 we had plans to attend the CanCon 2012 tournament in january and as you know painted models are a must. Preference wise I’m helm and mask orientated so I thought to practice my painting on the big hats that I had then and take them and that’s why they are the only CD units that I do have that are fully based and painted to this day.
It was for that comp’ that I decided to separate the Grenadier and Ral Partha Orcs out from the O&G army and use them solely for my hobgoblins. This somehow led to my needing all the C36, DL2 Citadel and TSR ADD54 Hobgoblins which led to the Grenadier and Chronicle Hobgoblins (and Trolls and Ogres). Then the Grenadier and Chronicle wolf riders that I already had got drafted in as permanent hobgoblins so I of course needed to get all of them.
Still up to now I hadn’t really bothered with the 4th Ed citadel Hobgobs’ except for a few as some small semblance of wallet awareness did exist. That was until september last year when I impulsively got a small, 60 odd figures, all metal, 4th Ed’ army with all the on foot hobgob warriors included. That now just leaves the mounted ones for later…
And of course in the last couple of years, the Hellcannon and FW stuff came out.
I now know that my inept fat fingers really hate multi-part models and hence the fireglaives are still a mostly forlorn WIP.
The downward spiral still continues but so far this year I’ve been very good but it is in its early days yet. :cheers
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