You know something? Maybe there’s more to the idea of unbound than I originally thought. Even though I’m more of a hobbyist than a gamer, I do like my armies to be viable or make sense on the battlefield. I don’t know why I really care, but I love to magnetize things just in case I end up changing my mind about weapon load outs and stuff.
When the new edition came out, one of the biggest changes was in the way armies are selected. ‘Meh,’ I thought at the time. The designers stated this was to allow you to select armies based on factions and allies that made sense, so you could field the models you liked. Cynics said it was just so they could sell more models.
Maybe the truth lives somewhere in between. Looking over the sample of the Assassins dataslate, I got to thinking… Maybe I should consider just adding in some other forces without building a second army. I always think about starting up an Adeptus Militarum force, but I don’t want to build up a whole new army. I’m starting to think I don’t need to.
I’ve thought about maybe adding an Inquisitor just for the cool modeling opportunities they provide (as well as their cadres and acolytes). Same thing with assassins. I used to have all those models, but now they look pretty dated. I’d like to maybe try my hand at kit-bashing a couple. Maybe a Callidus with a more Necron-looking phase-sword. Or kit-bashing a really cool Exitus rifle. In fact, looking over the Gray Knights models again, perhaps it would be cool to make up a small group here and there (they are THE low-model count Imperial force).
I’m starting to think that the new allies and unbound could be pretty cool. I mean, I’m already basically doing it by creating a Knight to hang out with my Eagle Eyes.
Have you rethought your collection at all? Maybe picked up a new piece or two since it’s so easy to balance them into your current army?