Sunday, October 25, 2009

Justifying the Purchase

Picture Courtesy of Forgeworld

I love dreadnoughts. I just loooove them from both a fluff and game standpoint. If I could afford it, I would totally run the 6 Dreadnought Space Marine army.

However, having just finished painting one, I just realized how boring they look. It is literally a box with arms and legs. So, I've been tempted to get the Forgeworld Venerable Dreadnought (seeing as how the GW is a 3 pound chunk of multi-piece pewter - we all know how much that sucks to work with) because it's a model that just screams its presence on the tabletop and really says "I am a hero reborn."

As much as I love how cool looking this model is - I'm not sure if I can justify it's purchase. I currently have three dreadnoughts (1 regular, 2 AoBR) and the actual likeliness of me running the 6 Dreadnought army is slim. I don't even feel great about spending $12 on the Forgeworld Dreadnought arms, even though I really want to use Mortis pattern Dreadnoughts.

Everyone has a favorite model. What do you go crazy about when it comes to this hobby?


  1. Me? I'd just like to see stuff fully painted for a change.

  2. Well, all of my Tau battlesuits are extensively converted, plus I love the Stealthsuits (I have twelve right now), but other than that, not much. Of course, those cost less than any type of Dreadnought...

  3. I bought my first Forgeworld piece recently, the Ultramarines Venerable Dreadnought. I was in the same boat, and after money spent it was totally worth it. Now fully painted, I have a stunning, moderately unique army centerpiece.

  4. Gotta love those ForgeWorld pieces - they really are great. I bought their plague ogryns a while back and attached a pair of wings to one of them to create a novel looking daemon prince. It still gets much attention on the table top even today.