Wednesday 19 January 2022

#ArmiesOnParade2022 #NewYearNewArmy

Afternoon #warmongers and #warhammercommunity I've been debating how to approach #ArmiesOnParade this year. As discussed previously, Games Workshop is trying to structure the event throughout all of 2022, which I find both exciting and concerning. I love the idea of them trying to reinvigorate the event, but I worry about how it'll fit with folks hobby commitments that don't match up with that particular month's theme. It'll be unfortunate if your plans are out of sync with GW's, maybe that's just my own OCD, but from my own experience these things work best when they're flexible. So far that flexibility hasn't been explained, the article linked above doesn't go into too much detail about how to take part if you just want to expand your existing force, rather than buy a 'new army'.

Ultimately it says to just use #ArmiesOnParade2022 so, perhaps it's less about conforming to the theme but if you can, great] and more about the taking part - which I thoroughly agree with. Maybe I'm just worrying about nothing. Anyway, after last year's AoP I'd been struggling to think what I would parade. As I've stated many times, I've no qualms about armies parading again, but I do like to showcase something new and with New Year, New Army as a theme I decided to add my Death Guard Kill Team to my To Do List.

Granted it is a small 'army' and not much to parade but I'm hoping to have another narrative board, with these traitors [such as they are] being the prey for my Ravenwing.

I may well add to the Ravenwing with my chaplain.

I can also add in the attack bikes, giving me a reason not to just ignore them.

Which is what's happened with my stalled Talonmaster. Of course with all the bikes and Land Speeders I have the Death Guard may appear a little outnumbered, but I'll try to find a way to make it look decent. I've a couple of other bits and pieces to add to them to make them appear more of a threat.

Hopefully, if I finish off some more terrain I'll be able to make a more interesting board and for once I'm not trying to overwhelm the board with miniatures - maybe give it some room to breathe.

Like I say, AoP is a way to showcase my armies and my hobby progress. If it's a mix of old and new that's OK with me, I've no aspirations beyond showing off what I've painted.

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