So, I suppose I should at least get a feel for what kind of things I want in the list, if not what will make an effective list. I don't want a swarm. I know, weird army choice, right? Sonsoftaurus suggested it (I think), because it is a no-vehicle army where the larger monsters could be easily scaled in snowballs. It's a good choice, but since I am scratch-building, it further means pretty much any kind of gaunt is not making the cut. I don't have the patience for the numbers, nor the dexterity for the size. Even writing this now, I am tempted to waffle and say that this is solely for the initial list. I may revise my opinion after I get a bit of a feel for the project, and come up with a smart way to do it. An assembly line, so to speak.
I'm a Space Hulk fan, so while I want Genestealers to make the cut, they also have a bit of a numbers issue, and I want to make sure I am up to the task of making a scratchbuilt Snowman look suitably frenzied and crazed. These will likely be a later addition. And a limited one, given what I have read about using Genestealers from other bloggers.
Warriors. Now, I'll say up front that I am super biased in favor of Warriors. Now that that's out of the way, let's look more particularly at why I am including them:
- Size. They are bigger, ergo easier to model for me.
- Troops. Warriors are a troops choice. Meaning they fill a critical slot that has a lot of other choices I am pretty leery of working on right now.
- Options. Warriors are pretty customizable, with lots of fun wargear options that I can mess around modeling.
- Model Count. Warriors cost more points, being by necessity lower in number for me to sculpt.
- History. Before I played 40k, I played Starcraft. When I came to 40k, I thought the current models of Warriors looked like Hydralisks, and I always wanted to run them. Now I can.