Howdy everyone, Severus here. Today I wanted to talk about gaming burn out. It happens to all of us at some point. For me, I could really start to feel the burnout recently on my Tau project. I have been focused on painting a 2000 point force of tau that is fun to play as well as play against. I have made some serious strides painting wise, finishing a riptide, a r’varna, and 20 kroot.
I was definitely not feeling into it. The games I have been playing are all with the same list. That is all well and good if you are practicing for a tournament. I get bored playing the same list week after week. The painting was also feeling like a grind. I was not feeling particularly inspired by any single model in the list.
The best thing I have found for dealing with burn out is walk away from it. In this case, it means setting the Tau project aside for a bit. I have plenty of other armies to play, and plenty of time left in the year to complete my 2000 point painted goal. I have no idea how long the tau will be on the shelf. This is a hobby after all, we do it for enjoyment. I expect to pull them out when I am no longer having fun with my current project.
So, with all of that in mind, I wrapped up my kroot this week and started in on the planning of my next project. ORKS! This was not a surprised, I have been wanting to pull the greenskins out for weeks. I have been reading the sanctus reach campaign books. It was a conversation on an overlords thread that finally pushed me over the edge.
As previously stated, I have A LOT of orks. The problem I have had with the new codex is that I don’t have large amounts of anything I want to run. I want to try to run mega nobz, mek gunz, storm boyz, and battle wagons. Maybe not all in the same list, but those are what I want to try more of. There is a flea market at a local game store next week, so maybe I will get lucky there and pick up a few. In the mean time I have plenty of list to try out that don’t feature many of those units.
Overall, my goal is to find an ork list that is not terrible that I enjoy playing. I have heard good things about a greentide list, but I do not like to play that many boys. It just slows the game down for me. Right now I am messing around with lists from the Ghaz supplement. I want to use the big boss pole, which gives a unit fearless. I would love to try out some formations as well, but I am short a few models to run the ones I want.
So, until next time everyone, this is Severus saying have a good one and WAAAAAAAGH!