As a former champion and as the first person to ever win it twice, I thought it would be a great opportunity to have some fun. For those who have not been following my hobby progress over recent years, I have been a prolific player of, podcaster about and writer about, Bolt Action, over at WWPD. Though I love what Bolt Action 2.0 brings to the table... I have gotten really tired of the negativity of some vocal members of the community, both locally and abroad to the point where I need a break. Whereas, in the past, I probably would have shrugged this off, I am fairly exhausted. I have spent the last two years working on a Master's while working full time.
I finished my Master's a few weeks back and I have found myself with a sudden flood of free time and the need to do something fun and creative. Building a 40K army from scratch and relearning to play 40K (I have not touched the game in two editions) sounds exactly like what I need. Hopefully I do not hate what the game has become!
Arc has a series of particular comp rules and restrictions to balance armies. These guidelines were what really tipped me over the edge.
- CAD armies are encouraged heavily by the comp pack
- No Gargantuan Creatures.
- No Superheavies.
- No Forgeworld Rules.
- No armies comprised totally of Imperial Knights.
- No Formations that give FREE additional models to your army list, ie Gladius Strike Force, comprised of 2 demi-
- If you have a Pskyer in your army list, you must nominate which Psychic discipline you will be using across the weekend.
- Comp will be judged by a series of independent comp judges, meaning gamey lists will be punished. I know this is controversial but I am looking forward to playing some fluffy, fun armies.
As this blog was always about my GW hobby, I thought I would bring it back from the dead to post my progress as I build my army and prepare for the event. I have until March 18th to get ready.
The timer is ticking time to get my act together!
Ready. Set. Go!!!