Tuesday, September 11, 2012

First Army Nostalgia

I talked about it for a while, and it took a bit, but I finally sold my Daemon army. I packed it up last night and shipped it off this morning. They're going all the way to a chap in South Africa. As excited that I am to see them put to good use (as I've been ignoring it for most of a year), I'm also a little sad about it.

These Daemons were my first army, the first models I painted, and the first things I tried to convert (tried being the key word). Working on them sucked me into the hobby for life. And I just sold them off so I could buy another army. It's comforting that they cannot feel betrayed by this. Nostalgia tugged at my heartstrings the whole time I packed them up.

First squad I ever painted.
That being said, I'm not heartbroken. They were sold for a good cause (Space Wolves count as a good cause in my book) and I wasn't playing them. I haven't played them enthusiastically in over a year. Despite the new models and the rumors of a new Daemon book soon, it just wasn't doing it for me.

I've moved on and I'm glad they've moved on, too. Goodbye, Daemons and goodluck! May we meet again several armies in the future!

What was your first army and where are they now? Feel bad about it? Feel free to share your guilt.


  1. I actually really miss my Deathguard. I thought they looked rad and were fun to play. I don't miss my Daemons, Eldar, Orks, Brettonians, Empire, Lizardmen, or any other army, though.

  2. Or Dark Eldar (since you forgot about them). I only miss them wistfully, I'm sure I'll get over it in a few days or once I start working on the Space Wolves for real.

  3. 40k 0rks, they were from second edition and I painted them when I was 12 or 13. I ended up just binning them when I must have been about 21. Orks had had a complete revamp by then and my stuff was so shoddily painted I figured no one would want them even if I gave them away for free. I still think about starting the army again from time to time, even brought two sets of the Black Reach Orks last year but I have too many unfinished projects and too many unpainted models to really consider buying a whole new army from scratch...

    ...one day though

  4. One of my favorite things about 6th ed- you don't need to start a whole army from scratch anymore! Just paint up a squad or two of Orks and ally them with your current army. Bam! Problem solved. Unless you like 'Nids of course, haha.

  5. errr yeah nidz are what I've been painting most recently ha. Next is Word Bearers but I already want to paint up some daemons and guard to go with that...like I say too many things I want to do

  6. If I had that many projects going on at once, I'd never get anything finished.

    1. Haha yep that sounds about right, I don't get anything finished either. I'm just fickle when it comes to 40k and WFB

  7. My first army was Space wolves. I had them all through college, they started with the ancient boxed set of 20 plastic beaky marines. I sold and traded them off when I moved to Florida and "quit" Warhammer. That lasted about 6 months, before I broke down and started doing models again. I've painted and sold numerous armies since then, including 2 space wolf forces. Now I have about 6 armies in various stages of development. The first squad of marines I ever painted was for a friend. Affectionately known as the "F*** off and Die" squad, because of their banner- proudly flying the finger. This was Rogue Trader days, we used craft paints and even painted some parts with toothpicks. Red,orange and rust camoflage, 3 heavy weapons. He still has them and sent me a picture not too long ago. I keep toying with the idea of doing a modern version of them.

  8. Hahaha that's a hilarious banner. If you clear off the hobby list a little, I definitely think you should give it another shot.


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