It is sudden, spontaneous, unexpected and, sometimes, downright impulsive. It is also a two way street. Thantsants has recently posted over on his blog detail of his 3rd Edition Orc and Goblin army. A very good read it was as well and I am sad to say that I am more than a little envious of his collection, especially the war machines.
What really caught my interest, however, was not what Thantsants had, but what he didn't have;
Namely, 'wants of a leadish nature'!
Before you deny it (and I know you will if your anything like me), we all have these little wish lists in our head. Late night scourings of eBay do little to relieve the niggling desire to own those castings, only expenditure (or the sure knowledge of spousal disapproval) holds the hand in check. By this I don't mean everyday purchases; the rank and file of 3rd Edition, character models or publications. I mean the 'bobby-dazzlers', the 'dog's-bollocks' and the 'badger's-nadgers'- the BIG acquirements that we all dream we will find for 99p one day, and pat ourselves smugly on the back once the transaction is complete and we're ripping off the bubble wrap!
So what are my wants? What would my killer acquisitions be? I suppose a countdown of my 10 most wanted would be a suitable method of expressing my own dark, deranged lustings for lead!
10: Prince Ulther's Dwarves/Imperial Dwarves Regiments of Renown
First off are these two lovely box sets. I own all the other second edition run of these regiments but do not own these beauties. I bid and I bid and I bid but I cannot seem to win. Why do I want these beauties? Not only are the two sets practically an army but they are wonderfully sculpted and are very evocative of the era.
9: The Zoat with the Staff
8: Fimir Models
Terror in the Darkness was the first roleplay adventure that I ever read. The mighty ambull has stayed with me ever since. One of the few models that crossed between 40k and Warhammer. Not really useful for gaming but a must in any serious collection.
6: Skeleton Army (still on sprues)
5: Great Imperial Dragon
4: Orc War Wyvern
3: Palanquin of Nurgle
2: Marauder Giant
1: Chaos Dwarf Juggernaut
Well, here is my wishlist of lead wants. Do you own any of these beauties? Or do you too lust after these lead lumps?
Or perhaps you have your own wishlist of citadel miniatures?
If so, I'd love to hear from you! After all, as I said at the the beginning of this post, inspiration is a two way street.