Ever since the release of the current IG codex I have dreamed of doing an Air-Cav list. The idea of a bunch of Valkyries swooping over the battlefield and dropping troops straight into the battle really appeals to me. I never really gave it much serious thought, however. I mean, I am not that big of a 40K nut to drop $300+ just on transports for my army.
When I started to seriously work on my Catachan army a couple of years ago I got a really good deal on an assembled and painted Valkyrie. I was really excited to add it to the collection and I figured it would be fun to use from time to time. Today I completed another deal to add four more painted and assembled Valkyries to the army. I now have five and I really can do a mostly air-mobile force. Things just got interesting.
I have never paid attention to the web lists and the hardcore tournament scene so I am not sure what the killer build is for this kind of an army (and I don't really care). I have seen some pictures of Valkyrie heavy forces but I am not real sure what units people take or even if the idea really works. I think it will work but I don't see it being as tough as a standard Chimera heavy list. Now that I think about it I probably will never play the list even after I build the army. I just don't get in too many 40K games any more.
As for the models, they are all good builds and in great shape. When I had only one Valkyrie I was not too concerned with the paint job. It looked good. Now I have 5 models and two completely different looks so something will have to change. I will probably be spraying these with some Krylon Camo Green and picking out a few details. The cockpits all look pretty good so I might be taping these off, otherwise I will just paint the glass blue and be done with it.
Anyway, keep an eye out for these. I am not sure when I will repaint them but I would like to do it soon, before the new wares off.
FoW FoN 0-0-0 Bolt Action 1-0-0 SAGA 0-0-0 Kings of War 0-2-0
Black Powder 2-0-0
Warhammer Quest 1-1-0
Warhammer 40K 0-1-0
Here are the games I play regularly.
Flames of War
Black Powder SAGA Bolt Action
Kings of War
These games are played every so often.
Wings of Glory
These are the games I dream of playing or am building forces for.
Then there are the games that have been retired. Not all of these are bad. In fact some are really great. The reasons for retirement are varied.
The Great War Empire of the Dead Clash of Empires Lord of the Rings:SBG Warhammer Ancient Battles Battleground World War 2 Arc of Fire Johnny Reb III Crossfire Rules of Engagement Rate of Fire Legends of the High Seas Necromunda Warhammer 40,000 Waterloo Legends of the Old West