After building a sizeable Chaos force, I'm thinking about starting another army. Originally, it was between traitor guard, eldar and nids, but I have a feeling I'd get bored with the former so, only Eldar and Tyranids remain.
I like Eldar because how good they are when you use them right, along with their specialised troops (especially fire dragons, melta squads rock!). Being able to move up to 30" with some units is quite cool too. I think I'd enjoy the challenge of a finesse army. The downside for me is the helmets mainly, and their colourful. I'm sure I'd get used to it though.
Now I'm not the sort of person to start a new army just because of a new codex (ok there was daemons, please don't judge me
), but the timing of the new nids is pretty much perfect. I've toyed with the idea of a horde army before, and the monsterous creatures are amazing. They seem to be one of the more powerful armies out at the moment (though to be fair I haven't had a good look at the 'dex). The downside to the 'nids is their lack of character. They eat, move and eat some more.
I'd be using this as a competitive army, but of course modelling and painting comes into play.
So, what do you guys think? Feel free to give the reasons for your choice.