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I have a chaos marine army going at the moment but I want to do another army but this time a good army (I know there ain't a good army) but I mean like nilla marines. I have too many ideas that I'm losing concentration so I'd like suggestions to keep me focused on my chaos along with suggestions for a good army.

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To keep you focused on your Chaos Marines, I suggest you get yourself a copy of Treacheries of the Space Marines. It's a book full of Chaos Marine short stories from Black Library that are suprisingly good. After reading a couple of stories you'll enjoy your Choas Marines again.

As for a good army how about Tau. They seem to be a strong army at the moment. The problem with 'nilla marines is that it's painting more power armour again which may make you lose your focus quicker.
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Is there any black legion stories in the book?
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Or just do what I do; Collect Daemons. Then you can ally them with your Chaos Space Marines and vice versa, thus using both armies all the time.

Oh wait, that didn't help, did it...
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Or just do what I do; Collect Daemons. Then you can ally them with your Chaos Space Marines and vice versa, thus using both armies all the time.

Oh wait, that didn't help, did it...
Nordicus the worse part is I already do demons with my guard but I don't count them as separate armies cos they're my alliances.
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there is no magic formular for sticking with a project, its pretty simple good old fashioned self control, get the models out you own and finish them off, then start the next project, break it down in to easy manageable chunks and stick to doing a chunk at a time.



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Physically hide the models you're not working on. Get them out of your sight, out of your room, out of your house if you can. Box them up and put them away. Get the army you are working on and put it somewhere glaringly obvious like your desk, a shelf next to your bed/computer/whatever. Put your paints and brushes directly next to them so it's as easy as possible to work on the army.

Maybe it'll help. After that, it is just self control (which I suck at, hence my record of 12 armies in 3 years, most of which are still ongoing).

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I know the feeling about losing motivation for mpainting so i ended up changing my colorscheme. that helped me out alot and gives me much more please working on the models now. Heres the thing about chaos and why im secretly devoted to it. Their basic characteristic is that they are not a single force but small bands of marines thrown together from different legions. if you keep this in mind then you can easily take a break from painting black legion and stat painting emperos children indtead, or iron warriors, or whatever it is you would prefer. this gives you a chance to reagin motivation and interest in your other projects. It does require a bit of self control to finish every last model before going back to or starting a new project but it make the anticipation for starting the next one that much greater.

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One way that I stick with a project is any time I have a new idea for an army I write it down in a word doc. titled project ideas then leave it there while I finish the current project I am on. This gets the idea out of my head and lets me focus on the current army or project. Sometimes I even create fluff and other things for armies and I stick them in the same document and then once my current project or army are done or to a point that I can work on other things I go through the document and see what is still appealing to me.


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