Much like any adult, I find that my professional work life interferes with my desire for more gaming time. I miss the days of yore when I had 8 hour blocks of time that I could use to play games or paint models, but alas, that is no longer the case. As a boarding school teacher, I find that I either have very little free time (when classes are in session) or way too much (vacation time rocks), but in either case I find myself having a hard time getting around to painting models because I hate stopping in the middle (in the former case) or I have so many video games that I want to play (in the case of the latter). Therefore, I am questioning whether I should try to downsize my collection so that I may meet my painting goals and ensure that I can devote enough time to my favorite factions.
So far I have the following factions represented in my collection, in order of most points to the least:
I have decided that I absolutely want to keep my Circle and I really want to build up my Trollblood force because I have a clear picture of what I want to do with those models, and I think they look spiffy. I also have invested a good amount of $$$ into my Cygnar - but admittedly it's mostly been second-hand and I've probably spent more money on my Circle, despite the fact that I think I have more points of Cygnar. It's probably worth holding onto the Cygnar just because I already have so many options available to them, even though painting them is not on my list of things that I really want to do.
Either way, I'm torn between what I should drop to make room for the growing Trollblood force that I'm [slowly] acquiring. I can certainly find players out there who would buy up my Legion models from me, as they are a really popular faction, but with Domination still fresh, I'm hesitant to sell a beloved Hordes army. On the other hand, I don't really like Warmachine as much as I like Hordes, and the privateers don't seem to gel very well with my playstyle. With a new Warmachine book on the horizon, however, and the privateers looking like they might get some loving this time, maybe I should hold onto them?
Tough choices either way, but I guess I'll wait until I see the spoilers from Templecon before I make my final decision. It'll also depend on interest, as I'd love to sell either force to a [relatively] local player.