chris_valera said:"Although I want to particpate, the clause that I need everything fully painted is kinda disheartening. Im just getting into the game and I want to play bugs...and to paint up that much while still having a life is going to be a bit of a problem."
I'm gonna have to be a whiny little bitch and agree. The army lists from the rulebook thing is kinda harsh too. I understand, but is the army book that much different from the rulebook? I'm not against buying it, just doing that *and* painting up an army is a little much for what little free time I have. I just bought two boxes of WASPs and I still need a third... plus conversion parts... plus converting them... plus painting them...
But Brookhurst Hobbies is a ways away, so I probably couldn't make it anyway.
Chris, I understand but you have to understand that the Army Books did introduce significant differences from the main rulebook army list in terms of points, options, and squad selections. So in short, yes, you need to build your list from the army book.
I understand that people have busy lives and painting can take up a lot of time. That is a descision you have to make for yourself if you think you don't have the time to partiticpate in an escalation league.
Keep in mind, however, that at the end of 12 weeks you'll have a fully painted army, so the idea is to help motivate people to find time to paint. You'd be surprised how much you can get accomplished if you just set aside an hour each night to painting.