As I prepare for 6th Edition of 40K to arrive, I find myself asking if I should just tweak my armies, or consider a whole new build from the ground up.
When 5th edition arrived, I mainly made small adjustments and just tweaked the lists a bit. If I plan to tweak the army, I'll consider what I own first and my established theme of the army and then try and make something work. This minimizes my expenditures and likely gets me into games with a painted army much quicker.
But, consider if first I look at the new rules, examine the codex and then decide what would be fun to play. Notice I don't say most effective, because honestly I'm just not that good a player. But occasionally I can get a theme and a few tactics/strategies to work.
When I see fun models to use that have fairly good rules, I get inspired to do all sorts of conversions and really enjoy the hobby aspect.
I think my Raven Guard are most likely to suffer, especially since they never got finished. But if I finalize and trim my Space Wolves down, I can of course re-purpose more wolves into ravens.
My Eldar have suffered from never having a set theme and of all my armies could most use the reboot.
My Imperial Guard have lost their way a bit, and I need to make a choice as to how much armored support they will have.
Well, lets hope the new edition opens some new possibilities and sparks my creativity.