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New army any advice?

Postby Stryder » Wed Apr 04, 2012 10:16 pm

Currently have a Chaos marine army yet wanting to start a new army but unsure where to go...
I've collected in the past orks and Space marines but im wanting something new that i havent played before anyone got any thoughts
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby BANE » Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:30 am

Depends on the reason for a new army?

More competitive either IG or GK
Like the models, the one with the models you like the most
Fluff, the fluff your interested in.
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby Stryder » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:10 pm

Im actually after a bit of variety from what i have and what i've played before i was eyeing up the tau and the eldar but not sure if theres something else
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby skywalker » Thu Apr 05, 2012 12:27 pm

I agree with Bane it all comes down to what models you like the most and to some extent what playing style. IG and Tau shoot the blazes out of the enemy but are not too good in close combat, Eldar and Dark Eldar have some sneaky tricks, Nids just eat everything in sight :D
I like my SW but don't like my IG, I find the IG too shooty for my tastes but again that is personal preference.
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby conscriptboris » Thu Apr 05, 2012 2:36 pm

Depends on your character, are you stand at a distance and plot the opponents demise from afar, of do you prefer up close assault, or masses of troops pouring across the board, or specialist groups and weapons? or a mix?

if mix, id suggest the new necron codex?

Also thinks about 6th Ed coming out this summer, Id suggest to wait and see the new army's , if you cant wait, id then suggest the latest codex released (so it survives a bit into 6th).

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Re: New army any advice?

Postby BELLMASTER » Sun Apr 08, 2012 6:25 pm

Why not try Grey Knights, they've got a new codex and the new models are really nice, the one of the good things is that the cheapest ammount of points for a HQ is about 10 points i think, i dont have my codex on me, so then you can spend more points on other things u want like Troops and things like that and there magic is good and there stats are amazing. So if i wanted 2 start a new army i would think about Grey Knights :mrgreen:
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby Stryder » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:35 pm

no thanks on the grey knights have had bad experiences with the people who play them (no offence) plus i think the idea of a standard troop unit being armed with power weapons just a bit too beardy for my tastes
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby BELLMASTER » Sun Apr 08, 2012 8:54 pm

Okay dude :)
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby ShmexyNiteTerror » Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:39 pm

I would suggest Dark Eldar, as their poison weapons are pretty bad ass.

And their models are awesome too :-D
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby Stunty » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:06 am

No one can decide for you, you gotta go for which has the models and fluff you like and also play style.. do a bit of research on them all then decide
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby Ljundhammer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 8:44 am

Pick the army you like & go from there.

I like my IG for the simple reason that I can play it the way I want to. I can go mechanised infantry, infantry horde, heavy tank focussed, or if you like zooming around the table shouting pew-pew you can have an airbourne army.

If you like power armour, then it's simple to paint up your own chapter & then use them with any of the SM codexes out there. Bikes & tacticals in Codex SM, Terminators & bikes in Codex DA, jumping marines & fast tanks in BA, running around and shouting "FOR RUSS" in Codex SW, and crying in the corner with BT.

In addition, you can use the IG (and with a bit of creative thinking the SM) in the GK codex too.

It's more difficult with the Xenos codexes, but Orks have a number of different playstyles (kan wall, boyz horde, battlwagon blitz), as I'm told do Necrons.

Eldar, DE, and Tau are rather mono-build codexes, so if you like them, I'd do some proxying first to check you really like the way they play.

In fact, always proxy before you buy!
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby Galador » Wed Apr 11, 2012 4:59 pm

Ljundhammer wrote:Eldar, DE, and Tau are rather mono-build codexes, so if you like them, I'd do some proxying first to check you really like the way they play.


I have to disagree with you there Ljund, at least on the Dark Eldar bit. Dark Eldar have a very wide range of different types of playstyles that you simply have to learn to play right and they will do just fine.

You can run the blasterborn venoms, you can run a full Kabalite shooting, you can run Raider Spam, you can run a Haemonculus Coven, you can do an entier Wych Cult, you can run a super fast Hellion only list, and there are quite a few more mixed and inbetweens that work very well depending on your opponents play style and yours.

Dark Eldar, IMHO, have one of the most greatly varied codexes that if played correctly, can match just about anything. Yes, there are a few lists that shine well in the current competitive arenas, but I can take on a Mech IG wall with a Hellion based army and win, or at the very least, have a good showing of myself. I can almost match model conuts on a HAemy coven, Wych Cult, or Kabal list with any horde army out there, and still have a great game. Its all about learning how to use them.
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby Ljundhammer » Wed Apr 11, 2012 5:13 pm

I stand corrected!
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Re: New army any advice?

Postby BELLMASTER » Sat Apr 14, 2012 12:53 pm

Go Necrons because there new rules are other powered and very good :D
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