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Space Marines (and sub chapters)
We all have our own army, but many of us older players who have the free time, cash, and shame to part with also put together a second army, or in some cases even a third or more.
Perhaps they're more for fun than competitiveness, or you just like a few specific models/units and built a small list around them, or perhaps you're just trying something new.
For whatever reason, what's your smaller, alternate army? If you don't have one, which one would you like to have? Why? If you have more than one alternate army, feel free to vote for each of them.
My secondary army is Chaos Daemons, which I had a lot of fun modeling. I've even started a third, Imperial Guard army that I'm in the process of making, almost completely out of random spare bits.
Last edited by mynameisgrax; January 29th, 2010 at 16:22.
I must say, this is an interesting question. However I don't feel the answer is so simple as to which single army is the best secondary force, as a secondary force heavily depends on the PRIMARY force.
As for that, I feel that an army that compliment your primary force. This may be done through several means.
A primary form of compliment for your original force is to field a force contrasting it. Say if you have a heavy elite shooting force ( necrons) fielding a horde assault force is a great way to bring new things to the table for you (tyranids).
Another compliment is to field a fluffy ally force for your second choice. A marine player may wish to create an imperial guard force, perhaps even one that serves their chapter or at least has fought alongside them. This is especially handy for appocalypse games when you want to ally your armies up.
Then there's the hero to villain swap. Starting with a heroic army (tau) and making a switch to a villanous army ( chaos marines) gives you a great difference in appearance and playstyle of the force. For that matter changing allegiance (Xenox, Imperial, Chaos) can make a big difference as well.
I agree with Alzer. I started playing 40k with the Tau (very shooty and mobile) and I'm currently collecting models to build a new Blood Angels army (very assaulty and mobile). They are both rather mobile but how they kill is very different. I was interested in Blood Angels because of:
a) it contrasted my current army (assault vs. shooting)
b) its a space marines variant and most of the people i play are space marine armies (i figure its a great way to learn all the MEQ troops and tactics)
c) i love the red paint job ( want to make my BAs like Iron Man's armor Red and Gold, and the Death Company like War Machine Black and Grey)
d) i like the fluff, its one of the oldest and most respected SM companies out there
Oh yeah, the new codex is coming out in April, heheh that basically cemented the deal for me .
Daemons, a cohort of khorne that i'm working on :s
I don't think it's approrpriate to name a dark damon lord bubbles...
Dark Eldar. Un fluffy for Eldar and Dark Eldar to work together, but the playstyle is similar and the army is easy to learn.
I also have salamanders. Easy to use...dont need many models....good way to learn the marine codex.
Eldar -APOC- 6500 Points
Chaos Daemons -Fate Crusher- 3500 Points
Grey knights - 1000 Points
Personally, I think that a secondary army should not compliment the Primary. In fact, I think that if your primary army is a melee heavy list, then your second army should be the opposite, a shooty one (and vise versa). I play very melee heavy Chaos and Space Puppy armies. Therefore I decided to break the mold and play guard. An army that has no melee tendencies what so ever.
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Armies: Space Wolves, Imperial Guard, Emperors Children, Necrons, Eldar
Hmm, tough choice. I've got 4 army's of which I'll be selling one.
My primary army has to be my Tyranids, except for the fact that my Daemonhunters army isn't that much smaller. Just a lot less customized. I'm working on myWitchhunters army to get in in the same point range as the Daemonhunters, but that'll take a while.
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I think buying complementary armies works out as well.
Recently Ive been collecting CSM and deamons while my cousin has been collecting gaurd and inquisition. The plan is for each of us to collect to apocalypse size forces (roughly 5 or 6 thousnad points for each of us) and then play one big game.
Then again,I also have 3000 of orks and 3000 of necrons so...
Last edited by volatilis sollicitus; February 3rd, 2010 at 00:46.