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I've been thinking about this for a while now but can't quite seem to come to a decision. I have a large Eldar Army, easily capable of fielding 12k points worth in an apocalpyse before you include additional points for formations and titans and such but I'm wondering that if I collect a new army should I go with something that compliments my Eldar force in an Apocalypse game or should I go for something completely different when it come to regular games.
What do you guys think? Any ideas for what army I should collect and why?
(Bearing in mind that while there are a lot of out dated codexs out there there seems to be a massive push on updating all of them so lets just go with the assumtion that when I start collecting this new army they will either have a new codex or one will be along shortly)
Something in me says to avoid marines just because so many people choose them but maybe one of you can give me a persuasive argument that a marine army is the way to go.
So what do you think guys? I will more than likely after hearng everyones advice make a poll for the top picks about what I should go.
I recommend Necrons for a second army. First, Necrons are one of the most cost effective armies to purchase. The Necron battleforce is the best one by far. It contains 20 warriors, 3 destroyers, and 6 scarabs, all fantastic units that you'll want to field. Buy that, an extra box of warriors, a monolith or two, and a few more destroyers, and you've got a viable army right there. Their codex is behind right now, but that's likely to change within a few months. All the rumors point towards Necrons getting their update after Grey Knights. They're relatively easy to paint, look great even with a single-color scheme, and have awesome fluff. Not to mention they're fun as hell on the tabletop. Few things are more satisfying than having your opponent blast away at a squad, only to have a bunch of them get right back up again and keep going. More than any other army, Necrons will have your opponent screaming "why won't you die?!" Even with the old codex, I've been enjoying mine thoroughly. It takes more work to win with Necrons, since we've got an outdated codex for the moment, but I like the challenge. My main army is a mechanized IG, so whenever people gripe about how I only win because I play a "cheese" army, I pull out my 'Crons and kick their asses again. It's also oh so satisfying to hear Space Marine players talk about how much Necrons suck, how I'm stupid for fielding wraiths, blah blah blah, and then to see his expression when those "useless" wraiths blow up his tanks and his Terminators die from 60 gauss flayer shots to the face. Also, nobody plays Necrons, so nobody knows how to fight them anymore! It's also a great change of pace from the bazillion Space Marine armies in all colors of the rainbow.
Lastly, we have the best fluff by far. We cleansed the galaxy of life once, we can do it again. Oh, and the Machine God that the Adaptus Mechanicus worships? Yeah, that's the Void Dragon, a C'tan. Losers. Oh, and those assassins the Imperium likes to use? Those dudes with the psychic nullifier powers that keep wiping the floor with the Eldar? Yeah, we put them there so we can turn them into Pariahs. Sucks to be you. Oh yeah, and Nightbringer > pansy ass Ultramarines. Deceiver > everyone. Oh, your weapons shoot armor piercing rocket propelled grenades? Well, our weapons shoot freaking GREEN LIGHTNING that rips you apart one molecule at a time and can even blast through tanks. How about THAT?
Still not convinced? Fine. One word.
That is all.
Well. Everyone loves the Bugs.
The sheer amount of different set-ups that they provide is just amazing. The models are by far the best ones, and they provide you with some epic ideas to build your own. I think that they are a VERY competitive army, they can be ran as shooty, close combat, swarm, nidzilla. The options are endless! Which serious 40k player has never wanted to paint and model a trygon??? Or to be able to field hundreds of gaunts??? Besdides our codex isnt THAT old, we got it updated awhile back and its epic.
But ultimately it comes down to you, do what I did. Flip a coin I had to choose between Nids or Tau. And fate led me to the nids, and im loving it.
Want to start Tyranids? http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1799921 AND http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...t-builder.html