My 15 year old son has a friend who is interested in getting into 40K and the question has come up, what is the easiest army to break into the game with? Keeping in mind we have a typical 15 year old who has never played or watched 40K before. My thoughts are: 1) Space Marines- it burns my mind to think it, but Marines are the A-typical easy army to start with. 2) Eldar- A bit of an older codex, but still worth playing. I think it's not too difficult to wrap your mind around it. 3) Maybe Necrons- Since I play Necrons, I could help him along a bit with them. I think the Necrons are a bit difficult to play at first, but you quickly get a grip on the armies dynamics.
What I would like to hear is how easy Black Templar's and Tau are to play.