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Well let me start by intoducing my self, and let me say hi to all here:w00t: . Anyway I was thinking about playing warhammer 40k but by the likes of me I just cant decide what army to take, I have narrowed it down to 3 choices, Chaos Space Marines, Witch Hunters and Orkz.
Please don't missunderstand I dont want you to pick an army for me, I just want to know the pro's and cons and a little guidance, because you know an informed decicion goes a LONG way. Thanks
I would like to chose an army that is not only fun to play but that is actualy good, I know that in the end realy it depends on the player but I want to pick maybe NOT the best one but an army that I actualy have a chance of winning no matter who I play against. I'd like to hear your opinions on this 3 armies so you can help me decide. But first of let me say why I like these 3 armies.
Chaos Space Marine: I like the miniatures, specialy the marines, I like some of the abilities they have BUT I hate their story, I read their story and think that they are nothing more than stupid space marines, yet I like the army as well an army just don't like the fluff. And I have no idea if they are fun to play or not. Tho I do fear they turn out to be like Chaos in WH fantasy just some overpowered guys with big guns but no strategy.
WH: The fluff is not bad, the units are intresting tho I have like no clue how actualy good they are, and I like the miniatures. I specialy like the whole holy theme the army is built around and some of the units are just frecking awsome, like the penitent engine or the archo-flagelants. But my fear in this army is first of they might not be as good as other armies, second is that it will become one of GW forgoten armies in the long run and I get to see some new units or rules in like 5 years.
Orkz: They just look like so much fun to play. I mean going orkz orkz orkz, is not something you can do with the other armies, and their fun style looking play is what drawed me to this race, tho I don't like hoard armies. And I'm not realy into their disorganized kinda thing, but man the umpredictability of the army looks like fun I mean you're probably reponsible of half the deaths in your army, tho I'm not crazy for the miniatures, and well it has been forgoten by GH. I know that a new codex is coming out and all but what asures me that GW wont just forget them AGAIN
Well there you have it, I'm looking for an army that doesn't require me to be billionaire to play, its fun (MOST IMPORTANT!), its versitle and with cool miniatures. if on top of that it has a nice not ohhh I hate the emperor cuz he forgot about us story(sry don't know much about why they betray the emperor, but it sounds to me as if they where spoiled bratz, if someone can shed some info on this I would greatly apreciate it). it would be great, Plz help me cuz I'm REALY stuck. thanks in advance for your help . :cry:
Last edited by whitewolf1984; May 14th, 2006 at 21:16.
Well I'm moving forward with my army selection, today I have come to the conclusion that I definatly can't aford the orks right now. But someday in the future I will probably get an ork army. But now I'm completly stuck. I realy cant decide based on the books if Chaos or witch hunters is the army for me. Can someone help me by giving me a bit more info on both those armies. Please and thanks for any info you post.
Can an admin close this thread plz, I'm more than please to say that thanks to the great people on this site I have gotten much more than I came on the forum for. I'm happy to form a part of such a great WH comunity and thanks to all the people who helped me and a YOU ROCK!!! for ya all
Last edited by whitewolf1984; May 15th, 2006 at 05:44.
I have never played against Witch Hunters but I think your concerns about codex updates is valid. Scuttlebutt around our shop is that the penitant engine and arco-flagellents aren't that great. I think this army probably needs it's allies before it truly kicks ass.
Chaos can play very differently depending on which flavour you choose: assaulty, demon summoners, shooty, etc.
That being said I've never played against WH and only twice against Chaos. I do play against Orks regularly though and they look pretty fun to play. Unfortuantely that's another army that doesn't get updates very often. I would say though that thierplayerbase is extremely devoted and active (there are some good Ork sites).
For a first army you probably want Chaos. Like all marine armies the basic core is durable and competative. If you lose it probably won't be a massacre. Many of us have been playing for 15+ years now and if you take that kind of long term view it's easy to expand to a second army over 3 years.
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Chaos is probably your best bet. They are one of the most customizable armies and have a wide range of model and troop selections. As a result they can employ a variety of tactics, it all depends on how you want your army to function. Plus it is one of the cheapest armies to play. Cheaper even than space marines! An 8 man CSM squad is $25 compared to a 10 man SoB that costs $35.
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Yeah I'm going with chaos, thanks all. But I will also be playing the sisters. I'm going to play chaos right from the start and will start building both armies might take me a while tho. But who cares I really liked both so maybe I'll be up to slow start but I do plan by the end of the year be up to a 1000pts in both. Or atleast relatively close to it. Right now I'm just going to settle for borrowing a SoB army each time I can.