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What IS the best way to get to know this game?
Combat patrol with someone kind, patient and experienced.
500 points battle with someone kind patient and experienced
1000 points battle " " " " "
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Throughout, your list, modelling and painting skills can be nurtured with advise from LO.
Remember, there's always Vassal too.
LO RulesOriginally Posted by AnonymousOriginally Posted by Cyric
Second that, just play it with a friend who knows the rules. If you don't have any buddies that play and only can play at the local game shop with people you don't know, then I would suggest just reading and studying the rulebook. Play a few games by yourself and then go to the game shop and tell them you're new and ask for a friendly game. Just make sure you know the rules as well as you are able to on your own because strangers, particularly us gamers, are usually very harsh to one another.
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I would say it's best to play as many games as you can, preferably at small points limits and against as many different armies as you can. I know from experience as a Tau player how annoying it was not to understand combat properly. You will need to learn not only the rules for shooting, assaulting, and so on, but tactics and strategical thinking.
- the best way? To start simply with a small force, know these well and gradually move up to 1500pt armies and along the way teach others with what you have learned. Its surprising how much is assumed knowledge and how much is actual and by teaching others this becomes apparent.
In short learn the basics and then spread the word.
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This probably makes me sound like a red shirt, but the current starter set, Battle for Mcraggae, is actually quite good. Far superior than GW's previous attempts at a starter kit. The whole thing costs less than a stand alone rulebook too. If you end up not interested in marines or 'nids you can always trade in the unused frames to bwbits.
The best way?
Just get stuck in. Simply playing the game is the best approach. Field Training, I like to call it.
This way, you're exposed to the rules constantly, and you can connect how the various rules influence the minis. IT's hard to conceptualize all of the die rolls until you actually start rolling dice.
Best way to learn how to play the game is to play 1,000pts, get your self familiarize with each of your own unit's potential before jumping into a full sized game.
Smaller point game is actually harder to play, because you have lesser models on the table which also means you have lesser models to sacrifice. Every single model counts, so get yourself together a few 1,000pts list and try them all out.
Also, be sure to at the very least read the rulebook and the codex first. Get to know your own unit's stats is very important.. not everyone have the patience to wait for you to look up your codex every other minute. Try to remember the core rule.. such as what you need to roll to hit, roll to wound, what's your weapon skill, initiative, and what is your armour save, etc..
Anima Tactics - try it out!
1) Read through the rulebook front to back.
2) Reread the parts on movement, shooting, and assault
3) Learn your basic troopers stats
4) Play a small game
5) re-read the rulebook front to back
repeat as necessary