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I am trying to get into Warhammer 40k, but I don't want to spend a whole lot of money right away. I want to get a feel for the game so I know whats good and what not. I could use some help choosing a 500 pt army, I'm not too famliar with the armory as yet, but I need to make my order very soon because I'm getting a deal. So far I've decided to purchase a chaos lord, CSM box set of 8 troops, and a few elites. My brother and I have decided to play with 500 or 750 pt armies to keep it small while we learn. Plz post a list of a decent 500pt army I could use for learning.
Okay, one of the first things you'll need is the Chaos Codex. By reading stats, weapons etc you can properly decide which units you wish to buy. Second you have to decide what type of army you want: vehicle heavy, CC, firepower etc. Obviously if you want a CC army you don't want to include too many heavy weapon squads and would instead favour faster troops with cc weapons. Also, try to take units that complement each other. Ever played starcraft? Similar principles. Every unit, spell, wargear item plays a specific role either for the character using it, or enemies/friendly units nearby. Also, make sure you know what each unit does. I am a Tyranid player. My army consists of gaunts, which tie up people in cc and then subsequent waves of more powerful creatures.
I play chaos and i say u should start of with a khorne army if u like close combat of CC which i do and slaanish sounds good if u like shooting but u have the basic principal a lord and 2 troop choices not much of a choice if u know what army u want.
I am just getting into the game also, but I would suggest having a good look at Plague Marines (Death Guard). They are rock hard, having great toughness and true grit. They do lack heavy weapons, but in small games that shouldn't be much of an issue.
Reading the Death Guard Tactica would give you a good idea.
Just my two penneth worth.
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