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Currently I play Tau, a *very* shooty army. After I get about a solid 3000 points of Tau, I plan on moving onto Lizardmen (very good at Close Combat and Magic) in Fantasy. While I am finishing up Tau & Lizardmen, I plan to collect my next 40K Army's models on the side. The army I'm looking at next is Daemon Hunters.
I want an army that is very elite, and very good at CC. It seemed that DH fit the bill, but someone at my local game shop disagreed (I dunno why). [DH are good at CC, right?]
Also, he said that they were very linear, and that it would be hard to take on certain armies. Are these things true?
Also, would I be spending more or less money on DH? There are much fewer models, it seems, but they all look metal/expensive.
Anyways, thank in advance for any help you can render.
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DH are not a close combat army. They are an army that does both shooting and close combat decently, but does not excel. They shoot better than assault troops and they assault better than shooty troops. It may be tough for you to figure out when to do which depending on who you are facing. It is often difficult for Grey Knights to take on armies that have many tanks or a diverse force, because they have very few weapons options available to them.
the cost side is true as well, dh armies are very expensive as the models are mostly meatal.
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That being said, they also cost a decent amount of points meaning you will be buying less than your space marine cousins.the cost side is true as well, dh armies are very expensive as the models are mostly meatal.
However, i am still pretty certain that $ per model is higher than, say, space marines (or tau for that matter.
Also, frozencore more or less summed it up. Our greatest strength is being better at whatever our opponent is bad at and exploiting that.
For pure GK our anti tank capabilities are fairly limited and we sometimes struggle there, but allied/inducted troops soon fixes that.
For pure combat savagery (even though it pains me to do so) might i suggest tyranids?
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FWIW, I posted a fairly extensive "executive summary" of the DH in a concurrently active thread that you may find helpful.
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Yeah, grey knights are good, but don't particularly excel in combat
My suggestion is maybe Blood Angels. They're still somewhat elite, and they do well in combat
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I would say Daemonhunter army, especially pure daemonhunter, is a fluff army. The models are superb in design and each model is powerful, but they are also expensive, both Money wise and point wise. GK are good at both in shooting at infantry and close combat, but excel at neither. It is a very challenging army to play.
DH are quite good at CC, but they dont get a Strom Bolter, unless they will be using it
If you want to have a close combat elite like army, think about Tyranids (you can fully customize your army to CC), Blood Angels or Chaos
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Daemon Hunters Win / Draw / Lost 
one thing to remember is that DH are atm one of if the most under-powered army in the game, most of our special rules arnt as good as they once were with the 4th Ed rule book and the recent re-release of Chaos
Though it does work out much cheaper to get a full Grey Knight army than others because of the cost in points for the game
Daemonhunters are good if your looking for a challenge and fancy doing an army that ALOT of other people do not do
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