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I need some help. Im new to Warhammer and i have a squad of space marines. What should i get next.
I'd say get another squad (preferably the 10 man box, it has more sprues, with stuff like missile launchers, flamers and the like), and a commander unit of some variety.
Build the 500pt core first, then go from their. Don't buy too many specialized untis (terminators, heavy tanks, etc) til you're sure you want marines. And it never hurts to have a lot of basic infantry units in the ole collection.
Start envisioning your list in your head as you play more. Buy what you like from then on in.
Early Buy Suggestions (after another bunch of basic marines and a commander (chaplain,librarian,captain)): Sniper Scout squad, assault marines, land speeders, dreadnought.
Later buy suggestions: Predator, Vindicator, Terminators, Bikes (unless you're doing a bike list, in which case these guys should be early), razorbacks, rhinos, drop pods.
Latest buy: Superheavies, Land Raiders, Techmarines (again, if you're doing a techmarine heavy list, these should be earlier).
The codex and rulebook would be good additions if you don't already have those. If you do then you should make a list; probably start yourself off at four or five hundred points for combat patrol to start playing. From that list you made, get those models and then increase the points value of the list and build up the army around that core list you started with. This also allows you to build a theme to your army, which can help you to determine what your going to include in your army later.
Another thing you can do is just pick a point value and make a list, post it up here under the title of competative, and get the best possible list different members of LO can come up with. (Though you would need to post a list when doing this, not ask members to come up with one for you.)
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I dont know much about warhammer. Sooo, would it be best to get another tactical squad or a command squad or Librarian.
The best thing would be to get the codex. then another squad and a command squad.
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I think your best bet is to start with a basic army. 2 troops, an hq and your armies codex. Then do some practice battles with some friends to get the hang of your army and learn the rules.
Last edited by Thunderbound; February 2nd, 2008 at 13:28.
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With the 5th edition rules coming out i would hold off on a brand new 38 buck codex, maybe buy a cheap one off ebay until your sure of marines and/or the new codex has been released...
If you have one 10 man squad i would buy another box of tactical marines, the sprue's they have are excellent for making up two seperate squads with special weapons each. Then you can buy a cheap metal chaplian or librarium, those are $20 each aus...
Once you have those two squads, test them out against your frineds or against each other, lol, i'm sure if you surf the net you will be able to find some free stats for the weapons (although its against copyright law most places). Also a good idea is to go to the official games workshop site (Games Workshop PLC - Welcome! Please, choose your destination.) and look at their starting space marines ideas, and look at their online store for all the prices so you can compare with your budget.
Before you do anything as many people stated is, "Get the codex and get the rulebook." You might say oohhhh it won't help me but it will help you alot. In order to play you need to know the rules in order to make a space marine army list you need the codex. But after you get those two book you should get another tactical squad and a hq choice.
I know how good the rules are and i fully endorse getting them, but for a noob beginner who hasnt got their heart set on Space Marines is the 38 dollar codex that will soon be out dated worth it? If you have a decent income then by all means, but as i couldnt judge the age of our new friend I wasn't sure he could afford the codex. If you can, definatly buy it. Its a great read and has some inspiring pinting scheme's.