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I'm interested how costly the Marines are real-cash-wise. From my Tau perspective, the army can be relatively inexpensive if you play a mobile army. I'd like to know how the Space Marines fare in this respect.
Also, when compared to Chaos Space Marines and Eldar, are they cheaper or more expensive? I'm considering switching to one of these three from Tau (temporarily, of course, nothing compares to the Greater Good! ), so I'd like to know. I probably wouldn't play the Eldar, as they are from my perpsective quite difficult to get right, and I like the look of Space Marines and Chaos Space Marines more anyway.
Thanks for any info!
Last edited by Leafwalker; April 3rd, 2008 at 20:26.
I'd possibly say a space marine army is quite cheap mabye £150- £200, since most troops are quite elite, although it can get a little expensive if you go down the mechinized route, I'd say chaos are slightly more expensive in £/$, but not much, and eldar are most expensive of all since theres lots of metal models that tend to be expensive for not as many men. As to which army I'd get I'd like to see you get it'd be chaos since there completly opposite to tau as itseasy to get a more CC orintated army IMO and tau tend to be shooty.
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I would say that overall most armies balance out at around the same point. For marines you get less for your money, but they do cost more in points. where as compared to tau you get more for your money but they cost less in points. So i'd say that collecting most armies will cost around the same in the end. Generally.
Also as previously mentioned if you go down the mechenised route for any army it will start to knock up the price of your army.
If ya lookin' for most expensive try Orks.
If your willing to fix up and strip/repaint and put a little elbow grease into it a space marine army can be the cheapest. Either on ebay or from a store that sell's used/traded in peices. Thier is such a volume of space marine stuff out there that its realtivly easy to find deals as long you dont have to have it fresh outta the box. At least IMHO.