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I'm trying to decide on a first army to collect and was wondering, how are Daemonhunters as a first army?
Daemonhunters was my first army (now have 4) and they are still my favourite. Basically they aren't the easiest when you first start but as long as you don't mind losing for a bit they are great.
My biggest problem when I started was that I over extended my Grey Knights charged them towards close combat, its was when I saw the usefulness of the Inquisition as support and also how effective the Grey Knight is at shooting, I started winning.
Awesome army, awesome fluff.
DH are a very ... interesting army ... and depending on how much you want to win depends if they are a good army for you
DH has a fair learning curve ... unlike things such as SM and Nids ....
But DH is fun to play ...
Hope that helps a little
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DH is my first army as well, and still the one I play the most. Best models and fluff anywhere!
As the others have said, this can be a challenging army to win with. (Wins are often marginal, losses can be embarrassing.) It requires a bit of patience and finesse to win consistently with. It's tactical playstyle is totally unique in the game, requiring game turn by game turn positional analysis to know what the optimal choices are at any given time. Which is to say, unlike virtually every other army, there isn't a single thing you can and should do to maximize your chances of winning each and every game. You have to remain flexible and willing to improvise as the need arises. This can work because we have, as the core Troops choice of our army, the single most flexible infantry unit in the game in the form of Grey Knights.
It's different in every way. It's beautiful to look at. It's interesting to learn about. It's uncommonly played. I love everything about this force.
ninjabackhand: point and click, again, really? even after i give you an military term "shock tactic" you still call it point and click.
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well spoken. while DH isn't my first army. I agree whole heartedly with what's been said so far. When deciding on my first Army, I knew it would be Inquisition. the fluff and models were great, and the rarity of the armies were another draw. I liked the idea of having a unique army.
I liked that the =I= armies required tactical thinking much more than I felt other forces did. Then I found the allies and induction rules, and was sold. I went for the SoB's first, then added in the Inquisitors, then added an IG contingent, and now am starting on slowly getting my GK's up to speed.
Many people don't know what to expect in fighting me. You have a lot of versatility with Inquisition.
and you'll find a lot of good advice here.
Just another note, although we are maybe scaring you with the fact there is a steep learning curve and you learn how to lose once you've got the hang of things and you know your units intimately its not hard to start winning alot.
I've heard of alot success on these boards, hell i've placed first and second with my DH army in GW Tournaments.
What wins most DH players is the fact that your army is very different to others and you get alot of people not sure how to approach it...