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i am just starting to get into tabletop games and i warhammer40k the best. i have alrdy bought the orks codex and i am thinking of orks being my first army. should i continue with orks or go do imperial guards first cause i like those guys alot also? thanks in advance for the help
You will be happier in the long run if you play an army that you:
A) Like the rules
Like the models
C) Fits your playing style
The Guard is whats known as a "shooty army" for the most part. Guard require a little more tact that some other forces.
Orks are a brute swarm type army that dosnt shy away from close combat. If you want your mob of an army to wade into the enemy ranks and crush a few skulls, then Orks may be for you!
A lot of people start playing Guard because they like the models so much and a lot of people fall in love with the tanks. Any army can be effective if you put time into it.
Time wise, an Ork army and a Guard army both require quite a bit of painting and modelling. Overall I would say the average Guard army probably would be a little more expensive. The Guard is so flexible, most players often ending buying every unit listed in the codex (atleast one of everything! cause you never know when you might need it.
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The thing about Imperial Guard is that you always get some insurance when entering into a game. You know that you can out-shoot your opponent if he tries to stand his ground. This means the enemy will always be comming to you, allowing you to set your opponent up. However you also posses the means to take the fight to the enemy by means of Chimeras, and deep striking using doctrines. However generally Guard armies are more "watch and shoot" and mercilessly destroy your opponent, and then getting the objective
Orks are more fun I think, it doesn't really matter what the outcome is because they just enjoy a good fight. There generally pretty fast with lots of small vehicles to get the boyz into cc. They have lots of firepower, however can't hit the side of a barn with it. They get lots of attacks in cc also.
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Both armies is great. I really think it comes down to:
1. What you like the fluff for(do you want to defend Imperium or destroy it)
3. Good or Bad?
Good luck with making the right choice. *coughguardcough* What happened?
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