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for awhile i've wanted to get into warhammer, i want to have a witch hunters army mostly made up of sob, but with some inquisitorial stuff. my question comes from reading some posts on this board, are witch hunters a hard army to play. i'd rather have a good looking army, that i like, that wins a few battles over a army that can win alot of battles but i don't really like alot. i would however like to win some, so would a complete beginner be able to hold his own in a battle, against a simmilar opponent?
Well personally I think you should play the army that you like instead of what everone says to start with. If you don't enjoy the army your using you won't care if you win or lose. I myself am new to witch hunters and lots of people are saying that they are a difficult army, but I fell tactics are something that can be learned. So you might end up with a few more losses but if you a decent player you will learn from your mistakes and move on. So I say if you like the look and fluff of the SoB's I say more power to you!!Originally posted by Marcus_Prime@Mar 15 2005, 170
for awhile i've wanted to get into warhammer, i want to have a witch hunters army mostly made up of sob, but with some inquisitorial stuff. my question comes from reading some posts on this board, are witch hunters a hard army to play. i'd rather have a good looking army, that i like, that wins a few battles over a army that can win alot of battles but i don't really like alot. i would however like to win some, so would a complete beginner be able to hold his own in a battle, against a simmilar opponent?[snapback]353348[/snapback]
It doesnt matter if your a newbie or not as long as you read alotta of these forums or ask questions read the codex, and look at other races to make sure this is the best for you **not just plain old chaos look into latd or something** and then, when you know the basic stuff, it doesnt matter anymore if you havent played the game or not.
--you dont really have to look into races if you dont have the time or care enough, but i found it helpful since i discovered others that fit my playing style really well(or just are cool) . Good luck w/ witch hunters(if you end up playing them).--
"God works in mysterious ways."
"Everything happens for a reason."
I actually have a slug living in YOU, right now...
Slowly will start playing: Iyanden, and Chaos.
the reason i like wh is the fluff and teh models, which brings me to a question that might be jumping the gun alot, i haven't read any of the rules or the codex, but for my HQ i was thinking of adding angel wings to a sister repentia, and then blending several eviserators (spelling?) into one big one, specializing in close combat, what could she be considered as, canoness, inquisitor lord, heroine, ect,ect?
having a really cool looking hq is for some reason important to me.
should i just buy the codex and find these out for my self?
I reckon you should go with what CaptainClegg said and pick the one you like.
I dunno about all this "some armies are too hard for beginners" stuff. 40k is not that complex or realistic a game, and luck of the dice plays as much if not more of a role in the outcome than any tactics you may care to use.
Maybe if you are a young child who can barely spell his or her own name then SM might be a bit easier for you, but really, any intelligent teenager or adult (and stupid people don't usually play tabeltop wargames much) should IMHO have a roughly equal chance with any army if they put some thought into it and practice a little.
I hadn't played since 2nd Edition (when I was a kid), and I saw WH, thought they looked cool and bought an army. My friend I play against had been playing for years, but had never faced WH (they were new at that point). After a bit of consideration of my army list and what my guys could do I ended up winning my first 4th ed. game against UM which alot of people on this forum would say is unlikely. Since then most games I have played with my WH have been a close run thing but hey, you win some you lose some. I don't find them any more difficult to use than my Orks (just less fun !
Go for it. As for your HQ question you can give a canoness a jump pack so there's your wings. (Y)
cool i never expected those wings would be of any use to the actual game, the jumpack-wings make me want them all the more. now that i'm sure to go with WH what sould i do, should i go and buy the rule book, and spend alot of time reading it, or should i go into the local GW store, and ask how to get into the game, and folllow their instruction from there, should i buy the codex,??? what oh what should i do? :wacko:
1. Buy the rule book, read it until you know it in your dreams, it is your bible to warhammer and never go to a game without it.
2. Buy the codex, read it until it's in a dream next to your rulebook dream, it is your Ten Commandments (more like hundreds of commandments but you get the idea)
3. Go into a store and watch how the other people play the game, talk with them, ask questions but try not to disrupt the game too much.
4. While you are doing 3, begin to buy and build up your army. Once you have 500 or so points (easy enough to do with a HQ in a transport and two troop squads) play some small games.
5. (optional and/or situational) If anyone has brought a second army, see if you could play a game with them and have them help you learn the rules.
That is a good way to get started.
Most important rule when facing any army with the Imperials is that you have to play like you have nothing to lose. Go big, or go home. Play like you have a pair. You cannot fight the enemy with subtlety or else you will get demolished.
sounds like a plan, if only that rule book wasn't so expensive(no job yet, good thing i choose a cheap army to start with :rolleyes: ) do they ever go cheap on ebay or somthing?
Ahhh yes... another person welcomed into the Emperors light. *sighs and wupes tear frome eye*
Yep those rule books are cheap. A sneaky way out is to find a friend who has the rule book (most should have one) and memorise ***Removed. Please do not Encourage this*** the rule book. If you cut out the reasonable fluff in the book, its not actually that big.
Also your conversion sounds cool! ^_^ Good luck with it!
Remeber if you want to convert Repentia then buy the Blister pack of them not the boxed set. IS cheaper if you only want to use a few.
i'll be sure to post pics of her when shes done!Originally posted by Lord Yossanrion@Mar 15 2005, 236
Also your conversion sounds cool! ^_^ Good luck with it!
Remeber if you want to convert Repentia then buy the Blister pack of them not the boxed set. IS cheaper if you only want to use a few.[snapback]353670[/snapback]
that was the the idea, that way i'll have 3 evisorators to make into one, but there only one actuall model i want to use, i'll just have to look carefully to make sure i get her, i'm gonna use pegasus wings, and i was wondering if i have to order them from the internet, or can i buy 'em at a GW store? would the sister repentia turned saint and two boxes of sisters be a good start?