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what i would like to know how many people play as space marines as opposed to other armies and why they are they primary focus of every new thing, there not that interesting anyways and also whats so attractive about them other than there universal 3+ save
well whenver a new boxed version of 40k comes out there are SMs in the box, they are probably the easiest to use when learning the rules...and GW push them down our throats!
They are boring though i agree
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They are one of the most forgiving armies, with an extremely balanced force, and special rules that are really good. Plus they got a semi-recent Codex update, so they are being advertised really heavily. It is mainly because so many new people use them, and there are lots of new people around.
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the mini's are also relitively cheap, well at least compared to my first choice army sisters of battle. because i don't have alot of money i'm most likely going to start a crusade of black templars! i'd also have to disagree with you i find the spacemarines fluff to be very interesting, but damn, there alot of em'! though i also hate how they are the focus of everthing
This has been talked about infinite times. It is all about the realitively easy assembly, painting, armor save, good guns, and they are the best to learn on because of their lack of special equipment and rules. They are also the defenders of humanity. That is why they are picked first. Don't complain about there being to many SM armies though because if it weren't for SM there wouldn't be as many players out there. Most people start on SM and then move on to other armies when they have the rules down.
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:mellow: I totally agree, they are the most forgiving race to play for a new player and they are the most marketed army out there, Gameswork shop pushes the spacemarines down everyone's throats when you are new and looking to join 40k. They are one of the cheapest armies to start out on considering you don't really ever need to field anything other then plastic marines, you don't need tanks or dreadnoughts if you don't got the money for them. They have a amazing stat line for just the basic marine, they have good gun and great save plus great fluff, can be converted hundreds of diff ways painted the way you want and arn't as strict as other armies on what you must field to win.
After most of the new Space marine players get there armies around 1000points to 1500points they move on to a diff army either because of boredom or friends telling them they should cuz marines are boring. Go to a Grand tournament sometime not many space marine players there at all. I have played 40k for bout 10years now been playing them for as long as i can remember, if there played right they are a force to be wreckoned with if they are played poorly they are still a match for any army out there. :shifty:
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i'd say necros are the most forgiving army to play, not sm's.
i'm not quite sure why i like sm's, i just do, same goes for orks and tyrands, but $$$ is keeping me from making an ork army.
I believe I read somewhere that 70% of all armies were marines of some sort (Imp, Chaos, DH). Codex Marines are the most common army for a number of reasons: they're the poster boys of GW, they come in the starter set, they have good weapons/stats, there are numerous types of them, etc. However there is a reason that most people seem to overlook: they're the closest thing to standard scifi in 40k. Face it when someone says scifi orks, elves, and daemons don't eactly spring to mind. Guys in big powered battle armor with big guns do however; it's just a natural leap to make.
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I'd say too many IMO, spoils the gaming diversity the game should have not staring to take plasmaguns over flamers or heavy bolters because you'll end up playing them 2/3 or 3/4 of the time.
Like worlf_pack, there too many but i can understand them.THe space marine are way too balance stats and rule so beginer start with them because they think they own after seeing IG stats or ork stats. I begin with space marine because my friend was telling me that eldar,ork and dark eldar suck hard but after seeing some other player playing them i think is was my friend who suck. After that, i sell all my sm ( it taked me only 1 week to sell it all ) and i change to ork and now im thinking about a DH army, better fluff than space marine