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Why does it seem like there are so many damn SM players as of late? Out of the regulars that play at my local hobby store, there are 5 Sm players, 1 Chaos player, 2 Eldar players, and 1 Necron player. This is excluding my Orks. Plus I have seen 3 new players who have all started a SM army. What is with this? All I ever seem to fight are SM! It makes us Xenos a little bit mad . Not to mention they are the only army GW seems to care about.
their easy to use plus they get al the GW attention as the entire SM range provides more income then the entire 40K range.
This thread has been done over and over and people are sick of dealing with it. Also we don't really want to have to make excuses to play our army just cause they get extra publicity. However I must admit having your army worked on all the time is great
Last edited by Librarian Augustine; January 29th, 2006 at 21:23.
Let's take a step back then and look at SM.
SM are a cheap army to start.
SM are easy to paint.
SM are a versatile army (they can shoot and assault).
SM are a forgiving army for begginners to play (compared to say - Dark Eldar).
SM have a cool background (8ft giants in power armour).
SM are the defenders of humanity, and arguably the "good guys"
SM are Games Workshop's "flagship" line (being their most profitable).
SM are the protagonist in a lot of the Black Library novels.
Take your pick, there's plenty of good reasons why SM are so popular with begginners.
Last edited by Addoran; January 29th, 2006 at 21:30.
With Space Marines, you either love them or hate them..
I think Space Marines are ace and NO they aren't unbeatable or too good they have a cool history and are great to collect..
Though I can understand to some extent why Non SM players dont like them.. They are very difficult to beat and far too popular among newbies..
Please, please, please, please, please use the search!
As Augustine said we are sick and tired of dealing with the same topic over and over!
Sorry mate, had a bad day.
For the answer, the post two posts up, by Addoran, will greatly outline why SM are so often played.
To many benifits not to.
I can see the SM advantage, and I have nothing against them or the people who play them.It's just that they are overplayed. If anything, they give me fresh noob to chew up and spit out.
Remember not to fall into the classic mistake though.
Not all of SM players are noobs....
personally, SM is also most played cause the models are also easier to get then other models. the hobby shop i normally go to has lots of SM models compare to something like Orks or DE.