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Ok, I have been wondering. What was it that brought you to start a Daemonhunters army. For me it was when they first premiered in White Dwarf, it was love at first sight. God the GK models where so awesome looking, then the fluff and then the stats, I was like ooohhh wow!!
I dropped my SW & 13th Co and went fully over to the =][=. Now I have this huge Daemonhunter army and it's still growing!! As of now, I can field around 7K worth of Daemonhunters. I'm so totally into them now, I won't consider playing anything else, no matter how many times I lose, LOL. Now after playing pure GK, I'm expanding into the other aspects of a Puritan list. So to all you Daemonhunters out there, tell us your story.
"I am the Hammer"
"I am the tip of the spear"
"I am the gauntlet about His fist"
"I am His wrath!"
"I am am the bane of all deamonkind!!"
Gee, you really do love them. Get a room, or why dont you marry them. (Dont take offense here, Im just trying to be funny... Ill work on it )
Well to answeryour question: GREY KNIGHT TERMINATORS!!!
I know what you mean by "love at first sight". I remember it like it was yesterday ++flashback sequence++ I was in my local games workshop... "Who are these guys? Oh my god they are cool! How much are these? Oh my god, they are expensive! Oh well, what are you gonna do? Ill tell ya! Start a new army, thats what!" :yes:
It's worth a krak!
It was grey knight terminators for me too, only they were the old school ones. I first aquired one about 14 years ago. I imediately wanted them and whole army based on them, but back then you could only field them if you were playing against chaos *sigh* and all there were was terminators. I ended up building up a very large squat army (go ahead and laugh) I lost all of the ones I had except for one, when a friend of mine died (its been a long time) and his mother went nuts and threw away everything in his room, which included about 8 full armies (split between WHFB and 40k) his was the house that we used to play all of our games at. (we all felt the pain of his death right away but not the pain of losing something that helped bring us all together a couple of times a week) well we all pretty much stopped playing both games at that point, and the only army of mine that survived was a bunch of plastic IG ( had them because no one else wanted them), so when we started getting back into 40k a few years later I built up a decent force of them, but we were all older and people were starting their "lives" so we didn't really stick with it. I kept reading white dwarf, keeping up with what was going on with the game, and one day there it was, the new grey knight terminator models. I bought them the day they came out. and then they sat half painted in their box for almost 2 years *double sigh* everyday they starred at me making me feel ashamed, and everyday wanting to finally build a grey knight army. then last year I suddenly became single again, funny how that happens. I ended up having all this free time that used to get sucked up with relationship bull****, so I started painting again, and buying, and painting. I needed some motivation and a reason for spending hundreds of dollars, so after not playing a single game for about 7 years, and atleast one rule book ago, I entered the gamesday 40k tournament in baltimore. which led to about 4 straight weeks of painting, and assembling, and sanding, about 6 hours a day. and then two days before I had to leave I finished them. I went to gamesday, and got my *** handed to me. but I loved evey minute of it because there they were in all their emperor loving glory. and now I actually get to play a few times a month. ( who says you cant make friends at gamesday)
long story short, it was the terminators.
I did because I was an IG player first. I wanted to collect another army, and it made sence since I could add Grey Knights to my Guard, and then when my Grey Knights became more numerous, I could add my IG to my Knights. I also had 30 Kaskrin and three Chimera models to use as ISTs.
....that lasted a couple of weeks. A couple of hundred bucks later, I had close to 30 PAGKs, 8 Terminators, 3 Assassins, two =][=s and a couple of dreads.:wacko:
"A love for tradition has never weakened a nation, indeed it has strengthened nations in their hour of peril."
Sir Winston Churchil
Picked them because they are the opposite of my other army: the tyranid.
One is horde based, the other is elite
One is specailized, the other can move, shoot and assault
One has tons of options(used to be millions), the other has 7
One is Imperium, the other is Alien
They really are the most opposite two armies that one person could take. And then it was the fluff, and then the models, and the list goes on and on...I really can't limit it to any number of things...they really are just sweet in every aspect.
I came from a Dark elven fantasy background.
To all those not familiar with them, they are a 'typical' elven army, low toughness, low strength, very high initiative and weapon skill and low armour saves.
I simply picked the army that seemed to have the most nasty troops with the most armour.....as it turns out i wasn't to far from the truth.
For me it was that the Grey Lnights where still around. I bought my first GK in 1989, they where the terminator ones. They looked real cool. So this past April I was in Chery Hill NJ. I had nothing better to do so I went into the GW store here in the mall. I ended up talking to the manager. He asked if I had any questions.I only had one. Did 40K still have Grey Knights. His answer was no and yes. No they where ot a stand alone unit , yes they had heir own army calld Daemonhunters. Thats all I needed to know. I bout one blister of PAGK and one blister of GKT. This will be the only army I will ever play in 40K. This will be the last game I will be getting into.
Why use science and education when ignorance and superstition will work just as well.
You cant get any more "Puritan" than that!Originally Posted by AtlantianWarrior
It's worth a krak!
My regular D&D gaming friends had just started playing 40K, but I was avoiding the game for a number of reasons. My marriage was breaking up at the time they were getting into it, it would suck time and money and effort from me when I needed to focus on other things.... I knew I would get into it, and I just had to avoid that.
Fast forward a few years. I'm all settled and life is good once again. I would sometimes show up at my friends' to watch a game, or to take over a few units, so I was familiar with the game, but it didn't hold my interest like WHFB did, and they weren't playing that. Then last summer one of my college buddies got a job at a GW store in suburban Chicago, and he asked me to come down and help him with a sale. He offered to buy me the models himself. So I went down, played some WHFB, and was so hooked that I bought the Skaven army book, a warlord and warlock engineer, and some clanrats. I started putting them together, painting, but was frustrated that I had nobody to play with. My friends were starting up a homebrew 40K campaign, and I decided I just needed to get SOME kind of Warhammer in or I'd go nuts.
So I put the Skaven on the back burner last fall and went looking for a 40K army. I decided arbitrarily not to take any army already being represented, which eliminated Space Marines, Imperial Guard, Orks, Tyranids, Tau, and Chaos Space Marines. As it turns out, the instant I went online and saw the Grey Knight Terminator and Grey Knight models, and read a little bit of the fluff, I knew what army I would be taking, and probably would have no matter what! I picked up the codex, LOVED it, LOVED the idea of playing a non-horde army of the elitest warriors known, of playing knights! -- nothing at all like the Skaven -- and the rest is history.
I nearly picked Witch Hunters for the Sisters of Battle, though. I like their models nearly as much as the GK models, Seraphim are probably my favorite unit in the entire game, but there's just something about the Witch Hunter fluff that has always bugged me. The SoB fluff is fine, but not the overall Witch Hunter fluff. I've never been able to swallow it, frankly. Don't really know why, but I just don't believe in it. It sounds patently ridiculous for some reason. So it's the Deamonhunters, with some occasional Seraphim allies, for fluff reasons of my own devising.
I couldn't be happier with my army choice.
And bringing things full circle: I've got a couple of these friends working on FB armies now that the 7th edition is coming out. My son has some lizardmen, another guy bought the ogre kingdoms battalion, another is working on an empire army, and my closest friend of the group has expressed interest in the dwarfs. Time to get back to those Skaven!
Last edited by number6; August 25th, 2006 at 15:15.
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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I fell in love with the inquisitors. The most powerfull human being that can be found on the 40th millenium. I like the idea of a man, I mean a real human being (just one heart you know ) capable of destroying a greater daemon.
I love painting, but I hate painting the same miniature twice. Then GW released Codex Daemon hunters I saw the light.
DH has a very low model count, wich lets me spend more time on every single miniature.
DH has some of the most beatiful miniatures out of the GW stock.
Inquisitors and their retinues can be whatever you want, from WHFB to blood bowl, witch is great because I hate painting the same mini twice as I said before,
ThatĀ“s why my army has one unit of each kind. One of GKPA, one unit of GT, one dreadnought, one inquisitorial rhino, one inquisitorial chimera, 2 units of IST (ok they are two but I love them), and 2 units of Inquisitors (a plasma mayem one and a HB one), a land raider and one of each kind of assasins (I choose wich one I`ll use depending on the mood I have).
As you see I enjoy diversity. Now IĀ“m planing to buy an Aquila Lander for a close combat inquisitor that im working in. I donĀ“t know why some people say that our codex has too few options.
I also chose this army because IĀ“m spanish, and the inquisition is something we know very well, and would be the most spanish army one can find in 40K.