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As this thread and many others seem dead right now I thought I ask, why did you start playing Witch Hunters. What was it about them that drew you in other then the fact that you could build an army based around a female model.
Was it like the color schemes or did you like the capabilities of massed flamers? What was it that made them the most interesting army in your respect that you wanted to play them?
For me it was probably the Exorcist between its range and capability how could you go wrong~ Seraphim and Inquisitors were just a bonus.
ps~ I did search for this and didn't find anything.
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WitchHunters are my first army. I looked, and thought about a few armies before I chose one. I wanted something that was not Space Marines. I wanted an army with a nice background. I also wanted an army that would be challenging to play, and nice looking.
The more I looked at the 40k Universe, I liked Inquisitorial armies, and liked the feel of an =I= army. I liked the idea of using a Holy Order (even if it IS a rather warped version of a Holy Order) as my army.
Imp. Guard would have been ok, but I wanted an army that could shoot, and had fair weapons TO shoot.
For me, it came down to DH and WH. Eldar and DE fall over too easy, I didn't care for chaos, I never liked the manga feel of the Tau. Orks can't shoot, and need to ride in trucks.
so for feel and flavor, it came down to the two =I= armies.
I liked the look of the Grey Knights, I think they can look beautiful. I like what they can do. I think they are limited. I thought they were a bit too focused on killing chaos.
WitchHunters I thought were really neat. I liked the idea of them hunting down the traitor, and the psyker. They had good reason to trust noone, and seemed to me to be tragic heroes in the 40k story. They THINK they are doing things for the good... or in my mind, that's how I see their point of view. I loved how the basic models looked. I like the way the rank and file Sister paints up, and how they can all be unique. I also wanted models my wife would want to paint with me. I liked that they were "Nuns with Guns". Faith points sealed it for me.
I came to love and hate the steep learning curve of using a WH army as effectively as a vanilla marine army. Once I learned how to use the army, I started learning how much the other players at the local club hate playing the WH. It felt good to have a tricky force to use that was feared by IG, Space Marine, Chaos Marine, Eldar, and Ork alike.
I loved that I can have a good, mobile basic unit. I love the fact that Seraphim are probably one of the most feared units. I'm starting to like the options that a radical list of 'crazies' lets you have. It's great to hear an opponent curse tha fact that you're fielding everything in armor, and that with Pen. Engines, you can easily end up with a horde of armor 11 threats running at them.
I think one of the more important parts I like about WH has to be that I am usually fielding a unique army at Games Days. Not a lot of others play WH. I will probably see a few of every other army. It's fun to have an army that's different.
I played ultramarines til' i got tired of collecting their models then i wanted something to paint so I got St.Celestine I love her, she is my favorite i always try to play her in my armies. I spent a long time painting her to be just right. afterwards i started gather the other beautiful models of the adepta sororitas. i like how they play and love showing off my models to all my opponents and allies(most of them don't paint theirs at all).I also absolutly love that painting of Sister Severine by Karl Kopinski, favorite of all time.
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Was getting bored of Necrons (after 7 months) and saw the Sisters of Battle in the back of a friend's older 40K rulebook. About a year later the new Witch Hunters codex came out.
*sigh* Back in my noob days, Sister Mel was the one to talk to about SoB tactica.
Last edited by CBrate; February 18th, 2007 at 08:55.
And over there we have the labyrinth guards.
One always lies, one always tells the truth, and one stabs people who ask tricky questions.
For me the whole range of models looked quite cool (sisters and kaskrin storm troopers especially ), I've always quite liked sisters of battle but with a lack of codex at the time i didn't really bother getting them, then the Witch Hunters codex came out.
I picked witch hunters for a few different reasons. I loved the whole background of the Inquisitors, and the witch hunters were alot darker and mysterious than the others. The models for the sisters are quite detailed and are great for painting to show them off. Lastly, I liked how they work differently from every other army on the battlefield, and its always fun to be a tactical elitist.
No one else was playing them and, as I have said before, and entire army of intolerant, homicidal female pyromaniacs has to be fun.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
Yeah, what Mont said.
I actually got into WH as a second army after SM because of the second Dawn of War novel. Reading about the Sisters and how they "allied" with the Blood Ravens, is what got me interested. The models and painting challenges (Saint Celestine and the Exorcist especially) have been a pleasure to work on.
Originally Posted by Montford981
well, i first played orks, and i didnt like the horde of models that died before they could charge. Then i played chaos, IW to be specific, an army that was made of armour and guns, nearly the opposite of the orks. And i enjoyed playing them, and i won quite a few more battles then i did with my green skins. After that, i played IG, which i collected in about half the time it took me to make my chaos. I really liked the organization, the amount of guys you could have, and the fact taht they could shoot (at least a lot better then the orks could). and their tanks really appealed to me.
When i had a decent amount of IG, i figured i wanted to make that my main army. I wanted to expand them with something... exotic. I looked at stuff like banblades, storm blades, and all of the SHTs. even forgeworld tanks, or russ alternates. But i just didnt ahve the money for purchases like taht, and i barely had enough for the IA book. so i truned to GW (not the smartst of things, i know) trying to find an ally that i could use with my IG. I didnt want marines, cause my brother played them and i didnt want to play marine against marine (i got enough of that with chaos). So the inquisition grabbed my attention. I didnt like DH at all, they were like super sm, so they didnt appeal to me that much. So, since deathwatch still isnt around, i got into WH. I wanted an inquisitor. So when i got an inquisitor and the codex, i was drawn more and more into the SoB.
and now my hands hurt from typing so much. theres my story.
I picked WH because of the look of the models and the fluffines of this army, as I did not know anything about the game itself at that time... It was either them or Necrons - which I liked due to their simple color schemes. The =][= models sealed the deal for me though