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So as much as I know that few people look in this (specific) section I wanted general opinions on armies. I've been playing 40k for 8 years and I pretty much win every game, its rare that I get a real challenge in one. The game's supposed to be fun and I'm just not having it, I feel like the 72 dolphins if they kept on going undefeated every season. Sorry about the reference .
I was thinking eldar or vietnam themed catachans (raining men, with some tank support) would offer me the challenge I want and need (or else I'll just stay bored and quit the hobby). An army that would make me think on my feet. But I wanted to know if you guys had any suggestions on challenging armies to play?
Well this all depends on a number of things. First what army do you collect currently. And for winning every game who do you play and how often. As really if your winning every game it dont sound like playing much or playing same people over, enter some tordements.
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I sugest SoB with ISTs as troops, sister repenta and penitent engiens for some 'fun'.
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Or less points. If you always win, try giving yourself a handicap. That is, if your opponent doesn't mind. And if he does, alternate lists always work, especially if you go with more "fluffy" armies, like, say, Sisters of Battle heavy on Repentia, or a Kroot heavy Tau force.
Do note that I'm not saying Kroot are bad, I'm saying that they present a far different element compared to the usual mobile Tau, and I'm assuming that the vast majority of their lists keep those gooey birds to a minimum.
I've been playing 40k for 15+ years and the way i stay challenged is to write a list based around a fluff. For one thing you'll get some fun out of converting all the characters etc. But the main thing is you're not writing it to win you're writing it for the fun of the game. Sometimes i handicap my lists just for a little bit of comedy and try and use my experience to see me through. I think it's more satisfying in a way to know that you've won a game with your brain than with some cheesy list.
Write a list that you'd walk over with your usual army. Then force your brain to make it work. You'll be so challenged you'll forget your bored.
Last edited by Lord Borak; June 20th, 2009 at 22:35.
I have experienced a similiar problem due to several factors.
1. i dont play at a gaming club, they are small cramped and full of people i dont trust touching my expensive models. MAKES ME ANGRY
2. The game is more of a family thing that me and my cousins and my bothers and everyonce in a great while father enjoy toether as a pastime.
3. I hate, Hate, HAte, HATe, HATE pushy gw salesmen who want to make some money. I cant stand them, i know its their job but man lay off i know how cool the new tanks are this is my hobby.
4. My youngest oppenent my little bro is in 5th grade and not the most tactically advanced, and my cousin "the Toon" if he is still haunting the forums has an impeciable loosing record due to his horrible luck and it impares his judgement when it concerns games. He either plays way to conservitavely or way to aggressivly and gets anhilalated.
So my only real opponent challenge is my brother andy "the count" so ive stoped playing my marines and i istead now play an Imprial army. Try playing deamon hunters without anygrey knights. Talk about a handycap. I now tie most of my games instead of winning the majority.
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Considering the definitions of a daemon in the Daemonhunter codex only applies to greater daemons and i think nurglings, they have been royally screwed. I think Tau and grey knights would be challenging to play. More than eldar anyways.
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If you're going for Eldar, they are the most difficult army in 40K to get your head around but once you do, they're the most effective. Once you get to grips with the tactics, you'll once again be faced with the same problem and be completely unstoppable. You could, of course, try a Guardian-heavy Ulthwe list for a different challenge (not to my taste but it appeals to some people), or a Jetbike Saim-Hann army, or an Aspect Warrior Biel-Tan list, or an Iyanden list with lots of Wraithguard and Wraithlords... the possibilities are infinite.