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Hi there! I'm new to 40k and fantasy, and coming from Warmachine/Hordes, I'm not really content with the plastic minis.
Which army in both/either system has the most models in metal? To my untrained eye it looks like Sisters of Battle and Wood Elves.
Any information on this is appreciated.
sisters of battle are literally all metal but expensive to boot, definately worth it though. Wood elves are a bit of a mix, they have a lot of metal but the best metal stuff for them got changed to finecast, the only metal stuff left is not much use beyond looking pretty on the shelf.
Interestingly enough your best bet is probably dwarfs, with a bit of ebay and lobay-fu you can even get the metal versions of the stuff that got finecasted/turned to plastic without paying much, the plastic ones don't look any better so your not losing out other than them being tricky to paint.
Thanks for the response. Sisters it is.
But plastics are now amazing! You should just find an army you like and take the plunge. You won't regret it.
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Although I agree with Muse sometimes it's nice to pick up a model and know what you've paid for, plastics can be incredibly detailed, easier to convert and easier to paint but it's still only plastic Perhaps you feel the same way.
Still Games workshop are steadily moving that way until everything is plastic or resin so it's best to grab what you like the most asap and try to appreciate plastic at some point (resin is never gunna be any good on a mass production scale so i can understand not bothering with that)
The codex itself is out of print (GW aren't reprinting the WD issues it came in).
There are roughly 30 model variants in the entire range, plus a discontinued combi-superior and banner pole. Three vehicles, and a dozen priests/cultists. Everything except for the bases and expanded rhino chassis is metal, and some greenstuff will be required for the exorcists.
If none of that puts you off, then head over to the Sisters of Battle forum and we can give you a few pointers on what models you'll need and what works from the dex.
If money is no object then you can do a Metal guard army. Kasrkin, Steel Legion and Mordians are all metal. So are some of their support units like Ogryns, Psychers, Ratlings and so forth. You can also pick up the old Metal Cadians, Praetorians and Catachans on Ebay although they're fairly rare and prices are accordingly high. All the tanks are Plastic though.
I have all of the above armies (bar Steel Legion) and you can club a bear to death with your army case.
Can I ask what your aversion to plastic is?
One of the major strengths of Warhammer over Warmachine is that you can really personalize your force and make it unique compared to any other army of the same faction. Plastic kits (conversions, kit-bashing, etc) makes it so easy to make your special character into *your* special character. Not just them, but entire armies too.