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ive been wondering for a while what peoples reasons were for picking their armies. like, did u pick your army for its fluff, models(Specific model if u could), army list, painting jobs, etc. i am applying this to 40k and fantasy. i personally picked ALL of my armies for their fluff, i love fluff. its what makes the army its own unique identity and speaks to me louder than perfect stat lines. so ifm you could just tell some reasons why u picked your armies and what army it is your talking about! thanks!
Well.Originally Posted by Ickebeebon
I picked my army for a simple reason, really.
I skimmed the codex, and Zanzibar told me he'd kick me out of the clan if I didn't pick and stick with an army . So, I'm starting Chaos Space Marines now. :shifty: :yes: :tongue:
Back in 2nd edition I decided to start up Eldar because they looked cool enough. Since I started 40k up again, I am continuing with Eldar.
"They say the Darkness consumes you. They don't say what happens after It's done."
Three words: Grey Knight Terminators. I played WFB for a bit, but everyone I introduced to GW started WH40K, so I did too. I was thinking of Eldar, Necrons, and Witch Hunters, but I looked through my local GW and the GKT's really caught my eye. I thumbed through the sample copy, and the rules, fluff, and models in general really attracted me. A week later I spent half of my pocket money on a box of Kasrkin, and my army has grown ever since.
Plus I only have to paint, like, 30 models in a 1,500 point army. w00t!
Last edited by sOvereign; October 14th, 2005 at 02:21.
A man's at odds to know his mind, for his mind is aught he has to know it with.
Something about the Imperial Guard has always endeared me, they're just average men up against impossible odds, fighting a battle they can't possibly win, but they sure arn't going down without putting up one hell of a fight. I love the cadian models, same with the Inquisitor models, so I have the option of putting some of them in If I want. I love Doctrines, I love the choices in the list, I love Sentinels, I love Heavy weapons, I love tanks, I love the military, I love the lowly infantry grunt (In a plutonic way of course) and I love Flamers. Put simply:
I LOVE THE IMPERIAL GUARD!
I started with witch hunters coz I like inquisitors but I never got past 500 points, the army was too "serious." I kept getting drawn more and more to Orks asork players seem to be the most relaxed of all players, and I am pretty chilled out and don't really care that much about winning. Plus I like guys I can rely on in a scrap and the boyz are some of the most brutal cc troops in the 40k universe. PLus I like converting so Orks eventually got me.
Since then I have started building a guard army, because the "normal guys" thing appeals to me. I am Australian and one thing we love is underdogs, so I guess that's why I shy away from armies where the guys are all uber and the players are all like "my guys are the best, blah blah blah." I would much rather win with an underdog army than with an army of l337 freaks, eg Grey Knights. It makes me feel better
Unfortunately for me underdog armies tend to have ALOT of models and I don't have much spare time
I was reading a Star Wars magazine and there was an ad for DA, which showed them fighting Eldar. It looked to me like the coolest thing in the world, I just loved how the Space Marines looked (I had no idea what they were) and how the guns looked.
So I bought a combat squad, painted it, bought the 3rd ed boxed set, and went from there.
Flexiblity and options, IG rule the Battlefeild. (they just can't speel all that well)
Three Companies of the 26th Vinancium
143rd Airborne Badgers (99.9% done)
159th Corsair Rifles (35% done))
69th Armored Wall Busters (95% done)
Total 197 men, 12 tanks, 4 Heavy Artillery Pieces
i picked the DE because they were so evil. not cartoon evil, but because they want to be evil. everyone complains about the tissue paper armor but the more that die, the more spoils i get to keep!
plus prisoners! i mean who else gets points for torturing your opponent?
When I first got into 40K, I wasn't really into the whole dark universe thing, and none of the armies really appealed to me. Marines were too stereotypical, Guard was to damn expensive, I hated bugs so Tyranids were out, I always hated fanatsy elves and orcs, so Eldar, Dark Eldar and Orks were out, I couldn't take Necrons seriously (Damn army of Ah-nold Terminators), and I didn't even know about the Inquititon, although I wouldn't have chosen them either. However, I somehow totally missed the Tau section, and was about to leave.
Then one of the vets walked in and started laying his Tau army on the table. I wandered over.
My thought process: 'Hey...waitaminute...'Mechs! Dude! Wait...they look more like anime. WOAH! SONOFA*****! Look at those big damn shoulder cannons! Wait...HOLY CRAP! Look at the size of the gun on that tank! Hot damn! Hey...those infantry are pretty cool, too. Sweet-looking rifles, too.'
I was lucky in that this particular vet was one of the ones who was able to pick out a good newbie (One who was actually really interested in playing), and noticed me looking at his Tau.
'Hey, are you new?'
'Yeah, I was thinking of getting into 40K...what army is that?'
'These are the Tau. 'Mechs, big damn guns and some seriously powerful hovertanks.'
'What do they play like?'
'Basically, you try to shoot everybody before they get to you. But they're good at that. See this gun?' *Points at a Hammerhead railgun* 'It can either blow away any tank in the game, or lay one of these suckers down.' *Holds up a blast template*
'So...they can't fight in CC, but they're loaded to the teeth with sweet guns.'
'Not just sweet guns, the best guns in the whole galaxy.'
'Where do I sign up?'
He pointed me to the Tau section. Needless to say, the rest is history.
Burn the land and boil the sea. You can't take the sky from me.
Member of the Canadian Clan, eh.
Mech Tau Cadre: 2000 points, needs paint and magnets.
Paladins of Avalon (SW):-1500 points, needs paint.