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    The least costly army?

    A guy I know is thinking about getting into Warhammer 40K. I'm trying to help him out in which army to pick. I'm thinking cost is going to play a role in his decision. So...which army is the least costly in terms of getting started.

    Consider the following:

    - Number of models needed to have a playable force at 500pts and then later expansion.
    - Availability of lower cost Plastic Box sets.

    Thanks for the advise


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    I would say if you want an army that cost little but can actually preform well ageinst a variety of differnt opponents you cant do it. They designed the game so you couldn't. Now at 500pts sure you can make a cheap army that could own a army it was desgined to beat but not do very well vs. anything else. I'll run some number right now and post my findings in a few minutes.

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    Ok so here are my top suggestion for now. This is based on Canadian prices but I'm sure prices follow the same patterns so with the exchange it should not be to differnt.

    Space Wolves with 2 Boxes of grey hunters to start put together like on the box (Powerfist & Bolter, Power Sword & Bolter, Meltagun). Thats 428pts right there and thats a good sqaud. The boxes are only $40 each in Canada (less than a regular tactical sqaud at $45) so I'm going to guess its around $30-35 in the states.


    I cant think of anything else right now, everything else I can think of would be gear to much towards a given opponent, not all around. These guys are good in CC, Good at Shooting and can have nasty characters. Plus they cost alot of points each so that solves the money issue.

    PS: Dont listen to anyone who says Necrons! Sure you can get them alot of points per model but a GOOD necron army cost alot more than just a necron army. To many units like Immortals are metal. Destroyers are great but in Canada are $75 for a minimum sqaud size of three. Plus the monolith is the most expensive tank in the game and past a given point level you all but need one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pekhov
    A guy I know is thinking about getting into Warhammer 40K. I'm trying to help him out in which army to pick. I'm thinking cost is going to play a role in his decision. So...which army is the least costly in terms of getting started.

    Consider the following:

    - Number of models needed to have a playable force at 500pts and then later expansion.
    - Availability of lower cost Plastic Box sets.

    Thanks for the advise
    If you have access to online purchasing.

    The cheapest army is Dark Eldar.

    I got 20x warrior squads for about 10-15$ each.

    Everything else is quite cheap too, this is talking about ebay and such.

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    Ebay is cheap, and worth checking out.

    PS: Dont listen to anyone who says Necrons! Sure you can get them alot of points per model but a GOOD necron army cost alot more than just a necron army. To many units like Immortals are metal. Destroyers are great but in Canada are $75 for a minimum sqaud size of three. Plus the monolith is the most expensive tank in the game and past a given point level you all but need one.
    Necrons are cheap to start out with, but they get more expensive as you expand.

    You can get a 500 pt Necron army on the field for relativley cheap. All you need is 20 Warriors, and a Necron Lord.

    Really though, WH40k is gonna cost quite a bit of money, and it won't be cheap - unfortunatley. Like I said though, check out some stores, and websites to get a good idea of what it will cost.

    Cheers!
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    Hmmm the cheapest 4ok army is deathwing. If hes starting out just tell him to get the space marine battleforce. You get
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    15 marines razorback.

    And a marine with all the spare pieces can easily become a
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    Battleforces tend to be a good buy.

    Cheers!
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    Quote Originally Posted by IAmAngel
    Battleforces tend to be a good buy.
    I second this. ^_^

    Just to add, despite cost playing a main role in the hobby, people should choose the army they are attracted to, not the price that draws them in.

    However I am not saying they should go and splash out £40 for a squad of Elysians just because they look cool. Buy what you can afford, but don't over do it.

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    i would say deathwing to 10 terminators is allready over 400 pts
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    i would say deathwing to 10 terminators is allready over 400 pts
    However, that would already be over $100.00, plus an HQ.

    I don't think Deathwing is the cheapest option to go with, but it is cheap then some of the other armies. I myself am starting Deathwing.

    Cheers!
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