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I started this thread to ask around what everyone thinks is GW's best 40k box set out right now. By this I mean models, options, and price.
I'll start things off, IMO the Chaos Space Marine Box set is great. Good looking models, tons of weapon options, a great aspiring champion sprue, and the possessed/mutation sprue that puts the new and pathetic possessed models to shame.
-EDIT: Seems a few people seem a little confused, i'm not talking only about battleforces (though of course they could be in there) im just talking about the box sets in general
2000pts Orks 4-2-1
Chaos box set is actually pretty bad. You get stuck with Khorne Berserkers instead of regular marines, and I think that the bikes and rhino don't really give you a good force to start with.
Necron and Tau forces are hands down the best.
I would say the best box set out to me is the Devastator Squad as it have 8 weaps thats a good deal for the price and loads of little bits
Definatley Imperial guard battle force. Excellent box and save around I believe twenty dollars with purchase of that instead of everything else seperate.
I think the spacemarines would be the worst on looks. Due to the fact that the models look horible. I hate the quality of the models went down.
Yeah IG battle force. You do save like $20 altogether. You can have a platoon and maybe if you can mix match/convert some peices from the tank sprue can form a HQ platoon or even a PHQ.
The Space marine battleforce is pretty sweet. Nothing really fancy. But then again, so is the new Dark angels one. Or the Ravenwing one for that matter. Though... you could discard the Ravenwing sprues, it's hard to discard the DA sprues since it provides you the models. Oh, and the Space wolves box... that's pretty straight forward... although you're stuck with a couple of missing bolters since the Blood claws provide a Bolt pistol instead of a bolter.
Regarding army composition I'd say the Necron battleforce.Or even the Space marine megaforce which is kinda sweet... cause it gives you a complete army for a little under a 1000 points (if you pick no fancy upgrades) to play with
The Chaos box is pretty bad. I've got a Battle and a megaforce... but I was somewhat stuck with an overload of 'zerkers. And now I've got a load of bikes which I, decided today, to erase out of the memory of my army. Luckily, the megaforce did contain 12 normal CSM and just 8 'zerkers.
The IG force and the Catachan force are pretty sweet too, as they give you at least one playable troops choice, which is quite something for IG armies.
The Ork box... meh.. i don't know. I always figured Orks need lots of infantry, which is something the BF lacks.
The eldar box is a bit like the Orks one... I'm a bit in the dark... but it doesn't look really straight forward like the Necron box for example.
The Tau box... it contains "too much" Kroot. I don't consider that to be the main thing of a TAU army. The megaforce looks more solid... but yeah.. at a price :cry:
The first thing which somes to mind when seeing the Tyranids box is something like... would be good to expand your army. But that's probably just me.
And.. the worst saved for last. The Dark eldar. Wooptiedoo... jungle trees. 20 warriors, a raider and 5 jetbikes. Sure it's nice to get a box. But talking Battleforces, I recon they should provide the option to get as an extra box for expansion. It's a bit like the CSM box. At some time you're stuck with too much bikes and too much plastic trees.
Now, also, wondering, what makes a good box. To me a good box would be a box, which as a whole makes a good addition to your army, which would be decent to start with and would also be a good thing to buy a 2nd or 3rd time to expand. Probably because of the contents and the money you're saving. So that'll be a 4th point... saving as much money posible.
The Tau Battleforce is the best boxed set in the 40k universe. You save about 70 dollars and get all of the compulsory stuff plus some extra things like a stealth squad and a devilfish. You can also buy the stuff for a Hammerhead online and convert the devilfish into one. 4 gun drones are included as well to provide some fast attack.
The space wolves battleforce does save quite alot 'o' dosh. Around the £25 mark IIRC (thats including the extra sw sprue)
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The new devastator box for marines (when will GW work on anything else?)
A guy at my store got it, and assembled it in store, while i just counted the weapons on the sprue. if i remember correctly, it has 2 plasma cannons, 2 lascannons, 2 heavy bolters, a missile launcher and a multi melta. all that for the price for a Tac squad box is priceless. actually, its 35 USD, but its till good.
Last edited by arishnakoger; March 10th, 2007 at 23:41.