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Which army for fantasy or 40k is the cheapest army (money wise) to build to 1750 pts?
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Well, admittedly I've no intention of actually breaking out my calculator, but off the top of my head I'd say a pure Grey Knight army has a really good shot at taking this one. Two or three Land Raiders, just as many Grey Knight squads and perhaps a box of five Terminators to round it off. (Could be way off there though)
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I don't play fantasy, so i can't say there, but for 40k, all of them will run you a minimum of about $100 for a 1,000-point army, and even that will find you wanting more after only a couple of games.
Battleforces will save you some money, but check around the sub-forums, as some battleforces simply don't offer the best army composition options. Use EBay, and check out online dealers, as many of them will offer discounts.
Beyond that, any army with a low model count will work, such as Necrons or Grey Knights. I would STRONGLY caution you, however, not to let price alone dictate what you buy. If you're anxious to play, pick up two boxes of troops (most of which cost about $35 US), and then borrow some models from somebody else to fill out the ranks temporarily until you can start collecting stuff. Many people also play "proxies," meaning they plunk a Coke can down and call it a carnifex. Wouldn't fly in a tournament, but for casual games, nobody's gonna hate you for it.
you can buy loads of old or crapy models on auction sites.
25 terminators are about £30-50, and there you go, a deathwing -it is also my favourite as you can put them in a lunchbox, that`s an other £30 savings on carry case.
also, you can save money when you do a cheap list, like all infantry.
Dark eldar, but the tanks are expensive and you need loads of them
other option, orks from old models, they are fairly competitive in hordes. The problem is that the old models are slugga boyz and you need shoota boyz.
all infantry catachan, they also can be coverted as sm scouts, just ad some cloak from green staff
Badly painted models are always cheaper, and You can remove the painting - the most of it. Look for blue space marines
I don`t know anything about fantasy
You can do a spacewolf army of 10 models for 1500 points, which is 8 termi models and 2 LRs. This isn't a cheap hobby though. It costs a lot of time aswell. But as with quite a lot of things you get out what you put in.
I'd guess at CSM for 40k
If you get the battalion box you get Zerkers- a good troops choice and worth their high cost, and mixed the posesed parts with CSM's.
You can wrack up points with a lord / sorceror quite easily.
However, they're not that competitive, but really satisfying to model.
For the cheapest army that'll be good and last the distance, i'd go marines:
Youll have to get black reach for the rules etc anyway, and it's got a tac squad, a dreadnaught, terminators and a commander.
Then a battleforce / tac squads (and a dev box) and maybe a command squad / vehicles - as takes your fancy.
You'll have to get a codex as well, so it won't be less than £ 100 in any which way.
However, ebay is cheap for marines.
for WFB - well, I'd guess Vampire counts. get a few vamps, and alot of zombies. maybe another unit or two, as takes your fancy.
I would use a mates until you get the feel of it in any way.
Adeptus Mechanicus Marines: http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...ml#post1655065
I think, pound for pound, the cheapest army deal is the Necron Phalanx. You essentially get a reasonably competitive 1,500pt army out of the box. Close second is Deathwing or Terminator-heavy Space Wolves.
If you're willing to do some ebaying, AOBR Space Marine armies can be cheap to build.
Of course that puts you at $200.. $50 for each box of 5 Termies, and $50 for each LR.
Or course you are still forgetting that you need to look at the force orginization chart.. Must take HQ, and troop choice. Compuslory, then you have the elites and heavy support.
Wolf Guard + Terminator Armour + Mark of Wulfen + Storm Shield + Wolf Claw. One Cyclone in each squad.
Easily. In fact, that's probably over 1500, but still only 10 models and 2 tanks.
Cost at GW price (+ online price)
Wolf Guard Pack: £25 (£20 )
Terminator Assault Squad: £25 (£20 )
Land Raider: £35 (£28 )
Land Raider: £35 (£28 )
Total: £120 (£96 )
Optional. You have 2 Terminators left so can convert these:
Njal: £12 (£9.60 )
Logan: £12 (£9.60 )
So, in conclusion, you can get a 1500 army for under a hundred quid.
OK I can see that, 10 minis and 2 tanks at 1295 points without wargear or abilities.. Pretty decent. But how practical are they against IG of 1500 points?
Not to create a debate, just curious about feasibility.