Welcome to Librarium Online!
Hello, I'm a new player to 40,000, and am hoping to work with either Daemonhunters or Tyranids, mainly for RP purposes. I'm 16, and have no idea whatsoever how to play, I just saw a friend playing 40k and really liked it - He said it was expensive, but I just got a job, so...
Anyhow, I'd love any advice about both of those armies - want to pick one before I start collecting.
I like painting and drawing and Terry Pratchett and music and...
Nice to see an Officer of the City Watch here at last (yeah i like Pratchett too ) welcome to LO, you should find the members happy to help with any questions, and the Mods are very nice as long as you stick to the rules!
Im a fantasy player myself so cant help with the 40k but there are tons of people who can- welcome anyway!
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
Howdy, Mister Vimes. Welcome to LO. If you like music, check the LO Music Clan in my sig. I know nothing about the Daemon Hunter armies, but, Tyranids are a blast to play. One problem is you are looking at hundreds of models. To decide if you like Tyranids, take this test.
1) In the Alien series of movies, did you ever cheer for the alien?
2) In starcraft, are the Zerg your favourite race?
3) In Starship Troopers, did you think the Arachnids were misunderstood?
If you answered yes to all three questions, then you belong in th Tyranid Hive mind. If not, you might still enjoy playing them. See ya in the boards. As a suggestion, peruse the Tyranid and the Daemon Hunter forums. You should find al you need to know in them.
Last edited by THE Hersh; September 5th, 2005 at 00:38. Reason: brain fart
A little pain never hurt anyone - Larry
Why Collect a Daemonhunters army?
"At the core of the daemonhunters army is a collection elite and incredibly skilled individuals who excel in every battlefield role. Even the lowest ranks of the Grey Knights are the equal of strongest units in other armies. Grey Knights are exceptionally well equipped, meaning both their ranged and close combat capabillities far outstrip those of their brother space marines." Page-2, Daemonhunters codex.
Grey Knights are a secret chapter that few know about, however they are not always shining paladins, they sometimes do awful things for the greater good of mankind. . . .
Hmm, which costs less to start up?
I love Pratchett too. Such a class author, especially with the way he manages to mould pop-culture gags into the fantasy setting.
"It fits like clothes made out of wasps!"
The bottom line is:
Tyranids have a predominantly plastic range.
Daemonhunters have an exclusively metal range.
DH will cost significantly more on a model-by-model basis, but unless you field an all-Godzilla Tyranid army, you'll need more models for Tyranids.
I have a big Imperial Guard army and small Tyranid and DH armies. I would recommend that you look into getting a Tyranid Battleforce on eBay. You should be able to find one for around $70. Depending on how you put them together, you can get around 500 points worth of troops out of that set. It's enough to put an army on the table and get a better feel for the game. Plus it's a good set for practicing building and painting minis. Unless you're a real speed demon painter, it'll take you a chunk of time to get through that set.
There's no similar set for DH and you'd be spending a lot more to get a flexible starter force for DH.
If you decide you like DH better after that, you've only spent $70 on Tyranid minis. I've also found that in playing games with friends, it's never a bad thing to have an extra army of any size. You can use them as brutes in a kill team game, you can play small point multiplayer battles and roll random to see who plays which army. Win-win.
Last edited by IGFreely; September 6th, 2005 at 22:17.