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hey! im only 12, and i wanna try 40k, but hey, the younger generation needs to do something more intellectual, anyway. I've been browsing around on the internet, and im sorta leaning toward the tau..... a really shooty army, but with the kroot to partially make up for that. I've actually been painting(or attempting to, anyway) miniatures for a couple months, and i want to start actually using them. I've had trouble deciding whether to go with marines, or tau, but as i said, i think tau. any help?
Well, it sounds like you like shooty armies, so Tau would be a good choice. To me though, I picked my army because I like the fluff. (I play Daemonhunters by the way ) So, look around a bit and familiarize yourself with all the armies, but if you are leaning toward Tau then give them a shot. Go on the Tau board and talk to them about the pro's and con's of Tau. Good luck
I'm a staunch Imperial Supporter. Imperial Guard is awesome for Shooty, or you could take the Space Marines which are basically well rounded, good close combat and good shooting. Bad thing is high points cost.
OK, thanks, maybe i will try imperial guard... good shooting, you say? well, well...but i hope to try at least a few different army units, and see which ones are aslso more fun to paint(maybe buying the gaurd codex....hmmmm....)
Imperial Guard is also cool because they have lots of tanks. That gives them massive firepower. They have such a large volume of fire with their infantry but not very powerful. Tanks give them plenty of 'eavy weaponry. I did alot of research into them because I wanted to get them. I changed my mind in favour of the Space Wolves. They're cooler in my opinion.
Yeah IG has a lot of good configurations, you can go pure infantry with up to 5 platoons of 51 (or 52 if you use commisars) men each, though that's for large armies only, or you can go with a subdivision like the Catachan Jungle Fighters where if you go with a pure deathworld company you get bonuses like ambush and get to lay booby traps, plus they make really good use of snipers (since they never die unless you're not paying attention, they can disappear off the map and won't count for enemy victory points in campaigns) or if you can figure out which codex has the rules, you can go with a pure tank division, no infantry whatsoever, not even commanders (they go in the tanks too) or you can mix, and match.
It is the most flexible army, my army is a deathworld company, my usual army list is 1 commander with 5 guard, 2 squads of 20 infantry, 2 squads of 3 snipers (catachan can get as many as you have elite choices which is sweet) and 2 sentinels, the rest is usually in booby traps which are usually set up in defensive positions (you have to let your opponent know before playing so they can try searching for them, and you have to document them before playing so you can verify where they are)
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Yeah, ive heard a lot of good things on IG... a pretty well rounded army, with things like the russ and the catachans in it that do wonders. but can you ally IG with marines? And i think you can ally marines with daemonhunters, the termies especially pack a punch... so maybe an allied force of either maries + IG, or marines and daemonhunters?
Of course SM can be allied with IG. They are both on the same side. The IG not great in close combat but their long ranged firepower will more than make up for this disadvantage...if you use it right.
I thik you should always pick an army for flavor. I have 'nilla marines and GKs, but my marines have backround. They love technology, so all of their squads and vehicles have a ton of stuff.
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Choose the army with the best looking miniatures (in your opinion) or whose fluff you like the best. Rather than choosing because you think one army will give you a better chance of winning. Any army can win against any army, its just learning how to use what you've got, and a bit of luck, my younger brother played his first game saturday and using Dark Eldar slaughtered a red shirt playing Marines.