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There's a lot of armies out there - what sealed the deal for you? The models? The fluff? The play-style and strategic opportunities?
For me, it's was the fluff and overall "feel" of the army that attracted me to the Lizzies. I like to play armies that I can identify with, and arguably, the Lizardmen are a very "good" army. They don't put innocent citizens to the sword in the name of Sigmar, and don't treat an entire section of their society like scum. They aren't imperialistic, and though they are rather brutal towards treasure-hunters, well... that's what happens when you try to take their stuff. I like that they are stalwart defenders of a once-great civilization, but are not all weepy about it, like some pointy eared pansies I could name ;-)
Plus, dinosaurs are awesome.
Honestly, it was for something different. My main army is, and always will be dwarves. I can't nor want to escape that.
However, you don't know what you have until you've seen it from all the angles and as such I wanted something completely different from dwarves and lizardmen are pretty much it. (Elves of course being completely out of the question )
where dwarves are static and geared towards meat grinder combat and gunnery lizardmen are more about movement and shock action.
its refreshing to say the least.
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For me, it was also partly due to the difference to my other armies. When I bought my Lizzies, at that stage I had Brettonians and Ogres. I was getting tired of being out-magic'ed (I'd always wanted an army I could REALLY lay the magic smackdown with). In addition that that, I saw on a local web site some chap selling his Lizardmen for R900. Turned out to be about 2500-odd points of Lizard's!!! A real bargain.
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for me , it was the playstyle of my friend's army (loads of skinks and kroxigors mixed with an oldblood nike saurus and some sallies)
Of course I only got to play it a couple of times and then the whole book changed. I have really enjoyed painting this army because it's fast and they look so darn good. I must admit, I'm fairly disappointed with the new book though. It's so hard to make a good list since there is virtually no good shooting and the magic is not that powerful and our combat troops have terrible WS. I feel like an underdog in every game and don't like that our dinosaurs are so wimpy. I guess I'm still having a hard time coping with the downgrade of the book and it's different playstyle. It doesn't help that I've played quite a few shooty armies and we have virtually no way of dealing with shooting til turn 3.
They are dinosaurs led by a frog who crushes people with magic. Give me 10 good reasons why not to.
Plus the models are brilliant. Gotta love that carni. They also are completely different to my dragon high elves but that wasn't the reason it is just an added bonus.
Daemonic cheese-how? Well, you would need to start with daemonic milk, i guess...
Well, since all my armies are chaos armies (if they're not I make them so), I saw the new lists structure to make a lizard army that was unique to play, themeed, and fit lore while I was at it with the new stegadon heavy lists.
Lizzies have gotten significantly cheaper too.
I chose Lizardmen way back in the day (when skinks actually had shortbows and Temple Guard carried the Slaan) because i'm sort of a nut about herpetology and dinosaurs in general. I had no idea of their play style and strengths/shortcomings. I just rolled with the punches.
1. For me choosing the Lizardmen was simple because of my pre-existing attraction to all things Aztec or Mayan in nature. Maquahuitl = AWESOME.
2. I was also supremely attracted to the army which made the ancient Elves seem like infants.
3. The first time I looked through the Lizardmen army book I immediately landed on a picture of a saurus warrior about to charge me and beat my head in... obviously the Lizardmen are going to tear any enemy apart in close combat. Every soldier has a weapon; only the Lizardmen are weapons.
4. I'm a Warhammer 40k player, whose main armies are Chaos Space Marines and Tau. My first army was the Tyranids, and I wanted a very different army to be my first for Warhammer, a very different game.
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The first thing that struck me was the minis (so so aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawesome!), then the fluff and then the playstyle. Lizardmen is a strong army, but in no way a power army, you have to think in order to win, and I like like that (same reason why I traded my 40k orks for chaos space marines).
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