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I'm thinking about starting war machine and have really liked the look of the pectorate. My question is what should I buy? I haven't tried playing or following a game yet.
Sometimes there are people that play at my gaming club. I have the prime book, but haven't read the whole book yet... I plan on it soon.
Protectorate of Menoth units work very well in playing off of one another. Unit A's ability enhances unit B which helps out unit C etc.
Best thing to buy is the starter box. All good solid units which you will be using for along time.
One other thing: Menoth loves to burn things. Several of their units have the capability of inflicting Fire on the enemy. Fire is a continuous effect, causing damage each turn until it wears off.
"The sword that takes life gives life."
Yep, get the starter box. No better way to get into the game!
As I never really got started, I haven't bought anything save for the rule book... After seeing the turnout at the Gaming for Giving tourney and knowing that there's a rather large group of PP players in CT, I figured I should get started.
I just downloaded the quick start rules so I can get a handle of the basic rules. I forgot to look for the rule book while I was at home this weekend... *smacks head*
As I don't know what comes in the box, what kind of general beginner strategies should I take (I know that question is out of place).
Also, should I buy directly while I'm at college, or should I buy from another online source?
I have purchased all my models directly, so I have no experiance with any online retailers.
Since you already have Prime: Remix I would suggest getting the starting box (around $50), and then get the faction deck. Purchasing the deck will save you from buying all of the expansion books as it has all the information in them that you need to field all of the units available to you (until Legends comes out, but thats in August).
So the deck won't come with the box set?
How will I know what comes in the deck? (asking from mtg experience)
The Deck comes with all the cards for all the possible units, warjacks, solos, and warcasters your faction can field currently (not including mercs). You do not need the deck as when you buy the models they come with cards themselves. However the faction deck allows you to look at all your units before you buy them (something I always like to do) and they come with updated rules, in case they have been updated.
What comes in your faction box is as follows:
High Exemplar Kreoss
Cards for all these models
Quick Start rules to get you on the table-top as fast as possible.
Its actually quite a good deal.
Ok, but should I still buy the deck right away or just buy it when I plan to expand from the starter box?
If you have Prime:remix, you're golden, if you have just prime, you are missing a few rules.
The nice thing about the faction deck as blood pointed out, is that you don't need superiority, escalation, nor apocalypse whatever the 4th is called) to see all the units that are available to your faction.
As also stated, all models DO come with their own cards, so if you buy a X jack, you will get the X card. This is true for everything except the unit additions (the 2 man boosters). The standard 6 man packs will include the card, as will the 2 man UA/WA (unit attachments/weapon attachments).
Can't really suggest what models to buy outside of getting the faction deck, reading the rule book, asking any questions you have here, and getting 5-10 battle box games before you buy anything else. These will allow you to see how a caster works, the system asa whole, and is a decent starting point. From there, you may want another caster to see how much that totally changes your WHOLE army and its playstyle.
Then build to 500pts.
16,000+ of Eldar (only need flyers)
7,000+ of Nids (want heirophant)
6,000+ of Space Marines (need rever titan)
4,400+ of Cygnar (all models for the faction)
1,500+ of Legion (just started)
So how's the Menoth army shaping up Aetherguy881?
"The sword that takes life gives life."