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Out of curiosity I decided I would find out why people chose Tomb Kings over other armies. I originally wanted to play chaos because of how awesome and tough they looked but eventually I got a bit sick of how gloomy they were and the idea of not having any shooting threw me off. Then I went to look at other armies. Eventually I found tomb kings and I saw they had every type of unit, infantry, monsters, shooting, magic, war machines. Also, at the time I was studying Egypt in school so I really was pumped to play an Egypt based army. A year later my friend buys some empire units, so I start wanting to play a human army as well, so I picked bretonians. After one game I decided there wasn't much to them besides charge. Peasants didn't do much so that killed all variety to the army and I got bored. Plus I decided I disliked goody two shoes armies just as much as I hated the gloomy ones. So I went back to tomb kings.
If there's anything I like about tomb kings that most armies don't have "besides maybe lizardmen" Is the inbetween shade of gray that a lot of armies don't have. I always get depressed by the gloomy books of a lot of armies and the ones that don't depress me, bore me to tears. The thing about tomb kings is that they are an army that isn't trying to fight against the EVIL forces of chaos or to crush the last bit of GOOD in the world, they are just out there to reclaim their once mighty empire! In real-world history the Egyptians had WAAAAAAAYYY more knowledge than the people of the middle ages so I always have this feeling of superiority even when I lose. I also always liked how people like the egyptians had built massive structures that we could only dream of building in modern society. The mere idea of massive structures looming over huge, once great cities with old kings racing over the desert in their gold chariots sends shudders down my spine.
Tomb Kings are just an army with a great backstory, that allows you to make your own character, such as maybe a once young prince trying to prove himself worthy to his father by conquering the lands he could not during his first life.
Or you could have a King trying to unite his armies and lands after his sons split them up!
These kinds of characters could have their undead conquests made into skirmish scenarios and battles with certain objectives.
Tomb kings have always just been an army with a rich backstory that has kept me coming back to them no matter which army has the shiniest models.
A month of playing Tomb Kings...
Because I read about High Queen Khalida Neferher, and I fell in love with the fluff. My whole army was based on Khalida and Lybaras. All my skeleton warriors were archers, my skeletal horsemen were horse archers. I special ordered 6 asp headed Ushabti. They had to be asp 'cause our Queen Khalida is blessed by the asp goddess.
Khalida is fiery, quick tempered, but fair and just. She is the warrior queen that protects Lybaras and her people. What's not to admire?
Thank you for bringing back good memories! It was only for a month, or maybe two, before I moved onto Bretonnians, but I will always revere Queen Khalida and the glories of ancient Lybaras...
Cos they look freakin sweet! Only took a quick glance of the options... didnt take long to decide for definite
Love those pics man. They look awesome!
When I made my choice, it was between LM and TK. My gaming group already had: Bret, Emp, WoC, DoC. BoC, and LM just as I was trying to decide. Poncy Elves, stodgy dwarves, or stinking greenskins(i say it in the best way possible didnt interest me. After getting a good run down of all the armies from the Warhammerlopedia that is my brother, I like the finess and skill needed to make TK tick/kick.
To Francois: I love your painting style! Those models look awesome! I wish I could paint well, but I guess practice makes perfect! Queen Khalida has to be my favorite character too! I hope you continue to play tomb kings every once in a while! PS: I added to your rep for the awesome models!
To MC bone giant: I wanted to make Lizardmen my second army but it's too bad one of my friends started playing them first D: Oh well but I think Lizardmen and Tomb Kings stand out from all the rest of the armies because of thier wise, ancient and powerful feel. They just seem so much more interesting then the other armies. Playing as TK makes me feel like alexander the great because I'm claiming my old empires trying to unify the lands! It just feels more grand than the other squabling races! So I definitley agree with what you are saying!
To Phoenix: The models are pretty awesome! From the Chariots to the Ushabti, they just feel grand and elegant! Also, what is more awesome than having a model that is just like the ark from indiana jones!
Last edited by AltheAlchemist; April 18th, 2009 at 21:14.
I chose tomb kings because:
A: I love ancient egypt, and thus also ancient Nehekhara.
B: The tomb kings book paints them as such a powerful divine race cut down in their prime only to rise again to a shadow of their former magnificence. Soak up the atmosphere baby!
C: The models are just the best, no two ways about it, some of the newer models are quite cool, but at the time Khemri had the nicest by far.
Well, my first army was skaven. So when I started to look for a second army I wanted to get one very much unlike the rats. Ie. one with speed, less that 197 powerdice and did not require a trolley to transport all the figures.
Tomb Kings fitted perfectly so it was an easy choice. Besides, I'm the only tomb kings player in my club (and the only skaven player aswell, no one else seemed to want to paint 300+ rats).
"The ones with lingon och skit" - Andusciassus
Started with dwarfs, as i had the box set, but really liked the Tk fluff (really like ancient egypt) also no one in my club played TK so i got them. still love them.
Painting: 20 quarrelers
Initially as a dare!
Was told to take a break form my lizards to play a "bad army" and see what I could do.
It's Adventure Time!
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I've tried a list of armies on both WHFB and 40k and Tomb Kings are the last army I'm going to try. I've never had the patience to paint armies (it bugs me you can paint those nice, maybe small model count units of elites AFTER you've done a minimum of 20 ordinary rank-and-file troopers or else you can't really play per the normal rules). Tomb Kings have those lovable skellies which I plan on to speed-paint so that I can get to play the game I absolutely love, Warhammer Fantasy Battles, in no time. I've adopted simple yet effective painting techniques, so I should be able to make them look clean and fine, though maybe simple as it will include lots of inks.
Besides the relative ease of achieving simple yet effective painting with Tomb Kings, there's the ancient Egyptian thingy. The fluff is very cool, although meaning the army is even worsely out of date in the Warhammer wold than my first army, the High Elves, or any Elves for that matter. I was finally sold when I noticed TK hitting heroes got one extra wound compared to most characters of their level. Starting with 500 points you need a General and a Hierophant for a TK army, so the General is going to be a little tougher than average to kill off. That's nice considering the low model count with the two heroes (and that is very nice for a lazy painter ) in small games.
'Ere we go, 'ere we go!