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i want to start a second army
i play with warriors of chaos for the moment but want a second one so i can switch a bit
(want some shooting )
first choice was dwarfs but i am doubting a bit
i want as strong army, but which still looks cool, for me these 4 remains
now, which of of them is most fun for playing, painting etc.
and actually, i just want something different then WoC
so dwarfs, empire, skaven or high elves
and why should i take one of them
(don't really know that much of 'em)
I voted for empire, though skaven was my other choice. You currently have an elite army. So now it is time for a horde army. That is skaven and empire. Empire has better shooting, so I chose them, though skaven are even more of a horde army.
Thats my choice,
I am right 94% of the time, why worry about the other 3%.
Warriors of Chaos is actually my second army, which I just started. My first was Empire. There is a huge difference in those two armies and they're both really fun to play. Empire is very fragile though and I dont really consider them strong in as many aspects as Warriors of Chaos. Well.. They can shoot a hell'o'alot, but when it comes down to the fighting they are weak and mediocre. So I voted High Elves. The smooth "cloaks & robes" unit design of the High Elves is way different than the "angular & armour" unit design of Warriors of Chaos, so you'll probably have alot of fun with a new paintingchallenge on that front. Game-wise High Elves are great shooters and they're Archers and Boltthrowers can cause great hawok. They're strong in the magicphase and can be devastating in close combat.
The only problem is, as sirkently mentioned, and to which I do agree, that both High Elves and Chaos Warriors are elite armies, and you might consider going for a hordearmy now.
Anyway, my choice would be High Elves, if I was in your situation.
I'd go Empire. I was leaning towards HE (although I'm not really being impartial here ) at first but then again Sirkently is right, after such an elite army as WoC something more of a horde is needed. With Empire you can shoot the c**p out of your enemy (even more in 8th edition) and have some good looking infantry units. Okay, they won't be as good as your WoC in close combat but remember, it's not the Men that are weak, is the Chaos Warriors that are very strong!
Painting-wise you'd have many interesting models IMO, with loads of cloth and skin (which you lack in your WoC).
Hope it helps,
My project log: High Elves (and other stuff actually, but mainly High Elves).
Last update 1 Sept 2011
skaven as i run a school gaming club and own all the armies mentioned (only WE & bestmen left to build)
they can shoot guns cannons throw poisoned balls flame throwers
theres plenty of diffrent troop types all tho saying that my skaven army is over 300 figures at 3k
but it sure is fun to use