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I am a beginner at this game but I am hooked. I'm so hooked I'm selling my 40k army to get WoC! I'd like to build an army that was entirely dedicated to Nurgle, Slaanesh, or Tzeentch. I'd like to base my decision on my personality. Whichever one fits it best, and then build that army around their strengths, overempasizing what they specialize in ex..Tzeentch would be SUPER magic heavy...
I've got no problem with anything in the game, i.e. no boycott's on special characters, and would like my list to be a bit unique and interesting.
What are my most definitive charactersitics?
Like to be left alone, can be very fakey and charming. Smart, good looking, athletic, Anxious, Hypochondriac, like pondering esoteric concepts, shy, Misanthropic, selfish, dishonest, empathetic, reticent, Not very sexual, Hopeless, mischievious, like to entertain myself by teasing people in small ways.(i'm not the world's biggest POS or anything, but I'm not going to put stuff like "saves baby kitties" when I'm trying to find a CHAOS army)
I know I have a side of me that fits each army, the charming handsome side goes for slaanesh, the hypochondriac, misanthrope - nurgle, and the esoteric, dishonest tzeentch.
But what overall?
Since chaos gods came from mans' own mind, what would my mind create, that's what my army should be.
I'd also like to know how competative they are. In 40k, the pure marked armies are less competative than chaos undivided, and it is virtually impossible to make a good pure Tzeentch army, is it like this for fantasy? Thanks for reading and if you don't have the time to reply, please vote.
Armies: Ultramarines 2nd Co.
(coming soon) Wood Elves for my final army.
Don't want to sound bad but wouldn't it be better if you read the book and chose the god which suits you yourself? There are good descriptions!
As for which army is best in fantasy the best armies are those which mix the marks as every good mark is good for a particular unit.
Nurgle Knights are good against shooting
But Khorne knights are the ultimate killing machine
Khorne is also good with horsemen, so much so khorne horsemen are nicknamed cruise missiles.
However, Slaaneesh is good on horsemen as well as he makes them fearless.
A chaos sorceror lord with mark of tzeentch is an ultimate caster
WHilst with mark of Nurgle he becomes very good in defence
Seriously, I would NOT sell an army to get another one. I can almost promise that you will regret this, and then it's better to start with another army by buying one box at a time and expanding your army slowly and steadily. Then you will get to learn the game and understand your army better as well.
Just a comment,
5000p. High Elves
Sounds too much like me. I've just started playing Warhammer this year with no experience in wargaming and coming with a history of a knack for being unable to make decisions (drives my girlfriend crazy!). After toiling away on forums and websites I finally decided on Warriors of Chaos (until I saw Ogres, and then Skaven, and then High Elves, and maybe Empire...just to name the Fantasy battle armies I want to try). Whichever you pick, I'd definately go with the other fellow and not sell your 40k army. If you're anything like myself (flip flopping, decision-making-incompetent) you'll probably regret the decision as soon as you take the other fellows money and see your old pride and joys carted off.
Now that I've gotten models for the Warriors army (even though I routinely wish I had gone with another, until I see something cool and like Warriors again, only to repeat the process), I'm headbutting the desk trying to decide on a colour or army theme. While it was deadlocked between the same three you're deciding on, I've finally decided on just going unmarked, and adding things in as needed. If you're really into the fluff and want a backstory for your army you could probably just write in characters who join the warband as it makes its journey from a tiny clan of 500 points to a warhost of lots and lots of points. It may make it easier for modeling and painting as well.
On the other hand, if you're still having a hard time just deciding what colour to paint your unmarked themed army (like I am!), choosing one or the other may help you nail down that. Or you can look at the modeling and painting opportunities and see if you'd be up for that challenge; modeling Nurgle looking soldiers would probably require atleast some green stuff work for boils and warts and other gross things, Tzeentch would probably be really bluey...which may be a problem if you don't like that colour, know what I mean?
Unfortunately, now that I've thought about it I'm not sure if I want to stick with an unmarked army anymore. Though I atleast decided that since I'm scared of change Tzeentch is probably out, and I may be more of a stagnant Nurgley type. Or maybe I should face my fear of change and do a Tzeentch army. Oh no...
[Edit: I voted for Nurgle...for now. Which at this point puts you at 4/4/4...which helps even less then this post likely did :/ ]
Last edited by Christojo; June 2nd, 2009 at 00:14. Reason: Reason for voting
I'll make this short.
1. Like the other said, do not sell your other army (especially if it's 40k, that's another game!). I have done it once and I regret it (I sold my Chaos army 8 years ago).
2. Whatever army you choose, I have one word for you: focus. Don't go out and start 10 armies.
3. Take your time! Especially true when you have reach the 2k barrier (easy if you go char heavy with WoC).
4. Diversity, try to make a list (or several) and painting scheme that are fun to play and contains diversity (warriors with good old black and silver chaos armor look good). Example: Playing red foot slogging khorne warriors (with no magic, no shooting, no cavalry) is a little boring for me. I personally like having magic, infantry and cavalry in my lists. And in the near future shooting (I want to enjoy that shooting phase too)!
i started fantasy a few months ago myself, and at first i was tempted to make an army that's dedicated to 1 god...but the fact of the matter remains...those lists are not at all competitive (or barely anyway) and ofcourse having a sweet painted army is cool and awesome and stuff, but if it doesn't win ANY games then i get bored with it.
With the WoC army marks are a great way to change your list and try different playstyles, not to mention the difference in magic. i have alot of respect for people who make a list dedicated to 1 god but the problem in my oppinion is that you're stuck to it. a full khorne army looks awesome on the battlefield and would probably kick any heavy CClists ass but lets say your regular opponent starts playing a magic heavy, gunline list? suddenly there is no way for you to win because it's a bad matchup. and you wish that you started a nurgle list instead...
my point is that marks make all the difference in this army, and having different marks is just to good to pass up ( MoT sorcerer, MoN knights and MoK horseman? gimmi gimmi)
What i did was: find a cool sceme that you love to paint! and use the banners to show the mark on the unit. and even if you love nurgle warriors, paint all your dudes green brownisch and still give them a banner that shows the mark of Khorne. It might be me, but i never read anywhere that warriors that are marked by the god of skulls suddenly have to paint their armour red or be outcasts?
i usually don't take fluff to serieus, i mean, i would love to have an army that is fluff correct...but if that means i have to paint them in a colour that i hate or if it means the list with loose every battle i play?...not worth it.
I think fluff lists can be used depending on the circumstance. Fluff lists are soft of course and I can see them being really fun, but the people you play with need to be on the same page. If everyone plays soft fluff lists then it can be real fun. The playing field becomes level or should be with armies sticking to fluff, and everyone can get a fun sense of actual battles and make a story for why the battle is taking place and make it real interesting. But if you play with guys (not necessarily powergamers) but players who dont follow fluff purely, you will struggle. And they most likely wont appriciate your fluff loyal list. They will just smile and crush you.
But for competitive lists its hard to go mono god. Level 4 MoT, support casters with MoN, MoK cruise missiles, MoS warriors. No matter what you choose you will miss a lot of much needed components to a WoC army.