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Okay, so when I started 40k I collected a mess of models with no army list in mind and I'd like some advice on how to get a good 1000 point army list running. I don't know whether to put this in army lists because I have no idea what to build it like so I really need some advice. (Move this forum if its in the wrong place please!) So I'll list all the models I have now and maybe some kind person would help me sort it out a bit. ?Autarch Built with WJG.
Warlock Singing spear model.
5 Warp spider + Exarch.
5 Dire avengers + Exarch built with PW +SS.
5 Rangers (Like these models =D)
3 Jetbikes, 1 with Shuricanon.
7 Harlies with Shadowseer + Troupe master
20 Guardians With 2 SC Weapon platforms.
War Walker with 2 BL's
War Walker with 2 SL's
One wave serpent with BL's
And one Fire Prism.
OKAY, that's what I've got to work with. I don't have deep pockets but I could maybe get a few squads more and my main Opponent would be Space marines, followed by Chaos Marines.
I was thinking of 'Converting' 5 Guardians into Dire Avengers By giving them a quick paint job, but i don't know what else to do TBH. What do any of you guys who bothered to read through this post suggest i do or buy to make this a good SM killing force? BTW i cannot convert or paint any better than a blind dog painting underwater. My 'conversions' would consist of me painting the guardians blue or ripping a weapon off with pliers and gluing another one in awkwardly.....
Cheers if you even read this far.. REALLY stuck what to do with the Eldar I've got now :/HELP ME MIGHTY FORUM-GOERS!
Well, basically if you put everything you have minus the Prism you're at 1000pts. Considering all of your infantry other than the Harlies snd Spiders are Troop choices, you might do ok in objective games, but this is a very unbalanced list IMO. I would say get another box of DAs and, in my limited experience Dark Reapers do very well against Marines, also, a Farseer is always a good investment. Scorpions or Fire Dragons would be nice too.
Basically what I'm saying is, you want to have some options when putting together your list. games don't usually go well, when you have to field everything you own, just to get to your points limit.
Yeah just run what you have and make the best of it. As you get some games in, you'll realize what you need to buy to expand your army and make it stronger. I'd say Serpents are a safe bet as are more DA's and some Dragons. Those are the type of units many lists run, they're strong. Just have fun playing the game right now, don't worry about crushing all in your path.
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Agreed with above replies. Don't worry too much about what you field. Just try to have a balanced list to start off with, and add according to your playstyle. Chances are you are going to make army lists based on the people you go against. Are they using a lot of vehicles? or Terminators? Then Fire Dragons are a must buy. Don't invest too many points on expensive upgrades. You'll quickly see why having a Bright Lance on a Wave Serpent is much better then having 2 Bright Lances on a War Walker. (read: twin-linked)
Also, don't worry about converting right now. Try proxying models to see if you like a particular unit, or want to see how it works. Cheapest and best way to find out! =) Friends shouldn't have a problem with that if it means that they'll have some friendly competition.
Okay, so it seems i should be getting some DA's and Fire Dragon's. Probably just good to play test plenty of different lists before i find on i like, not played enough games really. Need to force my friend down to play 1000Pts soon =D Thanks guys.
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