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Ts'ao Ts'ao
Capsuleer Profit Sharing Enterprise
Posted - 2010.11.17 04:58:00 - [1]
 

Why do I find myself wanting to start this up again!!

ok anyway I have been away for a while, since just after 5 edition was launched (got the rulebook funnily enough)

Now here is the problem, I have no idea which army to collect, I have alot of income now than when I originally done it, but less time to paint and model!

I know that the Dark Eldar recently had an update to their codex, but not sure about anything else that might of changed, was considering going with the eldar.. simpley as I like the Forge World avatar model but I am clueless as to whats what!


My friend who is also getting back into it, is doing some new arrmy list on the Forge world website, sometihing to do with orks, and lots of dreads, and even a mega dread?!

Zyck
Greater Order Of Destruction
Black Legion.
Posted - 2010.11.17 05:04:00 - [2]
 

http://images.mmorpg.com/images/avatars/Black_templar_chaplain_by_LordHannu.jpg
Image changed to a URL - Adida
This picture sums up every reason you should pick Black Templars.

Malaclypse Muscaria
Posted - 2010.11.17 05:21:00 - [3]
 

Edited by: Malaclypse Muscaria on 17/11/2010 05:21:50
I just started today to collect the new Dark Eldar, simply because they look so damn cool (can't say anything about how they play - aside from being based on speed - and don't really intend to play them anyway, as I don't know anyone anymore around here who's into WH40K).

I was chatting for a bit with the guy at the store, and he told me he had been to Game Workshop's HQ for some course or somesuch, where he saw how is the production process of miniatures done these days:

According to him, they don't hand-sculp their designs anymore, as it used to be some years ago, but they model it all on a 3D program (Maya or 3D Studio), along with some custom software that makes sure all the inter-exchangeable components for the plastic models fit well with each other in whatever combination, as well as fitting them into the plastic matrices that will be produced. Then the computer automatically sculps with diamond-head tools the steel planks that will serve as casts, which will be injected with liquid plastic on the assembly line.

This accounts for the sophistication, flexibility and fine detail in the multi-component plastic models they produce nowadays. I collected Dark Eldars when they first came up in the late '90s, and indeed the new designs are on a whole new level compared to the old ones.

Triple Entendre
Atrocity.
Posted - 2010.11.17 05:27:00 - [4]
 

Dark Eldar now have Harlequins.

Like you needed any more reason.

Culmen
Caldari
Culmenation
Posted - 2010.11.17 05:31:00 - [5]
 

Originally by: Zyck
http://images.mmorpg.com/images/avatars/Black_templar_chaplain_by_LordHannu.jpg
Image changed to a URL - Adida

This picture sums up every reason you should pick Black Templars.


For a second there.... I thought i was looking at a Necron Space Marine.
That might be tough enough to warrant a 1+ armor save.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.11.17 05:50:00 - [6]
 

What kind of play style do you prefer? I mean like Offense or Defense? Speed, numbers, or tank? Area damage or accuracy?

Aiwha
Caldari
101st Space Marine Force
Nulli Secunda
Posted - 2010.11.17 06:48:00 - [7]
 

Blood Angels.




Death company squad. Moving suicidal death on legs.

Grideris
Gallente
Fleet Coordination Command
Fleet Coordination Coalition
Posted - 2010.11.17 08:16:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Aiwha
Blood Angels.




Death company squad. Moving suicidal death on legs.


I can attest to this.

In a recent Apoc game, a squad of Death company charged a Green Tide (basically, a squad of 100+ orks. Yes, a single squad).

They managed to kill a quarter of them each turn, and only suffered a few back. Damn those guys are nuts.

Ts'ao Ts'ao
Capsuleer Profit Sharing Enterprise
Posted - 2010.11.17 08:21:00 - [9]
 

Style of play? well kind of use to be a bit of a power player with a chaos demon prince, but really want to move away from that..

I do like the idea of something looking good on the table, so drawn towards a force that has either numbers, bulk, or Titans

I use to be no good with a speed army to be honest, I did try using some white scars, and just got slaughtered..

My main cause for concern at the moment, is beating my mate collecting this Dread heavy ork army, heavy punching would be very nice of course, eldar stand out with the lances, but then there is Tau, but I do want some close combat abilities!

I really would prefer to steer away from any Chaos God influenced army, like Dark Eldar, or Chaos Marines etc, Necron to be are just boring.


I want an army I can build up characters from and perhaps write some short stories with, which leans me heavily towards Imperial, Guard, which again have good tanks, and warhound and reaver titans, but would take me forever to paint the mass of infantry!!

Anyway at work, so best leave it there for now, will check replies when I can!!

Grideris
Gallente
Fleet Coordination Command
Fleet Coordination Coalition
Posted - 2010.11.17 08:25:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Ts'ao Ts'ao
Style of play? well kind of use to be a bit of a power player with a chaos demon prince, but really want to move away from that..

I do like the idea of something looking good on the table, so drawn towards a force that has either numbers, bulk, or Titans

I use to be no good with a speed army to be honest, I did try using some white scars, and just got slaughtered..

My main cause for concern at the moment, is beating my mate collecting this Dread heavy ork army, heavy punching would be very nice of course, eldar stand out with the lances, but then there is Tau, but I do want some close combat abilities!

I really would prefer to steer away from any Chaos God influenced army, like Dark Eldar, or Chaos Marines etc, Necron to be are just boring.


I want an army I can build up characters from and perhaps write some short stories with, which leans me heavily towards Imperial, Guard, which again have good tanks, and warhound and reaver titans, but would take me forever to paint the mass of infantry!!

Anyway at work, so best leave it there for now, will check replies when I can!!


Imperial Guard Armoured Company.

Just remember - you can never have enough tanks.

Borgh Brainbasher
Saint Industrial Services
STEEL BROTHERHOOD
Posted - 2010.11.17 11:19:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Grideris
Originally by: Ts'ao Ts'ao
Style of play? well kind of use to be a bit of a power player with a chaos demon prince, but really want to move away from that..

I do like the idea of something looking good on the table, so drawn towards a force that has either numbers, bulk, or Titans

I use to be no good with a speed army to be honest, I did try using some white scars, and just got slaughtered..

My main cause for concern at the moment, is beating my mate collecting this Dread heavy ork army, heavy punching would be very nice of course, eldar stand out with the lances, but then there is Tau, but I do want some close combat abilities!

I really would prefer to steer away from any Chaos God influenced army, like Dark Eldar, or Chaos Marines etc, Necron to be are just boring.


I want an army I can build up characters from and perhaps write some short stories with, which leans me heavily towards Imperial, Guard, which again have good tanks, and warhound and reaver titans, but would take me forever to paint the mass of infantry!!

Anyway at work, so best leave it there for now, will check replies when I can!!


Imperial Guard Armoured Company.

Just remember - you can never have enough tanks.



when you see your oponent wavibng a forklift into the store in a 1500 pts game you know you need to break out the thread-fethers.

Personal fan of the space wolves here. they be nasty in everything they do due to being viking/werewolf/superhumans. 'nids usded to be fun too with the carnifexes but I don't know how they work with their latest version.

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.11.17 13:36:00 - [12]
 


Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.11.17 13:52:00 - [13]
 


Grideris
Gallente
Fleet Coordination Command
Fleet Coordination Coalition
Posted - 2010.11.17 14:25:00 - [14]
 

Edited by: Grideris on 17/11/2010 14:29:11
Originally by: Istvaan Shogaatsu
DEATH TO THE FALSE EMPEROR!


BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD!
SKULLS FOR THE SKULL THRONE!
MUFFINS FOR THE owait...

If you want High Octane Nightmare Fuel, Warhammer 40,000 is the place to get it.

And as a side note, they're not chicks with guns. They're battle nuns with automatic (small) rocket launchers wearing armour made from the same stuff as battle tanks. Shocked


CharmingButIrrational
Roswell Project Victimz
Posted - 2010.11.17 14:30:00 - [15]
 

I don't have the time or patcience to collect full 40k armies, so I've taken refuge in Necromunda and other skirmish games. I'm forgeworlds ***** though; my wallet is already weeping in the corner seeing the new space marine releases, I've always wanted to make an Iron Hands army.

baltec1
Posted - 2010.11.17 15:57:00 - [16]
 

When I played I had an arse load of rhino tanks that never got used so I got a load of bits and bobs, welded it all together and turned them into light tanks. They kinda looked like beefy scimtar light tanks.

stick them in 4 squadrons of 3 lights with one heavy battle tank and combine them with 2 basilisks and you will **** face.

Brujo Loco
Amarr
Brujeria Teologica
Posted - 2010.11.17 16:37:00 - [17]
 

Anything but the TAU ... I 4235$2%@$%@$@%@3 HATE THEMMMMMMMMMMM ....

No really, I hate them, if you choose TAU will hate you too ...MadMadMad

Caldari Citizen20090217
Posted - 2010.11.18 00:03:00 - [18]
 

Originally by: Ts'ao Ts'ao
Why do I find myself wanting to start this up again!!

I occasionally get 40k nostalgia that DOW is increasingly not fixing. A quick look at the costs of setting up a new army, rules-books and army codex tho soon brings me round. Plus all my mothballed models are massively out of date.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.11.18 00:28:00 - [19]
 

Originally by: Brujo Loco
Anything but the TAU ... I 4235$2%@$%@$@%@3 HATE THEMMMMMMMMMMM ....

No really, I hate them, if you choose TAU will hate you too ...MadMadMad


Why not? I mean with the latest rules you have the pathmakers. No, not pathfinders, path makers; the only scout squad to bear more heavy weapons than the front line squads (which is zilch), ability to call in air strikes, and they get their own tank. Scouts wish they were space marines. Space marines wish they were pathmakers.


silentalleycat
Posted - 2010.11.18 18:52:00 - [20]
 

SQUATS

no wait you said 5th edition .....leaves dissapointed

Ts'ao Ts'ao
Capsuleer Profit Sharing Enterprise
Posted - 2010.11.20 21:31:00 - [21]
 

oook, well its look more and more like its going to be the new dark eldar..

If only they did some kind of Dark eldar Titan, then it would be all good, also I really not keen on the shape or style of their vehicles!!


Sucks...


guess it will be an all infantry army... so many models

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.11.20 22:02:00 - [22]
 

Originally by: Ts'ao Ts'ao
oook, well its look more and more like its going to be the new dark eldar..

If only they did some kind of Dark eldar Titan, then it would be all good, also I really not keen on the shape or style of their vehicles!!


Sucks...


guess it will be an all infantry army... so many models



DE rely on speed and mobility to make their army effective and removing their vehicles would seriously hurt your chances of winning. If you want more troops over vehicles I would suggest Orcs or IG. Orcs have stronger foot soldiers who can take a beating and IG can soak up the damage with numbers.

Does anyone know whatever became of the Inquisition? Did they ever continue with that group or scrap it in the new rules?

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.11.20 22:15:00 - [23]
 

Edited by: Vogue on 20/11/2010 22:24:37
Edited by: Vogue on 20/11/2010 22:18:02
For the humans in the house hooo!

We are at war with forces too terrible to comprehend. We cannot afford mercy for any of its victims too weak to take the correct course. Mercy destroys us; it weakens us and saps our resolve. Put aside all such thoughts. They are not worthy of Inquisitors in the service of Our Emperor. Praise his name for in our resolve we only reflect his purpose of will.
~Inquisitor Enoch

"I hate them not because they hate us, but because they are incapable of good, honest Human hatred"

Irida Mershkov
Gallente
The Reformed
Chaos Theory Alliance
Posted - 2010.11.20 23:46:00 - [24]
 

Tyranids: Never a viable army.

Vogue
Short Bus Pole Dancers
Posted - 2010.11.20 23:54:00 - [25]
 

Edited by: Vogue on 20/11/2010 23:57:02
Please visit your user settings to re-enable images.

Viktor Fyretracker
Caldari
Emminent Terraforming
O.G.-Alliance
Posted - 2010.11.21 00:14:00 - [26]
 

Originally by: Vogue
Edited by: Vogue on 20/11/2010 22:24:37
Edited by: Vogue on 20/11/2010 22:18:02
For the humans in the house hooo!

We are at war with forces too terrible to comprehend. We cannot afford mercy for any of its victims too weak to take the correct course. Mercy destroys us; it weakens us and saps our resolve. Put aside all such thoughts. They are not worthy of Inquisitors in the service of Our Emperor. Praise his name for in our resolve we only reflect his purpose of will.
~Inquisitor Enoch

"I hate them not because they hate us, but because they are incapable of good, honest Human hatred"


Ripley had the solution to all your nasty enemies on a planet surface issues. lift off and nuke the site from orbit.

Micheal Dietrich
Caldari
Caldari Provisions
Posted - 2010.11.21 00:32:00 - [27]
 

Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker


Ripley had the solution to all your nasty enemies on a planet surface issues. lift off and nuke the site from orbit.


Actually that was Hicks idea, Ripley just preferred it over Burkes.

Jhagiti Tyran
Muppet Ninja's
Ninja Unicorns with Huge Horns
Posted - 2010.11.21 13:35:00 - [28]
 

Edited by: Jhagiti Tyran on 21/11/2010 13:40:01
Originally by: Viktor Fyretracker
Originally by: Vogue
Edited by: Vogue on 20/11/2010 22:24:37
Edited by: Vogue on 20/11/2010 22:18:02
For the humans in the house hooo!

We are at war with forces too terrible to comprehend. We cannot afford mercy for any of its victims too weak to take the correct course. Mercy destroys us; it weakens us and saps our resolve. Put aside all such thoughts. They are not worthy of Inquisitors in the service of Our Emperor. Praise his name for in our resolve we only reflect his purpose of will.
~Inquisitor Enoch

"I hate them not because they hate us, but because they are incapable of good, honest Human hatred"


Ripley had the solution to all your nasty enemies on a planet surface issues. lift off and nuke the site from orbit.


The Imperiums way of "only way to be sure" Exterminatus

Istvaan Shogaatsu
Caldari
Guiding Hand Social Club
Posted - 2010.11.21 14:22:00 - [29]
 


Florio
Miniature Giant Space Hamsters
Posted - 2010.11.21 16:32:00 - [30]
 

I've been wondering the same thing Ts'ao, after an absence from the game of 20 years. I've just started collecting a vampire counts army from ebay and mantic. For 40k, I think I'm going to go for Imperial Guard, simply because those huge tanks look so awesome.


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