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WhiteKnight
26-10-2008, 18:10
Well I'm a vet fantasy player and I've been thinking about playing a 40k army. My playing style is basically hitting the enemy hard and I absolutely suck at gunlines. I also prefer buying army units for cheap prices but I get a lot. And I also prefer an army that doesn't have a lot of multi-piece metal models. So any ideas for me?

Soupcat
26-10-2008, 18:19
Seems like you described orks

Lisiecki
26-10-2008, 18:28
Well I'm a vet fantasy player and I've been thinking about playing a 40k army. My playing style is basically hitting the enemy hard and I absolutely suck at gunlines. I also prefer buying army units for cheap prices but I get a lot. And I also prefer an army that doesn't have a lot of multi-piece metal models. So any ideas for me?

Orks, Blood Angels, or C:CSM with lots of M:oK

WhiteKnight
26-10-2008, 18:34
I also forgot to add that I'm a fan of being a shooting / combat hybrid player or close combat rushing player so is orks truly for me? Or are there other armies out there?

ernest101
26-10-2008, 18:35
suck at gun lines and wanna hit em hard? sounds like mech eldar, orks, space marines(vanilla, DA and BA)

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
26-10-2008, 18:37
Orks seem to be your thang, unless Tyranids appeal to you more.

FashaTheDog
26-10-2008, 18:42
Your criteria seems unclear when you say "buying army units for cheap prices but I get a lot." Are you referring to monetary or points on this one?

As for hitting hard without gunlines Orks do play somewhat similar to their fantasy counterpart, although like all of 40k, there is more short ranged firepower as every boy has a slugga or shoota.

Tyranids can be played as a swarm of Gaunts backed up by a few shock units like Genestealers and your Hive Tyrant. You can also run an army of just Genestealers led by a Broodlord, which has the ability to come in from up to three table edges, or you can run a Nidzilla list which is five or six Carnifexes and one or two Hive Tyrants. Despite what some people claim, Tyranids do not have to be shooty to win, assault versions of these list can and do work (I play an assualt Nidzilla list and am rarely defeated). Depending upon your list, they can be weak but numerous or hard as nails but few in number.

Daemons are very much like their Fantasy twins so if you know one, you need only tweak the list to know the other (and add a Soulgrinder).

Space Marines (Chaos too) are able to be played in a number of ways from a gun line to a mobile assault force that hits the enemy with heavy firepower before finishing them in an assault. Space Wolves and Blood Angels do the latter very well. They are tough and versitle.

Dark Eldar are tricky to use and are not an assualt army, they are a sneak up behind you, shoot you in the back, and stab you in the heart while your down army. In other words massive firepower on isolated sections of the enemy through superior mobility with an assault being a calculated attack to crush a battered line. Be warned; they are glass ninjas, even the smallest error on your part or even moderate firepower can destroy your units with ease. Not recommended for new players.

Eldar are specialists, each unit has one job and should not be used for others. They can run in a number of ways from heavy shooty to heavy assault or a combination of the two but are fragile, although not as much as their dark brethren.

WhiteKnight
26-10-2008, 18:46
What I meant by cheap but get a lot, I meant by you get a good deal for the price you pay point wise.

Anyways, it sounds like i should play orks. I played orcs in fantasy a couple years back, wasn't that good with them because i didn't have my tactics straight. Now I am more tactical then I was.

FashaTheDog
26-10-2008, 18:55
If you still play Fantasy, Daemons can be reasonable if you go heavy Khorne and Slaanesh and if you only use the square bases, you can use the same army for two games. However, Orks do have da Greentide set, which saves you some $50 over seperate purchases. I bought one and now the 111 Orks (10 Boyz, 10 Nobs, and a Warboss) are being converted to my 80s theme (the general is the Goff Rocker who looks like Slash).

WhiteKnight
26-10-2008, 18:58
What are the pros and cons of Dark Angels? They've somehow been attracting me for some time. I think it may be from the many vehicles they have. I like Dark green so of course Dark angels attract me (i don't know what it is about dark green but it attracts me lol).