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Hlokk
13-08-2009, 20:06
Right, please, lets not turn this into a price rant thread.

I've had to seriously cut my 40k budget because of various things, but I still want to collect decent armies which don't take ages to do.

So my goal is this: 100 budget a month, to collect 1000 points of models into a playable army. I have no idea if this is even possible, but, to be honest, its something I quite fancy doing.

my criteria for each army are:

Has to be mainly plastic
has to be fluffy
has to be fun
doesnt have to be competitive.


So what I'd like to know is this, is it possible? can it be done? and does anyone have any suggestions? I'd be really interested in anyone's thoughts on the following:

eldar
daemons
tau
world eaters.

Any help or ideas would be awesome.

xerxeshavelock
13-08-2009, 20:16
Tau battleforce is a bargain, gives you most of the stuff you need, and with a Hammerhead is useable out of the box.

Turok117
13-08-2009, 20:25
Tau battleforce + hammerhead (get skyray box instead for extra bitz) = ~75

About 60 from cheaper, non-GW retailers. Works out to about 650-odd points.

From there, you could add a squad of Fire Warrior's in a devilfish but it would go over budget if not from a non-GW source.

So, if you go non-GW you could get:

Tau battleforce - 40
Hammerhead - 20
Fire Warriors - 15
Devilfish - 16
Total = 91

A fun, balanced 1k force is difficult in just 100. 120, you would have no problem.

To improve on the above list, you could get another squad of Fire Warriors and convert them into pathfinders.

trapper
13-08-2009, 20:31
http://www.gwonline.biz/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=8_9_17_75

Has everything Turok listed, a bit more each for most of it (by 1-2) and offers free shipping! If you have a 100 budget you could get two hammerheads over a hammerhead and a devilfish, as you can use them as hammerheads or devilfish depending on what you want at that time.

And yea, for hammerheads get the skyray, everything you get with the hammerhead plus the skyray turret.

darker4308
13-08-2009, 20:33
If you a really a sadist. You can blow all that money on ebay and probably walk off with twice that point value. You just need to spend the extra 100$ on simple green.

grissom2006
13-08-2009, 20:44
Demon Khornate Army Starting Force (add into other chaos powers as and when)


Skulltaker 300pts
1 Bloodcrusher with Fury of Khorne 50pts
3 10 strong units Bloodletters of Khorne with all the trimmings 200pts a unit
1 Demon Prince 80pts basic value nothing added

Total 1030pts 84 not including the Codex

Tau should be easy
Eldar a maybe
CSM also a maybe

Turok your Tau battleforce is 10 cheaper than GW's prices you using a secret discounted source????

Wicksy
13-08-2009, 20:53
Turok your Tau battleforce is 10 cheaper than GW's prices you using a secret discounted source????

Wayland games is the way forward ;) 39.50 for the Tau battle force!

decker_cky
13-08-2009, 20:55
Tau battleforce + hammerhead (get skyray box instead for extra bitz) = ~75

About 60 from cheaper, non-GW retailers. Works out to about 650-odd points.

From there, you could add a squad of Fire Warrior's in a devilfish but it would go over budget if not from a non-GW source.

So, if you go non-GW you could get:

Tau battleforce - 40
Hammerhead - 20
Fire Warriors - 15
Devilfish - 16
Total = 91

A fun, balanced 1k force is difficult in just 100. 120, you would have no problem.

To improve on the above list, you could get another squad of Fire Warriors and convert them into pathfinders.

Assuming you get those prices, go with 2 tau battleforces and the hammerhead. 100 flat and gives you lots of extra gubbins for the extra 9.

the-skylord
13-08-2009, 20:59
If you want mainly all plastic then the only options from your list is Tau and CSM.

grissom2006
13-08-2009, 21:00
Wayland games is the way forward ;) 39.50 for the Tau battle force!

Cheers Wicksy:D

Worth noting though that not everyone normally gets to take advantage of these kinds of suppliers.

Mojaco
13-08-2009, 21:45
Buy one starter box and trade the orks for marines or vice versa, add any unit you like (as a double starter box army is a perfect basis for any army) and presto. Well under 100 quid and very flexible. Ofcourse it doesn't match your list of eldar, daemons. tau and world eaters.

Templar_Seer
13-08-2009, 22:17
www.megaminis.co.uk and www.giftsforgeeks.org.uk are the cheapest online retailers in the UK bar none for 40k.

Grimtuff
13-08-2009, 22:27
Skulltaker 300pts


:eyebrows:
Skulltaker is not 300pts. He's half that minus 10. ;)

grissom2006
13-08-2009, 22:49
:eyebrows:
Skulltaker is not 300pts. He's half that minus 10. ;)

meant Skarbrand sorry

isaac
13-08-2009, 22:59
Try this.

Look for the space marine strike force, I think amazon has it for 120 quid (or less), others might have it for 100 quid. That is a land raider, vindicator, whirlwind, 2 rhinos, 2 tac squads, captain and command squad. 1500 points.

Add AoBR, which gives you 1 tac squad, 5 termies, 1 dread and an extra captain, plus the orks, brb and templates/dice

the1stpip
13-08-2009, 23:25
Two AoBR boxes, then 20 on Battlewagon or Space Marine vehicle of choice.