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GenerationTerrorist
17-08-2009, 02:57
Fair play, I am so bored with my Space Marine army it is unbelieveable. The fact that they are a pretty crap army anyway only adds to my hatred when I see so many young kids at my local GW with their SM armies so brainwashed about their godliness. Shut it, gobshites!

My other army is Orks. I love them to bits because they are such a mental army to use and they reflect my own personality. Not that I am a hooligan or anything! They epitomose what makes 40K (and Wargaming in general) a fun excuse to waste weekends over a few beers.

Tis time for a change, so I am seriously considering ditching my entire SM collecation (2 Tactical Squads, 2 Scout Squads, 2 1Terminator Squads, a LR Crusader, several Dreadnoughts, etc) via ebay this week and using the cash to invest in an entire new army.

Help me choose a new army to collect. The principals need to be:
- Fun to play, for both myself and my opponent
- Preferably not CC heavy, as I have my Orks for Skull Bashin'
- Not "Cheesey" where I will get beaten up for daring to field such an army in a friendly game
- Not overly expensive to collect

My Fantasy armies are Warriors of Chaos, Vampire Counts and a small Wood Elf army, should this also help you to help me.

Cheers,
Al

Surgency
17-08-2009, 03:22
- Preferably not CC heavy, as I have my Orks for Skull Bashin'


TAU (10 char minimum)

StarshipBOb
17-08-2009, 03:28
Necrons...? (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=214826)

AfroCelt
17-08-2009, 03:29
I'd hold onto those SM figs...many people selling wish they'd never done it afterwards.

I went with Tau in your same situation...my main Ork army is fun and krumps stuff good. My SM force is nice and balanced and tactically fun. My Tau are f'in hard for me to play but can lay down MASSIVE firepower, and is cheap to field to boot...you can make a legal army complete with HQ right out of the battleforce box if you paint the crisis suit right.

Other options would be Necrons (cheap, but can be boring and suffer in 5th) and Eldar (expensive but very nuanced and challenging). For a completely off the wall option, see Chaos Daemons :) .

kazkal
17-08-2009, 03:56
The fact that they are a pretty crap army anyway only adds to my hatred

-How are they crap?


see so many young kids at my local GW with their SM armies so brainwashed about their godliness

So what's the problem?

Brother Alexos
17-08-2009, 04:09
I say that IG would be a good choice, as having platoons and combined squads, a 1,000 point army can lay down alot of firepower and won't die the instant the enemy gets close, like tau. Also, thay have specialised units just in case that you need extra speed, firepower, or CC in your army.

DuskRaider
17-08-2009, 05:31
I second Necron. People cry they're gimped, but they still seem really cool. And who doesn't love a giant floating pyramid? Win.

e2055261
17-08-2009, 06:16
You're not really advertising them very well if you want to sell them. I agree that they are very popular but don't diss them just because kids like them. Most people collect space marines at some stage - usually their first army - and move on which is probably what you have done. The simple fact is that they have the best range of models and can be cost effective since you only need a few for an effective force.

The IG can be pretty challenging and can be quite versatile.

Vaktathi
17-08-2009, 06:26
- Fun to play, for both myself and my opponent
- Preferably not CC heavy, as I have my Orks for Skull Bashin'
- Not "Cheesey" where I will get beaten up for daring to field such an army in a friendly game
- Not overly expensive to collect

IG work wonderfully for the first three points and fail miserably for the last. IG can be a great army and are definitely not CC heavy, however are probably about twice as expensive as a MEQ army to buy and build if going tank heavy, even more if going infantry heavy.

Absolutionis
17-08-2009, 06:41
If you don't want a Marine army, you probably want to avoid Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Daemonhunters, and to a degree, even Necrons.

Considering you want to avoid a CC army, that really doesn't eliminate anything. If anything, this eliminates Tyranids somewhat due to their reliance on Genestealers. Chaos Daemons are very CC-oriented, but they have a very gimmicky deployment that allows them to function different than Orks. Anyways, Daemons and Tyranids are out.

If you want a third army, I recommend going for Aesthetics. Personally, I love the look of both the Eldar and the Witch Hunters. Witch Hunters may be too Marine-ish for your tastes with their Rhinos and their power armor and their bolters.

Thus, you're left with Eldar or Guard and possibly even Dark Eldar or Tau. Dark Eldar models are old and Tau models look ugly.

Thus, my vote goes to Eldar if only because they look better than Guard and they cost marginally less. Eldar has more variety in their models.

Vaktathi
17-08-2009, 07:29
Eldar has more variety in their models.

More variety than Guard?

I'm pretty sure IG has far more variety available to them than the Eldar could ever dream of in terms of models. You've got Cadians (and old Cadians which look a bit different), Catachans, Steel Legion, Valhallans, Vostroyans, Tallarn, Mordians, Praetorians, Death Korps of Krieg, Elysians, Etc... not to mention the far larger kitbash opportunities (e.g. pig iron heads, etc)

Slashattack
17-08-2009, 10:02
Guard would be good for him Vaktathi but they are an expensive on the money front to buy then Eldar, Tau and Dark Eldar. And he seems to be on a limited budget.

My recommendation would be to go for Eldar. They can do what Dark Eldar can do and a lot more. The Tau are an awesome army but their model range is not on the same level as the Eldar and that just put them slightly below eldar. Also they cannot do close combat like the Eldar can they are normally a complete shooting army.

Vaktathi
17-08-2009, 11:36
Oh I won't deny they are incredibly expensive, I made that point earlier. I was only taking exception to the assertion that Eldar have more model variety than Imperial Guard, which isn't really true.