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snakezenn
03-07-2010, 20:51
Hello all, im a new player myself and one of my friends is thinking of getting into warhammer. So i was gonna ask you all what some of the cheaper armies to get into are. Thanks in advance.

shelfunit.
03-07-2010, 20:59
Currently ogre kingdoms are very cheap as they have about the best value battalion set around. Other cheap armies are orcs and goblins as they have featured in the last 2 starter sets and you can pick them up very cheaply on ebay, along with dwarfs who were also in the last starter set, it looks like skaven will also be very cheap to pick up with such huge numbers being forcast in the new starter set.

chilledenuff
03-07-2010, 21:12
WoC can be a cheap army to buy because individual units can be expensive points wise

tezdal
03-07-2010, 21:18
You could always use non GW minis..

snakezenn
03-07-2010, 21:21
What non-gw minis? Cause i dont know of any ones that are similar here in the US.

Rhamag
03-07-2010, 22:11
There are over 750 points in the Wood Elf battalion for 50. A couple of characters and that's 1000 pts for about 65. Not bad as a starting army.

Also, I'll second the suggestion for the Ogre Kingdoms battalion. Really good value. Two of those and a couple of characters is approaching 2000 pts.

On the other hand, I'd also recommend that your friend looks carefully at all the models in all the armies. There's no point saving a few pennies by getting eg. Ogres if he doesn't like the models. He'll never finish painting them. It's better to spend a little more to get what you want, in my humble opinion.

bigcheese76
03-07-2010, 22:25
Look for the starter sets. At the moment you can pick up Battle For Skull pass really quite cheaply perhaps on ebay or something. If you do this then you could play Orcs and Goblins and your friend could play Dwarves (or vice versa) and this will make the cost even less.

Alternativly, you could wait a couple of months for the new starter set which will contain Skaven and High Elves.

As mentioned before, Ogre Kindoms are one of the cheapest armies in terms of them having a goot Battalion. Also, there is a low model count so less painting involved. Just watch out for cannons with them.

snakezenn
03-07-2010, 22:29
Look for the starter sets. At the moment you can pick up Battle For Skull pass really quite cheaply perhaps on ebay or something. If you do this then you could play Orcs and Goblins and your friend could play Dwarves (or vice versa) and this will make the cost even less.


I actually have vampire counts at the moment but i see your point about the cheap starter sets.

GenerationTerrorist
03-07-2010, 22:38
Chaos Warriors or Lizardmen are the two that spring to mind....

Two Battalion sets plus Slaan and Stegadon for Lizardmen or a couple of Characters for Warriors, gives you a near-2000pt army.

shelfunit.
04-07-2010, 06:36
What non-gw minis? Cause i dont know of any ones that are similar here in the US.

Mantic are fairly good and the same scale. The only real problem is they don't have a full range up yet as they are a fairly new company.

http://www.manticgames.com/

Also depending on your army wargames factory and warlord games are good quality models for their price as well.

http://www.wargamesfactory.com/

http://www.warlordgames.co.uk/

The Perry twins also have very high quality models at less than GW prices for any of the human ranges.

http://www.perry-miniatures.com/index2.html

If you are after real budget tho these guys have heroquest quality models at about 50 for 10.

http://www.em4miniatures.com/acatalog/Sci_Fi.html

Rochr
04-07-2010, 11:32
Mantics new Dwarf army deal is really good and the models are great. I think you get something like 40 warriors, 40 thunderers, 10 slayers, 5 longbeards, 4 cannons/organ guns, 1 flame cannon, 1 dwaf lord for 99 quids. And they are 28mm square bases, works fine for Warhammer. Dwarfs are also going to be one of the top armies.

Edit: http://www.manticgames.com/Shop-Home/Dwarfs/Army-Deals/Product/Grafes-Steel-Legion-Army-Deal.html