Hi, everyone. I'm hoping this could be a fun discussion. Basically, what would you consider your favorite army, judged strictly on only the models and the story or concept, without game/codex rules being a factor in your opinion?
My favorites are as follows:
Tyranids: Great looking models, and really cool storyline concept (sort of like space locusts on crack). Right now I could easily field at least 4000 points of Tyranids, and I'm working on more models, particularly the newer ones that just came out.
Grey Knights: Again, great looking models. I started liking them when the old Codex Daemonhunters came out. And I like the concept of dedicated hunters of daemons.
Chaos Daemons: For this one, it is mostly the models, my specific favorite being Khorne (Bloodletters are so cool looking), followed by Tzeentch (I really like the Pink Horrors).
Imperial Guard: I'm a bit of a tank fanatic, so I have almost exclusively Tanks in my collection. Nothing really playable unless I use the Armored Company rules that are in the White Dwarf from a couple years ago. And yes, of course I have a fully assembled and painted Baneblade, and I also have the Shadowsword/Stormlord model that I'm working on.
Space Marines: Yeah, I know, probably sort of "band-wagon-ish," I like the models and all that. I just had to mention Space Marines. I have a 2000+ point Crimson Fists army, btw....
I have lots of other models, some painted/assembled, some not. But the ones above are my favorites, with Tyranids topping the list of favorites.