Hey guys, just back into 40k, and had a great 1000pt game as Dark Eldar vs Tau-- Great fun, and solidified that I am MOST certainly a gamer who thinks in, feels good about, and sets plans based mostly on close combat. It's just how my 40k mind ticks. Now, I lost the game 2-1, but that's besides the point. I felt a bit underwhelmed with my shooting and with vehicles, but I think that might be chalked up to my lust for limb-tearing.
After the game, I started thinking-- hey, maybe Daemons would be a great army for me to take on! So I dug into them a bit more.
As a gamer who enjoys the random side of battle, the Deep Strike waves (and praying to the dark gods beforehand) is a massive fun booster, no question. So from that aspect, I'm gung ho! Dig the models, love the idea of the true Gods wreaking havoc against mortals and their pitiful ant-hill-empires...lastly, I love big creatures-- all the greater daemons, the daemon princes, soul grinder etc.
However, i'm a little worried that, in ways, the game might get simplified by playing Daemons such that, there come to be few tactics other than, DS, CHARGE and slaughter all. Perhaps there's no room to mix it up, with just one major way to achieve my end goal.
So do Daemon players run the risk of becoming stale with frequent use? Are they possessed of less tactical depth than other armies (especially as the game goes on?)
Would they therefore bore me or my opponent? (Regular opponents are Tau, 'Crons, and 'Nids in the friendly group)
For Daemon players: What makes you keep coming back to Daemons? What makes your opponent enjoy playing against them.
(PS, I'm the kind of guy who sometimes enjoys losing more than winning in a casual game, as I always feel okay when a friend leaves the gaming room with a bit of confidence, instead of frustration-- to that end, I won't build power lists and would avoid Special Characters in this army-- these being just additional facts.)