View Full Version : Army choice for Tale of 4 gamers?

10-05-2009, 16:25
Emperor! how many times have i done a thread about which army to collect.
basically i need to decide an army for a Tale of 4 Gamers
the current armies are
Loyalist Guard
Renagde Guard

and i need seomthing my choices are:
Chaos Space Marines (Iron Warriors mainly)
Ultramarine 2nd Company
Orks (Blood axes)

i don't have a lot of time at the moment so i will post later with more info



10-05-2009, 16:46
It seems you cant really add any of those without tipping the scales of the good and evil.

Orks...Seeing as they would balance out the good.vs.evil

10-05-2009, 16:52
Iron warriors, because with not a lot of effort, drybrushing and washing can yield some very impressive results. If you concentrate on little details like the caution chevrons on bolter casings / shoulder pads, you'll have a fairly impressive looking force quickly.

Truth be told, ever since I read Storm of Iron, I've had a soft spot for the paranoid siege specialists.

10-05-2009, 18:11
Orks are always fun but for a tale of x gamers (where x is the number of mates daft enough to try it....I know I am doing one at the moment!! :) ) it depends on whether you can get a horde painted to a deadline. My number of models to paint for last month was 7 and I finished them 1 1/2 hours before the deadline!!

If you want to make your life easier then def go for the Iron Warriors. As noted above it should be easy to churn them out to a good standard quite quickly.

10-05-2009, 18:23

Why? Because no one has done them yet. Its unconventional and unexpected. It will add an interesting dynamic to the Tale...

10-05-2009, 19:24

Any tale isn't complete without your classic marine army swooping in to save the day.

10-05-2009, 19:28
Just do Inquisitors. That choice sounds original. Which one though? DH? WH? Allied mix (ig,wh,dh)?

10-05-2009, 19:33
Go for the army you think will be easiest to paint and you will like laying.

2 Guards and an Eldar. so MEQ army would be pretty strong here.
like wise you could do a horde Ork army, but that means willingness to pain 1000+Models.

Unless of course you go for a Speed Freak kult

TBH i would keep away from a MEQ though. That way every one is playing with lighter armour saves and battles are more fun without a MEQ force off balancing it imo

Just my Opinion

10-05-2009, 19:38
Go for the army you think will be easiest to paint and you will like laying.

lol gross...

Anyways I would have to agree with iron warriors as they'll be a fun bunch to paint and assemble plus it will add in some cool background stories as iron warriors + renegade guard you know? Not only that but with two imperial armies I doubt you'll be hard pressed to find a tank chasis to proxy!

Fire Harte
10-05-2009, 19:51
Go for the one you want!

I'm nearing the end of a tale of x gamer project and I almost picked necrons. But alas necrons are boring for myself and I just expanded my Chaos Marines. I had fun and the deadlines you may/may not set are hardly a problem if you enjoy painting the models!

However I await the further info. :)

10-05-2009, 20:21
ok right just somethings to post
my current army is Salamanders so an non MEQ army would be different but:
I think that i wouldn't be able to paint enough orks in 1 month (we would be doing monthly)
so then the smaller number of models comes forward:
The Inquisition armies would be really fun and different to do and i would do them but i really don't think i have the money to do an all metal army and i would be getting the GK (becuase i don't like the SoB)
The Ultramarines i am purley inrested becuase of Sicarius and they sound fun to play as (becuase i play all my armies fluffy) but then i would be getting a 2nd Imperial Marine army which is a bit boring.
so at the moment the only army i haven't ruled out is the Iron Warriors, of which i would gladly do but i actually find it very hard to paint metal (so if any of you have some tips i will be glad to listen), i should get a look at the CSM codex next week so i might create some army lists
ok then