View Full Version : How many armies do you regularly use?

03-01-2010, 22:49
My continuing research in to world of games well... er... continues.
I know alot of people have lots of armies , gangs, mobs, fleets ect.
But how many do you use on a regular basis?

03-01-2010, 23:06
I have 9 armies which I switch out on a regular basis. so over the course of 3 months I will use all of them.

03-01-2010, 23:07
I have regular DA and Deathwing. I am getting my nids and orks up and running as I am sick of being trounced by my brothers SW's.

03-01-2010, 23:35
Well, back in early 4th, I regularly used 3 separate armies. Tyranids, CSM, and Tau.

After the new CSM codex came out, I effectively lost my entire army (since none of the units I used to use really existed any more.), so I went down to Tyranids and Tau.

Then 5th ed came out, and my Tau pretty much lost the ability to be competitive. So I went down to just Tyranids.

Now, the new Tyranid codex is coming out, and if the rumors are true, I'm going to be down to zero armies.

Pretty much at that point, I'll either have to restart my Tau, or give up the game for a number of years. Time will tell.


04-01-2010, 00:17
Regularly 2 CSM and IG/CRM lists.

Got plenty more various armies in many various states of assembly and completion.

Lord Cook
04-01-2010, 01:25
One. Imperial Guard.

I may possibly extend that to two by dusting off my Tyranids come the 16th.

04-01-2010, 01:28
In 40k 3 of 4, all but Dark Eldar (at the moment I'm bored with them). I try to alternate armies i use.

04-01-2010, 01:33
IG mostly with a liberal splash of Daemons.
Recently I tried my hand at Marines.

IG 65%
CD 25%
SM 10%

04-01-2010, 02:47
I mostly play my Enslavers, but I will happily play Necrons, Tzeentch Daemons and Ulumeathic League. I have several other armies too, but I tend to only use use them for campaigns.

04-01-2010, 03:09
My main army is Death Guard, but I'm so sick of the codex I've started playing my Orks primarily, which is how it'll be until a new CSM 'dex eventually comes out. I play my Daemons regularly as well, they're just too much fun.

04-01-2010, 03:14
I usually use just the IG, although ever since 4th ed I have used allied DH/WH units. I have played a few games with my eldar though...

For this year I will start to use (meaning I will have to paint) the WH as a parent army..better do it now before a new dex changes things...

04-01-2010, 03:40
I alternate between my IG and Nids about every month or so. I'm also working on starting up an Ork army, so I'll see how that gets rotated in.

Grand Warlord
04-01-2010, 04:42
I can't afford to actually own more than 2 armies for both 40k and fantasy (and im low on space as it is) so its usually Space Wolves and Eldar

04-01-2010, 04:45
I keep 2 "standing" armies for 40k. One for casual, the other for tournament and competitive games. The others are either shelved (Currently shelved are Word Bearers and Eldar) or I eventually get around to selling. I'm trying to cut down on excess armies.

04-01-2010, 04:53
By game system

have 4 (2 small 750 & 1500, i hardly use) use 2 regularly-DIY marines and admech counts as(SW) at 2K

have 2 and use them both regularly-necrons, chaos

1, used regularly-haqqislam

classic battletech
-it's a mix, have 12 lances/stars worth of stuff, mix'n'match as i go.

B5 wars and conversions-
same as above. i have a narn and EA fleet as well as some trek ships for the conversion game and use them as i feel the need.

Brother_Chaplian Raimo
04-01-2010, 04:55
None. I don't really play.

If you were instead asking 'How many armies do you keep at combat readiness?', the answer would be one. Imperial Guard.

04-01-2010, 04:59
I have one, witch hunters

04-01-2010, 05:00
I use 3 regularly and tend to keep 2 on the shelf. I seem to be on kind of a yearly rotation with what 2 get put on the shelf.

Sisters, BT, are always in my carry case and ready to go. Necrons were used with them but are now on the shelf while I completely redo their color scheme and wait for the new codex.

Tau replaced them as my third army but I really wanted something that had that gunline feel a bit more. I was just really enjoying them in DoW those fire warriors are amazing in that game. They have been on the shelf however for a year as I work on imperial guard.

04-01-2010, 07:52
I use my nids, GKs, Death Guards and Steel Legion. My marines and eldars still need much assembly before seeing the tabletop though.

Lord Solar Plexus
04-01-2010, 07:57
I use two armies: Imperial Guard and Space Wolves.

04-01-2010, 13:34
I concentrate on one army at a time. Right now it's Eldar, but I also have Tau, Space Wolves and a smallish Nid force.