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the spook
03-06-2006, 17:24
Hi Everyone,

Just curious about the amount of armies everyone collects, and for how many points. For instance i've got approxiamently:

4,000 Points of Marines.

4,000 Points of Tau.

3,000 Points of Tyranids.

Which leads me to my next question. Do you collect an army, or do you collect enough for a single army list?

03-06-2006, 17:29
at present only 2,500pts of Necrons..................though I'm in the advanced planning stages for my second Necron army & maybe even a Harlequin army when the new ones hit the shelves

03-06-2006, 17:30
ULTHWE: 5200
TAU: 4300
Da Orks 4400

I make that 10 armies, worth over 46,000 points!!!

It's taken me 11 years to collect all that and it still gets used regularly apart from the Dark Angels. three whole companies is a bit too big to play with!

03-06-2006, 17:31
7,500+ points Craftworld Eldar
? points Harlequins (waiting for new rules)
1,000 points Dark Eldar
2,000+ points Chaos Black Legion
4,000+ points Space Marines
2,500+ points IG
1,000+ points of Deamon Hunters (used in conjuction with either of the previous two armies)

03-06-2006, 17:31
I tend to build for an army if i am doing it as a project, though they always expand after as i go for the figures that i like or just overwhelm myself with figs. My grey knights for instance were for a tournament, i have 1500pts built but have another 2000 or so waiting. Similar with guard

03-06-2006, 17:44
I have about 4000 points in 'nids since I got back into the game, and I refuse to start buying for another army until this one is painted - but, once it is, I'll get to work on something new. =)

03-06-2006, 17:46
too many.. :p

(all 1000+ pts)
Armoured company
Mechanised guard
Light infantry
Space marines
some Eldar
Kroot mercs

oh, and Chaos Marines

oh, and I'll be starting witch hunters soon too....


03-06-2006, 18:29
2000 pts Witch Hunters
3000 pts Blood Angels
1500 pts Harlequins

Mind you I have owned more than that, but when I collect a new army it often means selling off old models on Ebay to generate the necessary funds. For instance when the new Eldar codex comes out it will be time to sell off those Blood Angels!

god octo
03-06-2006, 18:42
i voted for 0 as i have some troops, but not really enough to field an army of them. i have fought 769 point battles and the like, but i dont have a full army yet.

03-06-2006, 18:45
These days, just the one. SMurfs (what else?).

03-06-2006, 18:50
well, i've some L&D troops, whithout CSM allies about 1000 points, with CSM... 2500 points (and growing :p)

03-06-2006, 18:56
5000pts blood angels (in retirement since 3rd ed came out)
4000pts crimson fists
3500pts tau
3500pts necrons
3000pts cadian IG
3000pts deathworld veterans
1500pts witch hunters
1250pts speed freeks

03-06-2006, 18:59
I voted 4...

Marines(~4500 depending on deviations)
Guard (~3000 points)
Alpha Legion (~3000 points)
Daemonhunters (~3500 points I think).

However, my Marines can be used as Wolves also (That's what the originally were), and my Daemonhunters can be both puritans and radicals. The thing is, my Daemonhunters use parts of either my guard or my marines when I field them also.

03-06-2006, 19:00
Almost 2000 points of 'Nid Goodness
Probably between 3000-4000 of marines!

Had 2500 of Tau but sold it off to fund my move, as well as the large necron army (before the codex came out, all the old school models).

Thinking about an Eldar Army this winter as well.

03-06-2006, 19:08
my armies are

7000pts dark angels
10000pts of guard
2000pts sisters
2000pts eldar
2000pts raven guard
2000pts fleashterrers
2000pts dropguard in the buillding stage
2000pts of baneblades(3 tanks):D

03-06-2006, 20:21
Well, let's see. Voted 4.

Nearly 4,000 points of Blood Angels.
2,000+ points of Tau.
2,000 points of Guard.
1,500 points of Daemonhunters.

Of course, I have the potential for 6 armies by allying the DH with my BA or IG.

New armies planned: 0.

03-06-2006, 20:43
Voted for 4.

7000pts Tyranids ( still climbing like hell )
7000pts Iron Warriors ( will rise if FW make a lot of nice stuff for em )
1200pts Deathskulls ( just started with them )
1500pts Grey Knights ( currently WiP )

I do have plans for making an Elysian army at some point since I simply love the idea.

03-06-2006, 20:51
3000+ pts Iron Warriors
1500pts Death Guard
2000 pts Tau
3000+ pts Tyranids
2000+ Blood Angels
1500+ Imp. Fists
1500+ Daemonhunters/Grey Knights
2000+ Witchhunters/SoB's
1000+ IG

BA are semi retired until the new BA codex is out, loads more Tau to build, still got Nids to finish. About 1000 pts of Nids still to build. Imp Fists are WIP still with some armour to build. Couple of new units to add to my IW for Medudsa V and need to finish a couple of Death Guard, could also do with doing a Termi squad for these guys.


03-06-2006, 20:56
Illegal 600pts of Tau: need 2 XV8 battlesuits, Stealthsuit boxset, Firewarrior boxset, skyray boxset

03-06-2006, 21:16
2500+ of Sisters of Battle
2500 of Space Wolves
2000 of Deathwing (unpainted, some unbuilt)
2 x 2000 of Tyranids (one guant heavy list, one genestealer heavy list)

03-06-2006, 21:21
6000+ points of Tyranids.
5000+ points of Chaos Marines.
2000 points of Dark Eldar.
1000 points of Tau.
1000 points of Marines.
750 points of Orks.
500 points of Necrons.

So, I make that 7 diffrent armies. :)

03-06-2006, 21:47
3, but one is tiny, unused and to say the least, i dont think im going to expand it. just finish them off and then i dont know what. maybe when we actually ge to the 41st millennium, ill expand it. poor tau...

other than that, 1500pts of blood angels and counting,

and the beginnings of a promising arbite/cadian alliance. or it could just be cadians. its just i developed a very keen interest in arbites recently...

03-06-2006, 21:50
3000pts Daemon Hunters (Radical/Grey Knights)
3500pts Dark Angels
1500pts Deathwing
2000pts Emperor's Children
5000pts Imperial Guard
2000pts Iron Warriors
4000pts Necrons
2000pts Night Lords
500pts Orks (just started this one)
3000pts Ravenwing
5000pts Relictors
3500pts Tau
5000pts Tyranids
5000pts Ultramarines
5000pts Witch Hunters (Sisters of Battle)

Warlord Kyle
03-06-2006, 22:16
873 points of tyranids
roughly 950 points of orks
roughly 800 points of dark eldar
(and i thought i was insane with these 3 armies, until i saw the huge sizes of everyone elses........)

Insane Psychopath
03-06-2006, 22:31
I have

Old armies:

Black Legion
Black Templars
Imperial Guards
Iron Hands
DIY Marine chapter know as: Iron Brother of Redemption
Grey Knights (yes I am ashame BUT I have trade this army for a few Dark Eldar bits (for future plans))
Space Wolves 13th Company

Current armies:

Iron Warriors (collected them since 2002)
Raven Wing
Imperial Guard Mech Strom Trooper army
Have a unbuilt Orks Speed Freak army

Future armies:

Drop Troop Guards
Fallen Angles chaos marines
Few other Chaos armies
maybe Tau. But these armies are a long way.

03-06-2006, 22:33
Counting the unpainted ones, I have sixteen armies.

General Samuel of the 101
03-06-2006, 22:43
1000 pts IG
1000 pts WH
i am a bit biased with Imperials
I am been playing for 2 Years Actively

03-06-2006, 22:53
I've got Tau, but I don't know how much since the new codex, as I haven't bothered checking how much as changed in my list due to me not being interested much in Tau ATM.

I've also got roughly 500-700 points of Orks, mostly vehicles, as I'm currently using my fantasy Orcs as a stand-in to bump up the total to roughly 1000 until my Orks are all done. Too bad I'm a slow painter :(

04-06-2006, 00:04
Right, i have:Imperial Guard
Black Templars
Daemon Hunters
Thousand Sons
+ Fantasy (about 4)

04-06-2006, 00:21
2000+ Iron Hands (most still need painting)
1500 13th company space wolves
1000 Witch Hunters (wip)

The 13th co. are my main army and im still adding. the witch hunters aren't actually mine but, there my dads, but i do most of the building and painting. i have plans for a Death Guard and Eldar armies aswell

General Samuel of the 101
04-06-2006, 01:11
Oh,sure,i forgot Fantasy and specialist
Chaos Mortals 500 Pts
Lizardmen 1000 pts
Beastmen Warband
Astartes Battle Company 1500 pts(my only power armoured army by the way)

well that it

04-06-2006, 01:28
Guard: 3500 +
Orks: roughly 2000
Dark Eldar: Rougly 2000
Space MArines: rougly 2000

04-06-2006, 02:02

1500p of Raven Guard - A look at the usages of deep strike (lots of assault marine) combined with an armoured spearhead designed to link up with the drop troops (retired after 4th ed SM codex screwed them over)

1000p of Eldar - A look into a mechanised Aspect warrior heavy army (failed to make much of an impresion in my gaming group. Currently shelved until the next codex comes out)

1500p of Blood Angels - Created on a whim to demonstrate that not all BA armies are broken and cheesy (depite being balanced won every game it took part in, labled cheesy by the rest of the group, retired until futher notice)

1500p Space Wolves - Resurected from the first army I ever had in 3rd ed. Decided to go with a mechanised bent on the force (people don't expect that when fighting Space Wolves) (Currently operational)

200p (aprox) Crimson Fists - New army project. Looking at Scouts (most of the army will have 4+ saves) backed up by Marines. Current strength is one scout squad and an assault marine squad (tac squad and second scout squad in the pipeline)

That's about it as far as I can remember.


04-06-2006, 02:54
2,500pts tyranids
2,000pts of deathguard

i can't see me doing another army for sometime..probably expand the deathguard for another 500pts though (having too much fun converting them :D ).

04-06-2006, 04:29
er roughly 3000pts of nids (some still WiP)
roughly 2500pts of high elves
roughly 4000pts of tomb kings
1 dragon rider for dark elves
2000pts of wood elves
starting an eldar army soon (not really till the new dex, just buying stuff i no wont change or like to much), and im still buying my nids, I wont stop untill I have no more room for them

04-06-2006, 04:47
1500 Farsight Enclave (tau)
2000pt nids
1500pt thousand sons
1750pt Death guard
1500pt guardsmen
1000pt Black templar (theyll be going soon on ebay...will miss them)
1000pt Grey knights (might sell them off as well - theyre just collecting dust)

2000pt Wood Elves
2000pt Slayers

so 9...But as you can see, im moving slowly towards fantasy...

04-06-2006, 05:12
3500 points of Imperial Guard

2000 points of Black Templars

My next project will be to figure out a way to make plastic scouts look like proper Arbites.

the spook
04-06-2006, 05:21
Wow, i thought i was crazy with three armies, looks like the rest of you all have got me beat...

Sorta flies in the face of GW's marketing decision to sell to one-time army sales to little kids don't it?

04-06-2006, 05:34
Well, duh.:p

As to how many I command? Well it depends on how you count them up.:D

By individual Codexes required to play? 8
FOCs I can field? 14
FOCs I *plan* to be able to field? More.:D

Blood Axes - no idea how many points, but more than two FOCs
Tyranids - no idea, but haven't filled the FOC - until my next order arrives:D
Harlequins (DEWC rules for now) - FOC
Tau - craploads of Firewarriors, Suits and such, but no cohesive army yet......

Imperial Battlegroup:
Mech IG - Company
Light Inf IG - 2x Company+
SoB - Company (+ WH Allies)
Phoenix Templars - 2x Battle Company
Phoenix Templars - Recce Company (Ravenwing rules)
Phoenix Templars - Pathfinders - 2x Company (Scout Marines)

04-06-2006, 06:53
Black templar 1000+
13th company combat patrol 400
imperial guard but heres the trick
1750+ death world veterans/catachan
2000+ steel legion
1750+ kasrkin army
vostroyans combat patrol 400+ and growing

1000+ Amazons using either Empire/Cult of ulric/middenhein army rules
1800+ Ocs

04-06-2006, 07:55
Please don't put fantasy here.....
I collect models so that i can play with different list, but i always buy a models for a list frist
The army i own (buy with my parents money, well I live on cup noodles for the hooby):
2000ish of Necrons
1000ish of 'Nids( the most loved, but they just can't win enough games for me to invest)
750pts of 13th Co.(fully done....still got load of bits)
1000pts of Tau(newly started, just got the skyray, yet it can turn into any tank)

04-06-2006, 07:58
Chaos Marines

Now I just need Eldar and Imperial Guard

Shield of Freedom
04-06-2006, 09:55
5000pts Eldar (generic)
5000pts Imperial Guard (my own doctrines)
3000pts Space Marines (generic)
2000pts Tau (old codex, havn't revamped it for the new one)
2000pts Chaos Marines (generic undivided)
2500pts Orks
3000pts Tyranids
2000pts Witchhunters (all Sisters of Battle only)

04-06-2006, 14:02
2800 points of Ultramarines
5500 Points of Blood Angels
3200 Points of Imperial Fists (and growing)
1000 Points of Crimson Fists
3250 Points of Space Wolves
3250 Points of Black Templars

3000 Points of Necrons

3100 Points of Tyranids

2500 Points of Witchhunters

1000 Points of Chaos

3000 Points of Tau

21500 Points of Loyalists
31600 Total

04-06-2006, 14:14
In detail (all point values are approximate)

5000 points Dark Angels (complete)
2500 points Space Wolves (on hold for new Codex)
2500 points Black Templars (in progress)
3000 points undecided SM chapter (all unpainted and still in the boxes)
3000 points Night Lords (complete)
3000 points Iron Warriors (in progress)
2000 points Khorne World Eaters (unpainted and still in the boxes)
3000 points Tau (almost complete)
3500 points IG Tank Company (complete)
3000 points IG Cadians (in progress)
3000 points IG Steel Legion (unpainted and still in the boxes)
3000 points IG Catachans (unpainted and still in the boxes)
3000 points Orks (on hold for new Codex)
3000 points Eldar (on hold for new Codex)
2000 points Sisters of Battle/Witch Hunters (unpainted and still in the boxes)
3000 points Tyranids (in progress)

04-06-2006, 14:25
My first army was vanilla marines (Sunhawks) way back when and there's about 1500 points of them waiting for a minor re-working in the traits system.

I've got about 4000 points of Nids and 2500 points of Necrons that are currently idle.

My current army use the BA rules (Loyalist Emperors Children) has been in use for several years now and clocks in around 2700 or so.

I've gotten tired of painting purple and gold even though I love my Children so I'm working on an all bike/LS force (Storm Riders) for our group's Fall & Winter campaigns.

Just to paint something different and try a totally different army, I've started work on two totally different forces (for me anyways) to be ready for the Spring campaign. I'll decide then which one to use (or whichever one is closer to being done). The first is a Chaos Emperors Children army and the second is a LatD army using the FW Red Scorpions and IG units(Culln's Raiders). These last two are to give me something different to paint as I've found that painting the same thin over and over does get old even if you love the army.

Sitting on the shelf waiting for time and interest to intersect at the same time: IF Battleset, 4 boxes of Praetorians IG, 70 Harlequins, a small assortment of Space Wolves, misc Eldar figures for a Croneworld Eldar project, a ton of Undead for a 40K Undead army.

04-06-2006, 15:59
Tau 3250 (4000 including Tiger Shark AX-01)
Deamon HUnters 2000
Iron Hands SM about 500 and growing

04-06-2006, 16:09

3000 points of Light Infantry Guard
3000 points of Mechanised Guard
3000 points of Armoured Company
3000 Points of Blood Pact (LatD)
3000 points of Mechanised Tau
And about 1500 points of a WIP 3000 point Kult of Speed List

As you can see, I like to do things in 3000's

04-06-2006, 16:47
5000+pts Eldar

4000pts Tyranids

1500pts Word Bearers


High Elves 3000 pts

Wood Elves 1200pts

04-06-2006, 18:02
Let's see here ....

5001 points of IG (Just found enough guys to make one more squad. Put me over the limit :p )

3000 or so of Goff Orks, probably more.

3000 of Word Bearers

1000 of Generic Undivided Chaos, can easily combine with above.

Grand Warlord
04-06-2006, 18:06
On paper I plan to field both a good and bad/nuetral armies for fantasy and 40k.

04-06-2006, 18:30

About 8000 pts of nids...
4000 pts of Necrons
3000 pts of guard
1500 pts of Daemonhunters

Apart from the daemonhunters, about 70% of each army at least is painted.

04-06-2006, 19:41
2000 pts Lost & Damned
2000 pts Blood Ravens
2000 pts DIY Marines
1000 pts Inquisiton/ Imperial Guard

Still painting up the Inquisition with only an inducted Guard platoon to finish. And an assault squad for the DIY Marines.

04-06-2006, 19:51
2500 (or in the vicionity thereof) of Eldar (Ulthwè variant)
2200 points of Jamaican Imperial Guard
2000 points of 13th Company (another Bike pack coming up, making it rougly 2250).
1770 points of Night Lords (might grow, might sell them)

I also have a Ravenwing army planned. Let's see if I can buy it cheap, or it won't fly (yes, pun intended). :p


04-06-2006, 21:18
1500pts Cadian IG
1500pts Guard Armoured comapny
1000pts Valhallan IG
1250pts Ultramarines

Currently painting up a Praetorian IG army.

04-06-2006, 21:26
1615 pts of IG
and like 3000 pts of BT

And im going to start an Eldar army with the codex!

Panzer MkIV
04-06-2006, 21:50

2000pts Salamander Space Marines
1000pts Tyranids
500pts Orks


3000pts Dwarfs
1500pts Empire
1000pts O&G
500pts Chaos

04-06-2006, 22:46
Thats a lot of beef!

05-06-2006, 04:23

2500pts+ Space Wolves

Owned/ Soon to own:

4000pts+ Space Wolves


Lost & the Damned... or Kroot... or maybe Alienhunters depending on how long my Fantasy army takes to build.

05-06-2006, 04:52
8000 points of Imperial Guard
2500 points of Ultra Marines
5000 points of DYI Marines
5000 points of Eldar
1500 points of Iron Warriors

Do not have anything else planned at this time.

05-06-2006, 05:12
!500 points of Tau. It will grow to 1850, maybe even 2000, but no higher.

At 1500-1850 it's one army list, IF it gets to 2000, i'll have a little flexability

05-06-2006, 07:33
Around 3500-4000 points of Ultrmarines (Last time I counted it was 3800+, but since then some vehicles came and sold of 4 terminators. There go 200 points wohooo!) Some 800 points of Tau (aimed at 2000 points).

And a couple of others in the works: Necron (40+ warriors), CSM (Sold them but restarting, can't decide which Legion to do), IG (Cadian), maybe 13. co.

When I started to collect UltraSMurfs I bought a lot of things. That army went through an all infantry phase (interesting to see the faces of people, when SM is outnumbering them :) ), right now I go through a mechanised phase with them...

05-06-2006, 13:08
Alpha Legion 4000
Black Legion 6000
Iron Warriors 6000
Night Lords 3000
Word Bearers 3500
Death Guard 4500
Emperor's Children 3000
Thousand Sons 3000
World Eaters 4000
Dark Eldar 3000
Tyranids 3000

At last count...

05-06-2006, 13:21
Alpha Legion 4000
Black Legion 6000
Iron Warriors 6000
Night Lords 3000
Word Bearers 3500
Death Guard 4500
Emperor's Children 3000
Thousand Sons 3000
World Eaters 4000
Dark Eldar 3000
Tyranids 3000

At last count...


Who are you? Abaddon planing his 14th Black Crusade?!

05-06-2006, 14:48
2500 pts Eldar

I recently mentioned to my wife how I'd fancy starting IG or Tyranid and got back wide open eyed answer: "What do you mean ANOTHER ARMY?!":cries:


05-06-2006, 15:25
My 40k armies are Chaos Undivided, The Lost and the Damned, Imperial Guard, and Space Orks.

My fantasy armies are the Bretonnians and the Vampire Counts.

Wing Nut
05-06-2006, 16:26
Man i just dont know how you guys can afford to have such huge armies. That and storage would be a real nightmare. Ive got:

Ultramarines (2000+)
Ravenwing (1500)
Imperial Guard (1000)

Corn Berserker
05-06-2006, 16:43
My four in order of size.

4000+ Chaos Undivided
3000+ World Eaters
2500+ Imperial Guard
2000+ Daemon Hunters

05-06-2006, 18:43
9000 Guard
3000 necrons
2000 eldar
1500 marines

05-06-2006, 18:54
I'm Embarrassed....:(
I have:
2000point Imperial Guard(still adding)
1500point Space Marines(gave up on a year ago)
1000point Dark Elder(loads of work to do)

05-06-2006, 19:05
Dark Angels 14,000
IG Armoured Company 3,000
IG Drop Troop 2,500
IG Infantry Battalion 9,000
IG Mech Infantry 2,000
IG Codex 2,000
IG Heavy Armour Infantry 1,000
Daemonhunters 2,500
Witchhunters 1,000
Codex SM 1,500
Tau 3000
Necron 1500
Tyranid 1000

05-06-2006, 19:07
Thousand sons...

Grey Knights...

Black Templar...

For my 3... but, I have access to a Guard army if I ever want to play guard.