View Full Version : Death Korps of Kreig i need help deciding

03-04-2007, 22:37
Right after seening plenty of new models the last like year for them, i wanted to start collecting them. I though about buying some Steel legions, and using them but evan they are pricy, your looking at 30 pound for 10 models, 8 normal guys with lasguns, a sergent, and a assult weapon. i then looked at FW models, they are only 6 quid more, better quality in total as well.

so no i have a desision, do i buy some models now and some later, or month by month.

also what colour do i paint them, i like dark blues, but i also like desert colours and that, pick some for me, and not pink!

and lastly, if im using the Guard dex, what doctrines do i use?

colonel c
03-04-2007, 23:11
the doctrines are near the back of the codex.

03-04-2007, 23:14
thanks, i know theres a IA5 coming out, and it says they cant have sentinals, so should i not buy them untill i find out?

03-04-2007, 23:15
Well, how you want to buy them is really up to you, though I'd suggest you base it on your income of money. If you don't get much or none, then I'd say some now, some later. Of course, if you have a steady income, month by month.

Now the colour, again, is up to you in the end. If you go for blue though, I'd say make it a dark blue for the Death Korps. I really couldn't see a light colour fitting them well. It has to be gritty, not pretty.

And once again, what doctrines you choose should be based upon what type of army you want. I suggest you read through them a few times, have a good think about what you want your army to specialize in, and then choose for yourself.

03-04-2007, 23:18
I use SL minis for my DK army. I started that army more than 2 years ago. Im quite happy with them. Whatever models you choose to be the base you should be happy with the choice. SL minis are very nice themselves.

Here is how they look:

03-04-2007, 23:35
I personaly would go Vestroyans - easier to get hold of a cheaper as you can buy the army deal or sqd sets still (I think), they also have a lot more detail to them and are possibly some of the best metal minis done for some time by GW.

04-04-2007, 08:48
I personaly would go Vestroyans - ... they also have a lot more detail to them ...

I have both Vostroyans and Krieg, and ... NOPE.

While Vostroyans are very fine miniatures (and have a place as Grenadiers in my Valhallan army) they do NOT have more detail then the (resin) Krieg minis. On the contrary.

I suggest (to the original poster) to get a standard unit first, and paint some single models until you found the perfect colour scheme. Look around in the Painting section of this forum and on the GT-report for other Krieg armies.

Create your armylist and play it with proxies, and then replace (or build) the
army. You can well do several army lists using different doctrines with the same models... Krieg has a vast army with lots of different specialists, though the two main factions will be trench/siege warfare (rather static with lots of artillery and slow tanks) and tank companies (mobile: mechanized and armoured, to exploit breakthroughs).

29-05-2007, 11:25
mmm cool, stil aint got IA5 though should be coming soon :D and i ordered my self my 1st troop choice, probs get my second one in a few months, then get that commander that was shown on here onewioth the big coat :D then work my way up on thudd guns etc.

El Presedente
29-05-2007, 11:33
Could always check ebay, and you could use steel legion as an armoured fist squad and Death Korps as regular or vice versa.

29-05-2007, 11:34
yeah thats what i decided to do with the heavy weapons squads, but when i realsised that DK dont have missle launchers lol kinda lost hope, but soon gained it back with the new book , when it comes