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The GRcade Tabletop Gaming & Miniature Painting Thread (Warhammer etc)

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:23 pm
by Lagamorph
Hullo all!

I'm a novice player of Warhammer 40k at the moment (Space Marines of course, For the emperor!) and am also looking into starting up a Warhammer Fantasy army after playing a quick game in my local store and purchasing the (immense) rulebook. However, I'm kind of torn with which army to choose, so I was hoping for some suggestions/opinions on which is your favourite army and why, and why you think it might be suitable for me.
When I play fantasy computer games I tend to lean towards characters/classes that are more magic oriented (Warlocks, Mages and the like) or characters that are a kind of mixture between magic and melee (Such as Paladins) so that's the kind of army I'd be kind of leaning towards. I'm also quite a fan of big cool looking monsters :D

So far I have ruled out a few though. Namely the Tomb Kings (I don't want an army of boring looking skeletons) and Vampire Counts (again, most of the units seem to be skeletons).
I'm also not a huge fan of Skaven or Lizardmen, but might be swayed if someone can make a good argument for them, heh.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:26 pm
by Ecno
Wood Elves.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:29 pm
by Lagamorph
Ecno wrote:Wood Elves.

Why?

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:40 pm
by Fizheuer Zieheuer
Chaos Space Marines. because they are BAD ASS

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:42 pm
by Garth
Empire perhaps? They've got Wizards, Warrior Priests, the Griffon and plenty of variety.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:42 pm
by melatonin
King Horn (Room 8, 31st Floor) wrote:Chaos Space Marines. because they are BAD ASS


He said Fantasy, not 40k OMFG LAWL O_o

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:43 pm
by Jonathan86
King Horn (Room 8, 31st Floor) wrote:Chaos Space Marines. because they are BAD ASS


That's 40k dude, not Warhammer.

I'm no expert, but check out www.reddit.com/r/warhammer - plenty of experienced guys there

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 12:45 pm
by Fizheuer Zieheuer
melatonin wrote:
King Horn (Room 8, 31st Floor) wrote:Chaos Space Marines. because they are BAD ASS


He said Fantasy, not 40k OMFG LAWL O_o


oh

they're still BAD ASS though

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strawberry float yeah greater daemons!

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:03 pm
by 1>3>4>2
Tau

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:40 pm
by Peter Crisp
I'm an AD&D fan not Warhammer but I'd go with an undead super army. They may be a bit stupid but they get the job done.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:41 pm
by Qikz
If it's fantasty, why wouldn't you go orcs?

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 1:47 pm
by frogg
Bretonnians > all

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:14 pm
by Carlos
Wood Elves perform badly in 8E WFB. The laser guided cannons have made large monsters a liability too.
If you want Magic and Knights Id say High Elves or Empire. Empire tend to be more 'massed and cheap' with some good elites whereas High Elves lean more towards the 'Elite but expensive' side. HE some of the best mages in the game though. Of course if you just want cool models roll as Lizardmen!

If you don't already frequent a wargames forum, Ive been a member of warseer.com for years. They have a massive community across GW, Privateer etc. There is a general negative vibe there towards GW (Zounds, the prices!) but if you ask for tactical advice someone will bite.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:30 pm
by Pedz
I liked Chaos

I use to collect skaven stuffs.

I had the Choas greater demons, also. Just cause they were cool.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:52 pm
by Captian Kil
Orks. Go Orks.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 2:53 pm
by Diabolito
none. 8-)

warhammer is lame

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:35 pm
by False
Ratmen. Always go ratmen.

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:37 pm
by andretmzt
King Horn (Room 8, 31st Floor) wrote:Chaos Space Marines. because they are BAD ASS


Tau > Everything Else

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:38 pm
by Ord
Falsey wrote:Ratmen. Always go ratmen.

Is that the same as Skaven?

Re: Which Warhammer army...

Posted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:45 pm
by False
I think Skaven is the army yeah.