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Dallas, TX

It would have been the old Necrons, but they came out with new aesthetic and models, so my answer is the Nids, just can't stand the aliens holding guns, rather than guns morphed from their body.

Honorable mentions: Ultrasmurfs, IF, Space Wolves, Harlequins, Sisters, 1ksons, DA, anything Nurgle.
   
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You can bet the house that I will never play the following factions:

1: Primaris: I already have one chapter of perfectly good Space Marines. We don't need any more damn marines, when we have about a half of a dozen variants already.(Which is an issue in of itself)

2: Anything Chaos: I really have a pet peeve about the gods of Chaos interjecting themselves into the games plane of existence yet other gods are not able to. I did not like that concept in WFB either. It seems rather one sided to me. That and most of the chaos stuff out there just turns me off, whether it be CSM or Daemons.

Notable Mention: Dark Elder: The faction does not interest me, however, I am not outright against them as the other two. I also have an Eldar faction that I am putting together one piece at a time so they are a little redundant for me. I probably will focus on my six factions that I do have forces on, so adding an additional factions is highly unlikely, especially these days given my distaste for what is coming out of Nottingham.

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Slaanesh and Tzeentch Daemons, they're simply very ugly.
Imperial Knights, too.
The only kind of loyalist Marines I'd play would be Marines painted in Alpha Legion colors, so make of that what you want. Grey Knights are cool, though.
Tyranids also look pretty bad, that said I do have a collection of Aliens/ Xenomorphs that I'll probably use as Tyranids at some point, but GWs Tyranids are not for me.
   
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Stormin' Stompa




Italy

Ultramarines, they are the narrative nemesis for my orks since 3rd edition, I can't stand those guys. All primaris armies as well.

I'd also never play chaos daemons as I don't like how they look and tau because they're shooting only. AM is also shooting only but at least I love the models.

Last but not least Imperial Knights: to me they're not even an army and I could never play with armies that don't even have 30-40 models in standard games at least.

So yeah those 4: Space Marines, Chaos Daemons, Tau, Imperial Knights.

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Orks 7000
Space Wolves 4000
 
   
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I just love Space Elves, specially Dark Eldar and Harlequins, and I really like the Ynnari lore, so that's all.
I could see me playing Orks or Adepta Sororitas too, but not anything else right now.
I despise all the Primaris nonsense, while I don't hate Space Mrines.

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Knights. Tau. Probably Custodes. GK. Probably any other SM than my Ultras The ones that don’t have a lot of variety in unit choices or play styles.

I’ve got some DA but i only painted the DW/RW and think of them as an alternate SM build/army, nit their own exactly.

Nids might be my favorite second army, they can do melee they can do shooting, they can do big bugs, and scuttling hordes.

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Wicked Canoptek Wraith




UK

Space Wolves.

They've always been laughable and ridiculous, but not in that vaguely satirical 40k way that a lot of other armies get away with. Everything they reference is so on the nose as to be silly and it's all treated with a level of seriousness and total lack of irony that makes the entire faction, from its visuals, lore, culture and everything else just feel totally embarrassing. There's contrived themes and silly naming conventions in 40k aplenty and most of them are charming or can be ignored, but Space Wolves are just one big infantile joke.

Plus, the huge amount of model support and special character bloat they've gotten in the past is something I've always found distasteful. It's also handy to keep it in mind whenever someone insinuates that Primaris releases are too much as if Marine oversaturation is something that started in 2017.

Oh yeah and the tiny box dreadnoughts carrying around axes and shields is the dumbest looking thing GW have ever created. Possibly more so than Grimnar's sleigh.
   
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I can't see myself ever touching Orks, no matter how revamped they get. They are lovely miniatures but not for me.

And I guess Dark Eldar, but that's just the ages-old inner animosity of a Tyranid player.
   
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Tough question, can't really say 'never' to anything. I never really expected to get Space Marines, but now I'm working on the Indomitus set and enjoying them well enough.

As it stands I'm not really interested in CW Eldar I guess...
   
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East of England

Despite their technically amazing models, Deathguard are the only faction I can't see myself collecting. They are so rank, and I really don't fancy spending hundreds of hours painting pustules and boils and seeping sores.
   
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 Bosskelot wrote:
Space Wolves.

They've always been laughable and ridiculous, but not in that vaguely satirical 40k way that a lot of other armies get away with. Everything they reference is so on the nose as to be silly and it's all treated with a level of seriousness and total lack of irony that makes the entire faction, from its visuals, lore, culture and everything else just feel totally embarrassing. There's contrived themes and silly naming conventions in 40k aplenty and most of them are charming or can be ignored, but Space Wolves are just one big infantile joke.

Plus, the huge amount of model support and special character bloat they've gotten in the past is something I've always found distasteful. It's also handy to keep it in mind whenever someone insinuates that Primaris releases are too much as if Marine oversaturation is something that started in 2017.

Oh yeah and the tiny box dreadnoughts carrying around axes and shields is the dumbest looking thing GW have ever created. Possibly more so than Grimnar's sleigh.

you realize grimnar's sleigh is a referance to norse mythology right?



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BrianDavion wrote:
 Bosskelot wrote:
Space Wolves.

They've always been laughable and ridiculous, but not in that vaguely satirical 40k way that a lot of other armies get away with. Everything they reference is so on the nose as to be silly and it's all treated with a level of seriousness and total lack of irony that makes the entire faction, from its visuals, lore, culture and everything else just feel totally embarrassing. There's contrived themes and silly naming conventions in 40k aplenty and most of them are charming or can be ignored, but Space Wolves are just one big infantile joke.

Plus, the huge amount of model support and special character bloat they've gotten in the past is something I've always found distasteful. It's also handy to keep it in mind whenever someone insinuates that Primaris releases are too much as if Marine oversaturation is something that started in 2017.

Oh yeah and the tiny box dreadnoughts carrying around axes and shields is the dumbest looking thing GW have ever created. Possibly more so than Grimnar's sleigh.

you realize grimnar's sleigh is a referance to norse mythology right?




So? Does that make it look any less stupid?
   
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Khorne anything, No interest in that for Fantasy OR 40K. And that includes Blood Angels.

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Mine would be dark eldar. Beautiful models, awesome fluff and I like their general play style.
But there is no way I'm going to build and paint them. My hands are huge and I have the dexterity of a grizzly bear. I already stuggle with gretchin, how am I supposed to ever get one of those tiny models done?

I'm also amazed by how many people are afraid of death guard because of how hard they are supposedly to paint. Compared to my orks, they are ridiculously easy to paint, and I am using a white paint scheme. If I would use GW's death guard green armor instead of white it would just be painting highlights and then washing them until they look nurgle enough.

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 Bosskelot wrote:
Space Wolves.


This basically.
Grey Knights are in a similar spot for me. The models do nothing for me while the fluff is actively off-putting to how I conceive of 40k. So hard pass.
   
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Tau & Necrons:

Tau try to recapture the mecha and battlesuit vibe from Appleseed but fail miserably because their models are bulky like pregnant whales and therefore unattractive compared to the suits of the show which are sleek, cool & flashy.

Besides that there are already the Eldar as a technological advanced race in the setting. So there is actually need for ugly smurfs.


Necron models still have this hunched posture as if they would moonlight as a bell toller when they are not disintegrating people. In addition to that their heads are pretty lacklustre too. Instant pass.
Ah, one more thing. This space Egypt fluff is abysmally bad. They could have been great with just a ton of very alien machine models and an identity of being just mysterious killer robots but that ship sailed away years ago.
   
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The dark behind the eyes.

Knights. I know a lot of people like them, but I just find them to be unbelievably ugly models. I also want to play 40k, not Mechwarrior.

Tau. I don't care for their aesthetic or their playstyle.

Most of the SM factions are of little interest to me. I don't hate them (aside, perhaps, from the fact that their bloated range devours new releases and steal the once-unique identities from other factions), but I just don't have any great desire to play them.

Orks. I actually like this faction and I love playing against them. However, I don't think I'd enjoy using them myself.


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You're not. If you're worried about your opponent using 'fake' rules, you're having fun the wrong way. This hobby isn't about rules. It's about buying Citadel miniatures.

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Space Marines. They're far too prominent and even before their recent overpowered buffs, you were still looking at 50%(+) of your games being against them. The majority of games being Blue on Blue gets pretty immersion breaking. If somebody put a gun to my head and told me I had to play something (loyalist) Space Marines I'd choose Minotaurs only because they've a history of fighting other Marines.

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TinyLegions wrote:


2: Anything Chaos: I really have a pet peeve about the gods of Chaos interjecting themselves into the games plane of existence yet other gods are not able to.


except the other gods DO interject themselves into things, the emperor clearly does (he even arguably has his own deamons in the form of living saints like Celestine and the Legion of the damned) and it's basicly eistablished fact that Gork and Mork are indeed working through Ghaz

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Stevenage, UK

For me it's simply a case of choosing armies not to play for practical reasons - not because I don't want to, or don't like the faction or anything.
Orks and Guard are up there just from sheer time taken to paint everything, I'd hate fielding the dreaded grey boys and I'm too fussy to go for the dipped / pure contrast approach.
Knights I don't think I'd go for, for the sake of carrying the things around, they're just too big for the boxes I've got. I understand the appeal though.

Aside from that though - I'm one of those people who'll happily pick up 500 points of an army, then only getting round to painting half of it before getting distracted by the next new shiny.

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Blood Angels, Space Wolves and Primaris.

Lot of BA players locally, don't like the space wolves style, and the primaris vehicles are silly in all the wrong ways.
   
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Nothing Chaos, no nids, no Tau. Nothing non Imperium as a main army tbh. I could play Eldar or Dark Eldar as a side force. I love Orky models and I have a bunch for Gorkamorka so they are also a side force possibly.

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I'd have to say TAU or any of the Eldar the they just don't appeal to me at all.
   
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Hamburg

Horde armies. Once I had an Ork army in the 5th edition, played one tourney, won it and then sold - too powerful at that time.
Tau.
CSM as they lack mobility for my liking, but played them in former editions (3-5) and Daemons.
Primaris overpowered in all ways.

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I don't think I could go for a Slaanesh Daemon army or a daemon army in general, I always feel that they need a CSM counterpart in order to feel like they're relevant as most incursions are brought on by some mortal shenanigans. Also, a lot of the models are lacking.

Orks was an army I tried, but after 30 boys I didn't fancy painting anymore, mainly due to not liking the models.

I wouldn't go for Imperial Guard. Love the tanks, hate the guardsmen, they're very bland and the cool regiments are OOP or very expensive.

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Ultramarines. They are so generic and uninspiring.
   
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A.T. wrote:
Blood Angels, Space Wolves and Primaris.

Lot of BA players locally, don't like the space wolves style, and the primaris vehicles are silly in all the wrong ways.


You've literally just named all the Space Marine armies I have. Though I won't touch the Primaris grav-tanks or Redemptor with a Nemesis Baby-Carrier's polearm either.

"Hard pressed on my right. My centre is yielding. Impossible to manoeuvre. Situation excellent. I am attacking." - General Ferdinand Foch  
   
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GSC, not because i dislike the models, but i allready own a hordy army and the infantry centric playstyle i'd imagine to play them with , would be simply to taxing on my general hobby budget.$

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Nurgle - hate Chaos and the models are gross.

Also, Dark Eldar. No interest in the army, and I actively dislike the sadism associated with them. Don't really like the models either.

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Primaris marines.
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