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Would You Play 40k if Your Favorite Faction Was Removed?
Yes - I would move to another faction
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The dark behind the eyes.

What do you mean "if"?

I loved Corsairs. In 7th, I saw them as Dark Eldar: Good Version. Because they were everything I wanted Dark Eldar to be. They had actual options, they had thematic choices, they had great variety, and they actually felt fast and nimble on the table.

And then 8th removed them as an army. And tragically none of the options or creativity ever made it into the Dark Eldar book.

So once again I'm back playing Dark Eldar: Wargear Options Are For Proper Factions. If they were to be deleted too (something GW has certainly been working towards) then I imagine my already tenuous interest in the game would drop away entirely. Just as my interest in AoS vanished with the axing of my faction.

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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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Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut




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Am I the first to say I'd definitely keep playing?

Honestly, there are more factions out there that I like enough to want to collect at some point than I have the funds or the time to actually do it. If one of my favourite factions (CSM, Drukhari) got removed, then I'd just collect Sisters. Or Tau. Or Orks. Or Eldar. Or Catachans. Or...
   
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 Thargrim wrote:
If they got rid of craftworld Eldar it'd be over for me. I collected them 15 years ago, and I could see myself collecting them another 15 years from now. GWs myriad space marine options won't keep me around.


that's funny, 15 years ago I looked at eldar and decided that while I liked the concept, they looked super outdated in the mini range and were reallly old and ugly and didn't look anything at all like the agile space elves from dawn of war.

And now youre still collecting the same exact unchanged model range that I turned my nose up at! Thanks, GW! I could have birthed a child and Tiger Woods style raised him from the age of four specifically to sculpt me new eldar miniatures in the time it has taken you, a billion dollar company with a gigantic miniatures factory, to update one of your flagship factions for the new millennium.

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Fixture of Dakka






I have had my main faction go away! I just play my other main faction.

Corsairs went away, the most fun I have ever had in 40k and no new rules will ever compete with those old rules. But at least I have DE now.

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I would not be able to play anymore, as there is no army that can field the type of units I own with the gear set ups they have.

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Might as well throw the entire franchise in the trash if Orks where removed. They are the main anchor that keeps the setting from taking itself too seriously (despite GW itself often forgetting that the lore is suppose to be more tongue and cheek and less about being Space Marine fan service).

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I'd continue to play. I have multiple armies, but stopped buying codexes with the (7th?) indexes, so I'd carry on playing in the past.
   
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For someone who plys Marines, this thread is hilarious

But yeh, if my faction would get dropped, it'd kind of not be the sama game anymore..
   
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 tauist wrote:
For someone who plys Marines, this thread is hilarious

But yeh, if my faction would get dropped, it'd kind of not be the sama game anymore..

Chaos would feel a lot more threatening with their Heretic Astartes though.
   
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Black Templars as a unique codex is gone, and I miss some of the things they lost in that transition. That's as close as I've gotten to it actually happening.

But I'm not a single faction person when it comes to 40K. There is too much interesting about the universe to be locked in to one army.

Right now, its mostly the cost of getting back in to the game along with just their crappy rule-writing that prevents me from getting back in. I may look in to Kill Team at some point, but Warcry is attracting my eye a bit more.

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Honestly? No, I probably wouldn't. Or at least not in the same way or to the same extent.

I primarily play a Chaos Knights household these days (unfortunately a faction that many would like to see removed). I do so for two main reasons:

1 - Cost. I can purchase a Knight for around £60. At times (Renegades box set for instance), around £40. Given that a Knight is generally between 400-500 points, they represent arguably the cheapest army option in 40K. I don't have an income that would allow me to field a full army from another faction easily.

2 - The models. I'm mostly a hobbyist and painter, and these models allow me the canvas to engage in the aspects of the hobby I most enjoy. Especially in terms of freehand painting and similar experimentation.

I really do understand the skew that armies like mine cause, and the hate they've gotten at times. But do spare a thought for those of us that enjoy them and are willing to be reasonable about how they're fielded - we're part of the hobby too

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It's a tricky one. On the one hand, sticking to the current edition sounds like it could work, until you realise that nobody else would want to do that so you wouldn't be able to play against anyone. It would be a bitter pill to swallow if Chaos Knights got nerfed, but I do love playing 40K. So I actually don't know which way I'd vote.

 StrayIight wrote:

I primarily play a Chaos Knights household these days (unfortunately a faction that many would like to see removed).

...

I can purchase a Knight for around £60. At times (Renegades box set for instance), around £40. Given that a Knight is generally between 400-500 points, they represent arguably the cheapest army option in 40K.

...

I really do understand the skew that armies like mine cause, and the hate they've gotten at times. But do spare a thought for those of us that enjoy them and are willing to be reasonable about how they're fielded - we're part of the hobby too


As one of the newest factions I think it's very unlikely Chaos Knights would be squatted. I field a less skew list than most too, with two titanic knights and six war dogs. The suggestion that it's a less expensive faction per point didn't ring true to me, so I worked it out for my armies. If you use RRP for comparison, my Chaos Knights work out at £0.18/pt and my Ultramarines work out at £0.15/pt. Even if you take into account that I bought one of my titanic knights for half price on eBay (everything else was either 20% off from independent stores, or, in the case of a couple of my Ultramarines units, full price from GW) it works out about the same.

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 dreadblade wrote:


As one of the newest factions I think it's very unlikely Chaos Knights would be squatted. I field a less skew list than most too, with two titanic knights and six war dogs. The suggestion that it's a less expensive faction per point didn't ring true to me, so I worked it out for my armies. If you use RRP for comparison, my Chaos Knights work out at £0.18/pt and my Ultramarines work out at £0.15/pt. Even if you take into account that I bought one of my titanic knights for half price on eBay (everything else was either 20% off from independent stores, or, in the case of a couple of my Ultramarines units, full price from GW) it works out about the same.


You could be right these days, Primaris kit cost and points cost will have changed the landscape since I started collecting my Knights in 7th certainly.

The major other point is options available. Knights having so few units, it's relatively easy to have a little bit of everything you might want in a given list on hand, and at a reasonable cost over time. Marines having around 150 different datasheets though... not so much.
   
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I play Orks and Orks are the joy of 40k. Their comedy and attitude is why I play. If GW killed off Orks they would loose a player of over 30 years.

 
   
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I'm still here for my oldcrons. They can exist within the current Necron lore, but some of use feel like our army was removed and replaced.The retcon caused me to stop playing untill 8th.

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Depends if they were replaced with something better, so I went with "not sure".

My favourites are Tyranids and Eldar so I would rage quit if outright removed, but if they were reimagined in an AoS way - much like wood elves were essentially replaced with the Sylvaneth - then I could totally dig that.


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Pointer5 wrote:
I play Orks and Orks are the joy of 40k. Their comedy and attitude is why I play. If GW killed off Orks they would loose a player of over 30 years.


Not an Ork player, but 40K without Orks is like He-Man without Skeletor.

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 the_scotsman wrote:
 Thargrim wrote:
If they got rid of craftworld Eldar it'd be over for me. I collected them 15 years ago, and I could see myself collecting them another 15 years from now. GWs myriad space marine options won't keep me around.


that's funny, 15 years ago I looked at eldar and decided that while I liked the concept, they looked super outdated in the mini range and were reallly old and ugly and didn't look anything at all like the agile space elves from dawn of war.

And now youre still collecting the same exact unchanged model range that I turned my nose up at! Thanks, GW! I could have birthed a child and Tiger Woods style raised him from the age of four specifically to sculpt me new eldar miniatures in the time it has taken you, a billion dollar company with a gigantic miniatures factory, to update one of your flagship factions for the new millennium.


I don't know. Given how much I don't like anything that they are currently rolling out, I would give them an at best a hit or miss on any new updates to Eldar. But I guess each to their own.

To answer the OP, as the new models become unappealing to me more and more over the past five years, the more that I am no longer collecting their miniatures. I for one have no problem playing an older edition of the game or a whole different game all together once they squat all of the armies that I like to collect. They always said that they were a model company first, well when their models become crap, that is when I start to look for greener pastures.
   
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I have 3 "favorite" factions, w/ another handful that I really like. So, I'm safe to still wanting to play 40k.

currently playing: MCP | Warhammer 40k

want to try/old favorites:
FO:WW | RUMBLESLAM | WarmaHordes | Carnevale | Infinity | Warcry

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