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Da Big Mek

London, UK

Poll suggested by Insurgency Walker
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Fixture of Dakka


Style every time. It has to look like an army i.e. a focus on troops rather than a random collection of vehicles / monsters.

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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine

Sitting in yo' bath tub, poopin out shoggoths

Style. I want my army to look good.

750 points

1000 Points
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Cosmic Joe


Style and fething theme, stop clobbering together whatever is undercosted you lame powergamers

Nosebiter wrote:
Codex Space Marine is renamed as Codex Counts As Because I Dont Like To Loose And Gw Hates My Army.
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Student Curious About Xenos


style every time, or you just wont have any enthusiasm with the army.

The infection must die  
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Hellacious Havoc

Gotta be the rule of cool

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Fixture of Dakka

Dorset, Southern England

That's a hard choice, but I have to say substance. I don't want a couple of easy games where both players are unhappy, I want a contest where both players have a really nice time.

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Hooded Inquisitorial Interrogator

New York State

Style. My Imperial Guard list is a full rifle company of about 140 men, adapted from old US Army Tables of Organization and Equipment. Not a chimera to be seen...

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Fanatic with Madcap Mushrooms

Auburn CA

Style all the way

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Spawn of Chaos


It's gotta be Style. And by that I mean the look, fluff and feel of the army. The army's gotta look cohesive, all the miniatures have to look 'right' together.

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Unhealthy Competition With Other Legions

Filipstad, Sweden.

For me style is more important than substance. no doubt.

"You have ruled this galaxy for ten thousand years, yet have little of account to show for you efforts. Order. Unity. Obedience. We taught the galaxy these things, and we shall do so again."

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Krazed Killa Kan

Minnesota, land of 10,000 Lakes and 10,000,000,000 Mosquitos

Style all the way. I'd rather win no games while playing a stylish, fluffy army than win every game with a list that exploits strong units in a codex.

My Armies:
Kal'reia Sept Tau - Farsight Sympathizers
Da Great Looted Waaagh!
The Court of the Wolf Lords

The Dakka Code:
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The World Killer.

The best State-Texas

If I don't like the look and feel of the army, I won't play it no matter how powerful it is.

Style, for sure.

6000+ Order. Unity. Obedience.
Thousand Sons 4000+ 
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Fusilier Paramedic


I think style is. Because 100 ork boys doesnt look on the battle field.

CKD's Warband

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Style and feel of the army. I need to enjoy putting it togettern
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Doc Brown

San Diego

Knowing an army will perform well on the table is all the inspiration that I need.

Director at Fool's Errand Films a San Diego Video Production and Live Streaming company.


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Rough Rider with Boomstick

I play less than I paint and make, so style is what I value more in my armies.

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Imperial Recruit in Training

...both? i love making and customizing my army but at the same time i want to have those guys who are always good and have a bit more detail to them BECAUSE they are the good guys

3000 points of the 51st Belkin Marines
saving to start 1st company "firedrakes" Salamander  
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Slippery Scout Biker

Talos 4: Dustball of the Imperium

I'd have to state that I want the style of the army (play wise) to match me, but I also want the army to have substance. If an army has no substance, than it can't survive a battle. A good army combines style (play) with substance (things that work) to be effective.

If you are talking about style as in looking good, then any army, even one designed around substance, can still have lots of style.

Personally, I say if an army matches your style of play, and you have fun playing with it, it does not matter if it doesn't have enough substance to win a fight. As long as you enjoy playing your army as it is, then all is good. This is a game, and games are meant to be played and to be enjoyed. Not to just simply be something to win at. (In any game, there must be a winner and a looser, but if you have fun than winning or loosing does not matter.)

3000 pts Silverwing (Dark Angels)
3000 pts Fire Drakes (Blood Angels)
3000 pts Moonstar Sept Tau
1000 pts Storm Bringers Eldar
1000 pts 33 Steel Talon Imperial Guard
600 pts Tyranids

"For the Greater Emperor! Wait... That doesn't seem right..."
(Spent too much time as a Tau...) 
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Shunting Grey Knight Interceptor


I prefer style or theme over substance because I like making fluff but I also enjoy playing the game. I make random fluff lists and play them even if I don't believe they will win because I like to try and have fun more then tryhardmode.
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Human Auxiliary to the Empire

Dartmouth, NS

definitely style.

Proponents of the greater good. Bringers of enlightenment. Children of a greater destiny.

Aur'ocy shath'r'i tskan sha Tau'va.
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Contagious Dreadnought of Nurgle

Style. Its got to look good, both in terms of the modles and the feel of the army. I don't even think about the rules until I know what minis I want.

 insaniak wrote:
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And sometimes, it's just a case of too much scotch combined with too many buttons...
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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!

Some Throne-Forsaken Battlefield on the other side of the Galaxy

Style. I only enjoy running style armies, and if I'm not having fun, why would I be playing, even if I am winning every game?

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289th Descaal Janissaries: around 2kpts
(no games played so far)
Imperial Fists 4th company (Work In Progress)
Warhost of Biel-Tan (Coming Soon!)
scarletsquig wrote: The high prices also make the game more cinematic, just like going to the cinema!

Some Flies Are Too Awesome For The Wall. 
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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh

Norfolk, VA

Where's the beef!? Substance.
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Fresh-Faced New User

style is cool in an army, but I'll take substance. I'll table style every time.

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Nurgle Predator Driver with an Infestation

The Memphis Sprawl

Lean toward style, but strive for balance.

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Snivelling Workbot

Substance ! For The Win!

Greetings Jendi
Painted: 5500 Dark Elves 
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Stalwart Space Marine

Kansas, USA

Style. I play this game for the fluff. Plenty of other games for the strict strategic aspect.


Flesh Eaters
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Dakka Veteran

AH! MY PEOPLE! I'VE FOOOUUND YOOOUU! My brothers, my sisters, where have all you people been? My 'fluff' bretheren!

Thank the Emperor. I'm not alone afterall. Really needed to hear that. Just started and was almost going to quit.

I do Style, I do it everytime, and I will keep doing it, until I find a good damn reason to do other wise. Because 'winning' over your friend is not a good reason!

My Tau army has many small things to match modern day tactical things I've seen and heard of in documentaries. My Fire warrior squads are eight man teams, broken down into four, two man teams. The lead soldier of each pair has a carbine to provide suppressing flash-bang grenade salvos and fire, while his partner strikes with precision using his rifle to to hit distant threats. And no that doesn't work in game turns but I do it anyway!
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Hardened Veteran Guardsman

Scottish Highlands

That's what makes our armies appealing and unique!

"My good blade carves the casques of men,
My tough lance thrusteth sure,
My strength is as the strength of ten,
Because my heart is pure." - Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem, Sir Galahad  
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