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 l0k1 wrote:
Everyone name a faction that you've always wanted to build/paint/play but for some reason you've just never gotten around to it.

For me it's Blood Angels. They always looked great to me, but I've never picked them up. When first starting out, I didn't get them because a handful of people already played them(right after their 5th edition update). Ever since then when I looked at picking up a new army I always felt their rules, or the current edition, didn't favor them and didn't want to spend the money on something that was going to do poorly. This continues to this day, despite having 2 apocalypse sized armies, 2 kill teams, and 1 30k army.

Slaanesh Daemons, too degenerate and many Slaanesh Daemons have been overcosted in 8th ed 40k. I also feel like the range isn't quite chaotic enough, too many Daemonettes and Seekers and not enough pig/snake/swan/human hybrids. I have considered sculpting unique 3d models in Blender and then 3d printing an army that truly represents how chaotic I feel Daemons should be in 40k, but I don't have the sculpting skills or a 3d printer. Something for 2025 maybe.
   
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New Orleans, LA -USA

Dark Eldar.

I love the look of the models.
I love the lore behind the faction.

I'm just terrified of how I would ever transport it without breaking most of the spines/spikes/arms each time. I don't even know how I'd store it!

-Jon

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Boardman, OH

Tycho wrote:
Always wanted to build a Thousand Sons army, both for 40k and 30k.

For 40k, I'm not a fan of the ridiculous amount of detail the Rubrics have. Basic units already take me a while and they'd take so much longer to paint to a point where I am happy.


For 40k - I bought 30 Rubrics, 10 Scarab Terminators, Ahriman, the Exalted Sorcerer kit and some other bits and bobs around December. They became my quarantine project. While I'm thrilled with how they came out (I used Turbo Dork for the metallics and it's amazing), I can honestly say I will NEVER paint another Tsons model. lol Too much fiddly detail. I feel they're my favorite "complete" army, and people seem to really like it. But yeah - seriously - I am more likely to jam a spork in my eye than I am to paint another Rubric or Scarab ... lol


I've painted Thousand Sons, and the secret is to undercoat them with gold. Saves so much time and heartache.

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 kungfujon wrote:
Dark Eldar.

I love the look of the models.
I love the lore behind the faction.

I'm just terrified of how I would ever transport it without breaking most of the spines/spikes/arms each time. I don't even know how I'd store it!

I get you.

I had DE when ravager parts were metal. Between those and inevitable problems with flying stands, it's why I didn't keep up with army (or ever really get into Tau). Flying stands are the devil, and I won't do an army that requires lots of them. And these new stands, bafflingly, even worse, and more visible and uglier, which just doesn't make any sense.

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The World Killer.




The best State-Texas

Sisters would probably the faction I'd start next.

I'm going to wait though for some kind of Christmas Battlebox or something before I start though.

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Voss wrote:
 kungfujon wrote:
Dark Eldar.

I love the look of the models.
I love the lore behind the faction.

I'm just terrified of how I would ever transport it without breaking most of the spines/spikes/arms each time. I don't even know how I'd store it!

I get you.

I had DE when ravager parts were metal. Between those and inevitable problems with flying stands, it's why I didn't keep up with army (or ever really get into Tau). Flying stands are the devil, and I won't do an army that requires lots of them. And these new stands, bafflingly, even worse, and more visible and uglier, which just doesn't make any sense.


Magnetized bases and steel trays for infantry. Bubble wrap and plastic bins for anything large. This solution is cost-effective, space-efficient, easy to pack/unpack, and most importantly, extremely versatile. I used to use battlefoam but it sucks when spindly parts get caught in the foam and it takes forever to pack/unpack fragile models. It's also a hideously inefficient use of space and custom foam is practically useless for transporting anything but the exact model it's shaped for.

Magnets are probably my favorite thing about modern 40k.

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Tyranids, I was going to get them as my first but a friend already had a few and another that I was going to pull in called dibs. Now I don't because many of the models are over-priced and under-quality. Nid warriors have a place in my heart but could do for a rules and sculpt update. Carnifex model is nice and rules are a maybe if not too squishy.

Also the pyro/biovore models are in pretty bad need imo.
   
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A Protoss colony world

Deathwatch. When the box game with them and the Genestealer Cult came out, I actually split it with a friend who wanted the Genestealer Cult stuff (he used to play GSC way back in 2nd edition). I loved the models a lot and when they started to release more, I was very tempted. Nearly bought the set with them and the Harlequins because at the time I was also thinking about starting Harlies. Ultimately I decided I needed a new army like I needed a hole in my head and backed off. I still have the Kill Team Cassius guys from the Overkill set, and most of them have yet to be painted. I might yet start them at some point, but that is a decision for another time.

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Admech - I just don't like the look of the basic skitarii. And I can't come up with any change that might help - headswaps or maybe a different base model, nothing really works.

   
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 l0k1 wrote:
Everyone name a faction that you've always wanted to build/paint/play but for some reason you've just never gotten around to it.


I would really like to do a Word Bearers army but right now I dare not fork over the cash in case they get the Primaris scale treatment. I would want my army to all be the same scale.

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Voss wrote:
 kungfujon wrote:
Dark Eldar.

I love the look of the models.
I love the lore behind the faction.

I'm just terrified of how I would ever transport it without breaking most of the spines/spikes/arms each time. I don't even know how I'd store it!

I get you.

I had DE when ravager parts were metal. Between those and inevitable problems with flying stands, it's why I didn't keep up with army (or ever really get into Tau). Flying stands are the devil, and I won't do an army that requires lots of them. And these new stands, bafflingly, even worse, and more visible and uglier, which just doesn't make any sense.


I recently got some flying stands by a company called "magnet baron" which were something like 3$/stand in the pack of whatever 8 or 10 they came in.

Fully disassemble-able, magnetic, and able to be tilted and posed dynamically. also, solid as a rock. every part of the model will break before this stand does.

I now consider them a 3$ tax Im happy to pay for each flying stand model I buy.

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-the_scotsman"

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30K Mechanicum robots. Stunning models, that never got rules for 40K and I'm not into 30K.
   
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Toronto, Ontario

I've always wanted to start Eldar, specifically Eldar that go hard on aspect warriors, but I just can't bring myself to deal with that much Finecast. If they ever get around to relaunching the range in plastic, it will take every ounce of willpower for me not to jump in.
   
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Tyranids. i have most (honestly at least 500 point sof every other army)but while their fluff is amazing their rules have never fit to allow the type of army i want to see them as. honestly I think they need something like the marine doctrines where they can evolve to be more shooty, more melee etc. I want to love the Tyranids but I look at their codex every edition asking is this the time i jump in, and its never as appealing as it should be on the tabletop. Tyranids should be terrifying. they should have rules to change equipment as they fight. they should be suppressing psychers to the point that when an enemy psycher throws a power there is a good chance it fizzles.

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Brisbane

Tyrant’s Legion

Because I didn’t think it would last, despite how much I would have loved playing it...

I will not rest until the Tabletop Imperial Guard has been reduced to complete mediocrity. This is completely reflected in the lore. 
   
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 G00fySmiley wrote:
Tyranids. i have most (honestly at least 500 point sof every other army)but while their fluff is amazing their rules have never fit to allow the type of army i want to see them as. honestly I think they need something like the marine doctrines where they can evolve to be more shooty, more melee etc. I want to love the Tyranids but I look at their codex every edition asking is this the time i jump in, and its never as appealing as it should be on the tabletop. Tyranids should be terrifying. they should have rules to change equipment as they fight. they should be suppressing psychers to the point that when an enemy psycher throws a power there is a good chance it fizzles.


Instinctive Behavior stops me every time.

Tons!
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 creeping-deth87 wrote:
I've always wanted to start Eldar, specifically Eldar that go hard on aspect warriors, but I just can't bring myself to deal with that much Finecast. If they ever get around to relaunching the range in plastic, it will take every ounce of willpower for me not to jump in.


If your willpower needs a hand, just check out their current rules. I don't think there's a single Aspect that is actually 'good', and very few that are 'playable'.

Dark Reapers are the best of the bunch. They're not good when you compare them to space marine equivalents, but they're the best Eldar have right now.

Banshees got the new model treatment, but nobody uses them because they're terrible. Even with the +1S power sword update, they're terrible. Nice models though.

The
Webway
- An Eldar Tactica, as well as a work-in-progress.  
   
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Mississippi

Space Wolves.

I have a ton of marine models back to RT days, but my custom chapter has been done up as a sort-of Dark Angel/Grey Knight offshoot.

Starting another marine army, primarily to get Thunderwolf Calvary for the looks, seems like insanity.

It never ends well 
   
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London, Ontario

An army I've recently become interested in... again... is Chaos Marines. I started 40k with Chaos Marines back in 2nd, but dropped them with 3rd (moved to Dark Eldar with the new release).

I always loved the Chaos Terminator models, especially the Reaper Autocannon. Young me thought they were the coolest. I also liked the Abbadon model, and the old metal "Dreadsock" dreadnoughts.

And wouldn't you konw it? Last week a local guy was selling an old, new-in-original-packaging Chaos Dread with the Power Scourge... so now I'm looking to pick up another... and if I can swing that I'll be building an "Abbadon's Chosen" style force of Dreads, Termies, and the big bad himself.
   
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new or old abby?

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 Daedalus81 wrote:

In the 41st millennium there is only overpriced hamberders.

 
   
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London, Ontario

New... I want the arms to stay on.

Though the old one was one of the minis that got me in, to be a "modern" force I'd likely get the new one.
   
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 greatbigtree wrote:
New... I want the arms to stay on.

Though the old one was one of the minis that got me in, to be a "modern" force I'd likely get the new one.

I kinda can see where you come from, i started my journey with Huron blackheart.

Also the plastic abby is an amazing model, even if you intend to , modify it into a generic lord of any variety.
the price though, well that one is less, amazing

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 Daedalus81 wrote:

In the 41st millennium there is only overpriced hamberders.

 
   
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London, Ontario

I'm what some people might call a vulture... picking over the discards of other people's hobbies.

I've picked up a 2000 point force of Tau for a song and a dance... and selling off some old SM stuff.

I'm patient. Just started that Tau force and while it should paint up quick, I've got time to wait for the sweet, decaying remains of other people's joy.


(PS: Huron Blackheart is another model that tempted back into the Chaos fold a few years ago. Must be something to do with the cool Lightning Claws on Chaos Marines that I really like.)

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Eldar. I have wanted to play Eldar for almost fifteen years. The reason I do not is the models are about twenty five years old now.

I know GW wants me so badly to make a bland marine, or one of their special off shoots, I just find the ascetic and entire faction basic in the bad way.
   
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I'm not that long into the hobby, but Admech and Orks was definitly there from the start. I really like the look of the Skitarii as well as the Ironstriders and admire all the great kitbashing work a lot of Orkplayers regularly perform and would love to once try my hand on that too.

Main reason "against" it is that I like Imperial Guard even more and am still in the process of collecting together all kinds of models, third party stuff and kitbashed projects for my Regiment and don't see me really investing into another line any time soon, at least not fully. Maybe I will add a smaller AdMech force as a sidekick for them, but I guess potential orks will have to wait some years, until the IG itch is thoroughly scratched.

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I'm still pretty new to it, but just looking around.. Orks actually look like a lot of fun to paint and play haha, I might bring myself to doing one some day, but I just love my elves tooooooooo much! ♥ Only reason I'm against it right now is I want to actually get my armies bought up and fully painted, so wouldn't want to invest in another one haha

I kinda liked the look of Tau too but I've heard they're a very boring army to vs, and they just sit back all game, so that's probably why I won't end up getting one of those..

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40K - Ynnari

AoS - Daughters of Khaine/Sylvaneth/Lumineth

 
   
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Sort of changing the thread - but my problem is never *starting* an army, its finishing them.

Hands up as a plastic addict, but I reckon I have at least a squad - and often more - of just about every faction in the game. Its just that over the years I've got through (or half through) say two units and an HQ, or a start collecting box, and then gone "nah".

Like right now I'm in mind to build up Guard (which has double purpose in acting as brood brothers for GSC)+Newcrons+Tau. But that's a huge amount of work, so I should really just concentrate on getting one such force up to a playable 2k points, while trying to avoid getting distracted by the latest shiny thing. Or some weird skew build that exists to try and mess with meta, but then never see tabletop.

But unfortunately that's boring. So I do keep getting distracted, and mostly end up just playing with my old DE, who I'd almost like to collect again, mainly because I'm a much better painter now than I was years ago.
   
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washington state USA

I've discovered a way to build all the armies i always wanted to play by building them in epic scale at a fraction of the cost.

between vanguard miniatures, onslaught miniatures and trolls under the bridge (tolls.cz on ebay store) every army in the game is available including FW units.

In full scale the space marine force i have would cost around $5,000 compared to a couple hundred in epic(less if i had not bought 3 thunderhawks ).

 
   
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UK

Space Marines.

Mostly because they're so... boring/uniform. But they get all the new toys.

So I keep looking for an "out there" option that is playable, and would allow for fun / cool model conversions.

Considering Legion of the Damned atm, or samurai marines. Or outcasts.

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London

I've always wanted to go for a full Khornate army. Waiting it out hoping they release Berzerkers in plastic, but loving the idea of mass Berzerker squads in Rhinos backed up by a Brass Scorpion, which is one of my most favourite models ever.

   
 
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