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Dive-Bombin' Fighta-Bomba Pilot

lol at "rasie your hand if you have a problem" but yea kind of. personally i just like listening to 40k audiobooks and building/magnetizing options and painting. mayeb its wierd but i kind of associate the 2 so if i am in the mood to listen to an audiobook i just start hobbying, if nothing suites my fancy that day i go buy a new kit to sit down and work on.

10000 points 7000
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Wicked Ghast

I have (painted and based to tabletop standard) at 2000+ points:
Chaos Knights
Blood Angels
Space Wolves
Wold Eaters
Black Legion
Khorne Demons
Adeptus Mechanicus

Not painted, I have a HUGE salamanders army that I'm beginning to work on.
*special note, about half of those armies are just at 2000 points or maybe 2100 or 2200 points, I have a tendency to "build a list, buy a list, paint a list, play the hell out of the list"

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Regular Dakkanaut


I voted for 4+ but I’m not 100% sure I have a full 1500pts of Necrons. I just started collecting them with the indomitus set. But I do have the following well in excess of 1500pts

Dark Angels
Imperial knights
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Grumpy Longbeard

washington state USA

3 factions at full scale 40K

.admech (7th ed codex)
.my DIY marine chapter (5th edition codex)
.dark angels (3rd edition codex)

For epic 40K

.my DIY marine chapter.

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Charing Cold One Knight

Dark Angels at 16.000 points (This is an estimate based off on an old count of mine)
Craftworlds at 12.000 points
Tyranids at 11.000 points
Drukhari at 10.000 points
Death Guard at 8000 points
Sisters of Battle at 5000 points(lots of old metal)
Necrons at 4000 points
Chaos Knights at 3000 points
Orks at 3000 points

Of these my Craftworlds, Death Guard and Drukhari have probably the most amount of painted, and Dark Angels the least. Currently working on Orks. Some are painted as I bought them when players were quitting, but I don't count them as painted unless I have added my touch to it.

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-Primary Armies -
Craftworlds | Dark Angels | Death Guard | Sisters of Battle | Chaos Knights | Flesh-Eater Courts | Idoneth Deepkin

- Secondary Armies -
Drukhari | Necrons || Tyranids | Daughters of Khaine | Blades of Khorne | Stormcast Eternals
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Regular Dakkanaut


I’ve only one army that’s at least 1500 points (Blood Angels) but it’s not playable because it’s not all been assembled (let alone painted, which I like to do before fielding anything). Two armies at around 1000 points in addition (Death Guard and Necrons).
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Longtime Dakkanaut


For me 1500 pts is a very large army and not practical.

Casual gaming, mostly solo-coop these days.

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Agile Revenant Titan

Fayetteville NC

I voted 2.

I've got @ 20,000 points of painted Craftworld.

I recently built a second army, Necrons, and have @ 2,200 points built and @ 1700 painted.

I also have @ 1000 painted of Dark Angels, but really shelved that army due to lack of interest. I don't really enjoy playing Marine armies.

Whoah....I have played 40K for over 30 years.  
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Coastal Bliss in the Shadow of Sizewell

Suffolk, where the Aliens roam.

Armies over 1500pts

Orks (think it was 17000 last time I added it all up in 7th)
Dark Angels
Thousand Sons
Imperial Inquisitor with Guard and Knights

On top of that due to family members armies (two eldest lads) I also have access to

Necrons (Huge army, catching up with my Orks)
Death Guard
Genestealer Cult

Also sitting under the 1500pt mark but growing on the sly (* are mine, other wise family owned, three eldest boys and other half)

Iyanden Craftworld
Wych Cult of the Pain Eternal *
Black Legion *
Space Wolves
Sisters of Battle
Adepticus Custodes
Ad Mech
Slaanesh Demons * (waiting for Emperors Children)

"That's not an Ork, its a girl.." - Last words of High General Daran Ul'tharem, battle of Ursha VII.

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Rapacious Razorwing

Midwest USA

Two Armies.

8K Black Templars. All Painted and Based

2K Dark Eldar. All Painted. Nothing is based - yet

Note: I have NO grey pile of shame. Nothing is assembled until it's ready to paint.
Of course the downside is that I could probably open a Gaming Store since I have sooooo many unopened kits LOL
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Regular Dakkanaut

I only have one, Guard, but I could make that into separate 1500 point lists many times over.
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Dakka Veteran

By these standards, I have two armies for sure; IG and non-specific SM. Technically Inquisition too, but that's really just throwing an Inquisitor onto one of those. I may also have 1.5k CSM built for play, but I'm not sure on the points count for built only.

The SM are pretty well varied within the First Born and likely closer to 3k play ready, but the IG would probably be fluffy and terrible even pushing 2k play ready. Most of the IG points value comes from massed old metal infantry and HWTs with just a few tanks and mixed support vehicles to back them up. No Chimeras yet, amusingly, so those infantry would truly be the definition of cannon fodder.
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Regular Dakkanaut

Guard. Collect enough of them and you can probably find a way to adapt to anything.
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Terrifying Doombull


Ready 1500 points I have:
Orks (way more than 1500)

I have a lot of unbuilt stuff, but that's ready to go.

I actually have way more stuff ready for fantasy gaming...(Orcs, Goblins, Ogres, Undead, Elves, Humans, Demons, Dwarves)

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Esteemed Veteran Space Marine


Is 8 too many?

Raven Guard
Blood Angels
Imperial Guard Praetorians
Imperial Guard DKOK
Sisters of Battle

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Ork Boy Hangin' off a Trukk

Five currently:

Imperial Guard
Space Wolves

I have owned the following other armies in the past:

Ultramarines (my first army; 2nd edition era; wish I would have not sold it)
Dark Eldar
Chaos Space Marines
Adeptus Mechanicus
Primaris Space Marines

Apocalypse/40K: Orks, Imperial Guard, Eldar, Space Wolves, Necrons
AOS: Sons of Behemat (Mantic and D&D giants)
Blood Bowl: Skaven, Humans, Orcs, Goblins, Dark Elves, Wood Elves, Dwarves, Chaos Dwarves, Undead, Necromantic, Snotlings, Vampires, Lizardmen, Chaos, Amazons 
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Mekboy Hammerin' Somethin'

Crescent City Fl..

I have 4 fully painted armies.
Orks - collected over 20 years
IG - 3rd party miniatures and green stuff- Collected in less than a year started April 2020
Primaris Blood Angels - Started and almost finished in about a year and a half
First Legion. - Collected over about 2 or 3 years.

I have no desire to collect another army at this point. I plan to add a little more to my IG army, not impressed with the new Ork models yet. I'd like to buy a bit more for my First legion, maybe I'll do that one day.
My Primaris army is essentially finished after I paint 10 Heavy Intercessors and maybe buy an ATV or two.

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Perfect Shot Black Templar Predator Pilot

Honestly it's shameful that I have so many armies and only one has more than 1500pts painted XD
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Krazy Grot Kutta Driva

I have two full armies Orks and Space Wolves. My next sizable group is Imperial Guard but they are mainly troop choices and range about 750 points with leman russ added in.

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Ladies Love the Vibro-Cannon Operator


Well, in another thread (about Necrons) a hypothesis was that most players have 3 armies at hand for game play.
The poll shows that about 55% have 1 to 3 armies while 45% have more than 3 armies.
So this claim is not quite true.

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Armies: Eldar, Necrons, Blood Angels, Grey Knights; World Eaters (30k); Bloodbound; Cryx, Circle, Cyriss 
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Omnipotent Necron Overlord

 Jidmah wrote:
Karol wrote:
Well if that is the case then those are happy people. It would be nice though, if GW warned people about it with some warrning that says, that to have more or less enjoyable time with their armies, one needs to have 2-3 armies. Probably spread over multiple systems in case a core rules changes makes one game unfun.

Not really. During 7th I had only one army, orks, and they were completely unplayable. I simply quit the game.

Nowadays I have two armies which immensely contributed to my enjoyment of the game, but I still think that this isn't the norm.

Well - I already knew the answer - saw the poll over 2 years ago. As you can see - About half the community has 4 or more armies.

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 wuestenfux wrote:
Well, in another thread (about Necrons) a hypothesis was that most players have 3 armies at hand for game play.
The poll shows that about 55% have 1 to 3 armies while 45% have more than 3 armies.
So this claim is not quite true.

The claim was the average number of armies is 3. Plenty of those 4 or more army people have more than 4 armies too - So the average is 3. Another way to say it is - the majority of players have 3 or more armies (18%+45% = 63%) have 3 or more armies.

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