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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.


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Genestealer Cult.

Because it'd be a huge investment in money and time to paint. Love the models and faction though.

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British Columbia

Iyanden. Played my first intro game as them and got hooked. Loved the Elven High Tech Necromancer vibe. Picked a cheaper intro set based army instead to start out.

Over the years being committed to other forces and a hatred for the OP nature of Eldar staples in the editions when starting them was an option has stopped me.

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Imperial Guard, Black Templars and Adeptus Custodes.

Imperial Guard was my first real "what-if" for me. It was basically between them and Orks, but at the time Imperial Guard still had their 3.5 codex while the Orks had recently released their 4th (5th?) edition codex and they had the mix of numbers and dakka that guard had and the close combat orientation of marines. The guard range was also heavily metal at that time, with very little tank variation. That plus once I got into Ork fluff and the sheer army variation possible (Trukk Rush, Battlewagon Brigade, Green Tide, Kan Wall, etc.) meant that Orks were the way to go. If I think about them currently, it's hard to justify given how ancient their core plastic infantry range is without going 3rd party and having 2 horde armies is too much for me. I've been debating if having a Tempestus focused army would be feasible, and I was originally considering a soup of them, Templars or Custodes but 9th ed rules prohibiting soup nipped that in the bud.

I absolutely love the fluff behind Black Templars and the model range, but Black Templars had a similar issue where their codex was fairly outdated, which had given them some perks but also made difficult to account for the disparity between them and regular SM rules. Any future interest was further decreased as they were rolled into the main SM codex, with their rules being pretty limited and lack-lustre, and the optimal way of playing them against how their lore portrayed them (min squads of crusaders with lascannon and plasma gun). Now they're in a better place rules-wise, but it still largely feels like they were an after thought as far as rules go, and the Primaris aesthetic, outside of the Bladeguard Vets, don't really match with the Crusader theme of the army, not to mention that the BT conversion kit doesn't work with the Primaris range.

When Custodes first came out, they were literally a non-faction, but once their codex and model range was expanded, I was quickly drawn to the Shadowkeeper colour scheme, not to mention the kick-ass bikes and termies. It was also a hyper-elite army that contrasted with my Ork playstyle, but so far I've resisted, mainly because I have so many Orks to still paint, but also partly because it wasn't until 9th ed that they were feasible as a mono-faction.

I guess we'll see how long I'll hold out and stay as Ork-centric as possible!

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I've wanted to do T'au since I first started. And they remain one of the few armies now I've never done. Other factions just get in the way, usually as a result of buying multi-faction boxes, and feeling obliged to get a small army of that faction before moving on!

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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.

Chaos and Tyranids.

I haven't picked up Tyranids because I just can't do another horde army. I already have IG, and I already have old-Sisters which was about as expensive or more. I also already have 5 armies. But, I do think the general playstyle of Tyranids is cool, with a lot of very aggressive shooty or fighty little guys and an also lot of big guys with highly mobile short/midrange shooting. Also, starship troopers is awesome, and I already have the MI.

And as for Chaos, it's really because I like the concept of Chaos Cults of mostly ordinary humans with maybe a few CSM "Military Advisors" legitimately fighting of their own free will [the free will and choices being their own and not a product of alien actual-rape is something that's important, which is why I hate GSC] to free themselves from the Imperium's oppression but falling to dark ends to try to match the overwhelming power of the state's enforcers. This isn't actually a supported archetype at all by the Chaos books, which pretty much focus on Abbaddon's 10k year grudge match symmetric war with hahaha we-eat-babies levels of arbitrary evil without purpose, but it could be and if we got an army with Chaos Toyota Trucks and stuff, I would pick that up quickly.

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Nids. Coz Alien movie Alien Queen inspired hive tyrant from 2005(?) was dope and my pride and joy when I was 10 despite sucking big time... And also becasue they seem to be the opposite of eldar visualy so would make for a cool secondary army to teach friends.

But then I remember Nids suck and it would be such a struggle to make balanced lists for the purpose and certainly could not compete in pick up games unless I buy and like 180 infantry...

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Across the Rubicon

For me it's the Tau. When I was first truly introduced to 40k way back in 5th ed they were the faction I liked the look, lore and most of the playstyle. I was GW price adverse at the time, didn't enjoy miniatures war games (I was more of a ttrpg player then) and the Tau were generally hated if I remember correctly.

When I did finally jump into 40k, my tastes in playstyle had changed quiet a bit. My armies really do need melee for me to enjoy them (hence CSM, Primaris SM and GSC). Not to mention every time I kinda think of picking up a few Tau battlesuits, they go up in price which turns me off from the whole thing. I have a kill team work of Tau stuff which is good enough. I don't see me expanding on that anytime soon. Heck, I have Crisis Suits that I have never bothered finishing building back with the Start Collecting boxes were first introduced.

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San Jose, CA

Imperial Guard tank company. for as much as I love tanks, I just could never actually make a fully functioning(IRL not tabletop) brigade without breaking the bank.

Funny thing is I love all of my Sororitas & Salamander Tanks; immolators, exorcists, preds, rhinos, impulsors, repulsors, etc and will continue to blow money on them.

It just would mean that if I started the Guard tank force, it would mean less $ spent on my 18th/Bloody Rose
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Death Korps of Kreig is up there for sure. Just so expensive. If money were not a thing, a DKoK army would be the first thing I'd get.

So many flavors of Marines too. I went with Ultramarines for 30k because I had so many Marine models ultimately, and Emperor's Spears for 40k proper because of the ease of modeling and character fluff building. But Imperial Fists, White Scars, Black Templars, Astral Knights, Blood Ravens, Lamenters and Silver Skulls have all tempted me at one point or another.

Tau, if I could do mechanized and avoid suits as much as possible, but building a Tau Army without suits is like making a cup but removing the bottom.

Necrons...still tempt me as the ultimate "get off my lawn!" faction. Easy to paint too. Only trouble is space.

I started Thousand Sons, but sold off most of everything specific to them as I (still) don't like those chicken barbarians. I mean Tzaangors.

A Black Legion army, built from just about every version of Space Marine, Chaos Space Marine, and Cult Marine, as well as every model released that could possibly count as a Cultist (from GSC to Necromunda (new and old) to Blackstone Fortress to Rogue Trader...you get the picture). However, that's a lot to paint and, I'd feel guilty if I didn't put time and attention into every model to make all unique and distinct. However however, that's a lot of time and attention given to models that are purpose built to go splat within a few seconds of being placed on the table.

Mechanicus also tempted me, but I'm impressed that Mechanicus players don't go insane from having to paint all the little details on the models. I painted 5 models out of a squad for Kill Team, and that took me a whole month.
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 Inquisitor Lord Katherine wrote:

I haven't picked up Tyranids because I just can't do another horde army.
Tyranids don't really have to go full horde mode. The imagery of the horde is super cool, but you don't really have to play them like that, Nidzilla and all. My Warrior army is the army I have the most fun with these days. Cost a pretty penny though.

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Khahdron Overlords...and then convert them all into Squats!

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Chaos Space Marines, specifically Emperor's Children.

However, the current Noise Marines are number two on my list of least favorite models so its not gonna happen until GW finally get around to making a new kit for them. I did ponder the idea of using horus heresy models (the whole they kept themselves pristine on the outside while being uttery degenerate and horribly mutated inside their armour thing but a quick total of how much I would need to spend to make this happen quickly nixed that idea good and proper)
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Well If I could restart, I would definitly pick up dark angles, their terminators look just as good as GK ones, plus they have nice termintor characters. Their non termintor stuff on the other hand is sleak and looks very nice too.

I don't think I am ever going to play them though, as by the time I may have the money to build a 2250pts DA army, GW is probably going to phase out tacticals, terminators etc.

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Genestealer Cult.

The model range is fantastic, and I've loved the concept of them since the days of black armoured limos, and big fat, Patriarchs.

Time and to some extent money are the issue...that and starting another Xenos army with mediocre rules would seem like masochism.

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Any eldar faction, to me they’ve always looks really hard to paint, I don’t know if that’s true but if I did an eldar army I’d want to be able to make them look awesome. Probably I’d want to do harlequins
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NE Ohio, USA

Death Korps &/or Elysian Drop Troops.
Love the models. But the price tag.....Ouch. To do almost exactly what I can with my existing IG....

And now days GW/FW has solved the Elysian question for me. One of these days I'll have to begin a DK force before they go the way of the Elysians I suppose.
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For me it's Blood Angels and Daemons, not sure why, I keep almost pulling the trigger on one or the other and backing out at the last minute!
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I don’t really have time to finish my current army let alone a new one. If I ever do start one though for 40k tho they are first on the first. Amazing aesthetic and lore.
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Ugly models.
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Black Templars.

Helsreach was one of my first 40k novels and I've always been a fan of Grimaldus and Helbrecht. It's really one of the chapters I like most, the constant crusades, pragmatic view on the world and disregard for impractical things like the codex astrates or reverence of machines. Sadly their rules never quite matched they way I wanted to play them. If Grimaldus and Helbrecht ever get Primaris miniatures, I might not be able to resist.

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Imperial Guard - I've always had a love of tanks. Indeed my first wargame was Titan Legions and then Epic because both let you have LOADS of tanks on the table. And also walking city machine gods.

So in 40K that would be the guard with their tanks upon tanks including the many forgeworld variations which add even more cool tank designs. A full armoured core of tanks supported with troops and gun teams. A powerful gritty gunline of hard bitten warriors and nervous recruits backed up with the solid iron, steel and belching exhaust fumes of the armoured core.

I've not started because its a big commitment and a very expensive one with all the FW additions. Plus there's a functional limit on how many you can put on a 40K table at 2K points. So it would be a powerful collection that would mostly gather dust barring perhaps an apoc game once in a blue moon.

Tau - a mecha army full of mecha, even their warriors when fully armoured up, are pretty mecha in design. Robots with chain laser guns; hovering drones with blasters and tanks with massive shining railguns. Big stomping epic machines taht stride over the battlefield; throwdown support legs and then fire from huge cannon (yes that's the 3 barrel FW model). All backed up with loads of bright missiles zooming over the battlefield.
I was also very much keen when they started and the appeal wasn't just mechs (backed up with FW mechs) but also xenos, when GW was clearly testing the waters for using them as a creative catch all for loads of different xenos designs to appear in their allied forces.

Chaos - the blighted mutations of monstrous machines warped and twisted to serve the dark gods. Machines that are part animal; part madness and all destruction. From spiders that skitter on metal legs; to vast dragons on the wing above. Yes a chaos engine fuelled army with a massive focus on their armour; some terminators and other corrupted monsters thrown in for good measure. A vast hammer that bounds, runs, skuttles and roars into the enemy; spewing out bullets, hellfire and clawing with razor sharp iron and steel.

Sisters of Battle. A holy army of women dressed in the finest of power armour and marching to a holy war. Bringing the bolter and the flamer; thundering and roaring out death to those who would stand against the Imperium of Man and would seek to corrupt its citizens.
Oddly whilst I've always loved marines as a concept, I've never really wanted to build them as an army, I've just never liked enough of their models to want to do it. Sisters of Battle, especially the remade plastics, I would really love to build though. They've the same aesthetics but a different design that makes the difference for me. In many ways its the more outlandish, the stain glass flamer shield; the penetant engines etc...

Dark Eldar - sleek death. Blades everywhere even blades on the blades; elegant designs that dance into war; skipping over the ground on fast hover vehicles to deliver the knife blow with surgical precision. Monsters that are mutated and twisted flesh bound to chain and gun and blade that soar over the battlefield to bring violent death to their foes. There's cruelty, darkness and a twisted purpose; yet intelligence and grace with them not the sheer madness of chaos.

Um yeah that's all of them now isn't it? So I didn't put a no reason for most of those others; because its the same reason really. I don't have the time and money to devote to those armies. Perhaps one day I might as projects, but right now I don't. My plate is more than full and I'm not good with the whole "just buy a killteam" approach when there are too many things that I like within a force. So its all or nothing for me.

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Southampton, UK

Well, to an extent that's pretty much every faction I don't currently collect... But the ones I've come closest to starting, but haven't, are probably Tau, Nids and Grey Knights.

Tau - basically as I was starting to think about it, my regular opponent bought himself an entire very well painted Tau army from ebay, and I didn't want to double up.

Grey Knights - I've always liked paladins in RPGs, and the low model count is appealing, but until recently their rules have just put me off. I feel like I served my time with a crap army playing CSMs through 6th-7th!

And Nids? Just can't be doing with that amount of painting!
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Adepta Sororitas.

They've always been too expensive, in metal and monopose (I hate having identical models) so I as much as I loved the army they were never really a choice for me.

Now they are in plastic and with awesome kits that allow tons of kitbashing and customization. Exactly what I wanted! But the thing is I don't want to start a complete new army now, as I have other priorities financially speaking and I never consider investing money in armies that aren't at least worhty of 2500ish points.

In the future I'll probably get them, especially if GW releases a juicy start collection box. At the moment they're still in the wish list but I'm currently proxying them using SW models which are basically the same size and appearance, with Celestine as the only exception (I use the new Ghaz to proxy her!!)

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I got as far as converting one dragon rider, 20 years ago. Then GW changed the design of Cold Ones, which the dragon was based on (copying Mike McVey's diorama), and that was the end of that.

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Upstate, New York

If you had asked me a few months ago, it would have been Nids. A thematic foil to my Ultras, a completely different play style from my other armies, and the look awesome. The things holding me back were cost and having to paint a horde army. I got a small influx of cash, and contrast paints are a thing, so I’ve been growing a fun little hive for the last few months.

Chaos is another one. I played them in WHFB. Lots of fun modeling opportunities. But at the end of the day, they would be a spiky, slightly more CC version of what I have now. Didn’t really want to go to the effort for a lateral shift in gameplay. Still, whispers of Blood and Brass haunt my dreams sometimes.

I think Tau could be fun, but when I look at how I’d build a list, it would be very similar to my mechanized Eldar list. Again, not worth the cash or time for a slightly different spin on what I have now.

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I could never justify the cost of a titan legion.

Actually I think the belief that i'd butcher the paint job put me off getting a warhound as much as the price did.
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A.T. wrote:
I could never justify the cost of a titan legion.

Actually I think the belief that i'd butcher the paint job put me off getting a warhound as much as the price did.

You can now https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Boxed-Games?N=3281529261+3699755487&Nr=AND%28sku.siteId%3AGB_gw%2Cproduct.locale%3Aen_GB_gw%29&Nrs=collection%28%29%2Frecord%5Bproduct.startDate+<%3D+1600173960000+and+product.endDate+>%3D+1600173960000%5D

And you will be able to use multiple titans in every game not just the once a decade apoc super mega game

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I've "started" pretty much all the ones I wanted to, I haven't gotten very FAR in starting some of them. I've got some Nid and Eldar models that haven't had anything done to them. I've been doing UM for more than 20-25 years. I did DW/RW together during about 5th? 6th?, but they've been gathering dust since which slowed down my forways into Nids and Eldar lest it happen to me again.

My WHFB armies were Bretonians and Tomb Kings. 
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I had a small army of them for a while, picked up at random second hand. Always wanted to make myself a Tau airforce from the Forgeworld stuff.

I went off 40k (and wargaming in general) for a few years, got back into it at the tail-end of 8th with my Orks, and they are more than enough of a painting project without me adding to my woes with an entire new army! one day, maybe; but not today.

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