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WarHammer 40k?

Post by Cpt. MelonBuster » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:21 pm

Anyone on the boards play WH 40k? I'm interested in getting into it after playing a couple sessions, so I'd love some input.

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Post by Chase The hero » Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:35 pm

I did a few years ago, its just that between my summer internship and being a full time student the rest of the year i had to prioritize my hobbies and 40k came in second to prepping. BUT, i really had fun playing it and i had a pretty kickass Tau army i built (and still have). Some advice about the game/hobby though:

1) as you probably noticed, its expensive as fuck. I only bought models at full price twice. look on craigslist, ebay and other places online to find them cheaper. Its more time consuming, but if you don't feel like plopping down 40$ for a squad of Imperial Guardsmen, you can probably find some that someone wants to sell theirs off for a much better price.

2)pick your army, buy/borrow the codex and see if you can find someone that will let you play a game with proxie peices so you can get a feel for what you really want.

3) plan out your purchases in advance so you will not just be buying random shit you don't want/need. you will end up with a box of random crap, but

4) have fun with it. there are a bunch of really cool players out there, but there are also a bunch of dicks who love to prey on noobs for easy "wins". just ease your way into it, if you have a friend that plays see if you can do 2v2 matches at your local gaming store so you can have someone with a bit more experience under their belt give you advice.

just a bit of rambling, but i played for about 3 years and i may get out and maybe play again in the future.
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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Charlie_Kilo » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:25 am

I too played many, many years ago. It was expensive as frick, and i am sure still is. My biggest issue was each time a new edition codex came out, it switched up the rules enough you were basically forced to buy new models and rework you army to conform to the rules or stay competitive.

I stopped playing after a couple years, but continued to paint and convert models for another year or two. Biggest thing is, it's a really time consuming hobby. The whole universe the game is built on is pretty awesome though, you should go pick up the eisenhorn trilogy of books, which are very good.

Also, Warhammer Space Marine is coming out this fall as a video game, and it does look very cool. There is also Dawn of War 1 and 2, rts-esque pc games based in the 40 k universe.
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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by silversnake » Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:41 am

Charlie_Kilo wrote:I too played many, many years ago. It was expensive as frick, and i am sure still is. My biggest issue was each time a new edition codex came out, it switched up the rules enough you were basically forced to buy new models and rework you army to conform to the rules or stay competitive.

I stopped playing after a couple years, but continued to paint and convert models for another year or two. Biggest thing is, it's a really time consuming hobby. The whole universe the game is built on is pretty awesome though, you should go pick up the eisenhorn trilogy of books, which are very good.

Also, Warhammer Space Marine is coming out this fall as a video game, and it does look very cool. There is also Dawn of War 1 and 2, rts-esque pc games based in the 40 k universe.
I echo all of this. I still have several armies worth of models (marines, Tau, Tyranids, Chaos marines, even a few Orks) but I haven't played it for about two game editions now thanks to the screwy release schedule they have of coming out with a new edition and then updating each army codex one at a time over the span of several years.

On the plus side, it's a lot of lighthearted fun to play if you don't take it as a serious military tactical exercise to prove that you're the next Sun Tzu. The background setting is a lot of fun too. I mostly just enjoy the Dawn of War computer games now to get my 40K fix.


Fair warning, the models are beautiful and you can have a lot of fun converting/painting them and hanging out with your friends but be aware that all miniatures games are expensive on the order of good set of golf clubs, new firearm for the collection, rebuild my BOB from new purchases magnitude. Don't let it put you off (check Craigslist, Barter Town, eBay, your friends, etc. for models first) but be aware of it. Other cool games to check out: WARMACHINE/HORDES, Malifaux, Heavy Gear, Flames of War (same mechanics as 40K but with WWII forces), and Battlefleet Armada.

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Cpt. MelonBuster » Mon Jul 11, 2011 4:45 pm

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by HMPlatinum » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:27 pm

Just getting into it.

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Braxton » Mon Jul 11, 2011 5:34 pm

I don't play, But my girlfriend does.



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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by quazi » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:12 am

I used to play, but stopped about five years ago. I had a ~1500 point ork army, a ~500 point Imperial Guard army and an Iron Warriors Chaos Space Marines army that I could stretch to 1000 points.

I stopped because it not only cost a lot of money, but a lot of time as well. Now that I'm done with college I might start playing again if I can still more or less use my old army instead of having to buy new models.

Who you're going to be playing with is the biggest factor in terms of the fun you're going to have. Some people are fun to play with, some people are too obsessed with winning. I think that actually playing the game is only about 1/3 of the hobby, the other parts being modelling and reading about the universe.

Like others have said, the universe is pretty cool. Even though I haven't been playing I've read dozens of 40k books and comic books over the last few years. I'm not much for RTS, but Dawn of War was a pretty good game.

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Charlie_Kilo » Tue Jul 26, 2011 3:44 pm

For those who are interested the Warhammer 40K Space Marine game that's coming out sept 6th is looking pretty freaking sweet.

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I rarely have time for games anymore, but this will be a day one buy and probably a significant time sink.
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Post by NecroNikolai13 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:54 am

My friends and I used to play at the local game store before it shut down, I have a Necron army (I'm a fan of any sort of undead-esque group :mrgreen: ) and we always had lots of fun. Also have some Imp Guards but never built them because of the store closing down and not long after everyone started going to school or into the work force so we don't really have a lot of free time to play.

I would say take a look through the books of the armies your interested in and look around online to get an idea of what kind of playstyle each army is good for. Necrons seem to be a really good army for starters, they don't have a very diverse army, only the Necron Lord can take items in the armory. You don't need to worry about which models have which guns or buying certain models to reflect what weapons you've selected. They're also great because of the We'll Be Back! rule, if one of your warriors is wounded, you get a chance to revive him at the start of the next round. Gives you some room for error.

As for actually buying them, it is cheaper to look on ebay/craigslist/wherever, but my group of friends always felt half the fun was in building your army and painting them yourself. Also gives you a lot of bonding time with friends to sit down at a table to chat as you work on models.

If you have some friends that want to get into it with you, you all can get the most basic set up required (which I think is a HQ and two groups of basic troops) and spend time building them together. And I would suggest you don't pick the same army twice, a Necron vs Necron army turns into a brutally long game of each side getting back up after combat.
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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Sckitzo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:20 am

I have about 4kpts of Guard, 2k Eldar and wife has about 2k Necron. Started playing back in 2001, but I rarely get a game in since moving from Phx.

This latest edition is very, very vehicle heavy, Dark Eldar finally got some love, and a few new of the codex coming out. Before you sink the money though, make sure you have people to play with, in my area it's a little sparse, but I mainly collect the models to paint and what not.

Did you have any questions in particular?

And if you want more info on 40k, check out DakkaDakka, it's a mini gaming forum that's mainly about 40k, any and everything you want to know you can find there. But if you have some questions in particular I can try and answer em.

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Cpt. MelonBuster » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:43 am

Diggin' the Blood Angels from the Space Marines. Any reason why I shouldn't pick up a couple of these packs?

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... tid=526567" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

With one these to round it out.

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Post by Sckitzo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 4:55 am

Cpt. MelonBuster wrote:Diggin' the Blood Angels from the Space Marines. Any reason why I shouldn't pick up a couple of these packs?

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... tid=526567" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

With one these to round it out.

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/catal ... rod680008a" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Yes, you'd be paying full price, check ebay and crackslist first.

As far as BA go, their very in your face smashy and very fast. But their one of the more popular SM armies out there, Besides Matt Ward writing their codex their a pretty good army from what I hear.

How many points you looking at?

Also, there is a program called Army Build they have a free demo I'm pretty sure, I make all my lists up on this, then research them a bit.

Also depends on what you wanting to be doing with this, are you a super compeative tournament player who wants to win all the time? You need to do a lot more research then before buying the minis.

But if you just want a cool looking army that's fun to play, you can get way with not cheesing the crap out of your army.

Do you have a small group of players your going to be playing against on a constant basis? If so that is going to matter as you end up tailoring your army a bit, like if I'm going to face IG, I'm going to take a lot of anti-vehicle, Nids, Anti Swarm, ect, ect.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/fo ... 50/14.page" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Some BA army lists up on there, may have to dig a bit. I don't have their Codex so can't help in particular with em.

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Ad'lan » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:31 am

I used to be a massive Gamesworshop fan. I had a 5000+ Point Lizard Man Army. 2500 points of Dogs of War (including 100 pikemen... I make cavalry armys cry). I had 1500 points of necrons (beardiest list ever), and 1500 points pure scouts space marine army.

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Post by Sckitzo » Wed Jul 27, 2011 9:37 am

I loved the Inquisitor line, was bummed they let it die off.

I have yet to actually set foot in a GW store, don't think there is one in my State actually.

And Necrons need some love, they just cannot compete these days.

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Sckitzo wrote: And Necrons need some love, they just cannot compete these days.
Nightbringer really needs some love. Always went out like a wimp, I mean come on. He's part of a race that eats stars...
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Post by AgentBlack » Wed Jul 27, 2011 6:08 pm

Oh no you did'nt!!!


I don't play, but I love to build and paint the models. I like the mythology of the Tau the most I guess, there kind of the underdog. Everyone seams to be drawn to Space Marines.

The only thing I like better than the models is putting 40k posters on threads...



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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Shaper » Thu Jul 28, 2011 8:56 pm

I played Chaos SM for a while (had about 3500pts worth at one point). Sold most of that set other than some unpainted Khorne Berserkers. I acquired about 2000pts worth of Eldar a while back that I haven't had time to paint or play for like 3 years lol. I would love to get back into again. We used to have game nights at my old place while lightening a bottle or two.
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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Mister Dark » Thu Jul 28, 2011 9:24 pm

Wow. I havent played, or even thought about WH40k since.... oh wow. Yea, since the 80's.

I still have all my Space Marines somewhere in the attic. Horribly painted, because I was in it for the action, yanno? 1 Landraider, 2 Predator tanks, coupla rhinos that I modded with lascannon and other garbage, couple of squads of terminators, and like 30-40 regular troops.

Whaddya give me for it? :)

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Post by Laconic 24 » Sun Jul 31, 2011 1:38 am

It's a very fun game, but GW prices keep getting higher. The same exact squad of models is now twice what I used to pay for it when I got into this back around 2000.

Check out ebay, amazon, craigslit, etc. You can find some poorly painted minis people are getting rid of, and stripping the paint is pretty inexpensive, but it does take time. Just soak the minis in Simple Green or similar for a few days, then scrub with a toothbrush. Repeat as needed.

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Post by ShastaHawk » Tue Aug 02, 2011 4:47 pm

Cpt. MelonBuster wrote:Anyone on the boards play WH 40k? I'm interested in getting into it after playing a couple sessions, so I'd love some input.
I've played for over a decade and amassed at least a dozen armies in both 40k and fantasy. Here are my tips if you want them

Go to your local game store, if any are available, and watch several games being played BEFORE finally deciding to get into the very expensive hobby

If you decide you still want to play, start with a easy army to assemble and paint. I would suggest either space marines or chaos space marines. Their high point cost mean that you'll require less models to field a army. The total opposite would be imperial guard and orks in that their lower point costs will require you to field many more models to field a army

Build your armies in manageble increments instead of all at once. Nothing is worse then spendindig a lot of money on the game in one pop and then being intimidated by how many models you have to assemble and paint. I suggest building your armies up in 500 point increments MAX. Another suggestion is to go to the Games Workshop site and follow their 'A tale of four gamers articles'

Join the Dakka Dakka Dakka community. They have a lot of helpful people people on their very mature forum as well as a lot of tutorials.

If you decide to do space marines of chaos space marines, or any other army for that matter, CREATE YOU OWN CHAPTER. There's nothing better in the game then seeing an entirely original army instead of what everyone else is playing

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Ad'lan » Tue Aug 02, 2011 5:58 pm

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Akeuri » Wed Aug 03, 2011 6:36 pm

I've played for around 8 years, from back in the 3rd edition days. Have approximately 3000 points of Iron Reaver Space Marines (home created chapter), another 1000 or so of Orks and Imperial Guard. As most everyone else has said, it is expensive as heck, so try to find items on craigslist/ebay/etc. Also, if you can play a few games with different armies and proxy models before picking an army, you'll have a better idea of what you enjoy most. Plus the hilarious memories of Squad Lego guys charging the rampaging Dr Pepper bottle dreadnought of Khorne, or some such.

Finally, check out the various forums for 40k, they can be a tremendous help and inspiration. Someone already mentioned Dakka Dakka, but Bell of Lost Souls is another major site, and there are smaller forums for specific armies ( I only know of tauonline.org and bolterandchainsword.com). Ethier way, have fun with it. I personally enjoy the painting and "fluff" as much or more than the game itself.

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Re: WarHammer 40k?

Post by Crajon » Sun Aug 21, 2011 6:17 pm

I have been playing Warhammer since I found out about in 1977. I now have somewhatly retired from playing and have a lot of Space Marines and other miniatures that I need to get rid of. If any one needs some more miniatures just let me know and will work out something.

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