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what to buy???
View Poll Results: what should i start next..............
Blood angels army 0 0%
black templars army 1 5.00%
grey knights army 0 0%
dark eldar army 7 35.00%
(new Codex) chaos mech army 0 0%
Elysian drop troops 4 20.00%
Dark angels - entire chapter 2 10.00%
grey knights chapter 1 5.00%
sisters of battle - entire order 0 0%
techmarine conversions 0 0%
techmarine/mechanicus army 3 15.00%
red scorpions army 2 10.00%
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 14:32   #1 (permalink)
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i am having serious issues deciding what i want to buy next month from GW.....

i have a lot of planned "projects" i can start, loads of armies i want and some expensive conversions i want to do.

my dilema is, i cant decide >

my options are:

1) Blood Angels army:

Chaplain Lemartes
10 death company
2 x 8 Veteran assault marines
2 x 10 tactical squads in rhinos
2 baal predators
1 standard predator

comes in at 290 ish

2) Black templars army (no list yet but planned for mechanized in rhinos)

3) Grey knight list:

Brother Captain
38 grey knights (3 squads of 10 and a squad of 8)
2 GK Dreadnoughts

with the stuff i have already, comes in at 150

4) Dark eldar wych army (no list yet)

5) Chaos mechanized assault army

Daemon prince
full terminator squad (undecided on which mark to take)
land raider transport
2 10 man squads with rhinos (probably plague marines)
+more TBC

planned for around 250

6) Elysian drop troop project

the regiment list that is in IA4: the anphellion project

Cost= through the roof

7) Project idea 2: The dark angels chapter

inner circle (Commanders, Libby(s), interegator chapplains, addendent staff etc)
1st company - 100 terminators, 4 dreadnoughts (probably more) at least 10 land raider variants

2nd company - 6 assault squadrons, 4 support squadrons (lead by sammael obviously)

3rd-5th coy - apocolypse SM battleforce plus a few characters/dreadnoughts

6th Company - characters, 10 tactical squads in rhinos, dreadnoughts

7th company - characters, 10 tactical squads in rhinos, dreadnoughts

8th company - characters, 10 assault squads

9th company - 10 devastator squads (and a few mortis dreadnoughts)

10th company - as many scouts as i can be bothered to paint

7) project idea number 3: The Grey knights Chapter!!

i would love to do this, if just for the minor conversion possibilities (who wouldnt want the guys from the grey knights book running around the table )

finding the "exact" size of the chapter is an issue though - id guess they are codex adherrent so 1000 marines (lots of moneys worth) but im not quite sure on organisation

8) project number 4: an order of the sisters of battle

9) a conversion of a wraithlord to look like the Dark eldar character Drahzar master of blades (cheap, time-consuming and fun)

10) my multitude of techmarine ideas:

(alread have techmarine in terminator armour and one on bike - both with full harness)
Techmarine on attack bike - servitor/techpiest as the gunner
techmarine piloting a land speeder
a techmarine command squad (not "legal" but would certainly look amazing)
techmarine with jumppack and full harness (a tricky one that)

i cant think of the others atm

11) an army of techmarines (not a skitari army - an army of nothing but techpriests and techmarines of different descriptions)

12) a red scorpions army (from forgeworld, see IA4)
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 14:37   #2 (permalink)
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I'd really like to see an air cavalry elysian army with all flyers to it...

But a SM chapter would be cool too..
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 15:36   #3 (permalink)
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2 options >

(just kidding )

note that it isnt an elysian "army" as such:

its the entire detachment D-99 from IA4 (IE - the whole company/regiment of fliers/staff)
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 15:48   #4 (permalink)
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Scorps, because I've never seen an army of them done. You'd be the "Red Scorpion Guy"
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Old 23 Aug 2007, 18:02   #5 (permalink)
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Orks... What do you mean thats not an option??

Gah! What a country!


Seriosuly - The red scorpions - they sound cool. And, like fishy said, I haven't seen a full army of them. Hell! I haven't seen them outside of forge world.
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Old 24 Aug 2007, 07:14   #6 (permalink)
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in essence they are just a traited marine chapter with "purity above all" and "have pride in your colours" (i think thats the one that stops infiltrators)

i love their background (despite being a direct ultramarines successor chapter ) and the way they battle, fluff wise. i havent got my IA4 book with me atm, im getting it back tomorrow hopefully. i'll check the size of the red scorpions detachment for the anphellion project (and i'lleven have some of the names )

i was starting to lean towards the elysians but at 200 a month it will take me literally years to finish them (though for looks alone it would be worth it - same for the dark angels).

the scorpions would still be expensive, but not to the same scale (probably about 400-500 total - a few months worth of buying.

plus having re-checked my Dark Eldar list, i think it might be illegal, i'll post it on the DE forum in a bit

edit: GAH!!! my apologies S I L K, I forgot about orks.

an option should have been "wait untill the new codex and collect Orks" :-[
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