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Old 02 Oct 2007, 00:12   #1 (permalink)
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What is/are the resons?

My Iron Warriors I was pushed into by the local GW manager but ended up liking them a lot.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 00:33   #2 (permalink)
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I asked one of the store owner/veterans(owning an army is a requirement to work at my local store)what army It looked like I'd play. He's an excellent judge of character, he had to be for his last job(Prison Guard). He looked at me, cocked his head, and said "Tau".

I've been playing them ever since. Every time I beat someone I get to blame him.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 00:37   #3 (permalink)
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I chose Tau based on two simple factors.

1) No one else at my store was playing them (I didn't want to bring in a new army to the store that anyone else had If I could help it.)

2) I'm a huge anime fan; I thought they looked awsome.

That's pretty much it.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 00:42   #4 (permalink)
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I liked the fluff behind the Black Templar, I liked their looks.... and then they were also THE army at the time in White Dwarf.

And then I chose my IG because I like the IG, though I dislike the Cadian models, its just that I dont have enough money for Krieg.... :'(
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 01:06   #5 (permalink)
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Well let's see

Marines: I liked the looks of the standard Marine model , but I got bored with them quickly.

Orks: I loved the Road Warrior trilogy , that got me into Gorkamorka and from there I got a whole armies worth.

Tau: I'm a big Robotech/Battletech fan so when I saw the Crisis Suits I was very intrested. After looking at the codex I had to have them.

Daemon Hunters: I wanted a army with a wide variety of choices that would still be challenging.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 02:36   #6 (permalink)
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I picked Tau because my best friend picked them and we wanted to be a super team of awesomeness. Then he quit and I got all his models.

I decided to do Dark Eldar before I decided on Tau. Dark Eldar = Drow Elves in my books, and I am a huge Forgotten Realms fan, and the Drow are my favorite race. I didn't go for them first for 3 reasons...

1. I wanted to paint them well. Thus I made all my mistakes and learned all my tricks on my Tau army.

2. As stated above, my best friend started Tau and we wanted to do a army together.

3. I understood that Dark Eldar are something different when it comes to game play, and I wanted to become more experienced in the game before I started an army that was going to be difficult to win with as an amateur.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 03:23   #7 (permalink)
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When I first started the game, I wanted a army that was easy to use, and didn't have a slew of complicated special rules and abilities.

Tau were it.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 04:36   #8 (permalink)
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I started Tau because the Broadside suit was kick-ass. I bought a Crisis suit and left it alone for 2 years and started Tau. I started GK because of their godly CC abilities. I made up lists and a conversion or two for a AdMech LaTD army, but they didn't go too far... Then I started SM because of the ability to make Black Mage Marines with good psychic powers. The 1732nd City Sweepers came around because of the amazing model from the VOID range known as the Junker Legionnaire. Finally, my armored company came from my great hate of Infiltrating Chaos armies (damned 5 man Lascannon teams) and the Necrons.

First game with AC, I wiped the board with his army. ^.^
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:18   #9 (permalink)
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Space Marines: Well, they were my first army, and all the newbs love Marines. I was one.

Tyranids: I saw them on a Space Marine megaforce I got, and fell in love with the way they looked. Haven't stopped collecting them since.

Tau: Friend gave me a 1500 point army. I added a lot and made it Mechanized and enjoy it muchly.

Armored Company: Who doesn't love tanks? Eventually I gave into my want for them.
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Old 02 Oct 2007, 06:55   #10 (permalink)
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Tyranids: "Woot aliens FTW!"

Chaos: "Woot pervert soldiers and tentacles FTW!"
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