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Old 15 Oct 2007, 03:05   #1 (permalink)
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My friend is starting 40k and he likes both armies but which one should he choose.
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 04:52   #2 (permalink)
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I say nids as the 40k universe needs more xenos in it (their are far to many Imperial players :P).
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 05:09   #3 (permalink)
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no kroot r teh best ftw lol but i also like chaos dwarfs lol

Seriously man, there is no way a bunch of folks on the internet are going to be able to give you any kind of worthwhile advice on what army your friend should buy. Especially not without any information on his likes and dislikes. You didn't even tell us WHICH of the two armies he likes.

Pick an army that you absolutely love the 'idea' of. Not based on power, because they will all lose some games. Not based on cost, because prices will rise. Not based on difficulty to paint, because you will get better at painting.

The 'feel' and 'idea' of your army will never change though, because it is yours alone.
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 05:40   #4 (permalink)
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Your you could be really under-handed and advise him to pick an army you'll be good against. :shifty:

Seriously though, talk him through the pros and cons of each army, tell him to read some fluff etc.
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 11:04   #5 (permalink)
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Is he a beginner painter? Does he want his army to look good? 'Cause to me, Tyranids are hard to paint well. It seems to me that Guardsmen are much easier to paint and model.
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 19:14   #6 (permalink)
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no kroot r teh best ftw lol but i also like chaos dwarfs lol
please don't write like this, i had to reread your post about 3 times to get what you were saying and it doesn't take much longer to type it out properly. thanks

but anyway i think nids because like The Orange said we need more xenos and the imperium is getting way to popular, (Not enough Chaos players )
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 19:27   #7 (permalink)
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I think he said that to make a joke, trash-candle. The rest of his post is fine.

Guard, but I'm a bit biased as I am a guard player.
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Old 15 Oct 2007, 21:04   #8 (permalink)
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Orks!!

Heeeeyyyy.... thats not an option!!

Fine - go guard. Big guns + weakling = more gunz for da boyz!

But seriously - Imperial guard rock!! Big scary tanks? got 'em! Massed wall of infantry? Got that too! Historical references for inspiration? By the bucket load!

Plus he can stamp his own image of the guard all over the place.
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Old 16 Oct 2007, 00:49   #9 (permalink)
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Nids are a lot more user friendly IMO. I am a die-hard Guard player, have been since I started.

I still wish though that someone had warned me of the learning curve of guard. It took a little while for me to get used to it, now I have no hard time understanding the concept of guard. But for a newbie it can be hard to win with guard.

They do not easily forgive mistakes, Nids on the other hand have a pretty simple concept of "Charge, Kill, Move On."


P.S. I am not saying that Nids don't have their subtleties too, just that it is easy to have a simple army with them.
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Old 16 Oct 2007, 02:37   #10 (permalink)
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no kroot r teh best ftw lol but i also like chaos dwarfs lol
please don't write like this, i had to reread your post about 3 times to get what you were saying and it doesn't take much longer to type it out properly. thanks

but anyway i think nids because like The Orange said we need more xenos and the imperium is getting way to popular, (Not enough Chaos players )
Please use proper capitalization and punctuation. It won't take you much longer to type than normal and it makes it much more pleasant for others to read.

Sentences always start with a capital letter. 'I' as in the personal pronoun is always capitalized. End sentences with a period '.' and don't start sentences with the word 'but'.

Yes, I was making a joke with my first line. It's just incredible that the guy that breaks every rule of punctuation and grammar that he can, would be the one to miss the joke and call me on it.
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