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Old 12 Aug 2005, 22:33   #1 (permalink)
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I need help on choosing an army. I want an army that relies mainly on shooting, has cool models, but models that aren't to hard to paint. So far I think i might go with Tau or a type of space marine like blood angels. What do you think I should choose?
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Old 12 Aug 2005, 22:46   #2 (permalink)
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I need help on choosing an army. I want an army that relies mainly on shooting, has cool models, but models that aren't to hard to paint. So far I think i might go with Tau or a type of space marine like blood angels. What do you think I should choose?
Well I was going to suggest Space Marines for sure.. BUT not Blood Angels, they are very dedicated close combat fighters.. heh.. what with the black rage and all that jazz..

You may want to look into the Iron hands.. they are big on guns, since they can take Devastator squads in Elite slots and thus opening up those oh so nice Heavy Support slots
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Old 12 Aug 2005, 23:51   #3 (permalink)
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well if you want real firepower u need to turn to the dark side....or just walk down the street a bit more....any my suggestion is the Iron warriors of the Chaos Space Marines.....4 heavy support slots...they can take the basallisk and the vindicator and can have as many oblitirators as their force organisation chart allows
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the tau have the fire power to take down most enemies. they are also reletively easy to paint. if you go tau, stealth suits will be some of your best friends. my advice would be to go to a store and look through the codexes of both armies and decice which you like more.
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Old 13 Aug 2005, 01:11   #5 (permalink)
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Might I suggest the Genestealer cult? They rely on nothing BUT shooting, and have tons of guns for cheap! *cough*

You can even stick Genestealer totems into squads and give your Neophytes rending! How can you lose?!
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Old 13 Aug 2005, 01:33   #6 (permalink)
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Build a SAFH Marine army. (Shooty Army from Hell). Easy to get hold of, very easy to paint, cheap for starting an army.

HQ - Master - Terminator Armour/ Lightning Claws.

4 Termy Command Sqaud with 2 AC's

some Las/Plas squads

a rhino squad for mobility

assault marines for countering

landspeeders cos they are mega shooty.

Easy army to build and play and really shooty.

Don't forget those Devastator squads with either 4 Heavy Bolters or 4 Missile Launchers.
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Well if you want somthing that relies on shooting, sux in CC (inititive wise) and is easy to piant hey...........

NECRONS! Really easy to paint, easy to build, great shooting ability and great weapons. what more could you want ?
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what about the altimate shooty army....Deathwing....hell im using one now........have a chaplin and a master in TM armour and both leading a squad of assault termies and then fill up the troop choices with termy squads with cyclone missile launchers and assaault cannons
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Well blood angels are definitely not for shooting.

Tau are not as good at shooting as people think. They are more of a moving and shooting army. You CAN make a straight up tau shooting army, but others do a better job at that. Like imperial guard. Eldar can be fearsome shooters also; the starcannon is one of the most hated weapons in the game (by marine players... so I love it!)

There is really no need for more marine players.
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Well, just shooting is too general. Look at these and pick.

Tau - Shooting - Mobile (uses lots of fast elites (Crisis and Stealth battlesuits) and skimmers (Devilfish and Hammerhead) to outrun, not necessarily outgun, the enemy. They also can be dead-on accurate with the Markerlighter-toting Pathfinders that make any weapon fire on a 2+ and ignore cover saves. The Railgun, the strongest gun in the game, is also a Tau weapon)

Imperial Guard - Shooting - Massed (The IG are the ones with lots of guns. There are infantry with tiny little weakling guns that can be a pain in numbers, lots of tanks, and lots of heavy guns (Lascannons, Earthshaker, ETC.).

Space Marines - Shooting - Static (I don't have much experiance with shooty SM armies, since they usually try and knock at my Tau doorstep and whack me ;D but I believe they just sit back firing their guns. The models won't die easily, but they have barely spectacular guns. And Blood Angels are an assaulty. Don't use them if you want shooting)

Orks - Shooting - Pray to the Dice Gods (Hehe. The Orks have some good guns, but them firing it is the problem. With their troops having BS2, they can't hit the broadside of a barn. Don't use them for shooting).

Chaos Space Marines - Shooting - See Space Marines

If you want to have lots and lots of guns bombarding your opponent, take Imperial Guard. If you want to fire powerful guns on the move, take the Tau. If you wanna sit back and shoot, take Space Marines or Chaos Space Marines. If you want to have the chances of hitting equal to chances of the 49ers winning the Super Bowl, take Orks.
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