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Old 15 May 2006, 17:55   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all

I was wondering how many points people normally play with? I was looking to start with roughly 1500 until I got the feel of the army and then bump it up to 1750, with a goal of 2500 points. Any opinions?

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Old 15 May 2006, 18:20   #2 (permalink)
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IMO 1750p. It allows for a huge deal of units and junk. I normally play 1500 though, because others do. Id like to get a large army but I think the force organization chart might be maxed by 2500.
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Old 15 May 2006, 18:31   #3 (permalink)
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2K baby!

3 - 12 man squads of firewarriors, laying down fire
2 - 3 broadsides - droppen' the big hurt on enemies heads
2 - hammerheads blasting everything not nailed down
pathfinders lighting up the enemy like its christmas morning
Sniper squads pinning units and leaving them stuck in their tracks....

2k pts is what i like to play....Its a beautiful thing....
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Old 15 May 2006, 18:59   #4 (permalink)
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2K baby!

3 - 12 man squads of firewarriors, laying down fire
2 - 3 broadsides - droppen' the big hurt on enemies heads
2 - hammerheads blasting everything not nailed down
pathfinders lighting up the enemy like its christmas morning
Sniper squads pinning units and leaving them stuck in their tracks....

2k pts is what i like to play....Its a beautiful thing....
The army you've described there appears to have 5 heavy support choices....

I'd recomend starting by building up a 1000 point army. Move to 1500 from there, then onto 1750-2000 and finally 2500.

2500 points is a good goal because it lets you play in large games, or have a lot of variety for small games.
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Old 15 May 2006, 19:19   #5 (permalink)
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Well, I am collecting till it reaches 3K. Then I will rest for awhile.

It depends on your budget. And always buy small. or else you would have been broke pretty fast.
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The army you've described there appears to have 5 heavy support choices....

I'd recomend starting by building up a 1000 point army. Move to 1500 from there, then onto 1750-2000 and finally 2500.

2500 points is a good goal because it lets you play in large games, or have a lot of variety for small games.
2 or 3 man broadside unit = 1 heavy
sniper unit = 1 heavy
Hammerhead = 1 heavy
Hammerhead = 1 heavy

What i actully was describing was "OPTIONS" in a 2k army i didnt post an army list and it seems i only inculded an extra HH anyway...... so i see an extra 4th dont know where you got 5.
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Old 15 May 2006, 19:42   #7 (permalink)
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Heck with that - that's why they make SIDE JOBS ;D

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Well, I am collecting till it reaches 3K. Then I will rest for awhile.

It depends on your budget. And always buy small. or else you would have been broke pretty fast.
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Old 15 May 2006, 21:13   #8 (permalink)
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The new standard for GW tournaments is 1850, so I would keep that in mind when creating a goal. Most casual places play both 1500 and 1850 though, with 1000 on team games.
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Old 15 May 2006, 23:36   #9 (permalink)
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well while i do believe that it is best to end an army at 3K points i like to play 1250 point games, just because i can capitalize on what iu bring in 1K armies.
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