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Warhammer 40k

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by cal823, May 5, 2007.

  1. cal823

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    I thought itd be cool to discuss Warhammer 40k related stuff (more from the hobby than the computer game)
    anyone here collect? whats your armies? whats your favourite strategy/ army list? got any photos of your army, does your army have a backstory? do you have a memory of a funny or exciting game? lets discuss
     
  2. Mechanical Man

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    Is this discussion of a board game or the theme in general?

    Cuz the game itself is too expensive, I'd rather make models and paint them myself (if I have the will to do so :p). However the theme is interesting. IMO there should be more RTS about it.
     
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    im talking mostly about the board game/ the story behind it, as opposed to talking about the computer game. the real fun is putting a story to go with your collection, your army, because you can choose like their colours, their appearence etc, and every1s army/collection is unique.
     
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    Board game seems rly expensife to me =/ i would like to buy it and make the puppet thingies but i dont think i will ever play it because we dont have any w40k community thingies here..
     
  5. cal823

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    alot of people just do it for the sake of collecting, or just gaming, or they just like to paint and assemble and convert them, also, there are big competitions based entirely on painting/converting
     
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    I know W40k only from computer games sadly... I've always wanted to get the board game and collect the warriors and stuffz but it is quite expensive
     
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    the painting was fun but the game sucked ass i thought. all that dice rolling stuff, too D&D for my liking. i know alot of people really like it tho.
     
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    i find the painting rlly fun coz u get 2 choose the colours yourself and then a story developes from that and from the different models it is sorta expensive tho i agree, and time consuming. the computer game is sorta similar with the designing colours, but not as customisable in those ways tho
     
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    I never bothered to colour the stuff in DoW.

    I just want to drive my dark green modified WW1 tank with howitzers clearing the path and I'm happy.
     
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    lolz. i like to drive my greyish blue modified WW1 tank with howitzers clearing a path with its dark red coloured gun, and then im happy.
     
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    I used to play if quite often.

    Collected>
    Tyranids
    Dark Eldar
    Iron Warriors

    I got put of by the rapidly increasing prices & the general community in the Gw shops.
     
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    lol Dark Elder! sorry they sorta funny. my dad used to do dark elder, but now he does necrons coz dark elder are tricky to play and my marines would tear them apart at range and at close.
    now i think of it, my marines tear everything i play against up, tho my lil bros tau battlesuits are a worry......
    Nids are scary, but i know the perfect anti nid strategy.
    Iron warriors....How many Tanks did you have Fulla, im sorta suspicious that it was a scary amount......
     
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    Why woldn't you have dices in a board game fgs?
     
  14. cal823

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    Daminion has a very good point. How else would you do it? D&D doesnt suck coz of the dice, it sucks coz of the fact 3 or more grown men are sitting at a table rolling dice and yelling "I AM Gulstaff, Servant of The Light, and i cast magic missile!". With W40k, you are not yelling stupid things. just rolling dice, moving things round a table and having fun.
     
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    And what about dwarves (squats or how they are called)? Are they a playable race?
     
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    the squats have only really bin present in epic 40k (smaller scale models so ppl can have battles with like lots of men and tanks and huge constructs called titans)
     
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    In the early days WH40k were more or less ment to be a sci-fi version of FB(fantasy battles). If you look at the old eldar concept art you can see the decorated high elves in the snow. Squats where removed due their impopularity. (Fgs space dwarfs it's the most stupid idea ever!) Fluffwise they were exterminated by the tyranidus. I haven't seen their units but I red that they used light units like motor cycles and gigant slow bulky metal behemoths. Dark eldar which is just sark elves in space (much more than eldar is high elves) arn't very popular either and I don't like the idea. I find it hard to accept space orks but they are pretty good designed. Crazy units. :D Booh I miss the old 2:nd edition tyranids. :( They were the real ones. Many of their models would have to be modified becouse they are pretty ugly (old lictor) but the origianl idea is good. :) I hated the 3:rd edition. The hive tyrant turned into some boring dinosaur with an alien queen head. Now in the 4:th they wanted to go back to the 2:nd edition style for it. :) But there is only one carnifex and that is the 2:nd edition one! :mad:
     
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    do you mean the old "screamer" carnifex? the weird one with the phsycic attack? i dont really like the old nids, the old ones do seem a bit ripped off alien and starship troopers, but hey! if i collect nids at sume point, one of them is so gunna have yellow blood bleeding out of its face in a net pattern (from AvP)
    the eldar used to be crap coz they used imperial weapons like eldar lascannon, eldar missile launcher, now they are more alien, the dark elder are just an escuse to make models that cut you when you try to handle them (spiky) and the nids can use the old models too, the new ones are just evolutions of the old ones, coz the niddy hive fleets are constantly improving their alien swarm by incorporating bio matter and dna and changing their troops.