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Convince me that your alliance/faction is the best!

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We all have our favourite alliance/faction in AoS. I want to know why your favourite is better than everyone else’s. 

So what is your favourite and why is it the best.

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Nurgle: Most fun models to paint

Tzeentch: We're bent

Lumineth: Everyone starts the battle with 1 baggie of cocaine

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5 minutes ago, Dankboss said:

Hammerhal has gold and mustaches.

That is very convincing. Gold is nice and I do appreciate a good moustache 

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OK, I don't have a favorite GA. So I'll make a case for all three.

  • Death: You get to live forever, pay minimal attention to personal hygiene, and save hours every day skipping stupid biological necessities like sleeping, eating, etc. You never have to worry about romantic relationships ever again because your bae Nagash will never give you up, never let you down. Do you suck at fighting? No problem! There are plenty of jobs available for you. In fact, you can pretty much count on GA: Death being 100% employment without interruption.
  • Destruction: Are you great at fighting and breaking things? Do you ever wish you could just take a dump wherever you want and not have to worry about finding the nearest bathroom? Have you ever wished that every possible steed has giant teeth/tusks? Are you a fan of magic mushrooms? Then do I have a gig for you!
  • Chaos: Do you have a ton of self confidence? Well in GA Chaos everything is performance based! If you exceed expectations we have nearly limitless compensation* available. And if you ****** up? You get extra limbs to help you do better next time! Got anger management problems? We've got a god for that! Always the smartest guy in the room playing three moves ahead of the next guy? We've got a god for that! Are you the kind of person that orders dubious "male enhancement pills"? We've got a god for that! Do you want to have a lot of children**? We've got a god for that!
  • Order: OK, I'm going to be honest. There isn't much that's flashy about GA: Order. We've got the culture and the big cities, and we've got the most diverse population by far. But maybe that's not your bag. Let me level with you about the other GAs. Unless you're a really hardcore submissive you're going to want to avoid GA: Death. In GA: Destruction there is always going to be a bigger guy ready to smash your skull in because it would be fun. And ohh, God, the smell. You can't imagine the smell. GA: Chaos may sound like fun and freedom but they don't call it Slaves to Darkness for nothing. Also you're way more likely to end up with more sphincters than you can count than you are to end up as a Warrior of Chaos let alone a Daemon Prince. So that basically leaves us.

*nature of compensation at sole discretion of your chosen diety

**children not guaranteed to be of the same biological kingdom

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I think you might be underselling order. Sure, there are the humans and the elves and the dwarves and the big cities. And the immortal versions of each of those, including some empty angelic armour. 

But there are also the mer-people who ride magical flying sharks. FLYING SHARKS! Also flying electric eels. 

And the tree people that TELEPORT. TELEPORTING ANGRY TREES!

And then there are the lizards. Because the Lizardfolk wernt cool enough in the old world. So the living frog gods flew off in their giant stone pyramids with the power of their MINDS, leaving one of their own behind to BUILD A FORCEFIELD AROUND A FALLING MOON so it only destroyed a continent and not the entire planet. THEN they wandered through the stars until they found the new realms and went "Blast it all! Sigmar STILL cant stop the forces of Chaos? Do we have to do EVERYTHING ourselves!?" and started a merciless campaign of summoning memories of their old warriors to fight chaos. Only, their memories were TOO GOOD and now there are living, breathing dinosaurs running around totally out of the Slaan's control in addition to the Slaan STILL continuing their crusade against the dark forces. And half the dinosaurs have FRIGGIN LAZERS on their heads!

Whats chaos got? Crab claws and tentacles? Thats SO last planet. And undead? Puh-lease. And green orks. Well, what can I say, except Stegadons wore it better. 

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The Daughters of Khaine. 

An almost all woman army of acrobatic religious warriors who use blood and shadow magics. A savage force given over to the ideals of perfection through strength and prowess in battle. Who carve out the hearts of their foe with brilliantly aimed strikes of sword, spear, blade and bow; using the offerings to power vile and powerful blood magics and to concoct drugs and brews to enhance their performance in battle. Everything about them speaks of agility and speed; of the inhuman abilities of the aelf, their bodies trained to the extreme even for their own kind. 

They have all the violence and love of combat that a true orruk would have, yet they are not orruks. They are aelves and thus also prim and proper in their own way. They build fancy temples and mighty cities. They have creative arts and style (Even on the battlefield). Indeed for all their focus on the ideals of brute strength and power, they are more likely to dance before their foes on the battlefield; weaving past every strike before delivering their blows back with sharp blades. 

Their leaders is a woman scorned and enraged by a very god of Chaos. Her mind partly insane and her body twisted and deformed into a mighty form of a gorgon with a dragons wings; a serpents tail and a head of writhing snakes. A powerful mage and also warrior driven with a lust for power; denied it by betrayal in a lost world. A desire so great that now she declares herself Oracle and steals the power of a god to fuel her own. Her jealousy and lust for power so great that any who might threaten her from her own circles are gifted with a deadly bite that tears their body apart with the curse; twisting them into writhing all powerful blood serpent sorceresses. 

 

Yet for all this blood and power there's also the shadows. Assassins, writhing shadows and other darker things that lurk in the deep night of the realm of shadow. Tales of winged harpies that summon weapons from the very shadows to strike; of medusa like halfbreeds that slither out.

They are quite the dark army, as bloody as vampires and as violent as any orruk. Yet they are no wild and crazed force; nor are they given over to the ideals of undeath. They are one of the most fanatical forces in their desire to purge the realms of Chaos and stand with Sigmar and his forces of Order. A dark force that stands proud with the light against the tide of Chaos. 

 

At the same time they are a faction that I think gets a darker view of them than is true. Their military forces are certainly dark with a razor sharp edge, but at the same time they have artists and poets. They have cities bustling with all the hub and throng that you'd expect of a living faction. Traders and artists, bakers and farmers. Though one might notice that men take a lesser position than the women, but otherwise they are a regular normal living faction. They love and lust, die and reproduce. They are not vampires given over to eternal life and its entropy; nor chaos spawn given over to madness and endless conflict. 

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Legion of Grief:

- You can show everyone how filthy rich you are, because Legion of Grief has the most expensive rules per page money-wise. Only Defenders of Lethis can compete on this level of swag!
- It's easy to build an army. You don't even have to bother about battalions.
- Nobody plays it, so your enemy doesn't know what's coming. Is it Nighthaunt? Is it Legion of Nagash? No one knows. Your TO couldn't even ask GW for clarification.
- GW forgot that this faction exists so it can't be nerfed.
- You never have to read salty threads about how overpowered Legion of Grief is.
- Your army can stop being legal at tournaments as soon as Forbidden Powers leaves the webstore, so you feel a constant tingly excitement thinking about it. Then it vanishes suddenly and you become one of this mysterious Legion of Grief players of yore.
- Mortis Engine

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Gloomspite, because every random roll at max value is OP, and at worst is expected of lowly goblins.

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10 hours ago, Avatar Rage said:

We all have our favourite alliance/faction in AoS. I want to know why your favourite is better than everyone else’s. 

So what is your favourite and why is it the best.

My factions are all free of elves, Brettonians, and Gotrek.

 

That makes them the best.

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7 hours ago, Bayul said:

- Your army can stop being legal at tournaments as soon as Forbidden Powers leaves the webstore, so you feel a constant tingly excitement thinking about it. Then it vanishes suddenly and you become one of this mysterious Legion of Grief players of yore.

Unfortunatenly they made it illegal for matched play already. 😒 Saying if your opponent agrees or it being house ruled OK is basically the same as saying "not playable, unless allowed". 

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OG Petrifex Elite were the best, Nagash and Morghasts were almost worth taking, now not so much...

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Simple answer
Best Race: Dwarfs of course (check)
Pirates: Check
Steampunk: Check
Flying Ships: Check
 

I mean... there are armies, and then there are Kharadron Overlords.
 

4 hours ago, Kasper said:

Unfortunatenly they made it illegal for matched play already. 😒 Saying if your opponent agrees or it being house ruled OK is basically the same as saying "not playable, unless allowed". 

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Remember that te FAQ only answers to Warscrolls and Batallions.
Allegiance are another beast (Imo, they are not invalidated until a new one with the same name just overwrites them). I believe you can still use the Wraith Fleet in a GA: Death Allegiance (btw, GA doesn't exists in GHB2020).

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Destruction be like:

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nuff said

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Stormcasts for Sigmar's sake !!!

The man who didn't lose to anybody as a god (yes, when he was human, he maybe have lost his hammer somewhere, sometime ago, but it happens to everyone, right?).

Azyr is the place for partying. Fight to the death in the glorious pits and come back later (what are memories compared to a bro fight). Just drink from the bottomless mugs to forget what you forgot. Your place is (almost) free of the chaos ******, and if you find one, well…. you know what will happen to him/it. Just enjoy the moment.

Big shining armors, made by the finest dwarves ever. Big strong bodies, made from the magic of your beloved Sigmar. Look at these abs. Look at those big di…s Oups.

Oh, and yes, you can burn whole villages to the ground and get away with it….. nice, isn't it ? It's better than to fight savages and daemons anyway… as long as your soul remains pure !

 

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12 hours ago, Overread said:

The Daughters of Khaine. 

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We have half naked babes in leather armor. And they are definitely in FUN (maybe Crazy) zone of Hot-Crazy scale.

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History has shown that the prevelant view of Vikings as violent horn helmed barbarians is highly inaccurate. Instead like most historic cultures they were a people of diverse beliefs, hopes and ideas.

 

Slaves to Darkness jettison dull reality in favour of violent horn helmed, heavy metal mutant, demon worshipers. You may never win a game but you will look awesome losing. Furthermore, you have the mortal realms in a stranglehold. So any lose on the tabletop is only just a pyrrhic victory for the opponent. 

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Or if that isn’t convincing enough,

unlike almost every single faction in the game, we are probably on of those few who can really be played after the fluff.

you know those stories, where a mighty Khorne hero charges first into the fray?

yeah, that hero really does give me that idea, when I put him behind my screen of a few thousand cultist.

or Remember that time When an Empire General, fights with his men in the front lines to inspire them.

Well it never happened.

And do you remember the time when the skaven Clawlord cowers behind a few thousand of clanrats.

Yeah basically ever time you play against the skaven.

We are literally  the most lorefriendly army in the game.
and if that isn’t enough, we have tons of option to be played.

we can basically fight our way to victory against any army, although some matches might be harder then others.

If you like dealing tons of damage, seeing explosions in your own ranks, than this is the Faction for you.

love painting and fielding tons of models on the board?

no problemo, there is a reason we have stormvermins, clanrats, plague monks and many more horde units.

don’t like fielding that many units, well then start your 13model list (2000points) today.

we have tons of option for any frankenstein, sci fi, fantasy, high tech, lovecraft fans out there.

there is literally nothing that is impossible for us to do.

 

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5 hours ago, LordCelestant Imperius 1st said:

Stormcasts for Sigmar's sake !!!

The man who didn't lose to anybody as a god 

 

Didnt win against Gorkamorka either. 

Twas a draw, mate.

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