Patte Posted May 27, 2021 Share Posted May 27, 2021 Hi everyone, and hello from the Netherlands (well, I'm Danish, but residing in the NL) As the title says: I have not been doing anything Warhammery for years. Back in November, I picked up some 40K miniatures. And while I very much enjoy 40K and plan on expanding my collection, I also feel very drawn to Warhammer Fantasy... or Age of Sigmar as I then learned it is called now. I am still very fresh to the lore, world, orders, rules and factions in AOS, and there are definitely a few things I find confusing. But personally, I enjoy the setting so far. And I am looking forward to see what GW does with 3.0 soon. ANYWAY As any good hobbyist, I am struggling to settle for an army. I was hoping you guys could give me some inputs, to either have me confirm my thoughts, or give factions I ruled out another look. I have never played the game, but through rules, reading and battle reports I have a decent idea of how it works, although I have a lot to learn. So letting you know exactly how I want to play is a bit tricky, but I have a few pointers: I am leaning towards a more melee-focused army, although I don't want a one-trick pony (think something like a 70/30 approach) I would like a decent magic army - simply because I find it cool I have ruled out Skaven and Seraphon, as 'way back then' I collected about 3.000 points of Skaven and 3.000 points of Lizardmen and I'm not planning on starting over. I get that in competitive lists people lean towards taking a lot of the good units, at the cost of diversity. At least that's the impression I get when looking at lists. I would love to have an army that actually have a few units and playstyles to choose from. Both because I don't want to paint 200 Night Goblins or Chainwasps, but also because I find it more interesting from a list-building perspective. Now. I am 100% in favor of the 'what looks cool' approach. What I struggle a little bit with, and find confusing sometimes when looking around is that some armies seem to have every little variation? Example: I adore the Sylvaneth Kurdore Hunters - but I feel like the Sylvaneth faction as a whole has very limited units to choose from, if you remove the special characters? Same issue with Fyreslayers. While their monsters are cool, the rest seems to be very little variation of the same dwarf. As with Cities of Sigmar I am so... so confused as to what they can take and how their armies ar build. Looking at GWs site they have loads of things, but half of it seems to be old miniatures so not sure how long they will all be viable. Maybe I'm 100% wrong! I don't have any Battletomes or General's Handbook so I just have what I find at other forums and sites. So guys... I humbly ask for your advice, personal opinion or sources. I am not saying there is one obvious army that fits all my needs, but hey! I have been leaning towards Lumineth Realm Lords, Soulbright Gravelords or Sylvaneth. But I have not bought anything yet and I am 100% open for checking any army you guys suggest. Any pointers are much appreciated! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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