So I am a brand new player in Warhammer. I have read a lot of the books and played the games ( blood bowl actually introduced me to the franchise way back when ) I finally decided to take the plunge and find a new hobby! I picked up my first box the day Soul Wars released. I was a little hesitant on the soul wars starter box because of the price and me not really knowing exactly what I was doing or if I would even enjoy this so I grabbed the Start Collecting Vanguard! set as my first. Well let's just say I was hooked the second I started gluing those models together and painting them. I grabbed the Vanguard set because while talking with the guys at the shop and doing my own little research I had read the Vanguard box was quite complete in the way that the units it fields are all useable, no odd numbers. Couple of weeks later my wife bought me the Tempest of Souls box which I went back with and got the souls wars box because I was going to buy the book anyways and I'm completely addicted. So now I'm at a little bit of a crossroads and I'm not sure which way to go. I'd like to start playing soon and I know I'm not going to a hardcore competition but I would still like to be somewhat viable. With what I've read Vanguard seems to be outdated and falling behind compared to the new Sequitors and Evocators. I love my Vanguard models they are my first paints and I feel like I did a good job on them. I like their style but I also want to be realistic and make sure the first army I spend this much time and money on is going to be atleast a viable option to win against some common match ups. I was checking out Vanguard style builds and came to a conclusion that something like Allegiance: Order Leaders Lord-Aquilor (200) General Lord-Relictor (100) Neave Blacktalon (120) Knight-Venator (120) Battleline 5 x Vanguard-Hunters (120) - Boltstorm Pistols and Shock Handaxes 5 x Vanguard-Hunters (120) - Boltstorm Pistols and Shock Handaxes 5 x Judicators (160) - Skybolt Bows - 1x Shockbolt Bows Units 5 x Judicators (160) - Skybolt Bows - 1x Shockbolt Bows 3 x Vanguard-Palladors (200) - Boltstorm Pistols and Starstrike Javelins 3 x Vanguard-Palladors (200) - Boltstorm Pistols and Starstrike Javelins 3 x Vanguard-Raptors with Hurricane Crossbows (140) 3 x Vanguard-Raptors with Hurricane Crossbows (140) 3 x Aetherwings (50) Battalions Blacktalon's Shadowhammers (160) Total: 1990 / 2000 Extra Command Points: 1 Allies: 0 / 400 Wounds: 111 Or with something that seems more conventional these days and going for a 20 stack of sequitors with 10 evocators lord Arcanum ect. I realize this is a personal preference type of deal but since I am brand new and absolutely do not have a firm grasp on rules or tactics / army comps I feel like some c/c would be quite good for me. Anything can help right now and I want to thank you all in advance and say sorry for such a long first post here!