Heyho, Ive already posted in the Introduction chanel where I started talking about the topic. But Ive seen a quite similar thread here and it seems like this part of the Forum is a little more crowded. If this is considered spamming please let me know, Ill delete one of the posts.
Ive been a Warhammer and 40k collector for like 10 years now on and off. I never really got to play a game in the past but since Ive moved to a city for college I decided that its finally time to change that. After AoS was realeased I was one of the many people who were disgusted and since then I mainly got into 40k models and list building. I a week ago or so I watched a video about all the factions in AoS in 16mins which kinda got me interested in checking AoS out, since I still prefere the models and the world to 40k. But yeah wanting to get back into it I was now presented with the question which army to play. Since I was a collector in the past I dont really have too much of a coherent army. I looked through the web store and same like in the past I really liked all the Undead factions. The new Nighthaunt are so cool and I like the Bonereapers as well. But hell yeah so many other cool factions as well, so Rule of cool didnt really got me started. Since I kinda want to get competitive at some point I started looking at power rankings and tournament lists (bcp and aosshorts) so I guess I have a general idea of how the armies are build now, The 16min video also gave me a really quick rundown on what to expect but I still cant really figure out what the best call is.
So since theres a lot of things I dont know here are the things I actually do know:
- I like big eye catching stuff. Big models are a blast to paint and look at, so Id really want my army to have monsters and cool looking characters that I can sink some time in painting. I dont enjoy soley monsters tho, looking at BCR fe. I think Im kinda missing the diversity there.
- I like to have some options to choose from and having a diversity of units on the table. Like I found Idoneth to look really cool but I couldnt find myself to brin only eels to the table.
- I also dont like Hordes. As much as I love Skaven and Gitz I sadly wont be able to paint 120 battleline units. I like to spend time on individual models. But this means I dont mind elite I guess.
- Playstyle wise Im a tank main in mmos. I dont like shooting to much, its okay if its supporting but I couldnt stand a ranged centric army. So yeah I love meele combat, hitting like a truck or throwing a bucket of dice. I also value magic and priest a lot. I think super fragile isnt for me either. I dont necessarly care about being slow and grindy.
There are factoins that I have on my radar now, like I love all the Undead stuff, I like the Slaves and Khorne ones, Cities I love because of diversity, Fyreslayers look awesome, I like quite a bit of stuff looking at Stormcasts. Orcs look cool as well. But I always found some problems looking at the rather small sample size of lists. So yeah if you could lend me a hand figuring things out Id be really thankful!
Thanks for reading stay healthy and have a nice one