This is probably the hardest question for me, because between you and me, I like most all of them. My first 40K game was with the Orks, which I didn’t really appreciate…at first. Looking back, I’m glad I started with Orks because then I might not have learned just how much fun playing Orks can be. Yes, rolling 6 to save for my Boyz really sucks, but I have since learned how to better field my green minions and what their true advantages are, so I’d have to rank Orks as my second favorite. My current favorite is the direct result of what I experienced playing Orks, who are generally poor at ranged combat but deadly up close. My army of choice? The Tau Empire. They are the exact opposite of Orks in many ways. They’re fairly well armored, and extremely dangerous at long range, but have the weakness of being poor melee fighters. The Tau make their own rules. They owe nothing to the Emperor or the denizens of the Warp. And quite frankly, they have the coolest looking stuff (in my opinion, of course). That said, I would like to acquire a Space Marine army of some kind eventually, I’m just not sure which one just yet. Also, The Necrons have a certain appeal to me as well.
I do enjoy the building and painting, but that’s because it’s a part of playing the game itself. I have to say I enjoy both about equally.
Probably the Ultramarines. They seem average by comparison to other armies, and they are pretty much warriors of virtue, fighting for honor and glory in the Emperor’s name. In other words, they’re your standard “heroes”. How boring is that? I’m also not a big fan of Tyranids, mainly because they don’t seem to fit in the 40K universe in general, and they look like dinosaur skeletons that escaped from a museum.
I would prefer to make my own, but wouldn’t hesitate to use an idea that someone else came up with. So if I used something that someone else made, I’d rather make one just like it than use one from someone else.
Depends on the friends involved. For my best gaming friends, I’d travel just about anywhere. To play in a tournament where no one else I know is playing…it would have to be close.
I cannot answer that question, because Games Workshop will see it and charge that much for the piece. Honestly, I prefer to pay less than $50.
I can see myself easily playing three armies, and possibly four if funds permit it.
I prefer to use whatever inspires my imagination, whether it comes from Games Workshop, an old model of a WWII tank or battleship, another brand of miniature, or a broken action figure. My first customization was putting a large Darth Vader head on top of an Ork Killa Can.
10. Would you use non G.W. bits such as heads, scenic bases, weapons and such to alter a stock model or to make a custom piece, or are you a G.W. purist?
One of the next armies I build will be a Japanese imperial guard army. I am still scouring the net looking for places to get bits and pieces. I am not completely sure how it will pan out, but the next thing I will get is a Dremel tool.