What Army Got You Into 40k?

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What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by Helix89 » Wed Mar 09, 2016 3:17 am

Hey guys! So I was wondering what faction/army most peaked your interest when you initially were starting the 40k hobby. What really looked cool and stood out to you? And if your specific army isn't represented, please let me know or put it under a broader designation, such as the Thousand Sons going under Chaos Space Marines. I only have the current list from GW on there, so let me know if there's something significant I missed. Just a cool thing, and I'm actually doing a statistics project on this for class. Thanks for your responses!

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Post by spiralingcadaver » Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:51 pm

Eldar (for cool space tech, I guess? I was pretty young) got me into the game the first time; Astral Claws (FW's more nuanced take marine heresy) got me back in after I'd dropped the game for several years.
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by skuller » Wed Mar 09, 2016 8:54 pm

Eldar Biel tan was my very first selection, never had a lot of units.
but my first army was the dark eldar
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by reegsk » Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:51 am

The picture inside of Codex: Daemonhunters. The one where a handful of Grey Knights are surrounded by bloodletters and flesh hounds. I saw that and the GW staffer leaned over and said, "Yeah. . .they could win that fight."

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Post by MagickalMemories » Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:37 am

LOL Turns out that staffer was SOOOO wrong. Heh heh

My first army was Nids. I traded those (here, in fact) for Necrons then, when I saw the GK minis for the Daemonhunters and fell in love, I traded the Necrons (any guesses where?) for GK.

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by leth » Wed Mar 16, 2016 6:20 pm

Initially it was dark eldar(because that was my half of the starter kit), Then it was bieltan.

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Post by reegsk » Thu Mar 17, 2016 1:02 am

MagickalMemories wrote:LOL Turns out that staffer was SOOOO wrong. Heh heh

My first army was Nids. I traded those (here, in fact) for Necrons then, when I saw the GK minis for the Daemonhunters and fell in love, I traded the Necrons (any guesses where?) for GK.

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Back then they could have. With the Inquisitor in the middle and that psychic power where daemons couldn't come within 6". . .

The downside was that they were kind of terrible against literally every other army.

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by MagickalMemories » Thu Mar 17, 2016 2:48 am

Protection from demons didn't do anything, as I recall, against a Herohammer unit of Khorne berserkers, though. It also didn't keep them from getting shot to Hell and back. LOL

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Post by reegsk » Thu Mar 17, 2016 7:43 pm

MagickalMemories wrote:Protection from demons didn't do anything, as I recall, against a Herohammer unit of Khorne berserkers, though. It also didn't keep them from getting shot to Hell and back. LOL

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Sanctuary. That's the power. Used at the beginning of the turn, doesn't stop until you move, shoot or use another psychic power. No daemons could come within 3". So the Inquisitor pops that bad boy, and the Terminators just sit there and plink away with stormbolter shots.

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by psiekier » Sun Mar 20, 2016 2:36 am

I picked Space Marines. They became Blood Angels when I started painting my RTB-01 beekees red, for no better reason than I had several bottles of red Testors flat enamel paint on hand. Blood Angels didn't even get their own roolz until Second Edition, when Angels of Death was published in 1996.

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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by nightlord » Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:16 am

I started during Rogue Trader, I had those same marines matter of fact. I think they came 36 to a box. I painted mine Grey for the Original Space Wolf colors. Not that blue they do now. But here more people played Epic instead. So I got more into that and traded off my space wolves for MTG cards. Then when 2nd edition came out I bought(and still own) my first codex Angels of Death; the story of Mephiston got me hooked.Then my friend went to England to train for a job and bought us both a copy of the first chaos codex before they were released in the USA. I went full blast playing chaos. Tzeentch and Nightlords. I still have my 2nd edition codexs too.


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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by imp522 » Tue Mar 29, 2016 1:18 pm

squats back in the rogue trader days. then sisters of battle when i picked it back up in 3rd
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by DoggNewTrix » Thu Mar 31, 2016 10:45 pm

I was a marine guy back in the RT days and I just loved the cover of the book. I went with Crimson Fists but painted em purple for some lost to time reason. I still have those same marines RTB 01 box that I've begun painting in the blood angels colors with a bit of old school Rt era doodads I've managed to not pay a leg for. When I got back into the hobby some years later I fell in love with the Black Templars unaware that both are a Imperial Fists offshoot. Funny that, Shame they got rolled into the Marine book, it upset me to the point I've done not but put Gee dubs at arms length ever since. Oh and 6th edi.....BAM 7th huh?
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Re: What Army Got You Into 40k?

Post by SeleucusINicator » Fri Apr 15, 2016 5:08 pm

I just got into playing Warhammer in the last month, and the army that really got my attention was the Adeptus Mechanicus. Besides the lore, which I find immensely interesting, I love the look of the units and play style. They really appeal to me, and I can't wait to start building up my army and crushing my enemies for the Omnissiah.
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