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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 06-19-13, 11:57 AM Thread Starter
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I like 40K and I like to read the fluff, I wanted know how many codex people buy and is worth buying them all. I haven't bought the CSM, Chaos Daemons or Eldar yet but I'm thinking about it.

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It depends on how much interest I have in the race. I have the SW, BA, DE, Tau and CSM codecies at the moment, and am also toying with picking up the Eldar one. I will say the big price jump in the new hard back format has made me think twice about buying rather than when it was the old soft back and cheaper format.
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I used to buy them frequently, for various reasons ranging from Reading Fluff, Just incase I ever wanted to start the army, or be more familiar with the special rules and such so that it would benefit my own armies.

But now with Codices being £30 unless it's an army I'm collecting I used PDF versions now.

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I had been buying them up also until the price increase of the hardbacks. At this point I have GK, DE, SW, SM, IG, Orks, CSM, and DA. I had been holding off on older dex's because of the fact 6th was going to hit. At this point I am not sure if I will continue to just buy them though.

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I was buying the majority of them until the hardcover price hike happened. Since then I have only bought Codex: Dark Angels.

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i buy them all, but thats mainly for research for the store, back in the day i used to own just the ones for my own army and i would generally borrow friends copies for armies i didnt have, that part of the social aspect of the game i really loved and i suppose in many ways why i visit this forum. I dont think that owning a codex for every army is necessary,especially when you consider they are £30 a pop,alot of the fluff is rehashed from previous edition, the pictures are pretty but again many of the models and art work are from previous editions so that only leaves the rules and they change every 4 to 5 years in many cases as each edition changes. Personally i would always spend my budget on the models or modelling gear rather than books that i dont really need.

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Back in third ed and the start of 4th i bought every codex. I dropped off however and now only buy the ones for my armies or those that really pique my interest. With their current price it's just not worth it anymore when all i'm after is fluff. I can now get that from the forums and places like lexicanum.

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I have collected a heap of the old ones from ebay and other sources, but the only current ones I have and plan to have are those for my current armies. Chaos marines, Imperial guard(for my traitors), demons and grey knights(Dark Mechanicus).

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Originally Posted by Loli View Post

But now with Codices being £30 unless it's an army I'm collecting I used PDF versions now.

This. I've got PDF Versions of the new Chaos Space Marines, Dark Angels and Tau, as well as Necrons and Imperial Guard. I like the fluff and I play over Vassal so it helps.

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I just pick up the actual codices for the armies that I use. In this case Eldar and I will pick up the new Space Marine one when it comes out. I have read through all the existing codices though.

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