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Obviously Word Bearers for me, their Primarch (Lorgar Aurelian) is portrayed very well in Horus Heresy books The First Heretic/Betrayer/Aurelian. If you really want to see which primarchs/legions you would like the most, I would suggest going to the books. I personally love Word Bearers for the same reasons as Nordicus, as well as being the only "true" evil legion in warhammer. They turned to chaos to find the truth, not just because it made them more powerful. This is expressed very well in The First Heretic. So if you are going for a truly evil legion, Word Bearers are for you.
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To echo others here, pick a legion you like the fluff, colour scheme and models of and worry about rules later. I mean, forge worlds models are so intricate and sharp to not take models you love the look of seems silly.

I play Emperor's Children and they have arguably one of the worst rule sets. However, I love their fluff and, let's be honest, we have the best looking special units. I've not gotten bored of painting them yet and they are great fun to play.

So yeah, pick a legion you like and appeals to you.

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However, I love their fluff and, let's be honest, we have the most fabulous looking special units
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Why did you just write the same thing twice?

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My choice was simple; A legion that works in 40k too, that has psykers, that is decent in close combat and that has Daemons. That's the way I prefer to play.

Only one legion fits this: Word Bearers. Choice made :D
Exactly the same for me

One thing to consider for gaming purposes, maybe (depending on your meta too), would be to avoid modelling a 30K army that would seem too odd or weird in 40K.

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wow loads replys,
well I will be basing a choice on fluff, and model coolness lol I feel u can win with any army if played correctly and I need to like the look of a army to enjoy it.

I just cant wait for specialist united to be released for wolves, and both angels , any one any thoughts opf what were see for them?
blood angels im expecting sang guard( not sure if they could look diff from 40k ones) so we may not get them lol.

any ideas what united we could see for dark angels and space wolves?

also is there any indication of which primarchs next up????
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Forge World are working through the Primarchs from Book 3 to my knowledge, so probably Corax/Dorn/Alpharius. You won't be seeing the others for some time.

Blood Angels and Dark Angels will be released in Book 6, due around Feb next year (to coincide with the Horus Heresy Weekender) although the last I heard they were only getting Legiones Astartes rules and a Rite of War or two, with no special characters, units or Primarch rules. Don't know how true that is but we'll find out in a few months.

Space Wolves and Thousand Sons are a long way off though. They'll be in the Prospero book, which was rumoured to be out around 2017, but it had previously been rumoured for 2015 and 2016. The studio is having some trouble with the rules and balancing them last I heard.

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any ideas what units we could see for dark angels and space wolves?
Expecting Dreadwing, Deathwing and Stormwing for sure since they've been mentioned in HH novels, althought we don't know exactly what they do in 30k, and I'd assume the Ravenwing are still a specialist Bike formation (although they'd obviously have a different purpose in 30k than 40k since the Fallen don't exist).

That said, I had expected something like the Invictarus Suzerains for the Ultramarines given the 40k Honour Guard, but I Fulmentarii and Locutarii took me completely by surprise, so I'm not betting on anything.

Space Wolves, not a clue other than the strongest psychic defence and one of the strongest psychic offences amongst all the Legions; the first from their talismans and other anti-psyker gear, the second from their brilliant workaround of the Emperor banning Librarians by calling their Librarians something else. I'd also expect an anti-Marine focus, being the Emperor's Executioners and all, but that may well be far less powerful than it sounds depending on how it's done ('being flexible' doesn't sound like a particularly overwhelming specification, but Alpha Legion with Alpharius kicking about are incredible, certainly on paper). That said, again, I've been surprised by FW decisions before. I was expecting the Night Lords to have a bunch of leadership-based abilities, but they got an elite anti-infantry army with a shitload of deployment gimmicks and bonuses for outnumbering in combat, and if I'd just been given the rule to read without knowing what Legion it was for, I'd have said Mutable Tactics was an Ultramarines rule).

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My current 30k legion was decided for me, the shop i paint for wanted 2 colourful groups for their display set. As one of their staff already had a 40k imperial fists army and therefore a good and easy to paint yellow method it was left for me to do a bright, eye catching traitor legion. Emperor's Kiddies it is.

Personally i think the Alpha legion are my favourites, the fluff is cool and they have an interesting colour scheme. That's where i might end up going if i ever do any 30k marines for myself, though i may end up getting given the display army after it's been used n the shop enough so maybe i'll just add some more Purple marines in and have them on display in the cabinet.

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If I was going to start a 30k army would go by the character of the legions that we've seen in the novels up to now. My favourites so far have been the SWs, NLs and DG. I already have a 40k SW army, so that rules them out, so the decision comes down to the type of warfare the other two utilise. Attrition fighters, or hard hitting terror specialists. The terror specialists just win by a nose.
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